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4.1
242 Reviews (242)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
76
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
84.8%
Recommend this course
190 out of 242 reviews
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4.3
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.2%
Recommend this course
31 out of 34 reviews
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4.3
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.8%
Recommend this course
53 out of 59 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

4.1
242 Reviews (242)

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

I normally play the Ocean City courses near Berlin MD. Played this course and totally a must play again. The track is nice even with the shift in playing holes gives your GPS a run for its money, but its really an awesome course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Potomac Shores - December 2021

Nice, but the rough is patchy and you can get some iffy lies...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice golf course

Great round of golf - definitely worth $70. Will play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing course

Definitely one of the top 3 courses in northern Virginia. With lush Bermuda fairways and stunning greens, it’s make this course stunning. Go play it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, details remain elusive

This is our home course. Love it and the amenities....
The course was is in decent shape for the time of year. (we last played it in late June)
The rough was pretty much non-existent in most locations, lots of dirt and grass seed. The fairways are in average shape (for the time of year) and they appeared to be transitioning to dormant when we played (it was cart path only).
The greens were fair (aeration occurred recently it appeared because that was still visible but it didn't impact any rolls on our putts significantly. The visuals on the tee boxes are beautiful, especially this time of year with the changing leave color.
It's hard to judge a course by Fall/Autumn course conditions and generally I try not to however what I do judge is value for the money... we paid $70/person to play this course in less than ideal course conditions... While this price is less than it normally costs, the price should be further reduced to reflect the time of year, time of tee off (because it's not likely to get all 18 in) and course conditions. Any price more than $3/hole seems excessive given the time of year and course conditions.
When in season and the course conditions are premium (as they normally are) this course warrants the higher price tag, but not in the offseason unless the goal is to limit people playing and traffic on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Terrible carts and no parking spots

I live in the neighborhood and have played here many times. Reviews from this site criticize the need for better carts, so when my buddy and I arrived at 1:30pm we only had two carts to chose from, so we took the best looking one, #51. By the way, there were no parking spaces in the lot or in the auxiliary lot or along the entrance so we both parked on the street near the townhouses.
On the 7th hole our cart died! We tried to push it up the hill to 8 tee but abandoned it and walked. I placed a call to the pro shop, gave them our location, and continued our walk. By the way, this is not a course you want to walk especially if you own a cart bag like me! My buddy called the pro shop again on the 10th tee and was told that a cart was sent to the 17th tee and they could not find us! They did not try to find us again until we called the second time? We finally got a new cart on the 10th green and we’re given 2 vouchers for future rounds….
Poor service all the way. Club should know what time groups go out and which cart they are in. What if it were a life threating emergency?
Like the course but will go elsewhere because of lack of basic staff service.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best course layouts in Virginia. However, condition of the course always seems lacking. Currently cart path only to help in the regrowth of the rough. Fairways and greens acceptable. One tee box had weeds so high at edge a well struck tee ball could still hit the tall plants???? Crews seemed to be working hard to improve conditions. Hope it works

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Outrageously unnecessary cart path only mandate added 45 minutes and

Fairways could not have been firmer. Staff mentioned course was a little wet. After the first 9, asked the ranger if they’d consider changing it at some point and he barely acknowledged me before saying “cart path only sir” in an adamant voice. Understand the reasoning when the course is wet, but when your five iron has 20 yards of roll, it’s probably safe. Thanks for adding 45 minutes and a mile of extra walking to our round.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
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 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden gem in Virginia

Best course that I've experienced in Virginia so far. Great views. Challenging holes. And delighted to find out that it is Troon managed to be able to use my Troon card. Greens are kept in great condition rolling at a 9-10. Fairways were well kept. When it doubt, play safe off the tee as O.B. is legit on many of the holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
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 22
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
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