Herndon Centennial Golf Course

4.1386058824 4.1 stars from 5 (125)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6197 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 125 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
70
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

112 out of 125 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs near the airport convenient to the city   Great for walkers locals beginners   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game  

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u7981145's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



hefri's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Round of Golf - Will Play Again"


u949374927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course on 6/16/18. The course was in excellent shape. The front nine was slow but it really picked up on the back. The course layout is diverse - you're forced to hit almost all of the clubs in your bag. I'll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good, but slow"


MM2345514's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Enjoyed our round out at Herndon, but there were a few issues. First of all, in front of our 4-some was a single who was put in between us and another 4 some. Up ahead on the course, there were a lot of other groups, but not too many behind us. Why the starter put that single in front of us made no sense, and we ended up waiting quite a bit on the front 9...and no cart girl at all! The back 9 was the same issue. Except this time was because the group of college guys took an absolutely ridiculous amount of time between each shot. We would be hitting our shots into the green as they were teeing off on the next hole, but whenever we got to the tee, they would still be hitting their shots into the green!! We saw a marshall, but he obviously didn't think it was enough of a problem when this group would be taking 2 off the fairway with us waiting behind on the tee box. If I were more of a confrontational person, I would have said something, but it was the first sunny day in a long time around here, and I figured I'd just enjoy my round. The fairways were well kept, and so were the greens. The hole locations on the greens were all so tough! Most were right on the edge of a crazy slope, and made putting pretty tricky. Not much of a gripe there, just an observation.

We will be back to play here, and hope that the round is a bit quicker next time!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Shankar7465464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Jay9129715's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Muni"


anditsasnaphook's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Herndon Centennial is my home course, I've been playing it for years but I figured now was as good a time as any for a review. I think its a great course if you want to score. Not too long and nothing too insane. There's a handful of really nice designed holes. My only gripe about the course is that 8-13 tend to drag as they are all par 4's and only 9/10 are really of a different mold compared to 8,11,12,&13. The Par 3's are short but not insanely straight forward, the Par 5's are short but I don't like to go for them in 2 shots unless i hit the perfect drive. The staff is really nice, the value is really good if you are a town of Herndon resident (make sure you mention that you are with a driver's license) but average otherwise. They recently switched the "restaurant" in the club house and its a bit pricey. Definitely better than your average Municipal Course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



albert57butch's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u522252412's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is in phenomenal condition"


u739154756's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Haven’t played golf in about a year. Thursday was my second round in a week in the past year. I love just down the street from Herndon Centennial and it’s always been in fair condition when I have played it. Thursday when I arrived, I noticed the freshly cut fairways. I was impressed and had the thought that the course would be in great condition. That thought was correct. Greens were rolling true and as fast as any private CC I have played in recent years. Definitely going to have to play it again this year before the season is over.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



RWilliams123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


ltusing's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Other than the frozen greens, snow and rain, had a great day. Truly enjoy this course, short ,but challenging. The greens are very protected by design and traps. Thanks to Golfnow we got a great rate. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for another deal at Herndon centennial, can't wait.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This course is deteriorating"


Oludare5678681's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All I have to say is birds poops are all over fairways, rough, greens and carthpaths.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/10/2018

The only holes that have geese poop are 3&17. 2 holes. And it's only on certain sections of the fairway close to the lake. Over dramatic.


"Excellent"


u202586587's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I enjoyed playing a round of golf so much. The weather was good.


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



blkhawk0527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This Course Is a Gem"


jerrymadden824's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course designer, Ed Ault, has designed many municipal courses like this one but this layout is special. This parkland course features well-kept fairways, mature trees, moderate rough and sand bunkers. At par 71 and 6200 yards the course is not long but the greens are small and extremely challenging to read. If you love to drive the ball, this course is for you. If you miss the fairway, you will be penalized by trees and other obstacles but you will usually have a shot out of trouble, instead of a lost ball. Because of the small greens accurate approach shots are a must and to score you must hit your approach shots to the right part of the greens. In a perfect world, the course should be lengthened to 6600 yards and there are a few places in which the architect intended sand bunkers that are grass which should be converted to sand as originally intended by Ault.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fallen leaves"


u202586587's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had an enjoyable time at the Herndon Centnenial Golf Course. But there were too much fallen leaves on the fairway.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun day, a bit windy, but course in great shape!"


MM2345514's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a 2 pm tee time, and had a great round! Very open tee sheet so we took our time getting ready before heading out. Chipped a bit and putted a bit on the putting green because these greens can be deceptively fast! Played as a 3-some in less than 4 hours, and we weren't really rushing. No problems with pace of play whatsoever. Course was in great shape! Fairways were lush, and even the rough wasn't too terrible. It played fair; if you missed your drive then you were certainly going to be penalized in the rough. Greens rolled true, but had some unprepared ball marks (customary for most Northern VA courses). Overall, course was in fantastic shape, and I will definitely be back! Played from the blues and it was very manageable. Good course run by the city of Herndon!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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