Ospreys Golf Club at Belmont Bay, The

1.4729500000 1.5 stars from 5 (155)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5577 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 68.5
  • Layout

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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5577 yards 68.5 121
Blue (W) 70 5577 yards 73.7 136
White 70 5257 yards 67.2 118
White (W) 70 5257 yards 71.8 135
Gold 70 4793 yards 64.9 111
Gold (W) 70 4793 yards 68.2 128
Green (W) 70 4270 yards 66.0 113
Green 70 4270 yards 63.4 102

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.5 stars from 5
Value: 1.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 1.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 1.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 1.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 155 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
80
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

127 out of 152 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Type of Golfer
Gender

locolobo's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course Review"


G0lfman123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day I played was Veterans Day. There were lots of golfers at the course due to the Holiday! Pace of play was horrible! The Marshall did not do a very good job of getting golfers to keep up pace! If this is indicative of play on Holidays and Weekends, I will seek other courses for play!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overall great course"


Marlon4942151's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course doesn't play long but it gives you a lot of hazards and angles to make up for it. I would definitely come back and play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice people ... Executive course ... Not championship layout"


Roger9458896's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

An enjoyable executive course ... In very good condition... Staff was very friendly and helpful ... Great course for beginners too ..,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"A beautiful course"


Gaurav5214959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the beautiful day at the golf course. The greens and fairways are well maintained. We've played here several times. With the exception of the pace of play we had a good time. The starter, surprisingly let a single person who had an earlier tee time but arrived 20 minutes late play behind a foursome and in front of our group of three which we found bizarre. Needless to say we didn't finish our round and played 16 holes. Overall we a good time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and Challenging"


u083962175's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A challenge with some very narrow fairways and water hazards. Beautiful views from several holes. Can't wait to play here again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Little more than an Executive"


richard1032174's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

6 par 3's, short 4's and 5's.

Wet, maybe rain the previous day ? Divots and crabgrass everywhere. They did offer food and drink. Dont order the tuna salad... ick. Be careful if you slice, one tee box was directly beside the main road with no protection at all. For the area a decent value but I wont be going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Ripped up and squishy."


hikertrash91W's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course has more divots than grass, and was pretty water logged (hasn't rained in a week). Lots of Par 3s with forced carries, over thick brush or water. Also the lay out is pretty weird with the turn being in the middle of nowhere, the only access to the clubhouse is at 1 and 18. which doesn't matter much cause there is nothing at the clubhouse but a cooler of beer, and a cooler of cokes, and some overpriced clothes. Also there is no driving range, and no chipping practice area. there is a putting green, and a kids soccer goal that you can hit range balls into. If you can book this super cheap okay but I would not pay more than $15 to play this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good value"


u391300346's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short course buy requirement for accuracy is rewarded. They have marshals....but they need to be willing to tell folks to speed up. Very friendly staff....fun place to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Unique Course with Good Quirks and Bad"


MizunoBen's avatar
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Virginia Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Set in the middle of a NoVa housing development, The Osprey at Belmont Bay is far from a seclusive experience. The course is tucked in between houses and due to the constraints, is a fairly short course with more than a few blind shots from the tee and fairways.

Course conditions were wet from an overnight rain but even still, they are average for courses in the area, only the low greens fee made up for it.

You'll use every club in your bag and the holes do have a lot of variation to them, but as a first-timer, it was challenging to score well, even on a course that seemed pretty easy.

Overall I would recommend the course but with caution for those who haven't play or are expecting a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Short but challenging"


bigecape1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is convenient to DC and fun to play. Overall length is decieving because of 5 par threes,but many par 4s don't require a driver. Fairways and tee boxes had some weeds but greens were good. Overall a great value for an intresting course close to DC. I will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Value excellent & staff wonderfully accomodating"


u000005741435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful course layout-challenges all levels of golfers and makes you really plan ahead for the next shots. Staff are enjoyable and happy to work there. Course has some great deals. Excellent parking but no shade for car in the hot July & August days.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This course is a very competitive course"


rood332's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, but short. Not for the long hitters.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course! Great Staff! Great Deal!"


u263351626's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not only did I get the round for $50 but I got 3 free food items and 3 free beverages plus a cart. Great staff as well! Thank you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Way too Many Doglegs"


Tim7337549's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition, very scenic and just the right amount of challenging. I only have a few complaints. Almost every hole on the back 9 that wasn't a Par 3 was a dogleg. I enjoy the occassional strategy of dealing with a dogleg, but it was literally every single hole. They also had an issue with pace of play, they let too many singles and doubles out at the same time without grouping them so we were all backed up. There were also no yardage markers or hole diagrams anywhere (except the tee box) so alot of times you were playing the hole blind. I loved the front 9 and would play it again, but I probably will never play this course again because of all the doglegs on the back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Patrons don't take care of the course"


phil9870452's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Evidence of maintenance staff working hard to improve course. However, greens not in quality condition, Unfortunately , conditions due to player uncaring attitudes. Don't think I've ever seen so many huge ball marks on greens. Really sad and pathetic that players will not do their part. I wouldn't play course again because of that and consequently the conditions of the greens.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Well maintained, but frustrating for a big hitter"


Norch3's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Pros:<br/> Very well maintained.<br/> A very friendly staff.

Cons:<br/> The par 5's are all set up to eliminate long drives. Another words, there would be a body of water, or patch of forest right at about the 220 mark for a few of the par 5's. Two other par 5's had very hard turns at about the 200 mark; again, eliminating the long drive. Fortunately, you can reach the green on a few par 4's, so that was fun.

Overall, a great course. But for those that like to swig away with their driver, it's a bit frustrating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great day to go low!"


chedjones1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wind was down and course was in great shape.<br/> Playing partners and I had a great time.<br/> Used a golfnow.com deal on top of a rain check we were provided form June rainout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"This course SUCKS"


u000003960033's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes are one big divot,same for fairways.Save your money,Course is in really bad shape


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Use your smart play abilities on this course"


pstarliper's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tricky little course. Use ball control skills instead of long drive competition tactics to score on this course.<br/> Had fun and was beaten by my Son for the first time, so of course he wants to go back ASAP! Ha.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course