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4.0
378 Reviews (378)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
189
3 Stars
68
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
326 out of 378 reviews
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3.8
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.3%
Recommend this course
20 out of 24 reviews
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4.0
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.7%
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78 out of 90 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6405 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.0

Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course in Lorton has been one of the area's most popular public courses since it opened in the early 1980s. Playing at Pohick Bay is like playing two golf courses in one, with a front nine that has long, tree-lined fairways and a hillier back nine that features a variety of doglegs and water holes. It is a definitely a shot-maker's course so be prepared to use some creativity and some thoughtful strategizing doesn’t hurt either. The constant up and down of the golf course provides uneven lies and a number of blind shots. The dramatic terrain also makes it a tough course to walk. Trees frame most of the holes, demanding accuracy but also providing a peaceful and secluded feel. Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course is popular amongst locals for being one of the most challenging and yet also one of the most affordable courses in the area.

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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1978) John LaFoy

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities

Reviews

4.0
378 Reviews (378)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 32
Thick Rough 14
Bunkers 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Advanced Golfers 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17
Convenient to the City 16
Worth the Drive 16

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Tough Layout.

Not a very long course but due to its layout it forces you to practice discipline from the tees. Greens were still recovering from aeration but should be great in a week or two. Roughs were a bit high which adds to the challange when you’re off the fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/13/2022

Thanks for the great review. Hope you have an amazing day!

Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course almost in prime shape

It’s getting greener, with most bunkers up to par. Greens still had a little bit of sand left over from the aeration but not to bad.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2022

Glad to learn your experience was a positive one. Hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Day

Staff is great. Pace of play was excellent. Fairways need work.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/30/2022

u000007199027, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience. Have a great day!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Back 9 is nearly lost

Used to love Pohick, but the back only maybe 2-3 holes have grass in the fairways. The rest look like a floodplain that then got hit with a drought and us now covered in crispy seaweed. Staff are always friendly, driving range is cool. Pace of play is atrocious, 2h35m to play 9 is ridiculous for an 11:40 weekday round. I bailed after 9 because I couldn’t finish 18 in time to pick up my child from daycare.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/15/2022

The reason parts of the course are rust color is because grounds crew is spraying to help promote the growth of Bermuda grass. Which means they must get rid of the current species of grass. Some holes have up to 3 different types. Bermuda will fill in the fairways and create better course conditions, and a better playing experience. We will be at optimal shape by May/June. Course is still healing form aeration, and because of the rain we couldn’t complete all the work the first week of April. Unfortunately, the day you came out to play was a make up day for aeration, this caused a delay in pace of play. We hope you give us another try, thank you for your feedback.

Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Good for early in the season

Course was still wet from recent rains (not the course's fault) and the grass really hasn't started growing in the fairways yet. Had to roll the ball to get a decent lie but not a big deal. Seems like the greens had been punched and sanded within the last couple of weeks. Despite that, they rolled true and were pretty fast. In a few more weeks, the greens should be in great shape. Pace of play was excellent despite a Sat 8:10 tee time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/14/2022

Hi abbaker, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. See you soon!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Course, Meniacal Greens

We played and teed off on Sunday at 11am and I cannot complement the pace of play highly enough. Got around a full 18 in JUST over 4 hours, which in my opinion is phenomenal for a public course at the beginning of the season.

It was a fairly interesting course, with some holes which opened up around a dogleg to be completely different than you saw on the tee, which is very fun. The greens were almost unplayably fast, given how tilted they are on the whole. They're punching next week based on what I saw, so heads up :)

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/08/2022

Hi u314159820772, thank you so much for the review. Have a great day!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mostly as Expected

I wanted to get in one more round here before they aerate the greens the first week of April. I was disappointed to see the white tee-box on #12 were up-front again versus last week when they were at the old tee-box further back, which makes the hole interesting and challenging, versus a 280 yard par 4 'nothing hole' (on a course who's selling point is that it's challenging). The nicely-raked wet sand (after 2 days of rain) in the back-left bunker on the par 3 # 11 turned-out to be only 1/4 inch deep, which hid a solid bed of large (golfball-sized and larger) rocks, one of which left a gouge in the leading-edge of my new Cleveland Zipcore sand wedge.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/28/2022

Thanks for the great review. We will share this with the team!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

First Time This Year

A dry, mostly sunny day in the low 70s in mid-March was enough to break-out the golf shorts for my first visit in 2022 to my most-played course. Course conditions were very nice, despite technically still being Winter, the greens were great (they will aerate them the first week of April). I'm going back tomorrow (3/25).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 03/28/2022

Thanks for the great review. We will share this with the team!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/17/2022

Thanks for the rating. We’d love to know what made your experience great!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Greens aerated 2 weeks ago so little bumpy and sandy. Otherwise conditions were fine. Pace of play was good and friendly staff. Coarse layout can make for a lot of lost balls even on solid shots, can be a bit frustrating.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Fun layout ruined by top dressing.

Look, I get it. Top-dressing greens is essential for their long term health. But before spending almost 70 dollars a warning that the greens were covered in sand would have been appreciated.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0

Lack of grass on the fairways

There’s a lack of grass in the fairways. Bunkers are amazing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

One of my favorite local courses

Great course that I play many times each year. This regional park golf course will challenge your skills as there are a lot of forced carries. There are several intimidating pin placements and a lot of decision making to be had. Having said that there are several chances for birdies. It's a course you have to play a few times to appreciate.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/20/2022

Thanks so much for the kind words, david1lapierre. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 27
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 Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/24/2021

Really appreciate the rating. We’d love to learn more about what we did to earn it!

Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/24/2021

Really appreciate the rating. We’d love to learn more about what we did to earn it!

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