Aerial view of the 5th hole at The Gauntlet Golf Club
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4.0
316 Reviews (316)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
170
3 Stars
48
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
86.4%
Recommend this course
271 out of 316 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.9
95.6%
Recommend this course
43 out of 45 reviews
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4.1
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.7%
Recommend this course
64 out of 73 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6734 yards
Slope 143
Rating 73.8

The Gauntlet is situated along the banks of the lake that is the centerpiece of Curtis Memorial Park. When it first opened in 1995, Golf Digest recognized it as one of the "top ten new courses to play in the U.S." This challenging layout will definitely test your shot making abilities. The golf course begins with a tough front nine that has several sharp doglegs over water and tall grasses. There are also a slew of blind shots. The back nine is a bit gentler since there's less water and it is more open and forgiving, but the large, multi-tiered greens can be tricky. The fourth hole is the golf course's signature. Your tee shot will have to carry a marsh to a narrow landing area on this par 5. After that, you'll be faced with a triple-tiered green with the lake to the left and bunkers to the right.

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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Fredericksburg Golf & Sports Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.0
316 Reviews (316)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 10
Watching the Game 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 23
Bunkers 22
Forced Carries 20
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
Locals 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
In the 'Burbs 14

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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 42
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Very enjoyable round!

This was our 2nd time playing here. Course was in very good shape. Some of the greens had some rough places but that really didn’t hurt our play. The layout is super with lots of doglegs and obstacles. We will certainly play here again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Course needs work

The course is in rough shape. Only about three greens were worthy of being called greens. The rest are pretty chewed up. They recently aerated, so at least they're trying, but they have a long ways to go. Besides that, we got stuck behind a group of five, yes five, on a Saturday. Three were walkers, all were hackers. We waited a lot. The staff inside the clubhouse were very kind, but they needed a marshall to push things along....and in no way should they allowed a group of five to go out together.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course

Greens were aerated the week before.
Everything else was great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just Aerated

Aeration aside a pretty layout around a small lake and through trees on both sides. A lot of blind shots and sharp doglegs required strategy off the tee. Greens in bad shape even without aeration issue. Only got to play the front twice so can’t tell how the back nine was. If I pay 29 every time it would be worth it but got a hot deal rate because of aeration. Won’t ever play again because it was not worth the drive or the value.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wet but Great Afternoon

Tee boxes, fairways, greens; and especially the staff; we’re all fantastic. Played during rain but drainage was good until rain got so heavy that the greens couldn’t keep up. Was great to see so many youth golfers who use facility for practice. They are getting a great first impression of a well-run golf course. Had dinner at 19th hole afterwards and it was excellent as well!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played here 2 years ago and what a transformation. Greens, course and bunkers are so much improved. Very impressed

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great golf course very friendly cashier.

Staff is really accommodating and friendly. Course condition is great just a couple of greens that needs attention….

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!

Everything from the check-in (I was a single), to starter, to layout of course was excellent. Some bunkers are under repair but overall a nice and well maintained course. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Conditions Good
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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

long time coming

This is my first time back since 2010 and the course have much improved since then .. the greens are running much faster than in the past .. I look forward to going back to redeem myself for some of the holes
that I screwed up (lol)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gaunlet Golf Course worth doing

An interesting, challenging course with extremely friendly staff. Nice to sit on the veranda and watch others finish.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The Gauntlet - worth the Challenge

This is a course that is every bit " Pete Dye"! I enjoyed playing the course with its hilly fairways and medium speed putting greens. The staff is friendly, and very helpful. The manager is always working to keep the course in good condition, and you can't beat the value forthe price to play! I play this course at least twice a week, and it challenges me every time I play Gauntlet.Do your self a favor, and go play a good course with cold beer., plenty of good food, and drinks! James W

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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