Fort Belvoir Golf Club - Gunston Course

2.9054705882 2.9 stars from 5 (70)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6854 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6854 yards 74.1 135
Gold 72 6615 yards 72.9 133
Blue 72 6167 yards 70.7 130
White (W) 71 5258 yards 65.6 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 70 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

47 out of 70 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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gstone001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course"


u000005121608's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was good for Winter conditions. Good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tough to Walk"


Alan1741696's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course, but the steep hills and long distances between green and tee makes it a strenuous walking course.

Temporary tee boxes were okay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u7119686's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gunston course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is getting much needed work on bunkers and tee boxes. The greens are still in good shape despite being late October.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u9431345's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Rugger6a's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"A poor value at $52.00"


stumpr2995's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Booked reservation through pro shop for a next day tee time. I was never told that at least six to seven tee boxes were under construction. Upon arriving at the course, I was given no warning as to the tee box situation. At least 6-7 tee boxes on the front 9 at Woodlawn were being re-constructed. All tee markers (white, yellow, and blue) were placed at the womens' tees. Sure, had less yardage to drive from women's tees, but still had to pay top dollar for my round of golf ($52.00). Also, sand traps had not been raked in a long time......if you can play Woodlawn at a very reduced price or the Gunston course it might be worth the effort but not as this price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good course for the price"


u000001198400's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played it today and the course was in very good shape, for a military golf course. Folks are saying the greens were aerated recently. Yes, but I thought they were fine today. I've played Woodlawn course at Belvoir and I much more prefer Gunston. Last time I played Woodlawn (spring 2017) it was in real bad shape. Today, the fairways and the greens were in good shape. One negative was the hard-as-a-rock tee boxes. Not all, but several were so compact it was hard to push a tee into the ground. When you come here, give yourself extra time to get through security if you don't have a DOD ID. This course welcomes the non-military public and it's a very good price even as a visitor. Being a local, I appreciate the base commander welcoming the local golfers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1527779's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"So so round"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was interesting. Some tee boxes were decimated. Greens were aerated sometime in the past so were extremely bumpy, so putting was crazy. Pace play of play is only dictated on this course by speed of players in front. There is no course management. There were three players in front in carts who were agonizingly slow. Marshall said he talked to them several times but really couldn't do anything about it. He said he was going to quit next year because he couldn't stand it anymore. What can I say... you either have speed of play rules or you don't.. This course does not.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Up and Down, forgiving fairways, but plenty of challenges along the way."



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the price. Some fun holes with steep hills. Wide fairways on several, though we found many places to lose our balls. :) The staff was friendly, course had great views and the price was awesome. The greens were being aerated, so I rated the conditions lower, but I appreciate they keep up with maintenance.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course, some greens were bad"


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 09/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Good course, tough layout because of the hilly terrain. Would play here again if the greens were in a little better shape. One looked like it had just been through an earthquake. All in all, great for the price but won't blow you away.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good and Bad"


u00000939471's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was redesigned to accommodate land taken away to build an Army Museum. Resulted in shorter holes overall with a few more par three holes thrown in. Otherwise a nice course as military courses go. Tee boxes were mostly crabgrass and the fairways have some rough spots as well. Very hilly with a lot of trees, so is challenging in many ways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Updated Review"


Igolfr1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Gunston Course has been redone since I first reviewed it. It went from a difficult outstanding course (par 72) to a short, not too difficult course (Par 70). The fairways are not in good shape. The greens are very slow. Hopefully, it will be in better shape next season.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Needs attention"


Pinnacle55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value if Hot Deal...bunkers and greens in rough shape. Staff friendly, good pace of play for weekend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Still not worth it"


ricksbits23's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Relatively cheap to play. Practice green is not the same condition as the course. Driving range is fine. Staff is friendly. No cart girl. Not close to the clubhouse at the turn. Can't find even ground on the tee box. Every tee box was in bad shape. Ball will skip on the greens. Thick rough with patches of clovers all over. Who has a tree in the middle of a fairway?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Ft Belvoir Woodlawn Round"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Woodlawn course in the middle of the week for the Golf Now price of $15.00 (including cart). Course was in fair shape, except for number 14 which seemed to be a hole they just made a week ago from someone's pasture. Greens were mowed close, dry, hard and not unlike putting on a pool table. For a military course with lots of traffic, the course was in reasonable shape and the only real hassle was my Garmin taking me to two gates to the base that seemed to have been closed quit awhile ago. All in all, this was a very good deal for the money and worth playing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, Weak Management, Not for Women?"


364830's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in OK shape. Lots of poor conditions around the greens with weeds and bare spots. The layout is tough, but it has many holes with beautiful vistas and nice contrast of bright white sand and lush green fairways. Back nine was very quiet once away from the road (#10).

Management is lacking...had to wait for golf cart keys even though there were dozens of carts sitting at the starter's shack. Never saw the drink cart close up, only at a distance.

Played with my wife and we agreed it was the least ladies friendly course seen to date. Many holes had no red tee markers and several had markers in the middle of nowhere or on unmowed tee boxes. Irritating and maybe intentional?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Horrible course. Will never play again"


Gustavo4729070's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I wish I could get my money back. Layout is horrible, course is not well kept, construction makes it all worse. Greens are terrible. Tees have odd locations. Not to mention it took us over an hour to get into the fort. The course should email you to tell you where to go. We followed Google maps. Took us to the wrong gate. Then they sent us to another gate. 25 min later at that gate turns our we needed visitor passes, BUT we had to get out of the car park somewhere else, go into a visitor center, provide our IDs and SSN # then wait for pass then get in. Only good thing about this place was the staff and you get free range balls included. WILL NEVER COME BACK. WILL TELL EVERYONE TO AVOID. WISH I COULD GET MY MONEY BACK. worst course I have ever played. Cheap for a reason but not even worth the time and effort


I don't recommend this course



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