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3.9
348 Reviews (348)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
15
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
84.5%
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294 out of 348 reviews
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4.0
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.6%
Recommend this course
78 out of 89 reviews
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4.0
107 Reviews (107)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6880 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.0
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Reston National Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ed Ault (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
348 Reviews (348)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 23
Elevation Changes 13
Plays Long 9
This course/club is great for:
Locals 31
Advanced Golfers 15
Beginners 14
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 27
Near the Airport 26
Convenient to the City 23

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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played

Burnt, terrible conditions

Almost every fairway is burnt to bare dirt. Tee boxes are all ragged and bare. Just terrible. Can not believe they are charging full price for this. The course really needs to be closed for repair.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Buyer beware!!!

Weve play twice a week since March.... first time playing here because it’s pricey... We honestly couldn’t believe how horrible the conditions here were. Hard catches kid and grab grass all over the fairways, tee boxes were basically dirt and leaves, and greens were full of divots. All for $100?! East Potomac looks like a PGA course compared to the shape that Reston National is in - I’m not sure how they’re getting away with this. Very disappointed and don’t waste your money until they fix things.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Terrible shape

Bunkers are bone dry (and at the same time, have standing water in half of them) with weeds growing, tees are barren and slanted, and fairways are about 25% dirt.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

The rain has not been kind

The fairways are a bit of a mess now with all the rain. I really miss an engaged starter who greets you and tells you who you are playing with. I lately have had to ask "Am I up next?" Its the small things that make the course.
Staff is friendly always a wave and a smile. I like it. They also need a Marshall on the weekend. the fairways are not going to get better when patrons ignore the cart path only rule. I will still be playing there every weekend.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

great potential

great layout. Got behind a slow foursone that took 2 and 1/2 hours to finish tne first 9. Marshalls finally got them going on hole 14.
Bunkers horrible for a course fee of $80 on Friday. Fees never get less all day long , doesn,'t make sense. All courses drop fees as day gets later. All freqennt player advantages taken away this year. Sad for freqent golfers that want to play more rounds here. I now have to play elsewhere if iplay 3 times in a week.
No loyalty to freqent golfers. Senior discount is only saving grace but it is not in effect on weekends.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0

Do not play here

Complete waste of money. I’ve played this course dozens of times and new management has officially rendered it unplayable. Entire course is covered in crab grass. Fairways are dirt. Bunkers are under water. A total embarrassment to what once was a beautiful course.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awful value for price

I actually would not have as much of a problem with Reston National if it was priced correctly. I played this course on a weekday afternoon for a price of $70, which led to the assumption that, quality-wise, it would be in line with other courses in the area like Blue Mash or Whiskey Creek (both of which are actually $5-10 cheaper) which are consistently well-maintained with a reasonable pace of play. This course is basically a glorified version of East Potomac Blue (which charges about $30-35 per round at the same time/day). The tee boxes are nothing short of an absolute disaster -- patches of crabgrass overgrowth all over the place, and huge swaths of divot sand everywhere else to the point where it was difficult to find a place to tee up a driver where your stance wasn't uneven or in a divot rut, let alone hit an iron off a short tee or on a piece of turf. Since there had been a fair amount of rain in the area prior to my round, there is a level of understanding I'd have for certain conditions being temporarily worse, but this far exceeded that. The majority of the fairway grass was barren and muddy to the point where I'd have staked it as ground under repair, but at that point you'd have so much ground staked that you'd basically have to shut the course down. Which brings up another issue -- it didn't look like any of these problems were being actively resolved. None of the tee box divots looked to have been reseeded, and the crabgrass hadn't been mowed in weeks. The drainage on the course seemed nonexistent, and multiple bunkers weren't just standing water -- they were full to the point where you could legitimately lose a ball in there. The greens weren't awful -- and I'd expect them to roll a little slower and hold a little more given the recent rain -- but you could see the same level of negligence there, stuff like huge barren muddy parts where cups had been cut in previous days/weeks. I wasn't expecting a phenomenal pace of play, and the group in front of us seemed to be both inexperienced and not quite understanding of how to keep up the pace of play, but they were also waiting on a few holes, and the wait we had on every single tee box was absolutely brutal ... just round-killing bad. And their wait makes me think that the tee times were managed poorly. Which brings me to the final point about the course, which is, to be fair, entirely out of Reston National's control ... the. gnats. are. AWFUL. They should sell beekeeper hats in the clubhouse, it was that bad. I played the entire round, in 80-90 degrees, with a towel wrapped around my head between shots just to make it bearable. It was truly the icing on the cake standing on the #2 fairway, having hit two tee shots off of patchy tee boxes and another shot off of mud in the fairway, waiting 10 minutes to hit an approach shot, and realizing that I'd both been robbed of $70 and I was going to be swarmed by gnats for another 16 holes. I was legitimately tempted to walk away after nine. If you want to play a low-key round for a reasonable price, go to East Potomac. If you want to spend more money for a higher-quality course, do not do it here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Do not play here

40 minute delay due to having no carts, course was in terrible shape. Fairways were dirt and mold. Good thing the beverage cart women was so nice.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent and fair

The course was in very good condition except for bunkers, which was understandable. Greens in good shape, fairways had very few bare spots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the Course

Reston National challenges the novice player. That course is a great example of thinking your way around the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track, but conditions are lacking

Lots of crab grass growth and poor tee boxes. Greens are nice, but very thick. I will probably play here again but if the conditions don’t improve I’m likely to find somewhere else.

The course has a great layout and varied difficulty. Just needs to be kept up better. I imagine that’s tough with all the bad weather.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid option in northern va

Fairways and greens are in fantastic shape. Greens roll very true. Only complaint is that the tee boxes are in pretty bad shape, and the bunkers dont drain well- all were flooded and unplayable today. Staff is very friendly, especially the guy working the counter at the snack bar. Pace used to be an issue here, but I’ve played here three times this year and the pace has been perfect. Overall a fun and fair but challenging layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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