Reston National Golf Course

3.7121411765 3.7 stars from 5 (164)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6880 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 11875 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, Virginia 20191, Fairfax County
  • (703) 620-9333
  • (703) 620-1660
  • www.restonnationalgc.com

Year built: 1969
Architect(s): Ed Ault (1969)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6880 yards 73.0 131
Black 71 6479 yards 71.1 128
Silver 71 5936 yards 68.4 123
Silver (W) 72 5890 yards 74.1 129
Red (W) 71 5580 yards 72.4 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 164 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
84
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

137 out of 164 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs near the airport convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers beginners   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes plays long   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Would have been nice to know the greens were recently aired may have went somewhere else this trip , love the course and enjoy playing it on my visits to the area. Understand no food because of restaurant damage from past storm still enjoy playing this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Virginia/vaNice course. Greens recently aerated. Pace of play horrible on Saturday afternoon. Four hours to do 13 holes and had to quit.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


jdtepper90's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not in great shape and there were no amenities whatsoever as the clubhouse was closed for renovation. While it is early in the season and I didn't expect great conditions, the course was in very rough condition. Much worse condition than other courses i have played.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



blkhawk0527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
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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


"Great layout"


Jim6505186's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape considering all the rain we had over previous week


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Leaves"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When your loosing balls what would be plain sight is very frustrating. I like the course that’s why I continue to play there. The leaves and pace of play were so much in play that it jus made this round disappointing. I still like this course, but would never play again in these conditions. The pace of play was due to people being sent off too close together.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Still playable"


u202586587's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of fallen leaves, but still beatiful and enjoyable to play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice but overpriced"


Aaron1497027's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved the course. It was very challenging but fair. The overall conditions for this time of year was well above average. The greens were quick and rolled true. They're huge so enough club on approaches. With all that being said, this course should not be $70 at 12:45. IMO it shouldn't even be $70 at 7am.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"tight challenging course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Hadn't played Reston in a couple years and it was in better shape than I remember. Conditions were superb although greens putted slower than they looked. Had forgot how tight the course is but like the layout and the challenge of the holes.

Starter was very gracious and helpful. Pro shop staff were friendly and professional.

Great outing all around. Will be back sooner than 2 years.


Pace of Play: Average

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



James3149326's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Coure - Fun layout"


scottacoulter's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Really fun long layout but full rate is not cheap on the weekends. I have played before and gotten an excellent rate on apps but this was not one of those times. But the course was in excellent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001341874's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Chsllenging"


Brian8172647's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times, but this was my first from the tips. It's a different course from back there. It's much more challenging. I also feel that they do a great job of keeping the course up. I will definitely play it again!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Loved Reston National!"


Cornejius3081999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My first time playing this course! Most of the holes were great visually! I enjoyed this layout, especially since the conditions were great! It's long but forgiving. I am going to definitely play again. We got a HOT DEAL off GOLFNOW, so the price was just ok, can be pricey otherwise.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, bring bug spray!"


Jungkim88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the money. Greens are good, but could improve on some holes. The tee boxes and fairways are great. The one issue I had was the myriad of gnats. You need to bring some bug spray, otherwise you'll be swatting gnats the whole time you're there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Narrow"


Kaguas50's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was a good narrow course. My tee-time was at 0700, and at that time every green was full of Nats. It was hard to concentrate on the putt


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great lay-Out - Greens Aerated"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It Was take two and Go. I know Golf Courses have to do it, but it really Ruined the Round shot 77 Could not make anything. a two foot Putt was challenging. pace of play was horrible I remembered why I hadn't played Reston in a long time. waited 15 minutes on every hole on the back side. No one was in front of us on the front so we finished the front in an hour and 10 minutes. The Workers on the lawn equipment were terrible, No golf Manners at all. Nice Lay-Out but I don't think I'll be back soon. Too many better options for the Money.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Decent"


DCGolfman's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Reston National is a perfectly mediocre golf course. The layout isn't all that memorable and there isn't a hole or view that makes you stop and catch your breath. However, the greens were in excellent condition and generally the course was in great shape - credit to the crew and staff for their work. The starter was quite nice and the staff were nice as well. Lastly, the course is very fair - what you see is what you get.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Early bird gets the worm"


u000007461671's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early is always better. 60 is a bit high during the week but Better than 80..!! It's the closest course to me and I love playing it but it's known to be slow. Hopefully this review will keep some of you away and that'll speed it up!

81 is my best here and I'm a 12 handicap.

I holed out on 18 once. Nobody saw it, but a couple guys teeing off on 10 saw me pull it from the cup and cheered!

It was from 108 out and it was my 4th shot so it was a par...

I'll be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Teach the Starter to Have Common Sense!"


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Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Golf course itself was enjoyable - very nice tree lined course with a variety of holes. Greens rolled well although some were recently punched (small tines). Problem however started before teeing off. A twosome came into proshop without a tee time and was given a time before my 7:08 time. When I went out to Starter I was told to pair up with another single - fine so far. He was also instructing a group of women on how to operate golf boards and they obviously were having some difficulty. This 4some had the tee time before me so I asked if we - 2some - could tee off before the 4some of women. Oh no, the tee sheet had them going before us. So for the entire front 9 we followed the 4some. A few times we were on the same tee waiting for the 4some to tee off and they were oblivious to us. Thankfully they did let us play thru on the back 9. A frustrating round of golf could have been avoided by a starter with a little common sense.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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