View of the 10th green at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club
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3.9
419 Reviews (419)
5 Stars
185
4 Stars
162
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
80.0%
Recommend this course
369 out of 419 reviews
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4.3
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.7%
Recommend this course
33 out of 36 reviews
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4.0
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.6%
Recommend this course
46 out of 55 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

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

3.9
419 Reviews (419)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Watching the Game 9
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 62
Elevation Changes 46
Forced Carries 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 45
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 40
A Weekend Splurge 37
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 51
In the 'Burbs 41
Convenient to the City 11

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Complete Rip Off

Charging $100+ for this course is truly a slap in the face. Greens are overgrown and trashed, they do not play true and you’ll be second guessing reads all day. There legitimately wasn’t a single playable bunker, we had to pull our balls out of either mud or water in every one. Overwhelming amount of decaying spots in fairways (half of balls hit in fairway will land in unplayable lies) and rough that’s more overgrown than Bethpage on Sunday at the PGA Championship define this course. If you you are considering either paying the outrageous greens fees or driving from the city to play this course please think again. I’ve played $30 municipal courses that are 5x better than the conditions at this place. I realize that bad rain and weather can affect the conditions but how about investing some of the $100 price into the drainage and course Superintendent. Incredible rip off. Stay away!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Did not Pluck a Raspberry

Really enjoyed playing the course. It was hot but they did have a cart person. They also supplied a cool towel, great touch. I would play again. Yes they were wearing mask and being safe.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

Everything and everyone is pleasant from the moment you drop your bags off. Highly recommend this course. A good challenging 18 holes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Still in the “hurt locker”

We played once last year and the course was the worst I’ve ever seen it since it was growing in. I’ve played this course since before the public was allowed to play it and its is a shame what they have done to it over the last 1-2 years. We figured we’d check it out since they were charging full rate (it must be ok then, right?). Well, it’s not. It’s slightly better than last year, but a far cry from being a full rate close. Fairways are burnt, greens have some sort of fungus, and bunkers might be the worst I’ve ever SEEN. The only positive was pace of play actually was nice.

If you’ve paid over $60 for a round then you’re a sucker that’s over paying for its reputation a few years ago. If you did pay the $100+, demand a refund! Public courses are dwindling in the area, but you can find a course in better shape not too far away.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course in really good condition. Greens had a lot of ball marks, but that’s probably the result of a ton of play. I liked the layout. A lot of interesting holes and variety. The biggest issue was the pace of play. We teed off at 4 pm on a Sunday afternoon. We were a threesome and played through a few groups (although doing so didn’t really make sense). We waited on every shot all day long. Multiple holes had several groups waiting to hit their tee shots. The wait to tee off on 18 was 20 minutes. We finished in the dark around 8:40 but only because multiple groups just gave up towards the end and choose not to finish. Had it been a bit earlier in the day and if we didn’t play through, it would have been well over 5 hours. I know everyone is itching to get out of the house and all courses are really busy these days, but we never saw a ranger trying to push things along. A greens fee of $100 at 4pm and a 5+ hour pace/waiting on every shot hurt the experience on what is otherwise a really nice course. Practice facility/driving range was great—big chipping area, grass range.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens Outstanding!!!

Greens the best I have seen in over a year. Fairways in good shape. Rough still a little patchy otherwise would give it 5 stars. COVID-19 measures were outstanding!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in Geat condition

Always a fun course to play. Staff made experience great and very organized even with new COVID mitigation’s in place. The course is in very nice condition especially the greens. The starter told us the greens were hard and fast when arrived, he wasn’t exaggerating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 199
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Virginia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Noticeable Improvement

I last played this course about 18 months ago before the renovations were completed on many of the bunkers. The work they have done on holes 1, 10, and others is impressive and looks fantastic!

The overall condition of the course is good right now with good fairway grass and greens that have just a few bare spots but otherwise roll very nicely. Tee boxes and bunker sand likewise is what you'd expect for the rate you're paying.

What's not so good is the rough in many spots. While it's lush and even on several holes, many others offer very clumpy rough that can leave you a rather unfair lie. The inconsistency can take away from an otherwise great round, so I hope they can address this soon. It might be a nitpick, but this course charges over $100, so I think that's warranted.

In terms of layout, this course has SEVERAL of my favorite holes in all of golf, including the towering elevated tee shot on #3, the great risk-reward par-5 4th, the dangerous par-3 7th, the confidence-boosting par-5 11th, and the epic, awesome par-5 18th.

The staff here is very friendly and they're good about setting you up well for your round but the absence of a marshal on the course was painfully apparent and even at a 5-hour pace, the course allegedly balked at calls for help from the group in front of us. a 5-10 minute wait on every tee box is not what you want when you are spending this much to play.

Pace of play and clumpy rough aside, this is a great course with fun to be had on nearly every hole and beauty to behold as well. Very happy with the improvements they've made so far, hope more will continue to make it worth the 2.5 hour drive again!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Nice

The greens were in decent shape and the fairways were great. Had been raining for a few days, but was a great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

the course is awesome

I have played in some nice courses but this one was by far one of the best, would love to be able to do it again,

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging layout

Great layout. A lot of variation from hole to hole.
Worth the trip from Baltimore.
Very good staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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