Pohick Bay Golf Course

3.9052000000 3.9 stars from 5 (156)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6405 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 10301 Gunston Rd, Lorton, Virginia 22079, Fairfax County
  • (703) 339-8585
  • (703) 339-1608
  • www.pohickbaygolf.com

Year built: 1982
Architect(s): George Cobb (1978), John LaFoy
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 156 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
84
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

136 out of 156 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes thick rough bunkers  

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"Golf outing"


u520319137's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice - Even in Winter!"


Vinnie2343942's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Airrated fairways"


barry3970908's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were airrated but the course was in pretty good shape Sone tee boxes were thn


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4610563's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great course: Great value"


woods4722's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways are forgiving but the greens are challenging. Their are a couple blind shots of the tee but nothing you can't negotiate. The P of P was really good, finished 18 just under 4hrs. Great conditions and friendly staff... might become my new home.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u2372271's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pohick is not for sissies"


Erick6002319's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pohick Bay Golf Course is a challenging course overall. Some of the fairways are pinched narrow, so use your straightest clubs;better to be short and straight than long and wrong. The course runs through dense forest where errant shots can get gobbled up. It's a test of your shot making skills. I enjoy playing Pohick at least once a month.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Friendly staff"


TAMMYTAMMY's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Front nine played a little slow as two walkers took their time. Instead of playing the back nine, the staff let us play the front nine again so we wouldn't have to wait for the slow walkers. Second nine took just under half the time to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tough Course"


u000007654551's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Tough little course, lots of out of bounds, small greens and lots of dog leg fairways. Fun challenge, need to play a couple times to know what to expect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not a Holiday!"


hackinnut's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow play on the Holidays! Well not officially a holiday but it sure seemed like it. SLOWWW play all day long. Hit it, wait .... hit it, wait. There was no way to get into any rhythm at all. We had 2 3-somes in front of us (4-some) and a 3-some behind us asks if they can play through. Are you serious? Apparently golf etiquette goes out the window on this course. Oh yeah, we were hit into on 2 holes as well.

Course is in great condition though for the time of the year.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs some attention"


golfvakidd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout is challenging and playing from the blue tees made it even more. Course needs investment to improve conditions. However, sand traps were not even raked although there were plenty of staff doing nothing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Decent"


maggiesarasusie's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
First time playing Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

Interesting layout. Greens were a bit fuzzy on the front and a little better on the back. Rough was too high.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Dissapointed"


stingrays22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in surprisingly poor shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course was in good shape"


jbgman22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Greens were in great shape, but slow. Good layout and challenging..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Layout at a SLOW Pace"


Brenton1255574's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course, and I was very impressed with the conditions of the greens, by far the best of which I have played all year. the sand was fresh and fluffy and fairways were in great shape. The only rough part was the rough itself. It was very high and uncut when I played. It made a long drive that ran through the fairway almost impossible to find. The other major complaint was the pace of play. Foursomes of women walking and men pushing carts in front of single players and doubles in carts. got frustrating. At one point it was backed up 6 holes and they didn't have a marshall to correct it. Overall it was a great course and the layout was challenging. Just about every shot was a blind one, making you hit your spots. I will go back for sure.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Best Economical Round in NOVA"


Gianpaolod's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

for those days where I just don't want to spend the extra cash, but want to get out on the course, this is the place. Driving Range and putting green aren't the best, but the course itself usually moves pretty quickly and is in great shape for the money even on the weekends. If you're booking solo, check times the night before for the best deals.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


arjbccc555's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course isn't a real long course but the architect made up for it by making a lot of the tee shots blind. I was luckily playing with someone who had played the course before so I was able to get some information about where to aim my tee shots.

The greens were in good shape however some of the fairways were beat up a bit but I will say that it had rained for about a week straight so there were likely delays in course maintenance.

I give this course 3 stars because it isn't as good as some others in the area but it is a pretty good golf experience if you are in the area for more than just a vacation, as it is not on my list of places I would take my golf buddies if they were to come in town and we could only play 2 or 3 courses though it is a pretty good course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course"


alsession's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love the challenges the course presents for all levels of players. It's most difficult challenges are reading the speed and lines of the greens. I'm a fourth year golfer with a 8 handicap and play this course two or three times a month.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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