Bull Run Country Club

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4.1
438
5 Stars
175
4 Stars
196
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
82.3%
Recommend this course
399 out of 435 reviews
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4.0
24
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
79.2%
Recommend this course
19 out of 24 reviews
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4.0
27
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.5%
Recommend this course
22 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6979
Slope 134
Rating 73.1
Type Public
Situated in the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, Bull Run Golf Club has a beautiful woodland setting that is conveniently located just minutes from many historic Civil War sites. The course plays through mature forests and across lush, grassy meadows. There are also several ponds that come into play throughout. The expansive layout covers over 450 acres, allowing plenty of room for the native flora and fauna. The risk-reward layout has plenty of challenges for more daring hitters but it also offers wide fairways that are molded to steer the ball towards the center. The landing areas are generous but they are often framed by grassy hollows, bunkers, or mature trees. Bull Run is challenging, but playable, which is why the club is considered one of the best golf courses in the D.C. area.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6979 yards 73.1 134
Blue 72 6534 yards 71.3 128
White 72 6219 yards 70.0 126
Green 72 5730 yards 67.3 116
Red (W) 72 5069 yards 68.3 110
Scorecard for Bull Run Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.0/138 380 535 177 432 384 162 553 356 452 3431 428 201 355 414 546 407 173 456 550 3530 6961
Blue M: 71.1/133 370 492 169 399 364 144 513 350 437 3238 398 188 323 397 522 375 160 424 527 3314 6552
White M: 69.4/130 W: 75.6/133 338 482 148 355 350 134 497 302 426 3032 384 169 311 388 507 360 156 404 508 3187 6219
Green M: 67.3/125 W: 72.7/128 330 462 127 315 338 112 466 283 423 2856 346 146 275 337 469 331 134 361 492 2891 5747
Red W: 67.5/115 279 406 114 310 229 101 423 245 391 2498 311 123 235 313 419 289 111 326 444 2571 5069
Handicap 11 7 17 3 9 15 5 13 1 6 16 18 4 14 12 10 2 8
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rick Jacobson (1998) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.1
438

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 53
19th Hole Scenic Views 31
Patio Dining 21
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 61
Forced Carries 56
Water Hazards 48
This course/club is great for:
Locals 53
Advanced Golfers 52
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 43
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 72
In the 'Burbs 48
Near the Airport 17
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still a favorite

Bull Run is one of my favorites in the area and remains so despite some challenges coming out of a very rainy last few months. They are up front in posting info that they are working to get their tees and other spots back up to their standards with overseeding, etc. The greens were a little thin in places but still rolled well. Fairways were still very good. A warm day in Oct brought out a lot of folks so the round was kinda slow. Staff is always very friendly. I'll still try to get back to Bull Run whenever I can.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall Good

Overall everything was good. Course layout is fairly easy and pretty short from the White tees. Greens were in good/great shape as were the fairways. Everything was lush due to all the rain we've had this late in the summer. Two notes for the staff. Tee boxes need to be maintained better. The grass is also too long on the tee boxes. Lastly, a beverage cart person would have been nice to have out there!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love Bull Run

One of the best conditioned courses in the area. Free range balls, practice chipping and putting. Great people running the facility. The course is challenging and tests your skills. Can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is awesome

All of us enjoyed playing. The course was overall in good condition even though it has rained for a week. The layout is also a bit challenging. No bordom at all. And the staff of the grill was nice and professional. We will go to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

TT at Bull Run

Nice course design. Course condition is a little rough. Lots of land to place a course - over 440 acres. A few houses but none close to the course. Wish it was in better shape. I will play it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Coming Back!

Based on recent reviews and the fact that a lot of courses have been in distress, we were a bit apprehensive about playing Bull Run. we were pleasantly surprised to find that not only were they hard at work improving the course, but the greens were in great shape, the fairways did have some bare spots here and there, and most of the tee boxes were o.k. We have played this course several times a year since in opened; have seen it when it was in distress; and were glad that it's coming back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great people but horrid conditions

The staff were great and friendly but the conditions were just awful. Nearly every tee box our tees were dirt. Every now and then we were lucky enough to have crab grass. They didn’t bag the clippings and that was everywhere. The course layout is nice but I’ve played better maintained courses for less than half what I payed here. I would save your money for nearly anywhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout but needs some work

A very nice layout and great staff but the fairways and tees were very neglected and hadn’t been cut in at least a week. I know that the DC area had a lot of rain in the previous days but this course needs some major TLC. The greens were in good shape but needed cutting and the pace was almost 6 hours.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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BullRunGM
Commented On 07/30/2018

Thank you for your feedback and kind words regarding the staff and layout.

As you indicated, the fairways and tees were not up to standards over the weekend in large part due to the large amount of rain over the previous week. While we were able to mow on Thursday and Friday, the course was in need of more mowing to get the grass heights down even more.

As Saturday was a beautiful day after the rains, we were indeed very busy with cart path only conditions making for painfully slow rounds in the afternoon.

Please visit us again as we continue work on tees and fairways to improve conditions and hopefully your overall experience.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Poor Conditions

Tee boxes and greens are terrible. The have let the place go with no signs of improving it. Charged $78 which was a rip off. Avoid this course. It used to be very nice, not any more.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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BullRunGM
Commented On 07/30/2018

Thank you for your feedback and appreciation of the layout and amenities at the course.

As our bermudagrass tees were negatively affected by winterkill over a severe winter we have started the process of improvement with sprigging of affected areas. Improvement in an effort to get full recovery going into the fall.

We hope to see you again as the conditions continue to improve into the fall.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course

I enjoyed this course up until the 14th hole when the rain became too heavy. Will have to play it again when the weather pattern changes. Has some challenging holes that require ball placement over length of drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Much better than expected!

After reading recent reviews of the conditions at Bull Run I wasn't expecting a good experience. However, the course was really in pretty good shape given the lack of rain the past few weeks Yes, several of the tee boxes were closed and played from temporary tees, but overall the fairways were in pretty good shape and the greens were in great condition. and rolled true. A very enjoyable round at just under 4 hours on a Friday on one of Northern Virginia's best layouts, and a great value at $54!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Down hill slide

This course seems to have an ongoing problem with fairway and tee box maintenance. Several years ago (at least 10) the course had to rebuild several fairways. After that effort, the course remained in very good playing conditioner several years. Now, they seemed to be heading in a direction that will require another total rework of several fairways. The tee boxes are in really bad shape with 3 of them actually closed for repair. Lots of areas on the course where the crabgrass is taking over. This is a beautiful layout in a great location that suffers from maintenance issues. The good news is the greens are very well maintained. Hope the course can return to better days.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Summer heat not too friendly to the course

Course is in pretty bad shape. Greens are OK but tee boxes are pretty much all dirt and fairways have a number of dirt patches throughout the course. Course seemed to try to save more damage by over watering the course but that just made our round soggy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

pace & condition

Green speed was very consistent and rolled true, so those three punt were on me.

Pace of play was really good considering it was father's day weekend, 4 - 41/2 hours, specially coming off of Saturdays play at 1757, six hour round, ouch.

If you've never been you gotta try it very pretty course as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Funday Friday!

Booked a foursome to play golf on Friday before Father's Day. Weather was PERFECT! We had a great time in our foursome. The course was in better shape than when I played it 5 years ago. Tee boxes are Bermuda grass, so in another week the Bermuda will be on fire! This course is great for an "average" golfer and challenging enough for the single handicapper. Every hole is different...a MUST play for your foursome this summer!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

In good condition except for some sand traps. Free driving range balls is something you don’t see at courses anymore. Will be playing this course a lot.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Gem of a course--one of best in Northern Virginia

I love the layout of this course! It is a pretty course. Condition was very good but Bermuda tees haven't grown in yet. Played early and flew around in well under four hours. Staff in pro shop and restaurant were friendly and helpful. Driving range could use some attention--mats and balls very worn out. Otherwise, practice area is great. Overall a very pleasant experience and decent value.

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

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