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3.3
654 Reviews (654)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
275
3 Stars
135
2 Stars
60
1 Stars
46
Conditions
3.2
Value
2.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
60.0%
Recommend this course
491 out of 654 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.0
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.8
Value
2.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
2.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.5
50.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 40 reviews
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3.2
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.1
Value
2.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.0
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.7
52.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6880 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.0
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Reston National Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.3
654 Reviews (654)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 25
Elevation Changes 16
Plays Long 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 18
Beginners 14
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 29
Near the Airport 29
Convenient to the City 24

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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 86
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
2.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Good local course

Played here for the first time. Contrary to many bad reviews, the course was actually pretty good. Good layout and generally pretty good condition. Greens were on a slower side but very playable. A 4:10 round on a Wed afternoon was not bad either. I’ll certainly be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Course Was in Rough Shape

The course was not in great shape. They took little effort to clear leaves from anywhere but the greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Just not worth it and that’s a shame

I was scheduled to play on Sunday at 7:40. That is the 2nd tee time out. Unfortunately there was a frost delay until 930… it happens.

Was told that they would be doing a shotgun start we would start on hole 8 and not be letting anybody off after 11 o’clock to make sure those who started would not have to run into anyone once they made the turn. This was a lie. When we got back around to the first hole, there was a group on the tea and another group on the green. I asked, the lady (who was manning the starters podium) why there were people on the tee and on the green when this was clearly not what was said to us earlier. She said, “It wasn’t her decision”. She was very nice by the way.

If they were going to let people off, I wouldn’t have cared less, but they should not have communicated some thing that was blatantly incorrect. I would have chosen not to play at all. For people who want to get to the course early and play in early round, you know what I mean.

For the first five holes on our front nine we waited on every single shot for the group that was let off in front of us to hit. Totally frustrating.

If I had booked a 9:30 tee time that I would never have been upset and I would have expected a long drawn out round, but this is just one in a line of tons of issues this course has.

The worst of all is it is literally five minutes away from my house and I would love to be able to go there, but simply won’t ever again!!! it’s just not worth it for me to get frustrated every time I go out there.

They’ve lost a customer for life. Plus, if you’re ordering on GolfNow, what they don’t tell you specifically is the $88 rate does NOT include a golf cart. If you want one of those, you have to add $15 more to the total. Definitely not worth it for $100+. I’d rather drive for 40 - 50 minutes and play a phenomenal course than to play this one again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs TLC

The course is in “ok” condition…I expected better especially with the high weekend rate which doesn’t include the cart. Several of the greens were patchy and showed signs of disease. Speed of the greens weren’t consistent throughout, some were ok, others were slow. Fairways hadn’t been mown recently and as such had varying degrees of growth showing. Bunkers definitely need work since several were treated as GUR. The chipping and putting areas were in great condition however, the driving range was limited to irons only. Overall, it was a good round that didn’t match the $101 weekend rate. Word of advice, play this course during the week.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is in disrepair

For being in such a high dollar area, they sure haven't spent any of that money on the upkeep of the course. It was in very very poor condition. Layout is good and would be a fine course with a little investment.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No friendliness

Did not expect a primo conditions and staff.
One particular starter on my play time was horrible. He was rather hostile toward the players.

I was given the cart key, and he hastily asked that I give him the key back when I told him I did not yet check in with the pro-shop because I've already paid online.

He was horribly, and I think he tried to be nasty to the players intentionally, I felt. I did not take it to the extreme complain. But, this alone gives me a reason not to play there anymore. There are plenty of courses with very friendly staff including starters. When the starter thinks that he is the ultimate authority, then the course should get rid of him/her or put them to a training course that they will think twice about being a starter, whether he/she is paid or not.

The first and and the last impression come from the staff, including the starter.

I will NOT recommend this course again, nor will I play again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout, average conditions

This course is an "old style" layout, heavily wooded but with generously sized greens and fairly wide fairways. The greens are pretty rough and some of the bunkers have no sand and are currently signed as "ground under construction". These conditions make the fees less than a value even though they are medium priced for the area. That being said I enjoyed the course and would consider playing it again if they get some sand in the bunkers and upgrade the greens to match the rest of the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Going down hill

The conditions have deteriorated and the rates have increased. Is this a ploy to make a sale to developers more possible?

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

First Time was the Last Time

Started the day with the starter & group at the tee box yelling at each other. Played all 18 & the course was in very poor condition. Sand traps didn’t have sand, more like clay. Many of the greens looked like a backwoods bar’s 30 year old pool table. At the turn our group went into the grill and … no hot food. On the back 9, there were people randomly walking around and on 13 or 14 there was a family sitting in the rough playing with their kid - 40-50 yards from the tee box. I’d recommend fighting the gnats after it rains at Penderbrook before I ever suggest paying $80-100 for this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Continues to disappoint

Maybe it's because the owners of Reston National are trying to sell part (or all?) of the course to put in residences and don't want to invest but the experience/course was just not in good shape: the rough and greenside areas were too long and penal for a daily-fee, everday-player course + bare spots and crabgrass especially around greenside traps + tees spotty. The range was irons-only which was a major negative to me as was the practice green being monopolized for junior clinics. I had stayed away after my last also disappointing visit during summer '21 and will be staying away again.

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

Good course but overpriced

If you can get this course on a Hot Deal, it's a great course, otherwise it's so overpriced. It's generally well maintained but not a $90 course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 33
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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