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3.9
109 Reviews (109)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
88.5%
Recommend this course
98 out of 109 reviews
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3.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
80.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 15 reviews
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4.0
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6572 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.4
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Lee's Hill Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Love (1993) Tom Clark (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Virginia (2016 #11)

Reviews

3.9
109 Reviews (109)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6

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Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Golf was good

Not a lot of water but a fair amount of sand traps. Pretty wide fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout of course

The course was challenging but not too hard. The grounds were just aerated so not the best of conditions but good enough to enjoy the game..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 187
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Virginia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Friendly staff and modest greens fees only go so far

Let me start by saying that the staff at Lee's Hill is very friendly and that under different conditions, this is a course I would recommend in the future as I have in the past.

My relatively low score reflects my experience yesterday. Yes, the course is in high demand with so many courses north of Fredericksburg closed and the weather was optimal. And yes, the layout and routing of the course is not conducive to efficient play.

As such, after arriving for my 4:08 tee time and waiting until 4:15 to tee off, it took 85 minutes to play the first 4 holes, with significant waiting at each tee box. That's on-pace for a SIX-HOUR round. This is largely due to back-to-back shorter par-5s and then a par-4 with a blind tee shot that requires a bell to ring to signal an open fairway. It didn't help that nearly every group was a foursome and folks were starting on 1 and 10, the course was jam packed.

After the 5th hole, the pace picked up and again credit to the staff, there was actually a marshal out on the course doing what they could. Thankfully many either finished or gave up by the 9th so my 3-some played the back nine in just 80 minutes to finish just before dark.

Course conditions were another low point, though there could easily be some improvements done once the current situation allows for less play and more maintenance. In short, the course looked a bit shaggy from tee to the edges of the greens and the rough had numerous wet spots from some overnight rain (it had been cart-path only in the morning). Greens were a little bumpy but otherwise inoffensive, and pool noodles had been extended above the hole as part of the social distancing measures in place.

There are positives to be sure. While not the best for speedy play, the design of the course has character and you'll use plenty of different clubs to score well here. It's not an overly difficult course and is good for beginners or weekend hackers.

To reiterate, much of the course's shortcomings may alleviate fairly quickly as more courses open up and more maintenance can be done. There are some promising signs that money is being spent on the course, such as fresh green surrounds/fringe, and bunkers that (besides having some water in them) were in good shape.

I look forward to giving the course another shot later in the year and extending my recommendation of it once again. Until then, be warned that you could be in for a 5-hour+ round and somewhat lessened conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the trip

This course has always exceeded expectations. Without a doubt would recommend anyone in the area to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's alright, better courses for the money in the area.

The course was in below average conditions for what I paid. Many other courses in the area I think are better bang for your buck. Pace of play was slow and groups were on top of each other for most of the round. Greens were in good condition considering its April. Fairways can have some patchy spots near edges, middle of fairway was solid. Putting green is good, driving range is wide open but not many yardage markers or items to aim towards. Putting green is used as a small chipping area, cant really work on much more than fringe shots. If in the area, southbound you have Pendleton GC and up north multiple courses offer better training facilities and overall GCs. Make those trips for a round more worth it.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Firm fairways, punched greens

Dry firm fairways. Greens still recovering from being punched but they were ok. Pace of play wasn’t bad. They were providing single carts due to Covid. Also had raised the cup liners so you didn’t have to pick the ball out of the cup. I’ll try to play there again in a month or so to give the greens time to come back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course

My first time playing this course in almost 3 yrs and the course was in excellent shape. Will definitely come back again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Lee’s Hill still a gem!

We played Lee’s Hill for the first time in 20 years. The course is still great! Greens were in super condition Fairways & rough still need some warm weather to help grow in. Staff was great & the pa e of play was excellent!

Will not wait another 20 years to return.

Ron Lingsbury

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Not a five star

I've played here a couple times over the years and like the layout and staff. Condition started going downhill about two years ago when I think the greens got overrun. Read a couple very high rated reviews and thought I'd give it another go. Greens are going to be great, but were freshly punched. The rest of it was in rough shape. Tees, fairways, and rough were not in good shape. Bunkers looked ok but this is the time of COVID, they are played as ground under repair.

I'll give it another try in a month or so and see if this needs updating.

Pace of play not their fault, just folks that don't understand etiquette.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Outstanding Value

Course was in great condition for late March with excellent pace of play. Very friendly staff, a hidden gem.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

This course is in amazing condition for February. Fairways were clean and not to hard. Greens were not to fast or slow. Overall 10/10.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Ground pretty hard, most areas more gray than green grass, extremely dry here (as a lot of areas in VA are right now). Layout is interesting! We enjoyed the course and will definitely come back to play again. Greens in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

Enjoy the convenience of this course. Still a challenging course. Greens are in good condition but beware if your ball bounces off the fairway, no chance of retrieving it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beginner course.

Nice beginner course, could use some rain though.. fairways dry, but greens are slow.

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

Good pace for Sunday afternoon

Got around in just over 3 hours. Probably not norm for Sunday afternoon but we got lucky. Tee boxes and greens need a little work but everything else was in very good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Aerated Greens

A hot few weeks with little rain, the course is hanging on but the greens are in need of some help. Thry are nice and green but extremely bumpy. Putts moved all iver the place, and it looks like they were just recently aerated. Fairways in pretty decent shape, green most of the part, brown in some others. Think the greens and fairways staff is doing the bedt they can with the weather. Would play this for the groupon or golfnow rate.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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