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4.3
628 Reviews (628)
5 Stars
275
4 Stars
258
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
87.4%
Recommend this course
566 out of 628 reviews
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4.4
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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4.3
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.4%
Recommend this course
76 out of 88 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6979 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.1

Situated in the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, Bull Run Golf Club has a beautiful woodland setting that is conveniently located just minutes from many historic Civil War sites. The course plays through mature forests and across lush, grassy meadows. There are also several ponds that come into play throughout. The expansive layout covers over 450 acres, allowing plenty of room for the native flora and fauna. The risk-reward layout has plenty of challenges for more daring hitters but it also offers wide fairways that are molded to steer the ball towards the center. The landing areas are generous but they are often framed by grassy hollows, bunkers, or mature trees. Bull Run is challenging, but playable, which is why the club is considered one of the best golf courses in the D.C. area.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rick Jacobson (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Raspberry Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Virginia (2015 #10)

Reviews

4.3
628 Reviews (628)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 53
19th Hole Scenic Views 31
Patio Dining 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 61
Forced Carries 56
Water Hazards 48
This course/club is great for:
Locals 53
Advanced Golfers 52
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 43
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 72
In the 'Burbs 48
Near the Airport 17

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Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Great day on the course. Nice tees and greens. Being from Florida, $80 still feels like a lot of money for a weekday round of golf but that’s par for the course up here. Beautiful course with nice layout and not a course where you lose a bunch of balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Not so great

Course conditions leave alot to be desired, between the too long rough and the greens taken over by cicada killers to the lack of water coolers on the course. There needs to be some primary rough where you can at least find your ball, oh and some sand in the bunkers would be a nice touch too. For 75 bucks for a midweek round you should expect better.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in excellent shape

Some courses are struggling with the heat but bull run seems to have it all under control. Greens, tee boxes and fairways were all in good shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No pride in conditioning

As long as you stay out of the bunkers, you are fine. Apparently, it is too much work for them to properly maintain their bunkers b/c they are complete trash -- like unplayable. For over $100 a round, golfers should expect more than mud and rocks. I'd be embarrassed if I were a Bull Run member.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Conditioning

I play Bull Run regularly, so this is not a one-time thing. If I pay over $100 a round, I expect a course to have playable bunkers. The condition of Bull Run's bunkers is a disgrace and has been for years. Put some sand in them and have the maintenance crew rake/treat them on occasion.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bull Run - First Time

Excellent course and we enjoyed our round. Driving range and putting green were in great shape. My wife and I plan playing this course again and only suggestion to the staff is being a little friendly goes a long way. I know it was early when we played our round, but the folks in the clubhouse seemed a little on the grumpy side. The starter was great and very friendly!!! Once again overall the course was outstanding, quiet and I would highly recommend this course to others in the Northern VA area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in excellent shape

I love this course and even more so when it is in as good of shape as it is right now!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stay out of the Rough

maybe it was due to gas shortage, but the rough was deep and impossible to find your ball if you miss the fairway. Tee boxes were flat and divot-free, greens and fairways were nicely manicured. Beer cart made sufficient rounds. Fun day other than the lost balls in the rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 9
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 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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