Greendale Golf Course

3.1489000000 3.1 stars from 5 (47)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6352 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 70.2
  • Layout

  • 6700 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, Virginia 22310, Fairfax County
  • (703) 971-3788
  • (703) 971-6531
  • www.fairfaxcounty.gov

Year built: 1976
Architect(s): Leon Howard
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 70 6352 yards 70.2 117
Middle 70 5954 yards 68.4 114
Middle (W) 70 5954 yards 74.3 128
Forward (W) 70 5454 yards 70.4 115
Forward 70 5454 yards 66.0 106

Greendale Golf Course is an 18-hole regulation course featuring 148 acres of rolling terrain with asphalt cart paths. The course provides a challenging design with tight Bermuda fairways and several water hazards. The 17th hole offers a spectacular view of the entire course and surrounding area.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 47 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
12
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

35 out of 47 reviews


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"Play only if you MUST"


Hollister3121's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played here 5 times, will probably never play Greendale again. For nearly $60 on a weekend, you would expect more than what you get. No driving range, very rude and unpleasant staff (Starters especially) and extremely poorly kept. The greens are the slowest greens I have ever played and I've played some true dog tracks. If you don't check in 30 minutes before your tee time, they give you slot away - because, you know, getting to a course early to sit and wait with no practice range is ideal. The layout is decent and you can put up a number if you can ever hit a putt hard enough. Clubhouse is pathetic. If you're looking for rude, bossy folks and terrible playing conditions this place is for you!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Condtions much better this year"


Lrubis's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

In 2013 the greens and fairways were in awful shape but yesterday (6-6-14) they were much improved. Greens were very smooth and uniform. My only complaint with this entertaining course is the way they mow the fairways. Although they look wide from the tee, only the center 30 yards or so is closely mowed. 20 yards on either side is a "first cut" in which the ball nestles down, making the second shot tough if you don't "improve your lie," i.e. cheat. To the outsides of the first cut is usually dense woods that you can't even enter to look for a ball.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Public Course"


stevieyo's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I enjoyed nearly every aspect of my round at Greendale aside from the score I posted. Every physical aspect of the course was in fine working order; the greens, the tee boxes, and the fairways were in great shape.

My only complains about the course were minor. First, this was a LONG course...or at least it felt that way having walked it. A few of the Par 4 holes were borderline Par 5 length so be warned that your score will suffer as a result. The second issue I had was with the flags in the middle of the fairway on doglegged holes. I'm sure the flag was meant to serve as a fairway marker, but I don't understand the point of them and just wish they'd taken them away.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course For All Levels of Play"


Shawn4376448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for all levels of golfers in the Northern VA area. The fairways are open enough to let the driver go but if you let go too much, they can not be so forgiving as the trees and sand bunkers are near the greens. On this course, you have little room to hit off the fairways and still be able to recover for a decent score. Its probably best to play it safe and straight ball to stay close to par golf here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"year round home course weekly league"


vdotmatrix's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

18 hole course. Nice and wide. You can use all your clubs. Greens are nice but very slow-but maintainded. Easily walked but I have been riding a lot lately. I play in the mighty mens league during the year. images to follow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"ok"


soung1952's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

it was ok. that day got cold later time.broke my concentration, so i could't focus on the course,but i think course need some work has been done. i do go this course because near by my work. i will try again later.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great value and layout"


caryelliott's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/2/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play this course often because it allows me to use a lot of different clubs. The layout is fantastic with one hated whole, #17, which must have been designed by a drunk. There are drainage issues on 2 holes, #12 and #13. The greens are slow and some really need work (#13 had tire tracks in it all summer long.) Despite those issues, it is a beautiful setting and is a big enough course at a reasonable price to work on your game. If you can score on this course, whether from the tips or mens tee, you can manage any course.

Pace of play can be pretty slow, so be patient. Overall can't beat the price.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course layout, fairways well-maintained, greens visually maintained but too slow."


Steve4756627's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is well-maintained, pace of play was good. Some holes have blind approaches so good to have someone who's played there before. Greens are visually in good shape but play to slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


Larkin5408222's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was good, they where doing a lot of maintenance around the greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent course for the price."


hsctab14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/8/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greendale wasn't in great condition, but for the price it wasn't bad. Seemed pretty easy (straight, few hazards, pretty short), but was enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"the course is bout average"


tomsipharak's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course need maintained for a long time I have been paying, but the course still the same.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Has declined in 2013"


Lrubis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played here a number of times in recent years and enjoy the sporty, not overly long, layout. However, tee, fairway and green conditions have declined this year. Course was a a bit overpriced and disappointing even with a $39 GolfNow rate. It's not worth the full rate in its current shape. Good place to walk or play nine after work, but take gimmees within 3 feet when the greens are as bad as they were twice this September.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Played this again"


mogolfindc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/7/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The last time I played the course it bit me. This time I shot a 90 without taking in to account my handicap. The fairways were fine, but the greens were the pits. I realize aireation takes places, but this was just pure lack of maintainance. I played with a gentleman who played there often on the back 9 and he said that the county of Fairfax, just does not maintain the course as it should be. They put $$ in their other more expensive signature courses such as Pohick. It will probably be the last time I play there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Terrible experience"


Forhestgump's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/2/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course wasn't in the best of shape but that wasn't the issue with this course. The issue was the staff, the starter was very rude. When I finished my round I dropped my cart off and cleared out all of my trash to make their job easier and he says "umm you pulled into the wrong parking spot its the 1st spot, move it." So needless to say the cart stayed where it was. Oh and it took 5 HOURS to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Crab Grass Everywhere!"


GrayBeard610's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were slow but in ok condition. But fairways and rough were crab grass - rather poor condition. Slow round - near 5 hours....


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The course had all the challenge I could handle."


u000005759975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/7/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The price was great and I hope you have more tee times for a reduced price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ok round for Monday AM"


ajkull's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/5/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice round of golf for $35 golf now rate. Round went well. Tee boxes need attention! Greens were bumpy, but you get what you pay for. No driving range makes warmup difficult.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"good"


oceanjikim's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a good time with easy course<br/> with my friends


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"below average"


r6hokie's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course is in below average shape. The tee boxes are in horrible shape, some are even in reconstruction(18th tee). Some tee boxes actually are completely void of grass. The fairways are in ok shape. the greens are in bad shape. The greens are always slow here but ball marks and unrepaired divots make putting a nightmare.

Do not play this course until late August at least, give these guys time to bring this course back to good conditions


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"super friendly staff, subpar course"


kess13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been on the search for "my course" in the northern VA area since moving here. I decided to try this course because it had decent reviews and is 15 min from my house. Upon arrival the staff are very friendly and everything is well organized and the club house, while small was well maintained. There was a putting green available but no driving range, just a net for one person to hit into. I was paired with 2 nice gentlemen that frequent this course and they were happy to guide me around. The lay out is nice as the front is rather open and the back tightens up to offer more of a challenge. They work in a fair amount of dog legs so shot makers and bombers have equal chance. The 2 sand traps I found myself in were well manicured and fluffy enough to out without much concern. The view from 17 is great and the venture back to the club house on 9 and 18 are very nice. The only draw back to this course was the condition. This may be because the amount of traffic they get but it was in rough shape. The fairways need attention but the main offender was the greens. They were all slow, but not consistently slow so it was difficult to get a good feel throughout the round. Some greens had bare sand/mud spots but all were riddled with unrepaired divots that made navigating them like traversing a mine field. My tee time was 9:20am so it isn't like they had all day to take the beating. This, unfortunately, was enough issue to bring my day down. It was frustrating getting gir and 3 putting to bogey because there was not a good roll to be had. If the greens were cleaned up I would come back but currently at its mid level price range you could do better paying much less at East Potomac for similar/slightly better conditions or a little more further out for much better conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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