Fort Belvoir Golf Club - Gunston Course

2.9860294118 3.0 stars from 5 (76)
  • 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 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 76 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
21
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

49 out of 76 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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"Unless you're military or DOD, don't bother"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I timed my trip through the Tulley Gate through which civilians must enter Fort Belvoir. From the moment I put my car in line, it took 27 minutes before I was approved to enter. My car was only behind eight other cars! I am a federal employee with several security clearances, but that really is irrelevant. The course itself was not in as good of shape as many other area courses I play regularly. It was fine, but certainly not worth waiting 27 minutes at the entry gate. I could drive to several farther-out courses in that time, and not be stuck waiting at a security gate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting course."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Could use more mowing of long rough. Liked the terrain changes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice and difficult."


u7523159's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course. However; it was difficult getting to the course as it’s on an army base. If it were not I’d definitely look to go back but I’m going to pass for just that reason. Nice layout well kept but the base thing Os a deal breaker for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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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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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


"Used to be a good course"


u7035499's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Staff is always rude and the course is over priced. Prices were really good about 2 years ago, but as the conditions of the course went south, somehow the prices were raising. I like playing the course but it's just not worth the price anymore.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't 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
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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
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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
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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



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