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3.9
212 Reviews (212)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
77.3%
Recommend this course
163 out of 212 reviews
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4.3
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.7%
Recommend this course
26 out of 29 reviews
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4.1
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.3%
Recommend this course
64 out of 75 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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Potomac Shores Golf Club
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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

3.9
212 Reviews (212)

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 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 1
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

WOW! Perfect Condition! Best course we played all year!

WOW! Played today 6/18/2021 and it is in PERFECT CONDITION and is an AMAZING Golf Course! 10 out of 10! The Arlington Seniors Golf Club played here 2 times this week and everyone truly enjoyed it! Craig "The Club Pro" is super nice and very helpful, too! We will be back for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

almost back to great condition

It's almost back to superb conditions. The greens needed mowing and rolling. But great to see much of the bare spots and fairways have returned to the original condition. I don't like the moving the old 18th hole to be 16th hole. The new 18th is a tough finishing hole with that big barranca...just make sure you play the appropriate tee for your driving length...played with people who just didn't have the length to play the gold tees ad finally moved up near the end of round. Great elevation changes and wide fairways...as expected the new 16th is a bit easier with the bunker changes. Townhouses everywhere on 16.....I think next to Laurel hills the best range in the area....just needs a better chipping area....and yes it's pricey...look for deals and afternoon rates...great clubhouse and wonderful veranda to eat on or post round drinks.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course!

As always, Potomac Shores was in great condition. Unfortunately, because of the time of year, as to be expected, the greens were aerated and sanded, but you can tell it will be in fantastic shape in a couple of weeks. We still had a great time and the guys I played with thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was their first time playing the course and they all swore they'd be back to play it when it's in peak form. Enjoyed the round and the course and looking forward to a great season when the course is at peak!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Course is descent condition

Greens were aerated otherwise course in good condition

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Horrible condition

It had been 3 years since we played Potomac Shores, primarily because the last time it was in poor condition. I saw a deal time on Golfnow and thought, maybe they’re improved. I was very wrong. It beyond belief anyone is a member. The conditions are awful. The rough is completely inconsistent. The tee boxes inconsistent. And the greens, after being dressed, we so poor the starter actually said to us... make up your own rules on the greens. The layout is good. The people being paid to maintain this club should be fired. It’s almost insulting they have a price of over $100 for these conditions. It’s not worth more than $35. Worst conditions I’ve ever played in N Virginia.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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