Pleasant Valley Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||72||5106 yards||69.6||128|
|Gold M: 73.5/138||366||375||596||222||545||428||186||386||329||3433||524||191||479||563||152||450||333||394||396||3482||6915|
|Blue M: 71.7/135||354||353||551||199||521||398||172||360||305||3213||508||174||460||534||128||428||311||378||375||3296||6509|
|White M: 69.0/129 W: 74.2/138||343||321||515||189||497||352||155||326||286||2984||484||135||352||504||117||389||293||356||339||2969||5953|
|Red M: 65.3/120 W: 69.6/128||281||288||447||152||460||288||94||284||233||2527||462||106||278||435||98||329||278||286||307||2579||5106|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
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.
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.
Challenging but fair
Course in excellent shape especially given the dry weather.
Friendly staff nice facilities
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.
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.