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4.1
225 Reviews (225)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
82.0%
Recommend this course
175 out of 225 reviews
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4.5
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.5%
Recommend this course
37 out of 40 reviews
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4.3
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.2%
Recommend this course
67 out of 76 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Par 72
Length 7020 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.7
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Course Details

Year Built 2014
Fairways Latitude 36 Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2014) Jacobson Golf Course Design (2014) Chad Goetz (2019)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Lockers

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Virginia (2016 #18)

Reviews

4.1
225 Reviews (225)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Elevation Changes 16
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Locals 11
A Weekend Splurge 9
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 8
Worth the Drive 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Layout

Fairways and greens were in top shape. The bluegrass and fescue rough had been hit by disease caused by the heat and moisture of the summer. The course will be great once the rough gets sorted.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great views, challenges. Was just overseeded.

We had given up on finding decent golf in Virginia, but was recommended by others to play this course. We were very pleasantly surprised. There are a lot of construction areas around the course with new development, but the course itself (a Troon managed course) was in great shape for September play. The fairways and tee boxes were held up. Great views. Lots of ravines. Challenging greens. Better than the "flat land" golf I had been experiencing in Virginia. Only gripe was that they just "scattered" mulch in the rough around the fairways and greens making it a little muddy and smelly at times.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

Highly recommend this course and my wife which is not a long driver of the ball had a great time. Course conditions were outstanding with a great staff. A long course for the walkers, the distance between Hole 1 and 2 was not a short cart ride.. One of the best courses I've played in Northern VA and we'll be back.

Tip - Don't go long on the back 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Wonderful course that provides an interesting 18 holes. Pace is slow after 3:00 pm.

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

Great course, except...

This is a great course with one big issue.

The course is in very good shape. Most of the problems with the grass on the course are areas in the rough, so that's not a major concern. The course gets a little extra soggy after rain so drainage is a bit of an issue. Great tees, great fairways, and great greens. There are many blind first shots, which is fine with me. The practice area is fantastic. The clubhouse is gorgeous. The restaurant is amazing. The cost is premium and a bit high for the value.

The big negative is the carts. This is a very spread out course with many hills between holes. Unfortunately their electric carts cannot keep up with the demand. In each of my last 3 rounds there (over maybe a 6 month period) my cart has died during the round. You know what a pain that is. My playing partners' cart also died. The we passed another golfer sitting and waiting for the staff to bring his new cart. Unacceptable at that cost. I'm not going back for a while until the can get those carts repaired or replaced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
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 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

The condition of the course was immaculate, and and a joy to play. Having ice machines are a brilliant feature especially on a hot day like today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Short and tight but well maintained

We played the silver tees and while it was a bit shorter than what I'm used to (played ~5,900 yards) I stilled enjoyed the round and some of the unique shots that Jack has you make. It was my first time playing here and this is one of those tracks that you definitely need to play a couple of times to start scoring well. I'm excited to play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Quick morning round

Went off @ 7:30 am, played in under 4 hours. Could have been quicker as we waited a bit on the 3-some in front of us, but nothing to complain about. Course is in great shape, but the greens were a bit slow, which was disappointing.

Always enjoy playing here. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Already planning my next tee time…

Absolutely blown away by this course. Without a doubt one of the best courses in the entire region. I live in the Arlington area and wouldn’t hesitate making drive down 95 to play here

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Wow is all.

From the first tee starter AJ, everything about this course was A+. The facilities, the practice area, the tee boxes; I found a hard time finding anything wrong with my round except for the fact it’s a very challenging course. Did not have a flat lie all day, hills for days. Must play if you’re in the area.

Fairways and greens were immaculate even after small punching

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Military discount

Should continue the military discount 7days a week

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

One of NOVA’s Best Kept Secrets

Fairways are in fantastic shape! Very fair test without being overly long!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Slow and hot

Today I was paired with a family in which no one could legitimately hit the ball. I waited on them to hit three shots for every one of mine. When I arrived at the first tee, there were two foursomes who had yet teed off. I watched both of the groups in front of me literally take 45 minutes to play the first two holes. Though we started out on a 9 hour round pace, we managed to "speed" up to a 6 hour round pace by the time we made the turn to the back nine. All told, it took 5 hours of waiting and watching the groups in front of me slog their way around the course shot by painstaking shot. The coupe de grace of the day was watching EACH one of the foursome in front of me take two tee shots off the 18th tee as my round completely disintegrated. I saw a "ranger" type dude once on the sixth hole and his presence did nothing to improve the pace of play. If I wasn't waiting 10-15 minutes on each shot in 90+ degree heat, I would have enjoyed today a lot better. Be aware that a bunch of people who think they can play golf call this course home. For a single-digit handicapper like myself, it was excruciating trying to keep my concentration and rhythm.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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