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3.9
190 Reviews (190)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
9
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
83.7%
Recommend this course
164 out of 190 reviews
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3.8
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
77.8%
Recommend this course
14 out of 18 reviews
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3.8
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
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1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.6%
Recommend this course
19 out of 23 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

Reviews

3.9
190 Reviews (190)

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 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging layout

Many things to challenge the average golfer: tough par 3's, sloping fairways and greens, sharp doglegs and inability at times to see water hazards, green/pin from tee box and fairways on several holes. Excellent views and lot's of fun!!! A preferred public course in the area but also relatively well maintained. At this time of year, greens are pretty beat up but still in better condition that most other public courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/23/2019

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

October Golfing blast

Always enjoy Pohick Golf, all of the greens and fairways are in the most pristine conditions and the beautiful course layout surmised by Virginia wildlife and trees line makes this course one of the best kept secrets of Northern VA golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/23/2019

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Commented on 10/15/2019

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Enjoy blind tee shots on EVERY hole?

Not worth it. Awful tee boxes. Awful fairways. Every tee shot is blind (except for par 3s). Yardages are way off. But staff is very friendly and the practice areas are decent.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time - rough greens

Fairways in good shape, greens not so much. The aeration holes and sand make your putting difficult. Check in was awesome - very friendly gentleman at the front desk as well as the guy at the end of my round who drive the cart back to the shed from my car for me..

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/26/2019

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Overpriced

The fairways were atrocious at best. More crabgrass and burn spots than actual grass. Greens are pitted and had weeds rolled into them. Wont be coming back for another round.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/02/2019

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun, but tired, course

Pohick Bay is a very interesting golf course in terms of layout and challenge. 50 dollars with a cart seems to be a reasonable charge for this area of the country, but not exactly a great deal either for the condition of the course. If it was pristine, I would expect to pay 75 for the round. That said, I would play here again under the current conditions below at around $40-45 and not be disappointed.

It appears to me that it has been a tough summer for the area courses without the resources to adjust to the conditions. If you play here in the next 30 days from my review, expect fairways to be of mixed grass and conditions, greens to be mostly nice, roll well (although a touch slow), but pockmarked from the increasingly terrible offense of not repairing ball marks (shame on you, all of the groups that preceded me for the week), this could be mitigated by changing cup locations more frequently - as this appeared to be only a weekly occurrence here based on the conditions of the cup (but maybe the patronage is just rough on the course). The areas surrounding the greens need considerable work - a lot of bare areas and thin covering can be found immediately adjacent to many greens, and again, lots of mixed grass types or invasive grasses being allowed to take over in some areas. The chipping and putting greens are not bad at all, offering plenty of room to work on your short game. The driving range was once a beauty, offering shade and a reasonable amount of stations, however the hitting mats saw their last days of usefulness about 2 years ago, and while I may have missed it, didn't see any turf hitting areas.
The staff and starters were fantastic, friendly and very helpful.
I played midday on a Thursday and the course was relatively empty. I would expect on a weekend this course to be busy, and a bit slow because the layout and blind tee shots makes it difficult to determine when it is safe to play on.
Final Tip - use a GPS app to see the hole from the tee box - and if you can't see the rough from the tee, assume it slopes away from the center of the fairway.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Played On
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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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
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Commented on 07/15/2019

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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/09/2019

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

Review of Pohick Bay Golf Course

Course is taken care of. Greens in good shape. Fairway cut was a little tall when I played. Pins were tucked in some hard positions. It’s a great course to play if you can catch it around 40 bucks for 18 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

My First Time at Pohick

Great staff, well maintained course and range, and quite challenging meandering golf course. Enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Great track, needs lots of TLC

Saw most recent reviews and decided to play anyway. The course is challenging, nice layout. Greens were punched recently, thus slow, but recovering. Fairways weren’t in the greatest shape, burned patches and soggy, this is where the course needs attention. Bunkers were racked and pretty good. Rough was thick and deep. Looks like they are working on the tee boxes too. A rate in the low $40 range will not disappoint. There are better tracks around this area if you are paying more than $50 w/cart.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Just a little shaggy

Enjoyed the round at Pohick. Not a long course but challenging. Tee boxes and fringe were shaggy. Greens were in average condition. Could use some work. Need local knowledge on several holes. I would go back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

I played Pohick Bay for the first time this past Friday. I enjoyed the course despite my unfamiliarity. The course is is decent shape and is challenging for those that do not know the layout. Many bends that will turn a pretty drive into trouble really fast. Irons and fairway woods from the tee aren't a bad idea. Overall I had a pleasant round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great kept course

Course was very well maintained, staff were exceptionally challenging, and layout was great. Amazing deal for the price point. Highly recommended!

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