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4.1
218 Reviews (218)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
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3 Stars
41
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
87.4%
Recommend this course
189 out of 218 reviews
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4.2
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.0%
Recommend this course
22 out of 25 reviews
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4.1
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.6%
Recommend this course
33 out of 39 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6405 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.0

Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course in Lorton has been one of the area's most popular public courses since it opened in the early 1980s. Playing at Pohick Bay is like playing two golf courses in one, with a front nine that has long, tree-lined fairways and a hillier back nine that features a variety of doglegs and water holes. It is a definitely a shot-maker's course so be prepared to use some creativity and some thoughtful strategizing doesn’t hurt either. The constant up and down of the golf course provides uneven lies and a number of blind shots. The dramatic terrain also makes it a tough course to walk. Trees frame most of the holes, demanding accuracy but also providing a peaceful and secluded feel. Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course is popular amongst locals for being one of the most challenging and yet also one of the most affordable courses in the area.

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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1978) John LaFoy

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities

Reviews

4.1
218 Reviews (218)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 32
Thick Rough 14
Bunkers 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 26
Advanced Golfers 18
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 17
Convenient to the City 16
Worth the Drive 16

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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course and challenging

The course is in really good shape. The greens rolled at a good pace. The fairway and rough is in good shape. My only complaint, which is not a bad reflection on the course itself, would be the un-repaired ball marks on the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, reasonably priced, my second time here and will be back

Lots of hills, challenging shots, no houses along the course, and generally in great shape, this is a great muni (all of the fairfax county ones are, these days). The hilliness keeps it drier than other courses, so a good bet after rain where others might be tough. This one is in my rotation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Testing course

I really enjoyed my round today but this course is not for the faint of heart. It is a much tougher course than many around the DMV. A lot of elevation and blind shots. It was a great challenge and I will play again but it certainly was not the lowest round I’ve played this summer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/31/2020

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Reviews 1
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course is good,

Played on a sunday afternoon, course was in decent condition. Fairways were good, roughs were cut. Greens could be in better condition, but I understand it's hard when people don't fix their marks. Carts were clean and available to ride solo.
Seemed like the usual staff weren't there, as previously I had interacted with older staff members. Everyone in the clubhouse seemed on the younger side. The starter was a young lady who wasn't very friendly. Fine, not an issue. The problem was the pace of play. Course was backed up, so we teed off ten minutes after our tee time. We quickly realized why the course was backed up, the starter sent out four twosomes in a row ahead of us. Pace of play on the score card was a little over two hours, but that's impossible if you send out multiple twosomes on a busy day. Waited five to ten minutes at every tee box and gave up after 14 holes. Hoping for a better experience next time.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/24/2020

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/24/2020

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

mid noon round in high heat and humidity

Course was great but not enjoyable in the high heat and humidity. Ran out of sandwiches..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Great layout, real challenge

I think this course just vaulted to my favorite in the area. The layout is incredible - pretty much every hole has an up or downhill or both. It's all about hitting the ball straight, which i much prefer over courses where you can just mash it 50 yards offline and be fine. Greens were pretty true though slow. Only downside is I chose to walk, and I highly regretted that. Sweating through my shirt, completely gassed, and often hitting blind shots that a cart drive up could have saved me from. Wasn't worth the small amount of money I saved to walk versus ride.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/17/2020

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

Staff was friendly and got me out a little early with a gent named Low from Naples Fl. Great company and had a great round of golf

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/17/2020

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/17/2020

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2020

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/15/2020

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome day

Got my first eagle here!! This was an awesome day and everything was fantastic. I felt safe and everyone was wearing masks. Had a great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2020

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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Tee Times and Carts

Not enough carts which caused a delay from designated tee times. During the delay the starter let three walkers and one rider go out nearly 40 mins prior to their designated tee time which caused a ripple in wait times on every tee box.

Very unprofessional on the starters part to squeeze in regulars prior to their tee time. Respect the players that reserved tees!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/27/2020

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Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Public gem just outside of DC

No houses on this course, in really great condition, has a challenging layout with impressive rolling hills, fun dogleg and par 3 holes. A gem outside of DC, I'll be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/24/2020

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Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful but Tight Course

Really fun course that's always in good shape. One of my favorites in the area considering the scenery and layout, but this is a very tight course from beginning to end with lots of doglegs and blind tee shots. There are some notable elevation changes as well. Practice areas are a bonus here. Having visited a number of times to also practice, I've noticed they have been short on carts even on the weekdays because of the coronavirus precautions. Do note that there tend to be large, swarming horse flies on parts of the course; since this is near the water, bring bug spray. Overall, a very enjoyable but challenging course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of play..

This round was just a constant wait. The first hole is a blind tee shot. Doesn’t allow people to confirm the group in front of you is on the green. Also, first hole is cart path only. Just not the best set up to make sure pace of play doesn’t back up at hole 1. The golf carts were crappy. Course was pretty solid though.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/11/2020

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Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun time

Super course. Very challenging in some areas. The roughs are just enough to make you pay attention.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/31/2020

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/18/2020

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Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great winter golf day

I played this course on the rare 60+ degree day in February. The course was in great condition and even the bunkers were well maintained. The greens were true and held an approach shot with ease. I played on a very busy day and still managed a 4:15 round. I would recommend playing this course, but be prepared to not pull driver on every par 4 as it is full of doglegs. Go and enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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