View of the 10th green at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club
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3.9
384 Reviews (384)
5 Stars
170
4 Stars
146
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
79.2%
Recommend this course
337 out of 384 reviews
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3.5
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
68.4%
Recommend this course
13 out of 19 reviews
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3.7
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
70.0%
Recommend this course
42 out of 60 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7191 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.5

Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club offers the traditional links course reminiscent of those found in the British Isles, situated amidst Virginia's horse country. The club gets its name from the land's former use, a raspberry field. The scenic terrain overlooks to Catoctin Mountains and there are still a few raspberry bushes dotting the course. By far the layout's most formidable challenges come from the deep, stacked pot bunkers that make it truly feel like a classic Scottish golf course. There are also water hazards on a few holes. The course's signature is the par-4 third hole, which is long but plays downhill all the way. The 10th hole, another par 4, is one of the toughest. The landing area is generous off the tee but there is a creek and pond to the left and fairway bunkers on the right.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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 No

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Reviews

3.9
384 Reviews (384)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Watching the Game 9
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 61
Elevation Changes 45
Forced Carries 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 44
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 40
A Weekend Splurge 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 51
In the 'Burbs 40
Convenient to the City 11

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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
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
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Much Improved!

We returned to Raspberry Falls after a poor experience back in July and it was amazing. Course conditions improved 100% and was obvious to us that they have really steeped up the maintenance program. The course is certainly challenging but fair. Clubhouse is really nice and lots of food and drink alternatives. Go play and enjoy it!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Making a Comeback From August 2019

What a difference a few months make! Greens are much better and run true. Fairways coming back. Come next spring this course will be fully recovered. This goes for all golf courses - why are people so lazy to fix their ball marks? It takes 5 seconds. No matter what course I play I end up fixing 3 ball marks on every green. Fortunately I didn't have to fix many ball marks at Raspberry other than my own.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

Very friendly and helpful staff, and a nice course layout.

There were a few tee boxes and greens in need of attention/repair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Course conditions not so good

What a great layout. If there was a playable golf course here I would head back tomorrow.
This course is severely lacking acceptable maintenance. Tee boxes, greens and fairways all all in poor condition. The course is extremely wet as well.
Unfortunately this course shows what plagues many courses today...poor greens keeping practices.
There really isn’t any reason why this course shouldn’t be in the top 10 courses in NVA...except it isn’t simply due to unacceptable playing conditions.
Too bad because it truly is a beautiful layout. Not worth the 42 buck a round. Not even close.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow slow and slow

The coursé suffer a hard summer most hole are cart tpath only and even with that some hole was 4 group waiting on a Monday
I call the club house but nothing happened
Worst round so far
Design is great but not worth the ride from Maryland

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Needs some TLC

This great course has fallen on hard times. The course is now in poor shape, with rough patches and bold spot on most fairways. The greens were good, but a number of tee boxes were not

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great and beautiful course

Haven't played this course for a while and was surprised by how soft the turf has gotten. Needs maintenance but actually needs a week or two untouched to take root and grow. It's so fresh I was leaving perfect dollar bill size strips off the fairway with no effort. Stunning views and challenging worth the price if you get a deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hoodwinked

This course used to be my favorite in the area to play. As a former club professional, I can remember playing it before it was even open to the public. The layout is great, the conditions were superb, and the experience was one we always remembered (for good reasons). Those days are long gone! Over the past year, or so, the conditions and quality of experience have gone down dramatically. I was embarrassed that last Sunday when I invited a friend to play (and he even insisted on paying for my round as well!) and we were confronted with the conditions at the present. The fact that we received a $25 gift card (which we'll have to use at the club, or maybe one of the other affiliates) did not make a difference. The fee should have been $25, not the $89 robbery..we were a captive customer at this point and had to take our chances. I will not play this course again until MANY reviews confirm the improvement of the conditions nor will I recommend it to anyone. As it stands right now, this should be a frisbee golf course and nothing more.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Public Golf in DC May be Dead..

When one of the probably 3 best public golf courses in the DC area, Raspberry Falls, looks so horrible, maybe there is something deeper going on. Hope not, but Raspberry Falls is gone. It looks like they have basically given up and shut it down for year - but didn’t tell the customer. It’s not that the fairways and most of the tee boxes are burned out. There appears to be no maintenance going on whatsoever. Sand traps, cart paths, divots, you name it. The place has gone to seed. Raspberry used to be a spot we looked forward to playing. It was a high end and comfortable place. You would actually stick around and have lunch. Not today. Not a lot has changed and in a bad way. Even the men’s room is tired. Same wallpaper, same furniture, ...the place is tired and looks like it’s in decline. I didn’t see a great course just having a bad week. I saw decline and decay all around and it was tough to see.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

HORRIBLE

This course is HORRIBLE. Management has let it go without any general maintenance. Greens were aerated recently and looked bad. Vert soft and slow. Course in general was missing grass EVERYWHERE. Tees were bare in areas. Bunkers had not been raked in a week. Fairways were high, roughs were bare. Weeds everywhere. This used to be a great course. I play here frequently, but its not worth the trip. Only good thing is staff. Food and beverage are still very good and bag drop staff very nice.
ALSO, beware of recent favorable reviews. They may be from Raspberry management.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens all sand and aeration holes.

Greens about the worst I have every played on
Hope they recover
Great layout
Too bad about conditions

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout

The course design is very challenging,
The front 9 condition was bad, the back 9 was in better condition, don’t let
Mr Gary Player see the condition of the
Course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth it

tee boxes were mangled and destroyed. 1 out of every 3 greens were in decent shape. fairways were well conditioned but the tee boxes and greens need so much work that paying >$100 for the round is asinine. if they were aerated that would have been an improvement.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Conditions are just not good!

Pictures say it all. Don’t pay full price.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Don’t Pay Full Price!

If you can get a week day discounted deal, definitely go. It’s a great lay out. But course conditions are definitely not worth $105!! Fairways have multiple dry patches, greens do too. A couple of tee boxes are nearly bare! Not good.
Frustrating when courses like this one charge a premium rate, but don’t even deliver a mid range product.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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