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3.6
442 Reviews (442)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
212
3 Stars
90
2 Stars
39
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
73.7%
Recommend this course
335 out of 442 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
79.2%
Recommend this course
42 out of 53 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
68.0%
Recommend this course
85 out of 125 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6915 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.5

Pleasant Valley Golf Club sits just south of Dulles airport, but the expansive layout, which is absent of homes, feels much more secluded. The parkland layout tumbles across a diverse landscape of rolling hills and grassy meadows covered with hardwood forests. There is plenty of diversity throughout the golf course with some holes that are bunker-less contrasting with the links holes that have Scottish-style bunkers. One of the most memorable holes is the par-5 fifth. After an uphill tee shot with a bunker on the right and a waste area on the left the second shot presents multiple choices. To the left you could take a risk with trees and a bunker but you could possibly be rewarded with a better angle for the third shot while the right side option will require a third shot over a large bunker to reach the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Clark (1998) Kevin Atkinson (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required for all practice facilities. NO t-shirts, denim, or cutoffs.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
442 Reviews (442)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Water Hazards 18
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Locals 16
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 24
Near the Airport 14
Convenient to the City 13

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Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
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Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Awful maintenance management

Pleasant Valley doesn’t learn, or doesn’t care about course conditions. This golf course over waters constantly… and then when it rains the course can handle the water. They can’t cut the greens, fairways or rough. It’s as though they think it’s a sin if the golf course plays fast. So… there are major areas on greeens were the grass has died. The fairways are so soft it’s virtually impossible to compress the ball. The ball marks on greens are like small craters, and they are everywhere. It’s a shame. The course is well designed. It just needs a professional maintenance staff. Don’t dare spend more than $50 to play here. Or you’ll be very disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Not Bad

Course is not bad. It is challenging. Front 9 is pretty beat up and the rough is ROUGH. Lots of wildlife to be seen which I enjoy. The brake on our cart was a challenge to use. The pace of play was not good at all. We had a twosome in front that we wait ones for and a twosome right on our tails waiting for us. Then a lone golfer decided to jump on the course and play the last 3 holes which slowed us down even more.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but fair

Course in excellent shape especially given the dry weather.
Friendly staff nice facilities

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course and experience

Took my daughter here on a hot day. lacked cart service on the course but good offerings at the turn. Lots of blind tee shots that make it a little unnerving for first time players or first time long time players. A lot of forced carries from the tees and other hazards along the fairways. Challenging course for players of all abilities. Lots of trees to hit including one in the middle of a split fairway which i hit solidly on a par 5 which killed my shot at par since i had no shot from where it landed to hit the green. Greens were in good shape, fair amount of ball marks not repaired, but rolled true for the most part. Few bare areas on greens. Would play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lush

After 2 days of rain the course was soft and lush. Fairways and greens very lush. Nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Much improved!

The last time I played Pleasant Valley, there was no sand in the bunkers and the tee boxes looked like they'd been sprayed with Agent Orange. That was maybe 2 years ago, during an unusually wet spring, summer and fall. I think disease must've spread on the tee boxes, and the fairways were also being slowly affected, and rain washed all the sand out of the bunkers. I thought I'd never come back. But I read recent reviews which said conditions had improved and they certainly have. Now I feel the layout and the conditions make it worth the premium pricing. The tee boxes are unrecognizable from how they were before, they're fully covered with grass, no clumps of crab grass and weeds or bare brown patches. Fairways have recently been slit so the coverage was a bit thin but very playable, the rough was thick and consistent, bunkers full of fluffy sand and the greens rolled true. I'm so happy management has been diligent and kept their promises to return the course to excellent form. As an added bonus - it seemed all the range balls were recently replaced, now they're shiny and yellow. Only thing they could improve is to give the golf carts a wash, they were covered with dirt.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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