South Riding Golfers' Club

3.7177647059 3.7 stars from 5 (193)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7148 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

  • 43137 Golf View Dr, South Riding, Virginia 20152, Loudoun County
  • (703) 327-3673, (703) 327-6660
  • (703) 327-2809
  • www.southridinggc.com
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Year built: 1997
Architect(s): Dan Maples (1997), Wadsworth Golf Construction (1997)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7148 yards 74.8 140
Tournament 72 6473 yards 71.6 132
Medal 72 6070 yards 69.8 126
Club 72 5720 yards 68.5 118
Club (W) 72 5720 yards 73.1 131
Forward (W) 72 5001 yards 69.0 117

South Riding Golf Club is nestled in the gentle hills of northern Virginia, enjoying a landscape of hardwood forests and grassy meadows. The course offers a variety of challenges but the fairways are wide and player-friendly and the greens can be tough in spots but overall they offer some room for error. The layout requires both strategy and skill, it is definitely not a golf course where you will be able to just "grip and rip it." The course pinpoints your weaknesses but it is still a fair test. South Riding Golf Club's eighth hole is memorable for its difficulty but it's an interesting hole sine there are many ways to play it. At 351 yards, the hole is a short but intimidating dogleg left that will tempt you to go over the trees. The fairway is generous but the saddle-shaped green is flanked with bunkers.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 193 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
97
3 stars:
49
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

166 out of 192 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers forced carries water hazards   Great for drinks  

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"nice layout"


peteco66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good layout, great staff, replacing bunker sand with new sand so the average score for that. greens are a good speed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Chayes1416's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not worth it"


Craig3824513's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you like playing courses that have dead, dry grass all over your greens and no sand in your bunkers, then play here. Otherwise, you're better off going somewhere else. The ratings on here are high, so not sure if they've gotten new management, but now this course is not worth it whatsoever.

They said it was going to take two months to completely redo the bunkers. Not sure what that means since there are giant piles of sand in the bunkers that have not been spread out with weeds growing in them. Greens have ball marks all over them which no one fixes.

They only have a couple Porta John's, and the holes do not have any plaques with yardage or anything. A couple of the yardages and hole layouts on the scorecard are wrong, so use a range finder.

I shot about my average, so not that sour about how I played, but there's so many better courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u5575038's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/08/2018

Thank you for playing SR and we would appreciate the opportunity to make your next experience a 4 or 5 star one. Please email jfulton@wingfieldproperties.com. Thank you


"Sneaky tough"


Gregory9739136's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great local track in terrific shape. Once they fix the bunkers,(all that rain washed them out) it'll be 5 stars for sure. Lots of undulating greens so be on the right tier to avoid a 3putt. Played today in 4 hours on a holiday which was better than expected. Ill be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/08/2018

Thank you for your review! The bunkers will be finished in approximately two weeks and we look forward to seeing you again.


"What happened?"


Mike6130930's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I always thought this is one of the premiere courses in Northern Virginia. I played the course this past weekend I'm surprised at how it turned into a high end "muni". Let me list from the time I arrived.

1) Pro Shop - very bare. No sign of any partnerships with a major brand like Ping, Titleist, TM, etc. Most of the shirts on the rack are generic brand with the South Riding logo on it. Brand used by companies for swag. Most nice courses I've played in would have their logo on the more popular brands.

2) Snack Shop - Yeah, it's a snack shop you find in muni's like Twin Lakes and Herndon. Does not match with courses like Bull Run, Raspberry Falls, or even 1757.

3) Sand Traps - Not kept well. Grass/weeds are growing inside them. I saw one hole where they have mounds of new sand. How about the other 17 holes?

If it weren't for the friendly staff, I would not come back here. Actually, I will not be back until they fix the bunkers.

Too bad.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/08/2018

Thank you for your feedback and choosing to play SR.

1. We keep a very limited supply in the proshop because of competition with nearby big box stores. We can special order anything you'd like, but keeping a large stock is not in our plans in the near future.

2. Yes you are correct, our F&B operation is much smaller scale than some of the other courses in the area. We do make very good food, just limited menu.

3. They are being repaired and we've done a lot since the time you played.

We hope to see you later this summer for a better experience!


"Nice course, horrible sand traps"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

South Riding is a nice and varied layout. However, the sand traps were atrocious. It appears that have not been touched in weeks with several feet high weeds in some traps. I will not be returning until the traps are one the same level as the remainder of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/08/2018

Thank you for your feedback and we are about 1/2 way done renovating the bunkers. Should be a few more weeks and they will be great again!



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Good conditions, fast greens, thick rough"


Matthew2219436's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on 6/10. It has been very rainy recently so it was cart path only. Course conditions were excellent. Greens were smooth and very fast. A few pin placements were very difficult given the green speeds. The fairways were nice and rough was thick and tough. Layout had a decent mix of straight holes, with well placed fairway bunkers, and doglegs to switch things up. Overall I would recommend getting out to South Riding for sure. I hope to be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/12/2018

Thank you for your review and feedback!

- Management


"Great Course but...."


KBurtner74's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

No sand in the bunkers due to recent rains. No sign of them replacing the sand, but I guess you should avoid bunkers anyway. Would have rated the course higher if not for this. Actually lost a ball in a stagnant puddle in the fairway on a hole. This is not a bombers course and you will need to set yourself up off the tee. Overall, got a great deal and enjoyed playing the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course for $50"


u949374927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course on a Sunday morning because I got a super good deal from golfnow. It was well worth $55, don’t know that it would have been worth $80. The course layout is excellent and everything is incredibly well maintained, except for the sand traps— there was hardly any sand! (This is why it doesn’t get 5 stars.) Overall, I recommend and will definitely be back.


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


Commented on 06/12/2018

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are adding sand back to the bunkers later this month.

- Management


"Nice place"


tate20105's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course in good shape- not on my regular rotation but I always have a good time here. Plenty of houses on the course but they never feel like they are in play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf day"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite horrific weather crew had course in excellent shape. Nice layout, worth coming back to.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course—But wet and greens rough"


naylorwm's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the course but it was not in good condition. The greens were particularly choppy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Love playing this course"


u568479479's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Good condition for early May. Must use all clubs. No two holes are the same. Will be playing a lot this summer


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice layout"


peteco66's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

greens are smooth and fast, course is in nice shape and always friendly staff. variety of shots needed here from the blue tees.


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


"South Riding GC"


u000002113385's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

South Riding is a nice track. The course has a fair layout and the greens roll true. Staff is generally friendly too. On Tuesday they had an outing in the morning and things were pretty clogged up when we arrived. Went out 20 minutes late and took 2 hours 45 minutes for front 9 which was very frustrating. We ended up playing the front 9 again to get out of the traffic. Second time it took us 90 minutes. It would be terrific if Golfnow had some idea about wvents that might cause problems for the midday and afternoon players. I would have absolutely played somewhere else had I known.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid course"


ruhlboy7's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

More of a shot makes course. You're not going to hit driver every hole. Above average condition for April. Greens were exceptionally quick for April. Greens are very undulating. Fun but tough course. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Spring outing"


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

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

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape for the harsh Spring we have been suffering. Staff very friendly and helpful. Course layout interesting and fair


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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