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3.6
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
104
3 Stars
48
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
76.4%
Recommend this course
188 out of 238 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
2.4
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.7
Layout
3.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.9
30.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 10 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.4
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
65.5%
Recommend this course
19 out of 29 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6500 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.3

Previously known as Somerset Golf Club and Rapidan Golf Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jerry Slack (1997) Rick Robbins (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Gentlemen: Shirts MUST have a collar. NO jeans, cutoffs or camouflage. Ladies: NO short shorts. Appropriate golf shirt/blouse

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Reviews

3.6
238 Reviews (238)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Forced Carries 15
Narrow Fairways 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 10
Beginners 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
In the 'Burbs 8
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Previously Played

Where are the improvements?

Dear Mr. Dotson:

It has been a few months now since you gave the management company the boot. Why are the greens getting worse? We were told the greens would be back. There has been no aerification, nothing done by the new superintendent. Greens are worse than they were in the summer.

We members, and regulars, are so frustrated. Please help.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

A Shame What Has Happened to this Course

As a former member at Rapidan, I was completely disappointed in the condition of the course and the price for 9 holes. The tee boxes are like rough and the greens are almost unplayable. Sadly this course is no longer worth playing!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Price was good, staff were very friendly and helpful

Overall probably wouldn’t go again. The fairways were covered in crab grass and weeds, roughs were dead grass. Greens were water damaged and dead so they were extremely soft. Bunkers had tons of weeds and were hard as bricks. The scenery was gorgeous, however I believe all the money goes towards improving their other course The Gauntlet. (Played there, it’s real nice) I would spend another $10 and go to Lake of the Woods next time.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pleasant experience

Enjoyable. Only beef is that there was no water kegs on the course on a very hot, humid day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs Help ASAP

Course is god awful. The “greens” are so dry and diseased it’s almost impossible to have a ball stick on one. Don’t even try to spin a ball, it won’t happen. The fairways are pretty poor as well - lots of grown up weeds and just overall poorly taken care of. The “teeboxes” are absolutely laughable. Most are compromised of dirt with a couple weeds sprinkled in. They’re also hard as a ROCK. I think the absolute worst part of it all is how understaffed the course is. I wanted to buy food and a drink at the turn (after a 3.5 hour 9 holes because there’s no starter) but couldn’t because there was no one inside to ring me up or take my order. Overall, don’t waste your money here unless you’re paying $20 or less. New Direction Golf Management doesn’t really care about your golf experience, they just want to make their money and hope you come back for more. Please for the love of god do not ruin Meadows also.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unforgiving!

Nice course, layout is good…. There are some challenging holes and a few “unforgiving” narrow fairways which made the course fun! Par 3’s play longer than measured distance…. Must be extra careful on the cart paths-follow the caution signs! I’m looking forward to my next visits!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs some TLC

Good price for a round, but the fairways and greens needs some lawn maintenance.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs some work

I know it’s early in the season but the course could use some work. The greens were in ok shape but the fairways are rough. Bald patches, weedy, and sparse. The lay out is unique. Drove past at least 2 tee boxes because the boxes were not near the signs. The signs did tell you which hole and the yardage but not what par was. Kind of strange. Sand traps were thin and hard packed. Cart paths are pit hole riddled and crumbling. Made for a very rough ride. I know it’s under new management so time will tell.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

PJB

Course is in great shape for my play.
Don't go hungry as the kitchen has been closed
last couple of outings

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Day away from the office

Had a blast just hitting the ball with the weather like it was coarse was wet from previous snow & rain but overall it was good

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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