Pleasant Valley Golf Club

3.8536235294 3.9 stars from 5 (165)
  • 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: 3.8 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: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 165 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
89
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

137 out of 161 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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"Great Course but THE ROUGH"


txjimdlong's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing and I really like the course and will be back. All the rain in the recent weeks has made the rough extremely penal. Stay in the short grass. Apparently the traps are getting new sand but they seem to be in that condition - piles of sand in the trap - for some time. Ought to get fixed, or is that rain-related?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Didn't quite meet expectations"


madavi10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasant Valley is usually one of the better public courses in the Northern Virginia area. However, for our round on Saturday, 6/9, it did not meet expectations. To be fair, we've have a ton of rain in the NoVA area and I am sure that negatively impacted course conditions. The rough was extremely long and hadn't been cut and made finding balls tough. Greens were not in good condition. All sand traps had large mounds of new sand. Given we're well into the season, we all expected to be playing a better course. Even with a hotdeal of $71 for the round, the course just wasn't worth it this time around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2018

Thank you for your feedback and review and we apologize for not meeting expectations. The rain has drastically impacted our course conditions this spring! The sand traps will be smoothed out within the next week or so as we need the rough to dry out so that we can get equipment out on the course. Hopefully later in the season you'll find conditions back up to par.

-- Management


"Beware of the Rough"


Lincolnu5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape when I played. The rough is thick, which makes the course a good challenge. Try to keep it in the fairways as much as possible...still shot a 91!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2018

Thank you for the review!

Hoping for more fairways in your future!

- Management


"Bumpy cart path"


u00000385824's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairway and green are kept fine, but the cart path should have been paved to avoid a bumpy run.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2018

Thank you for the feedback and review! We do have many spots on the cart path that need repair and it is on our list. We need some dry days so the puddles go away and we will be filling those holes.

-- Management


"course conditions suboptimal"


aephelan's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course suits my game well but the recent weather has taken a big toll - rough around the fairways was only mown on a few holes, making it near impossible to find balls on a cloudy day. The worst was the sand bunkers though - many had high piles of sand in them that had not yet been spread out. Those without the piles had been washed out so completely there were rocks. Fairways and greens were in great shape though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2018

Thank you for your review and feedback! You are certainly correct that the rains in May and early June have made the rough very tough to keep up with. We are doing our best to get as many areas mowed as frequently as possible. As for the bunkers, the new sand will be smoothed out within the next week or so dependent upon the weather.

-- Management



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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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



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