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3.6
376 Reviews (376)
5 Stars
62
4 Stars
175
3 Stars
86
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
74.0%
Recommend this course
298 out of 376 reviews
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3.4
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.3
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
68.5%
Recommend this course
50 out of 73 reviews
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3.5
119 Reviews (119)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
68.9%
Recommend this course
82 out of 119 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7148 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.8

South Riding Golf Club is nestled in the gentle hills of northern Virginia, enjoying a landscape of hardwood forests and grassy meadows. The course offers a variety of challenges but the fairways are wide and player-friendly and the greens can be tough in spots but overall they offer some room for error. The layout requires both strategy and skill, it is definitely not a golf course where you will be able to just "grip and rip it." The course pinpoints your weaknesses but it is still a fair test. South Riding Golf Club's eighth hole is memorable for its difficulty but it's an interesting hole sine there are many ways to play it. At 351 yards, the hole is a short but intimidating dogleg left that will tempt you to go over the trees. The fairway is generous but the saddle-shaped green is flanked with bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples (1997) Michael Gleason (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy 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
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
376 Reviews (376)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 22
Forced Carries 16
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Advanced Golfers 13
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 27
Near the Airport 20
Worth the Drive 11

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Waited no less than 15 minutes at each tee box took 4.5 hours to finish as a single because of how slow the pace was

Conditions Good
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Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
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5.0
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The course, as usual, was in great condition. Fairways and greens did not have any leaves despite the fall season. Cart paths do need repair. My GPS was not working and I found it very frustrating because the course did have any 100 and 150 yards markers, neither were there any sprinkler heads with distances! The tees also did not have any distances marked which is very critical on Par 3 holes because the tee locations keep changing for maintenance.

Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful Course

I hadn’t played South Riding in a couple of years due to travel distance. I was surprised at how well maintained it is. Beautiful greens, fairways, tees and bunkers. I’d also forgot what a great layout it is. As a single, I was paired with three other singles. We all had our own carts; much appreciated in these Covid-19 times. Overall great experience. I might have to suck up the northern VA traffic issues and add South Riding to my ‘best courses to play’ list. Kudos to the maintenance staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Slow play.

It would be beneficial if players were encouraged to go to their own balls and be ready to play, not take multiple selfies, limit the time spent searching for errant shots, bring multiple clubs to their ball to minimize walks back to their cart and to play ready golf.
Taking selfie’s while on the green when the group behind is ready to play was especially rude.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A Very Nice Course and A Good Value

I played their sister course (Pleasant Valley) a couple of years ago and was similarly impressed. South Riding is not a difficult walk, although I saw only a few other folks walking on a splendid, sunny, warm early-November Tuesday. The course is moderately difficult, but fair. The conditions across the board were very good. All of us in my group agreed that the day's pin placement was quite devilish! Despite the fact that I played poorly, I couldn't be more pleased with the course and the reasonable price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A good challenge. OK conditions.

I've always liked the layout at South Riding,, pretty long, well-bunkered, mainly open fairways, well-guarded greens.

Going in, realize and accept that you're playing subdivision golf, as many holes are lined by houses or townhouses. However, they rarely are a distraction. Also, accept that this is not a course for walkers, as you wind around the subdivision a couple of times.

Conditions were not stellar...greens in good shape, bunkers just re-sanded (they were great!), shaggy, soft fairways recovering from summer, a mixed bag on fringes, tees and rough. Very soft overall, so limited carry.

Holes 12 and 13 present the biggest challenges, with some obscure challenges involving a meandering creek. No. 9 is tough, too. Some nice variety in the design, although the overall layout is pretty flat. Blue tees are plenty long, golds are really long.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

South Riding

I feel like there could be a few more yardage markers on course . The scorecard helped but lines on cart path are faded and 150 pole was not on every hole

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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