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3.4
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
75.3%
Recommend this course
95 out of 121 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.1
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
71.4%
Recommend this course
5 out of 7 reviews
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3.6
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6500 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.3

Previously known as Somerset Golf Club.

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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

3.4
121 Reviews (121)

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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

still open and playable

The course has 2 holes closed till the spring, so you most play 2 hole over again. This is not a problem since its winter and not busy.....course still needs work but for the right price its OK...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/05/2020

Hi limagolf3. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Rapidan Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winter Conditions Excellent

Played while in town for Christmas with my family. Usually greens in the winter are rough and tumble, but these greens were rolling very fast and smooth. You can tell they are doing a lot of maintenance to the golf course, including the greens. My brother plays here all the time and says the improvements over the past year have been incredible. It is his favorite course to play in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Challenging coarse

Rapidan is a challenging course for an average golfer definitely worth the money and play of pace is great
Cons
Had 2 holes out of commission but played other holes to make up for the 18
I’m an advanced golfer and play average 3xs a week this course is now my home course with 4 others that are 25-30 mins away from me this is definitely worth it to play a round.

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

Constantly getting better.

I have started to play this course pretty regularly now that the conditions have vastly improved. Greens are great, tee areas are getting better. The staff is the friendliest staff around, by a mile. They have two holes closed until next year but they allow you to play other holes again to make up for it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Closed hole, slow greens

Greens are/were super slow. Could tell the greens were lost, didn’t seemed to have been mowed in quite sometime. Roots were really shallow. Then hole 17 is closed with zero notice from the staff. Paid full price to only get 17 holes. I like the layout just think they could’ve given some $$ off for the conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/23/2019

Roots we’re really shallow? Did you tear up some of the green to check that? This is quite w review.

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Commented on 09/10/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Rapidan Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always Improving

We played this coarse on Labor Day Weekend. It was in decent shape. The kid at the counter said the greens were aerated a few days ago, and they were in good shape. We love the coarse and will always come back. Looking forward to seeing the coarse once they get everything into great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible

This was the worst course I have ever played on. Every green was patchy. The tee boxes grass was high. I don't have enough time to write everything that was wrong with this course but I will never play here again!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Hello davidrobinsd. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Rapidan Golf Club.

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Commented on 09/03/2019

Our apologies that you didn't enjoy your round. I have to ask, how did you miss the plethora of signs around the Pro Shop and course explaining that the greens were just aerated 6 days ago, would be very slow and bumpy, and were undergoing slight renovations to bring them back to their originally planned sizes? The tees are unfortunately a mess right now. It is our major fall project, to renovate them and get them back into shape. Finishing rehabbing the bunkers is also high on our priority list.

Next time you play please feel free to ask questions about whats going on around the course. Everything that we are currently working on is also posted on signage all around the property.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging but fun

This coarse is challenging and fun definitely recommend playing it.
Greens and tee boxes have improved so much from a month ago. Can’t. Wait till next week so I can play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging coarse

With the few greens and tee boxes burned up due to lack of water
This coarse is very challenging and fun to play definitely recommend playing it

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

Great day!

I am just a beginner but this course has a lot of fun. It has become one of my favorite courses not too busy and different scenery all around

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rapidan Golf

Fun Time With Friends, No Rush and Wasn’t Pushed to Play. Great Price on GolfNow!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Learning Course

I’m really a first year golfer @ 71yrs. I played on a Monday & had the course to myself. It’s great to be able to take all the time you need without the pressure of feeling you are holding up play.
The course is nice for my level of play & the staff is very friendly & willing to help. I will go again for sure. I shot a 101. Almost broke that 100!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoy playing here

My recommendation would be to place signs showing distance from tee box to hazards or waste areas or the carry needed. Hole number 8 especially, but also on 2,10, and 12.
I believe this would speed up play and make it more joyable.
Not everyone has electronics to show hazards, etc.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting better

Have plated here on and off for years. It appears the new people are improving the each month. Its now playable and fun......

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Definitely not a easy coarse

Definitely not a easy golf course to play very competitive with other courses.
Fun as long as you know the. Layout
Needs more yardage markers especially on par 5

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/26/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give Rapidan another try in the near future.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

Tee boxes were terrible. Needed to be mowed and moved. Greens were average at best. Layout is good and challenging. Would love to play again with improvements to tee boxes and greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/18/2019

Hi u000004274188! Thank you so much for leaving us with your detailed feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is extremely important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back again soon!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Appreciation

I would like to thank this golf course and all of its employees
for honoring all Military by hosting this special weekend for
all to enjoy.
It show that people do care about the military.

I thank you.

Respectfully,

Al Baldonado USA Army 1SG (Ret)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome course!

Played in an outing this morning at Rapidan Golf Course. The property is in really nice condition. The greens were fast and smooth. The only poor thing is the bunkers, but from what the young man was telling me they are in process of re-doing them all. Lunch was awesome and great beers on tap. Really impressed with the golf course today. We’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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