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3.8
266 Reviews (266)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
144
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
80.1%
Recommend this course
224 out of 266 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
73.1%
Recommend this course
19 out of 26 reviews
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3.8
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
76.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 52 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

3.8
266 Reviews (266)

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 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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Washed out

Recently redid the greenes a lot of bare spots, all the traps were washed out. the front nine had a lot of blind shots many holes with bells to let the group behind you know when they can hit. the back nine was a little more traditional.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Growing

The change of the course over the last couple of years has been great. New management has helped build this course. Familiar faces with professional staff and a challenging layout make this a fun course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging and fun course

Course is challenging but fun. Well maintained and the staff is great/very friendly. Great conditions in the middle of December and pace of play was great while having a busy morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a disappointment

Based on recent review I gave this course a try. Greens in desperate need of repair. Sand traps with no sand.
His course needs some serious investment and rebuild. Close to a 5 hour round is about as bad as golf gets. Don’t waste your time or money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It’s ok

The course is okay but not well kept, the greens are patchy and not well kept and definitely not worth the money to play here.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Course

Love the challenge of this course. A lot of doglegs right and dogleg lefts. Over half the holes are not visible from tee box. Front 9 was more challenging than back nine. But overall the course was scenic and peaceful and a lot of fun. Will definitely return very soon for another round.

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

Amazing layout

First time I played the Gauntlet course. Every hole was challenging, like the designer went wild with ideas. Hazards just where you don't want them, multi-level greens. A little of everything. You'd never be able to play this course the same way twice. Course, especially the greens, was in fine shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A course worth playing.

I haven’t played here in several months. Course is in great shape. Paths still need a little attention but that’s a minor flaw considering the improvements made here over the last couple years or so. Pro shop is well set out and the new clubhouse set up puts many other local courses to shame. All staff are polite and pleasant to deal with and most fellow golfers are really friendly.

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

Great coarse

Really enjoy playing at the G. Coarse is challenging but fun. Staff is awesome

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better shape than expected

The course is in pretty good shape , only couple of the greens were rough, the ladies in golf shop and restaurant and very friendly and courteous, definitely would play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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