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3.9
281 Reviews (281)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
152
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
82.0%
Recommend this course
238 out of 281 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.2%
Recommend this course
26 out of 32 reviews
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3.9
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
78.0%
Recommend this course
46 out of 59 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

3.9
281 Reviews (281)

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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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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 Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I hate COVID

Front half of course little slow with extra bodies around who are not at work. Otherwise very enjoyable day. Fairways and greens in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Bepper

Overcast skies and damp fairways from light morning rain gave way to light course play. I teamed up with another single golfer and had a great time. The clouds cleared some as we played and had a very comfortable and fast round. We both had a couple of birdies each and shot reasonably okay.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Gauntlet

First time playing Gauntlet. The people made a wonderful first impression. The young woman at check in could not have been nicer. She may have been an owner since her dad was rounding up carts. Seemed like she was genuinely happy we were there... refreshing since most golf employees are cranky old men or entitled brats. The course wasn’t in the best condition but will give a pass for early season. The greens were too long & slow but I believe they are doing maintenance. We only played the first 9 holes in the afternoon & weren’t waiting on anyone or had anyone behind us so felt like we had the place to ourselves which was enjoyable. The new bunkers are fantastic. The layout was challenging & interesting. Again it wasn’t pristine but couldn’t ask for more at $25 for 9 holes in the afternoon. It’s a very peaceful setting with no houses & especially enjoyed all the holes by the lake. Had a drink on the patio overlooking the course after. The bartender was equally friendly. We didn’t have any food but enjoyed the scenery. My only complaint was the driving range. It was mostly dirt & half the balls should be thrown out & I don’t think the machine gave me as many balls as I paid for. I will definitely go back based solely on how wonderfully we were treated. And next time hope the course is in a little better shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

good quality

some of course was under construction, but other than that it was a good day.

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

I like the Gauntlet

First of all, I like the challenge of this course. It reflect the strengths and flaws of my game. The staff is very friendly. I like that you have a knowledgeable starter managing the flow of golfers. I enjoy playing here. Please improve the grass at the range. I appreciate that you have a follow up system that seeks feedback.

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

Fun and Challenging

Not a beginners course because you definiely need good drives. Lots of up, down terrain and sloping greens. You definitely find a challenge here. Has a couple of water holes or large hazards. Best to know the course layout 'cause there are blind shots (can't see the ball or the fairway). Good value! You get your money's worth of fun golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dormant but fun

Dormant but still this golf course was a lot of fun to play, it’s got a great layout, challenging, and we had a windy day. I look forward to playing this course again when the grass comes in.
Greens are alittle out of shape right now but kind of expected

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

First time playing Gauntlet

The course was quite challenging for a bogey golfer. Everyone was wonderful. Food was great too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love It As Always

Great place to play golf. Good challenging course while not overly long

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Evaluation

I have truly enjoyed the course the last 15 years. In has gotten better each year. What it needs is better drainage of a few holes.(2/7/11/13).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

The course itself was in good condition I will be back for the course. As for my experience with the bar staff, I came in expecting Debra but she wasn’t working I got a very friendly elderly lady and a very rude red head lady. I think her name was Raychul? She was very rude she was very self centered and unprofessional. She was in a hoodie and jeans. That isn’t appropriate attire. She also had fake nails with polish on the. Very rude and very disrespectful to the older golfer group.
I will not be back around the bar/restaurant unless Debra is going to be working. Someone I can actually have a conversation with instead of being insulted by someone who considers themselves a manager?
Seems to me like the “management group” has very bad taste in people to make a manager.
The elderly lady was very very nice. I did like her better than the younger red haired girl. She at least had a brain and manners.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, decent shape

Overall, a challenging but player friendly course. The front nine is in immaculate condition, greens were fast for the winter and fairways, although yellowed were not burnt out or overly soggy. The greens on the back nine were hit or miss with two in just terrible conditions (not a smoothie surface to be seen). The back nine has a few more elevation challenges than the front nine. Overall, a great course, good price, and ‘good’ condition for winter/off-season play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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