Pleasant Valley Golf Club

3.9048764706 3.9 stars from 5 (160)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6915 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 73.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required for all practice facilities. NO t-shirts, denim, or cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6915 yards 73.5 137
Medal 72 6509 yards 71.6 136
Club 72 5953 yards 68.8 129
Forward (W) 72 5106 yards 68.9 118

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 160 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
87
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

134 out of 156 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks watching the game  

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aetherly's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Doesn’t worth the money"


uUDGM7829UD's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairway the bunkers and the carts are in poor conditions . No ball washers at any hole through out the course . I believe they charge too much loft spoor management.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2018

We appreciate your review and feedback from your most recent round. We are sorry that you didn't find conditions up to standards. We are in the middle of a full bunker renovation as I'm sure you saw with about 6 holes done. In a few weeks, the bunkers will be back to perfect as well as the rest of the course.


"Good course"


7825slik's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting layout. Course was in good condition for early Spring. A little bit of everything. Some short but interesting par 4's, split fairways and water hazards made for a fun day. Challenging, but not to the point of being overly difficult.


I recommend this course



u000004410966's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pleasant Valley Golf Course - Nice!"


mlturner72's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf course has an excellent layout, nice greens - great competitive atmosphere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A cold windy March day"


deadyank's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Windy and about 45 degrees so felt even colder but was dressed for the temp. Course was much drier than it was the Norester we had over weekend dried it pretty well. Over all was a good day not anyone to slow play down and the staff was just excellent! Mike checked us in and told us what to expect for conditions, played 90 degree rule so play was fast. THe wind made shots a challenge but hey, anyone can play golf on a perfect day..... will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I will replay this course at first chance"


Douglas2400575's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens rolled and still early in the season but the lay out offers any skill level plenty a challenge. I played the blue and really liked the layout. No houses around the course which is nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great shape for Pleasant Valley"


u00000769780's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasant Valley was in good shape for a late season play. I feel we stole one from the weatherman (temps in low 70s, clear blue sky and a little windy) for the end of November. Course was in good shape and play moved along a good pace (4:15). Good experience overall. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course for the Money"


DaveSheetsGolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This has become one of my favorite courses in Northern Virginia. It was in great condition, especially for November. Greens were fast, but fair, and the staff were great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Good course fast greens"


Edahlseid's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like Pleasant Valley. I have played it a few times and always find it in good shape with fast greens. Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Rick7858331's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course for the price"


u448484035's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a beautiful October Saturday and could not have been more pleased with the course. The worst part of fall golf is all the leaves on the ground, hiding balls even on good shots. The leaf presence was minimal and never a factor. The tee boxes, a compliant of previous reviews, were much improved. Greens had a few bare spots and the sand traps were a bit hard, but that's really nitpicking. If I had to find a flaw it would be the number of blind tee shots on the course. Will play again and include in my course rotation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasant Pleasant Valley"


u00000769780's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Pace of play was adequate- 4 hours. Staff was friendly. Only complaint would be the tee box conditions. They were pretty chewed up. Overall good day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth full price"


David3352814's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a bad course but definitely wouldn't pay full price. I got a deal on Golf Now so I booked a round. Tee boxes were completely torn up and were unplayable on about half the holes. A handful of greens didn't roll true because of ball marks and some had bare spots. Decent course, nothing spectacular. Range was below average.

I had an 11 o'clock tee time and got there plenty early to hit balls. They rushed into a 10:45, so that was a little inconvenient. Probably won't go back unless I get another Golf Now deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Not worth full price"


David3352814's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I got a hot deal and gave this course a shot. The range is pretty minimal, just 50/100/150/200 yard posts. I had an 11 o'clock tee time and was asked to play 25 minutes earlier so I didn't really get a chance to warm up and hit the balls I paid for.

Tee boxes are completely torn up and made teeing off without sliding impossible on some holes. So bad that some holes I had to go out of the designated area or use other tee boxes. Some greens had bald spots and a lot of ball marks.

A nice layout and aside from the tee boxes and a few greens nothing stood out. A good course but I wouldn't pay full price for it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Unmemorable exurban track"


captainsensible's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

For a fairly pricey "semi-private" course (whatever that means) I expected more. The layout isn't especially interesting, no holes that really stuck out for me, with some narrow fairways that penalize a drive that's even a little wayward and more than a couple holes where you can't tell where to aim your drive due to the terrain. A bunch of the tee boxes were in tough shape, chewed up and dotted with crab grass, and several greens had some total dead spots with zero grass, just dirt. For the DC-area where it gets super hot and humid in the summer they need to have more water coolers out there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good Course"


u378153076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape other than the Tee Boxes need to be completely re-done.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun course"


Sammy83's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I liked the course very much. Very playable. The white tees were good for my level, and the longer tees really made for a much more challenging course. The layout was good. The staff were very friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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