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3.8
349 Reviews (349)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
141
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
79.4%
Recommend this course
264 out of 349 reviews
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3.7
77 Reviews (77)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
76.6%
Recommend this course
59 out of 77 reviews
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3.7
140 Reviews (140)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
74.3%
Recommend this course
104 out of 140 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6151 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.0
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Penderbrook Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1980
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1980) Roy Case Brian Ault (1980) Tom Clark (1980)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Men: Collared Shirt, Slacks, Shorts. Ladies: Collared/Sleeved Shirt, Slacks, Shorts, Capris. No denim.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
349 Reviews (349)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 17
Forced Carries 10
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 7
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 15
In the 'Burbs 10

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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Penderbrook golf course

The course was decent conditions for cold weather. There are alot better options available for the cost. Selected course because it was close to home. However for the price and pace of play it was not worth it. I could of traveled 20 minutes further out and finished the round faster.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Hello, and thank you for taking time to write a review, we appreciate your feedback. As pace of play is very important to us at Penderbrook Golf Club, we recently installed Vantage Tag GPS Pace of Play monitoring system in every golf cart to help us better monitor pace and keep pace of play more enjoyable for everyone. Looking back at the data from your day of play and around your tee time, we could only find one group that was behind pace by 3 minutes, all others were either on time or slightly ahead of pace. We thank you for your feedback and you are more than welcome to reach out to our Director of Golf at BAbrams@penderbrookgolfclub.com with any more of your concerns.

Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Hello, hakchulkim. Thank you for visiting us at Penderbrook Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Good value, great shape for the winter

Conditions were not good, about 45 with a 15-20mph wind blowing constantly making the windchill about 36. Course is in really good shape for winter conditions, green firm and reasonably quick for a public course. They are working on bunkers in phases, so the back 9 all bunkers are considered "ground under repair" and in some cases, completely torn up. Part of making he course better. Course has never drained very well so despite minimal rainfall the past 3-4 days, still cart path only and hole 11 in particular (with the little pond) has always been REALLY bad. Pro shop attendant and bartender very friendly, and they even did a little happy hour at course close (5ish pm) with free food and discounted beers. Pretty neat deal for the offseason.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Hi, ReverendDoctor. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Penderbrook Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Penderbrook Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Penderbrook Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Penderbrook Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 163
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/30/2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating.

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

There was a two-hour frost delay so the backup was obvious therefore the management should proactively speed up the pace to prevent further delay. At the 8th hole, the previous group was not moving for a very long time so I called clubhouse to get help with the slow pace problem. The guy at clubhouse said there is nothing they can do. I saw the two ladies hit the balls into pond and they hit three or four balls at the drop zone! It’s unbelievable. They should learn to pick up the balls after too many bad shots and be considerate, especially in a crowded afternoon play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/30/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting . We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/20/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to rate us, and hope you will give us another try again in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Hi, SPromise. Thank you so much for the great rating. We hope you had a great time!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Hi, SPromise. Thank you so much for the great rating. We hope you had a great time!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Thank you so much for the great rating. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Penderbrook Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf rate and pace of play

Penderbrook is a $50-60 course max! Coupled with the very slow pace of slow it’s difficult to find a rhythm in the round. Additionally, I recommend placing fairway barber poles on 11, 12, 17, and 18 so golfers no where the 250 or 150 marks are located. This could increase the pace of play as golfers would choose the rate club selection.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/08/2020

Hello, u000007176185. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Penderbrook Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Hi, chrispark31284. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Penderbrook Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very Fast Green

This course has made major improvements and the green are super quick. When I say quick.....almost unplayable quick running at least on my machine made meter reader.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2020

We appreciate your feedback, and thanks for coming out to the course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Northern Virginia Gem

Beautiful public course, one of the best in Northern Virginia. Be ready for challenging shots over water.

Course in overall great condition for time of year. Carts were path only which is probably helping the cause.

Pace of play hit a wall in the Back 9. 16-17-18 took over an hour.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/19/2020

Thank you for your 5-star rating!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Keeps getting better

I play the course fairly often. You can see that the staff is constantly working to make everything (course, facilities, amenities) better. Some of the pin placements are tricky. e.g. 4th and 8th holes. Staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. Mulligan's food is exceptional. Try the Sunday buffet!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/30/2020

We really appreciate such kind words about our staff and course. It means a lot to read this type of feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/16/2020

Thank you for leaving 4 stars! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can wow you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/30/2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a wonderful 5 star rating!

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