Herndon Centennial Golf Course

3.9963764706 4.0 stars from 5 (113)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6196 yards
  • Slope: 119
  • Rating: 69.0
  • 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
Blue 71 6196 yards 69.0 119
White 71 5800 yards 67.2 115
Red 71 5022 yards 68.9 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 113 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

100 out of 113 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 water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks watching the game  

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Reviews


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"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


"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


"Great public course!"


BruceKauffman's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout with good conditions. Greens we're in excellent shape and you could trust your read. I will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good calue"


MM2345514's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape. The rain has definitely helped with that this summer, and they have dint a good job keeping the fairways and greens trimmed. Bunkers were a bit compact, but that is not a huge deal. Course does not play particularly long, but still poses a good challenge. For a Sunday afternoon, the pace of play was pretty quick. Played as a 4-some in less than 4 hours and did not have to wait anywhere. Rangers were making their way around the course, and were available to help and nice guys! Will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000006552987's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"One of my go-to courses"


dfish00's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Like playing this course a lot. Forgiving if you miss a fairway here and there. Greens are will maintained. Bev cart and clubhouse/grill on the turn is a plus. Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


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 06/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course!"


u000005236221's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short course but some nice holes. Tee boxes, fairways and greens all in great shape. Rough can be thick, but that's why they call it rough!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u581670613's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the very best municipal golf courses in the Washington metropolitan area. Top of the line grounds keeper always has the course in great shape within the context of the area's weather. With the high volume of golfers that regularly play the course it is nothing short of amazing it is in such superb condition. The greens are cut a bit long and therefore are a bit slow. My guess is this is due to the high volume of foot traffic. Played today as a twosome in 3.5 hours. The pace of play will not be that quick on the weekends. Rough was longer than usual today. Very likely due to the recent wet weather impacting the mowing schedule. Highly recommend you give this fine facility a try.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Shape"


wenspen's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Course is always in great shape. Greens, fairways and bunkers are well maintained. The thick rough is the only way to protect this short course…it will probably cost you a stroke if you’re not in the fairway. I’ve played this course a few times over the past 20 years and have never had an unpleasant round…staff is always considerate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course layout is good, a walkable course also ."


Ironlu424's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played the course a few times and this was the best shape I've seen it in. My only comment , not complaint was the greens were recently aerated and extremely slow . The entire course was lush and green!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


wenspen's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I play this course a few times a year and it never fails to amaze me with the course conditions. The fairways, bunkers and greens are always what you would expect in a course. The greens were moderate fast and rolled true. The course is short but most pins were perfectly placed to keep from going low! Will play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always Fun"


u000007901593's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It may not be very long or exceedingly challenging, but this classic lay out is fun for golfers of all levels. The conditions of the fairways and greens are consistently impressive and better than many courses that are much more expensive and "renown."


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



jojala1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Previously played 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: Good


I recommend this course



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