Rapidan Golf Club

3.4349333333 3.4 stars from 5 (80)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6832 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6832 yards 73.6 136
White 72 6442 yards 71.8 133
Yellow 72 5849 yards 68.5 120
Red (W) 72 5195 yards 65.5 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 80 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

66 out of 78 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers beginners   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries narrow fairways  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001881789's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


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.

"Needs work"


u000006160516's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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.

"Course needs work"


bumper203's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


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.

"Getting Way Better"


TonyRedco22's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course is challenging"


u308780561's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff great location needs more selection in pro shop and kitchen


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"what happened....."


limagolf3's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course needs work. The fairways the grass was higher then the ball, and the rough was rough.Played it 2 weeks ago and it was better, its like someone forgot to work on the course....Not worth the deal of $18 I paid....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 05/16/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Rapidan Golf Club, in the Locust Grove, Virginia 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 fairways so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and 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.


u3092412's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 05/11/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the 5-star experience that you deserve.

"Hopeful"


u172378063's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hard teeboxes with sparse grass...inconsistent fairway grasses and “backyard” rough...excellent greens (that could use a cut) on the best overall layout within 50 miles. If the decision-makers would get their heads out of their ***** and invest some money this would be the best course in the Spotsy/Orange/Culpeper/Stafford area!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 05/11/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Rapidan Golf Club in Locust Grove, the Myrtle Beach area, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the fairways so may work on any necessary improvements. However, we're glad you received a good value for your round and had a fun time on the course. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Good Course For The $$$"


patrickworkman's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We played on a Sunday at about 11a for less than 30 bucks a person so you can't beat that. Course was in decent shape. Greens were a little hard but to be expected with the lack of rain. Course layout is interesting and keeps it entertaining. Wish they had a driving range and put a little bit more money into the course as you find a lot of areas with dead grass or patchy areas where you ball is between a dead spot and grass. But overall a good inexpensive track.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"getting better"


limagolf3's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I play here 4-5 times a year. The course is improving and fun to play....greens were good shape the only poor thing are the bunkers. Hit them straight.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 03/22/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to review your experience with us, we truly appreciate your feedback and will certainly pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff at Rapidan Golf Club. We hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to the golf experience that you deserve.



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got this round on golf now. Front nine has a couple holes that run side by side while back nine holes are separate. Greens were in good shape and fairways are Bermuda so the ball sits relatively nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Rapidan Golf Club on 02/28/2018:

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our course. We really appreciate the feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your round, and we hope that you return again soon. Thanks again for choosing Rapidan Golf Club.

"Challenge"


TimothyThomas's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the tips very difficult 30% of the holes. Impossible 4 holes first time you play them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not Great"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I was surprised to see the dormant grass. Course is rough around the edges. I'm glad I didn't pay that much.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"The course is horrible and in horrible shape it looks like a field"


glumpkin1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

The course is horrible and in horrible shape it looks like a field<br/> The staff is not friendly at all.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 11/01/2015

Actually, I amend my previous response now that I know who you are. To those reading this review, these "Gentlemen" arrived an hour early for twilight and wanted to tee off early, which we could not do. When ready to play, they had two coolers of alcoholic beverages which, according to Virginia State Law, is prohibited on golf courses who have ABC licenses. When advised, they begrudgingly returned to their vehicles where the proceeded to pack their golf bags with said alcoholic beverages. I advised again they could not bring their stash onto the course. I will not print their response. When asked for a refund, it was denied.

Very childish to write a false review and we respectfully request Golf Now to remove this review from our course.

Any questions, please contact me, 540-547-7274.

To other golf now participating courses, beware if this group books with your facility.


Commented on 10/31/2015

I have to admit you must have your courses confused. Rapidan Golf Club in NO WAY can be considered in horrible shape. If you did in fact play here, please contact me, Matt Callaghan at 540-547-7274 so we can discuss your play and your expectations. Would like to know what time you played as you did not book through Golf Now.

Rapidan Golf Club is committed to the highest standard of customer service and providing a product everyone can enjoy. Again, please contact us to discuss.


"Great time"


u619389130's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time playing here with my dad. Through golf now it was only 20$ each. The best part about this course was that there was only a couple of people out there, so we were really able to relax and enjoy the course. Beautiful weather and the staff was really cool.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rapidan Play"


uZMUB9516ZM's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes are in rough shape. Fairways okay and greens very good. Did not eat there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A different experience"


JohnGatt's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Compared to the many other courses in Virginia, this one has distinctive characteristics all its own. The elevation changes were amazing and the dog legs often resulted in blind tee shots. The fairway grass was uniform and the huge greens were consistently smooth and putt-able. As other reviews mentioned the tee boxes were hard and scarce of grass which made tee shots especially on the par 3s a challenge. One minor suggestion is to have arrows painted in the cart paths leading to the next tee( Meadow Farms uses this technique) Overall a nice change of pace and worth the drive from Gainesville.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not an easy course; but worth the drive from DC"


redlegbob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved playing this course; got to use every club in my bag. Tee boxes are very hard; almost impossible to get tees into the ground on most holes. Many, many obstacles to hit over and around; and lots of blind shots. Multiple elevation changes within most holes between tee box to fairway to green. As a result, you get to lay up a lot; probably won't use your driver more than 3 or 4 times in the round otherwise you won't be able to see where your ball lands. Greens played very fast. You have to strategize your play of most every hole. Very scenic. Will definitely add it to my summer rotation of courses and go back next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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