Rapidan Golf Club

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3.1
85
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
69.2%
Recommend this course
67 out of 83 reviews
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Average Rating
2.9
16
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.4
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
62.5%
Recommend this course
10 out of 16 reviews
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Average Rating
2.9
18
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.4
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6500
Slope 138
Rating 72.3
Type Semi-Private
Previously known as Somerset Golf Club.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Pro 72 6500 yards 72.3 138
Black 72 5987 yards 70.0 133
White 72 5529 yards 67.5 128
Red/Gold 72 4920 yards 65.2 121
Scorecard for Rapidan Golf Club at Somerset Farms
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Pro M: 72.3/138 380 134 511 300 347 252 421 472 379 3196 492 392 398 397 414 174 402 151 484 3304 6500
Red M: 70.0/133 350 124 485 265 306 230 403 422 358 2943 479 344 360 354 392 151 373 135 456 3044 5987
Black M: 67.5/128 W: 70.2/119 311 117 469 259 276 166 373 354 334 2659 455 336 293 347 379 136 369 127 428 2870 5529
White M: 65.2/121 W: 66.9/109 261 110 395 231 253 140 349 327 289 2355 429 293 247 293 366 119 331 122 365 2565 4920
Handicap 15 17 9 13 11 5 3 7 1 12 16 6 4 2 14 8 18 10
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jerry Slack (1997) Rick Robbins (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.1
85

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Forced Carries 15
Narrow Fairways 14
This course/club is great for:
Locals 17
Advanced Golfers 10
Beginners 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
In the 'Burbs 8
Convenient to the City 6
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Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

On a scale 1 to 10 I would give you the green and -2. Even the branches on the cart path we're hitting the roof... The weather was a factor and then that could be held but they had no Club covers on the back of the car. I will never go back again

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 09/13/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Rapidan Golf Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Hidden gem needs polishing

I play here usually once or twice a month. The property has taken a hit this season, but in the past month there has been a vast improvement in greens quality and course conditions. The food is average, and there is no driving range, so it’s tough to get warmed up for a round. The property itself is very historic (there’s an old civil war era house adjacent to the first few holes) and the place will be fantastic once the workers get everything back into shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 09/06/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Rapidan Golf Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Shame

This course would be magnificent if it were in good shape. Regretfully, many of the greens are burnt out where your putt will be crossing bare patches on almost every hole. Also, the tees, (and I'm using the term generously), were a mixture of mud, crabgrass and sand.

That being said, the people were extremely nice & helpful and it was obvious that they are trying. However, we will not be back until we hear that the course has been improved.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 07/30/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Rapidan Golf Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor grounds management

Rock hard tee boxes, broke 3 tees just trying to place them. Greens and fairways burnt out from sun and heat. Granted it has been hot lately but I have 5 other course in a row all week. They seemed to be holding fine. Crab grass is only grass present in green and fairways. Clippings in rough were thicker than the rough itself, I think someone could have rolled the clippings into hay bails. Extremely disappointed and walked off the course on #3. Waste of time and money, won’t return for a long time. Worse course I have ever seen in 15 years of playing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 07/09/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Rapidan Golf Club, in the Virginia Orange County area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the Greens and fairways so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Slightly disappointing, Mother Nature has been tough on the course. Usually plays better!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 06/28/2018:
Hello, on behalf of Rapidan Golf Club staff we appreciate you taking the time to address your concerns as we are always looking to improve. We are disappointed to hear that you were not happy with the conditions of the course but still hope you enjoyed your round. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Weeds on tee boxes and on some fairways but greens were good and fairways good overall.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 06/14/2018:
Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rapidan Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We hope that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you will see improvements in the course conditions the next time you are with us. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your overall experience and we thank you for recommending our golf course. We would look forward to seeing you again out here at Rapidan soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

The front 9 was great but could use a cut on fareway as weeds were growing, tees boxes were in good shape.. now the back 9 is a different story the tee boxes were spotty and bare with dirt to hit off of, fareway were ok but rough was like playing in your back yard, all the greens were hard but in ok shape. But for the price of 18 bucks can’t complain to much I guess

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 06/11/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rapidan Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played, and your feedback about our tee boxes and fairways is greatly appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course here in Locust Grove, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs work

Greens were acceptable, but the fairways were not. The course conditions have gone downhill since last year. Even the tee boxes were in poor shape. Also, like many courses, a ranger is needed to speed up play. There were multiple holes open in front of the group ahead of us, yet they never offered to let us thru. A ranger can fix that.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 06/11/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Rapidan Golf Club, in the Locust Grove, Virginia area. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting Way Better

I played about a month ago and the course was in pretty rough shape, but now they seem to be doing a lot better. The food was good and I always love talking with the younger guys in the pro-shop, they are nice and one of them helped a little with my back swing. I'll definitely be back there soon!!

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