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3.6
151 Reviews (151)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.3
79.8%
Recommend this course
119 out of 151 reviews
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3.6
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
81.5%
Recommend this course
22 out of 27 reviews
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3.6
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
80.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 31 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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Somerset Farms Golf Course (formerly Rapidan Golf Course)
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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
151 Reviews (151)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
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Amenities Poor
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Better and better

Every time I play, the course improves. The greens are firm, fair and overall very good for the season. The course is very short except for a long and challenging par 3 on the front. If you're hitting your driver straight be ready for a low score

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

decent course i guess

we played just before christmas. first time playing somerset farms. the course was a strange layout. we got confused on a few holes on the front 9. please put up more signage.

i worked for the epa for many years, and i did not like seeing the laborers applying some kind of fertilizer on the greens only a few hours before a very heavy rainfall was expected. for one, that is illegal. second, the river runs right along the golf course, so all of that fertilizer that was applied, guess where it went? right into the water ways. i suggest you learn the laws on fertilizer applications, especially right before rain events, and especially in the winter.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Thank you for your recent visit to Somerset Farms Golf Course! We are also aware of the confusing hole routing layout and have recently added 12 signs throughout the course to assist players as they navigate the course. We will also be using a few different tactics to better define the hole layouts as well. Stay tuned!
As for your concerns regarding our winter fertilizing program, our Head Superintendent is a licensed applicator for the State of Virginia. Any and All fertilizers and pesticides are applied according to the EPA label recommendations. If you would like more information regarding our nutrient management plan, please feel free to contact me directly at mbyrd@newdirection.golf

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Confusing front nine.

Overall fun course. Front nine is hard to tell which green you are playing. We just watched the group in front of us. They seem to book close together but pace was still pretty good. They say new owner is doing a lot of work for next year. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play awful

Starter was running about 25 minutes behind, 0 people on the back nine however they refused to start anyone there. Pace of play was horrendous. 4 1/2 hours in and we bailed after hole 14. The groups around us were also complaining about the pace. No Marshall to move anything along. Also, went to get food on the turn and everything is “cooked to order, you should have called ahead. We don’t make food in advance because we have no way of knowing how busy we’ll be”. Uhh maybe the fully booked tee times are an indication? Come on man, everyone has Hot Dogs ready at the turn!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting Better

Things are improving at the course. Its great that its open and with time it could be a fun course to play.

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

M Cullen

Great course was a beautiful day today course was fantastic

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Recommend changing course layout

This is a decent course but I am not a fan of the layout particularly holes 3 - 6.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Course is improving every time I’ve played. Greens a good, but fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good day at Somerset Farms

Very nice round, though pin placement on 9th hole was on the hillside of the green - unless you holed your putt, there was no shelf for the putt to stay on, it would roll all the way back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Dad and Asher

Took my 6 year old for his first experience on a golf course. The condition of the course is much improved over the previous year. I have always loved the layout and I am glad to see the improvements!

Thanks again!

Mark

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course, Good Value

Fun course that's in pretty good shape, given how late it is in the season (late October). There are a bunch of short Par 4s that provide good scoring opportunities if you can keep it in play. Very reachable Par 5 (#8) that'd probably be a Par 4 if it weren't for three crossing creeks splitting thing up. Greens are small-ish but in good shape.

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

Looking good

Obviously lots of work going on. Looks great , staff is very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Decent tract

Foursome I played with played from senior tees. Very short, several lay-up holes. Greens tough to hold but fair. Greens also recently sanded and quicker than last time I played.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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