A view from the 18th green at South Riding Golf Club.
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3.7
458 Reviews (458)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
220
3 Stars
98
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
31
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
80.6%
Recommend this course
368 out of 458 reviews
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3.7
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.0%
Recommend this course
47 out of 58 reviews
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3.8
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.2%
Recommend this course
75 out of 88 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

3.7
458 Reviews (458)

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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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course, way too crowded

Course wasn’t all that busy but at times had 3 groups on one hole, no Marshall, this was 11am on cold Tuesday

Starter nicest guy in the world

Won’t play again. Work too much , too hard to get frustrated on golf course.

Has been #1 complaint about course last couple of years and no change

Otherwise liked the course a lot

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cold day but still nice to play

Cold day , not crowded so pace ok , together with late afternoon tee time. Course was and is always in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting design

Nice course in good shape with multiple tee boxes to let players select difficulty

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

The greens are terrific

South Riding is in very good condition. Greens are the best I’ve played this year: immaculate, and fast with subtle slopes. Make sure you check your putt from all sides or not only will you miss putts, but the speed will cause your ball to drift away from the hole for a long next putt. Layout is great - large variety of holes. Only negative was cart rule was cart path only. Didn’t see the need. Singles were paired up even though there were plenty of carts lined up. Not a busy day. That made pace slow as a self inflicted problem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

NEED BINOCULARS OR A RANGE FINDER TO FIND THE SIGNS

Unbelievable tiny signs identifying the holes. The absolute worst signage i have ever seen. No directional markers either to show where hole 1 is.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

All good except pace of play

This being a Saturday weekend was slow. There should be an active Starter managing the tee times as the groups go to the first tee. At least space out the group much better or efficiently.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Truth

South Riding needs a lot of course maintenance, basic signage, # hole signs with layout, and lots of T-box work.

The 4 of 5 star ratings on Golf Now are not truthful about South Riding’s true condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the money

Tee areas are terrible. Fairways were pretty good, but too many burned out patches and wet tracks. Greens good. Pace of play was slow. Starter was no where to be found, no signs pointing to the first hole. We roamed around looking for it. The layout is actually pretty fun, but the course needs work. At least 20% overpriced.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout, iffy conditions

Greens rolled well, but fairways were very patchy. Also, the rough around the greens seemed like it hadn't been mowed in a month - very tough to find balls.

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