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4.1
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
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3 Stars
25
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
91.8%
Recommend this course
139 out of 155 reviews
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4.3
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.1
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 31 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6197 yards
Slope 126
Rating 69.7
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Herndon Centennial Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6197 yards 69.7 126
Blue 71 5774 yards 68.1 122
Blue (W) 71 5774 yards 73.4 128
White 71 5029 yards 64.7 114
White (W) 71 5029 yards 69.2 118
Scorecard for Herndon Centennial Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 1 9 7 13 15 5 11 3 17 12 2 8 6 18 14 16 10 4
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 35 4 4 4 4 3 5 3 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 1 7 11 13 15 9 17 3 5 10 4 8 2 16 12 18 14 6

Course Details

Year Built 1979
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round. High Season: 03/15 - 11/30
Architect Ed Ault (1979) Tom Clark (1979) Tom Clark (2005) Bill Love (2009) Tyler Rae

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.1
155 Reviews (155)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 22
Locals 19
Beginners 16
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 24
Near the Airport 17
Convenient to the City 13

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Daddy G

Great pace of play and course was in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

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)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great As Usual

Great day for Herndon golf. 3.5 hour round, great condition as usual. Greens in good shape, some quicker than others.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful course

We had a great pace of play for a Friday morning. Course in great shape. Well marked to find your way around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

HGC

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Muni

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Iowa Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather

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 Good:
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.

The Average:
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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Deal!

Course was in excellent condition. No issues with the Pace of Play. Friendly staff and a fun but challenging layout. Nice Day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun timea

Good conditions, greens and fairways were nice. Easy but super fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Herndon GC

The course is in great shape... greens were rolling excellent! Thanks HGC!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good

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