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3.5
226 Reviews (226)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
48
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
70.2%
Recommend this course
174 out of 226 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.1
70.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 30 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.0
60.0%
Recommend this course
30 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6915 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.5

Pleasant Valley Golf Club sits just south of Dulles airport, but the expansive layout, which is absent of homes, feels much more secluded. The parkland layout tumbles across a diverse landscape of rolling hills and grassy meadows covered with hardwood forests. There is plenty of diversity throughout the golf course with some holes that are bunker-less contrasting with the links holes that have Scottish-style bunkers. One of the most memorable holes is the par-5 fifth. After an uphill tee shot with a bunker on the right and a waste area on the left the second shot presents multiple choices. To the left you could take a risk with trees and a bunker but you could possibly be rewarded with a better angle for the third shot while the right side option will require a third shot over a large bunker to reach the green.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6915 yards 73.5 138
Blue 72 6509 yards 71.7 135
White 72 5953 yards 69.0 129
Red (W) 72 5106 yards 69.6 128
Scorecard for Pleasant Valley
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.5/138 366 375 596 222 545 428 186 386 329 3433 524 191 479 563 152 450 333 394 396 3482 6915
Blue M: 71.7/135 354 353 551 199 521 398 172 360 305 3213 508 174 460 534 128 428 311 378 375 3296 6509
White M: 69.0/129 343 321 515 189 497 352 155 326 286 2984 484 135 352 504 117 389 293 356 339 2969 5953
Red W: 69.6/128 281 288 447 152 460 288 94 284 233 2527 462 106 278 435 98 329 278 286 307 2579 5106
Handicap 13 11 1 9 3 5 17 7 15 6 16 4 2 18 8 14 12 10
Par 4 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Clark (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required for all practice facilities. NO t-shirts, denim, or cutoffs.

Reviews

3.5
226 Reviews (226)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Water Hazards 16
Undulating Greens 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 15
Advanced Golfers 14
A Weekend Splurge 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 22
Near the Airport 14
Worth the Drive 13

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

course in pretty good shape considering the storms we have experienced over past couple summers. Greens roll slow and true. 3 of the greens need more time to fill in. Staff quite friendly. Real good course for intermediiate to better golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not the worst not the best, would reccomend

This course is your typical northern VA course that in many other sectors of united states would charge a max of $40 to play but because we are in northern VA, land of the rich, home of the money, it's price is easily doubled, just like all its surrounding courses. So its no better and no worse then them, and because of that I would recommend. Has some nice laid out holes, and is fun course. Green and fairways are what they are, which is average at best. I played every public course in northern VA and this is just the same, but I would go back, and I would recommend playing especially if you get a deal. Very friendly staff and hard working

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice property, grass range, good condition, avg green speed

Course is fun with no houses. Practice facility is great when the grass range is open. Greens were quicker in the spring versus summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed in the condition.

I used to play here a lot but haven't in many years. I know they hold a ton of tournaments so it definitely gets a lot of traffic. But seeing it today was pretty sad. The clubhouse needs a lot of attention on the outside. The cart path was crumbling. The tee boxes and greens were pretty beat up. No one seems to fix their divots. It'll be a while before I come.back here.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Bad tee boxes. Fairways. And greens

The tee boxes were uneven, sandy, bumpy and had little to no grass on most. The greens were patchy and you can clearly tell no one fixes their ball marks. The fairways were spongy. The course left sprinklers on the fairways while we were trying to hit.....-___- ... 70$ is insane for how crappy this course is. I will not play here ever again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Shape

Fairways were in great shape, although a little wet from a downpour the night before. Greens were pretty good as well. Played on a Saturday morning and finished in 4:20. Would definitely play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sturdy Course

Never played this course and found it to be very rewarding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasant Valley

The course was in great condition considering it rained most of the week

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great layout

Love the layout of the course. Many different types of shots needed. Challenging but fair.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

All good except tees

Course was in very good shape except for a number of tee boxes and the first green. First green had a lot of patchy spots with no grass. Many of the Blue tee boxes were in really bad shape. No turf and really uneven. They may have to rebuild some. On the other hand, the fairways were in great shape as were the majority of the greens. Pace of play was good and the staff there is very friendly. Despite the minor issues mentioned, I would go there again.

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

Nice Course, Poor Time Management

I literally just finished my round at 8:30pm. Tee time was at 2:34. I understand there was a tournament, but I could’ve been at home watching the US Open instead of playing a round of golf that causes you to lose interest. I feel like I left work early today for no reason.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Not what it used to be

I used to play Pleasant Valley all the time years ago when I worked nearby. I played Sunday and was very disappointed in the quality of the course. The first green was a mess and most tees were horrible. With all the rain of this spring, I wasn't expecting it to be so beat up and poor. Happens in the late summer when we dry out, but it should have been perfect. Not sure when I will be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Worth the Price

In the past course was always in great shape. Not so this time out. Nearly all greens were damaged, some extensively, tees and rough both needed to be mowed,
muddy spots in many of the fairways, only easily located yardage markers are the 150 yd poles. Worth about half of what we paid.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are atrocious

The course is nice, overall layout is great. Some fairways are wide and inviting. Others are narrow and challenging. But the greens....they have dead spots all over and need a complete overhaul. 80% of the tee boxes are a mess as well. Fix the greens and this could be a championship course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

It really is a shame

This could be one of the best public courses in the area. The layout is very good. Fairways and greens are well-bunkered (and the bunkers all have new sand -- great!) and the holes are nice with a number of greens at an angle to the fairway, making the approach shots more challenging. Unfortunately, the greens are not even close to being good. #1 and #2 are awful, and and a number of others have plenty of dead spots. It didn't look like anything was being done to fix them. Oh, and Poa seems to be taking over every green. A fine course with bad greens. It really is a shame.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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