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Portsmouth’s Bide-A-Wee Golf Course Named Best in Virginia

Published: July 27, 2009
Golf Digest has named Portsmouth’s Bide-A-Wee Golf Course as the Best Muny Golf Course in Virginia. This designation was announced in the August 2009 Golf Digest article, "Public Golf: Best Muny in All 50 States". Golf Digest defines a “muny” golf course as a course owned by a city, town, county, or state.

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, owned by the City of Portsmouth, is located at 1 Bide-A-Wee Lane off of Greenwood Drive in the Victory Village mixed-use development area. The course, which originally opened in 1956, closed in 1998 and underwent major renovations. Bide-A-Wee reopened in April 1999 as an 18-hole Tom Clark/Curtis Strange signature course.

In addition to being named Best Muny Golf Course in Virginia, Bide-A-Wee has been recognized, previously, with Golf Digest honors: In 2002, Golf Digest named Bide-A-Wee as the "Most Improved Golf Course in the United States" and in 2008, Golf Digest bestowed a 4-1/2-star rating on the course.

"We have known all along that Bide-A-Wee is an excellent golf facility. Now, to have Golf Digest select us as the best in Virginia is a tremendous honor and it is a great source of pride for the highly-dedicated and highly-skilled staff of Bide-A-Wee," said Bide-A-Wee’s PGA golf professional Andy Giles.

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