A view from the 18th green at South Riding Golf Club.
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3.7
442 Reviews (442)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
212
3 Stars
94
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
79.3%
Recommend this course
355 out of 442 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
54 out of 63 reviews
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3.9
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.9%
Recommend this course
86 out of 99 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
442 Reviews (442)

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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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
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Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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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
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Still an Amazing Course

Apparently, it had been raining for a few days, so many golfers were lined up to go out for a round. This, and the observance for cart-path only created a slow pace and backup.
Personally, didn't mind it and understood why we were where we were. Great course still

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

This place was amazing. Greens were in fantastic shape, no ball marks to be found- smooth roll every time. Fairways were wet since it just rained for 3 days but that’s not their fault. Was still able to play everywhere the ball landed there weren’t any washed out spots. Only complaint is they could have some better signage for hole distances and next hole locations, but whatever. You get a wicked fast electric cart and a great golf course for $45 a round. Can’t beat it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Do not like Golfnow

Although I have played this course many times in the past, I Ended up not being able to play today and was not allowed to cancel my reservation through Golfnow because my tee time rate was considered a ‘hot deal’. Was not even allowed to reschedule via the Golfnow site so I am out $132. Will not be using Golfnow ever again and will not recommend it to any of my friends.

Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Cart path only! Course was wet and soggy. Recent rains dumped a lot of water on the course and there was some rain on the day I played.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot

I wound up as a single and it was pretty tough. After about 4 holes I got backed up with nowhere to go. Couldn't play through and then after 9 I started on #1 again but once again ran into too much interference. Normally it's a fun course to play but the pace made it too tough for me today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Lay out

Pace of play was fine based on 4 hours but waited on the back as it bunched up. Finished in 4 1/2 hours

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart path only needed to be enforced on the holes with
Mud & water

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course but not for the price

Maybe it’s the location but for the price charged the course should have been better maintained, don’t recall a lot of rain lately but the course felt extremely wet even in places on the fairway it didn’t look like it. Starter was great!!

Felt a bit rushed with all the twosomes being sent out and needing to pass us.

I think overall it’s the friends you’re out playing golf with that make the difference.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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