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4.2
174 Reviews (174)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
92.2%
Recommend this course
152 out of 174 reviews
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4.3
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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4.4
11 Reviews (11)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
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11 out of 11 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6405 yards 73.0 132
White 72 5897 yards 69.7 127
White (W) 72 5897 yards 74.2 131
Gold 72 4948 yards 65.7 113
Gold (W) 72 4948 yards 68.9 121
Scorecard for Pohick Bay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.5/131 368 156 471 387 175 486 373 362 409 3187 375 192 393 478 351 185 348 342 524 3188 6375
White M: 69.1/124 W: 74.2/133 325 148 449 359 163 430 358 349 396 2977 346 149 373 449 318 161 335 325 492 2948 5925
Gold M: 64.8/113 W: 68.9/121 292 91 398 301 116 372 300 292 348 2510 280 95 326 401 280 124 297 283 419 2505 5015
Red M: 63.6/110 W: 66.9/117 292 91 318 301 116 269 300 215 308 2210 280 95 242 327 280 112 297 283 419 2335 4545
Handicap 7 11 3 1 5 17 9 15 13 10 12 2 4 6 16 8 14 18
Par 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 36 72

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

Reviews

4.2
174 Reviews (174)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 30
Thick Rough 13
Bunkers 12
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Advanced Golfers 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 16
In the 'Burbs 15
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

excellent value for money

A good course, especially attractive promotions makes me go back Reasonably well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great day on the course

Public Parks course, maintained well, challenging layout, quiet and beautiful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well-conditioned, mature Track

Old -style course lined by mature trees that cut across several ravines and creeks. Doglegs and elevation changes created challenges for tee shots. Fairways, greens and bunkers in very good condition. Pace of play was fine until the back nine, where some late-afternoon arrivals apparently started their rounds.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/09/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fathers Day weekend

Faster than expected on Father’s Day weekend. Cool staff too

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 03/01/2019

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you this spring season.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very impressive

From the moment I arrived I was struck by the friendliness of staff. It wasn’t just how they treated me but how I observed them treat other customers. It was my first time at the course. I was sooo impressed with at least five of the holes. They were holes that I have not seen at other courses. After a while courses start to blend together. However, this course at at least five holes that were of a signature nature. I cannot say enough about the work that had been put into the course. Most of the courses have been inundated with rain. Although the back nine was cart path only, most of the front ,with the exception of the first hole , had no restrictions. Beyond that, the greens hole by hole were almost pristine for the weather we have had. I am not one who is easily impressed. Nor do I take customer service lightly. In fact, I know I can be a stickler. Pohick Bay exceeded my expectations. As for the customer service, they could not have been more accommodating. The problem now is that on future returns they have a high standard to meet. I hope they will continue to do so. Please Pohick Bay keep up the good work.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/01/2019

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Commented On 01/26/2019

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/01/2019

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Commented On 01/26/2019

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 01/26/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value and beautiful setting.

Despite the fact that rains of past several days made fairways a not soggy We enjoyed our Friday evening play. People do need to learn how to replace divets however!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 01/26/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 01/26/2019

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not impressed

Not impressed for the money we had to pay. Attitudes in the pro shop were not good. Had questions and the responses were kind of like...owell..that's just the way it is.
Not returning.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
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Commented On 05/31/2018

I am sorry to hear about your experience at the course. We here at Pohick Bay pride ourselves with trying to provide the best customer service. If you could please email me pohick_golf@nvrpa.org, I would like to discuss some of the details of your round. We thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. This information is vital, to help us fine tune our golf course operations.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor pace of play

I was really disappointed in the pace of play. It took 4 hours to play 13 holes. At one point there were 3, 4 somes at 13th tee box. After my golf partner and I completed 13, we decided to leave the course. 18 holes of golf should not take 5-6 hours. 2 solutions to what appears to be a common theme for local courses in the area. Stop over booking tee times, or enforce a pace of play on the course by the rangers. Completely unacceptable when you spend $60 to play a single round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/28/2018

I am sorry to hear about your experience at the course. We here at Pohick Bay pride ourselves with trying to provide the best customer service. If you could please email me pohick_golf@nvrpa.org, I would like to discuss some of the details of your round. We thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. This information is vital, to help us fine tune our golf course operations.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow play, decent course

Course was in decent shape, lots of trees and very hilly for walkers. This particular Sat was very slow; 5.5 hrs to complete the round. We asked the drink cart attendant to inform the warden of the slow play, and he didn't come around until the 14th hole, and said the group in front of us was on pace for 4.5 hr round. Don't care about the time as much as keeping up with the group in front of you, and there were three open holes ahead of us. The one challenging Par 5 has a temp green, which made it a drivable Par 4, but the maintenance they are doing will help improve the Par 5. Overall, good day but slow at times.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf outing

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall the outing was goo. Being early spring the cours fairway grass still needed to fill in. The greens are in good shape rolling true. The 13th green is still undergoing a face lift. I have played this course year around from tolime to timr. I would recommend it to anyonel.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Very nice - Even in Winter!

First time at Pohick Bay, and really enjoyed it. Considering it was early March, fairways and rough were in nice shape. Tee and approach shots are often up or down; lots of terrain change. Once you get to the green, good size and fun to play; fair amount of slope, but makeable looks most of the time. All around the course, a clear sense of attention to detail (e.g., the water/trash stations at the tee boxes were never in disrepair and always clean). Nice touch. Those we met in the pro shop were pleasant (the lady who checked us in literally went in the back to ensure our discounted price wasn't too high!), plus we paired with one of the volunteer "marshals"; nice guy. Will definitely go back.

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