Herndon Centennial Golf Course
|Blue (W)||71||5774 yards||73.4||128|
|White (W)||71||5029 yards||69.2||118|
|Black M: 70.1/130 W: 75.6/136||407||361||509||360||173||368||172||355||310||3015||343||402||410||386||136||482||133||485||405||3182||6197|
|Blue M: 68.1/126 W: 73.4/131||391||347||466||329||157||355||149||335||297||2826||326||361||376||375||111||463||118||448||370||2948||5774|
|Blue/White M: 65.5/120 W: 70.2/124||366||347||389||262||117||355||149||310||297||2592||302||334||307||304||111||403||118||448||292||2619||5211|
|White M: 64.0/116 W: 68.3/120||366||244||389||262||117||301||114||310||271||2374||302||334||307||304||90||403||100||394||292||2526||4900|
Great pace of play and course was in great condition.
Love this course
Fun local course. Great value for the money. Greens are in great shape. This is my new go to course. My only “area for improvement:” They do need a beer cart with drinks (good local beers, cocktails, and snacks)
Fantastic course and a lot of fun to play
Our foursome all said it was a lot of fun and really enjoyed it more so than other courses. The day was beautiful, the course fairways and greens in really good shape. Course has the right amount of challenges, yet forgiving enough to recover from some bad shots, you can find your ball fairly easy, which is always great. Overall, it's one of the top courses in our desired portfolio to play. It competes well with some top courses in the area. Try it and see for yourself if you've never played there.
Great As Usual
Great day for Herndon golf. 3.5 hour round, great condition as usual. Greens in good shape, some quicker than others.
We had a great pace of play for a Friday morning. Course in great shape. Well marked to find your way around.
The course is in great shape. We started about 9am and had no one in front of us or behind us. Being a Herndon resident and a senior I do get a break on the rates. Not sure of non-resident rates check the web site!
Superb course conditions and maintenance, especially for a public muni. Nice layout with some challenging par 4s and a variety of tee boxes. I play this course often with mid-handicap golfing friend.
Really Good Municipal Course
I played Herndon Centennial on a cold February day as a respite from this brutal Iowa winter. I was fortunate enough to be in the area for business, and met up with Virginia Golf Advisor Ben Grehan for a round at this course near Dulles Airport.
Herndon Centennial is a great value, at only $30 to walk in the offseason. I paid an additional $5 to rent a pull cart. I would love to see them update their offering to add push carts, as I learned that it is much harder to pull than push.
I really enjoyed my round of golf. I found the course to have a nice variety of short and mid length par 4s, borderline reachable par 5s and tricky par 3s. The greens were especially tricky, yet very nice for February.
The overall course condition was great for February 27th. I was surprised how smooth and fast the greens were. They have some slope, so with a little speed, putts can get away from you. Unfortunately, I learned this on the first couple of holes, but then adjusted.
The layout was terrific too. The course does a nice job mixing up par 3s, 4s and 5s, and frequently changing direction so you're rarely playing two holes in a row in the same direction.
Finally, the green complexes are very interesting, in a good way. Most green complexes are well bunkered, but also have open areas with different slopes to allow a variety of short game shots.
While I said the layout was terrific, I do think Herndon Centennial could benefit from some tree management. There were a few spots where they were removing trees, but I think more tree removal is needed. Holes 11-13 and 15 felt a little claustrophobic, and could benefit from just a little bit more width.
The Not So Good:
Geese! As you can see from my photo of the 17th hole, there is a flock of geese living on the course. This means goose droppings everywhere. I'm not sure if this is a year around problem, or just specific to this time of year. Geese are a problem that plague many golf courses, and where I think golf courses could benefit from allowing dogs.
Overall, there are a lot of positives with Herndon Centennial. I highly recommend it if you're in the Dulles Airport area for a fun, quick 18 hole round.
back at Herndon
Glad to be able to play golf finally after a lot of bad weather. Golf course fine except that every goose in the universe must have been on the course.
Annual Father-Son New Years Round
Each year my oldest son and I play on New Years day at a local course, we try to play a different course, and preferably a new course each time.
This year we choose Herndon Centennial. The weather was warmer than the last several years, but with all of the rain the last week or so, the course was very wet, however I could tell that the course layout is great, and have added it to a list of courses I want to play when the weather is better. The fairways are wide, and the course is not incredibly long, so for a high handicap player like myself it was a forgiving and rewarding round.
Course was in excellent condition. No issues with the Pace of Play. Friendly staff and a fun but challenging layout. Nice Day!
Good conditions, greens and fairways were nice. Easy but super fun course.
The course is in great shape... greens were rolling excellent! Thanks HGC!