Algonkian Golf Course

3.2237588235 3.2 stars from 5 (142)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6909 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6909 yards 72.7 125
Middle 72 6592 yards 71.2 121
Front 72 5584 yards 66.3 110
Ladies 72 5487 yards 71.1 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 142 Reviews
5 stars:
24
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

117 out of 140 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views walkers   Challenges include narrow fairways thick rough plays long   Great for drinks  

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"Poor course cindition and unfriendly staff"


wanggary's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There are many brown and very soggy patches converted with hays right in the middle of fairways, I understand that those are being repaired, this is in June and middle of prime golf season. I am not too concerned if not for the staff attitude, as follows:

I used an golf app, TeeOff, to purchase the an round. when I showed up at the front desk, one staff showed me that he's not happy because the rate is lower than the "lowest rate" they had to offer. I found myself explaining to him that I had nothing to do with this rate and I simply booked with an app... Once I got on the course, I realized why the rate is lower than other courses under the same management (Brambleton). The fairway condition is very poor, I have to relocate balls on half of the holes on the course due to the soggy condition on the patched areas.

The starters, insisted that I started from the back 9, which is fine with me. but then I realized that there are for groups of foursome in from of me. as a single player, I found the pace to be unbelievably slow, and had to skip all the back nice holes and proceed to the front 9, which is a lot faster.

This makes me think why the staff are less than friendly and welcoming...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good Course for the money"


kman1616's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played this course so many times and will continue to play it. But why for the life of me, Algonkian and Brambleton don't cut their rough grass does not make sense. The only conclusion I can come to is, the volunteer staff or whoever does it, makes sure the fairways are cut, and then say there day is done so they can go play 18, which I get. But, in the meantime, Algonkian's first cut this past Sunday on fathers days was over 7 maybe 8 inches. Not even kidding. Others in the review of the course have said the same thing. Then they wonder why pace of play is slow, you literally could not find your ball unless you were on top of it or the fairway. An inch off the fairway and you may not find your ball. Not kidding. Hopefully they can pay some staff to cut their grass more often then whatever it is now at both Brambleton and here. Pohick does not seem to have this issue. Inside staff was super friendly. On course staff not to bad either. Greens were in good shape! So disappointing rough was not cut, and absolutely ridiculously long. Could have got 5 out of 5.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



epstein81's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played here before and never had a problem other than pace of play. I'm not sure if it's all the rain we have received lately, but the fairways were very poor. The bunkers were in poor shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"First full round of the season"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were inconsistent with tufts of fairway grass and bald areas. Greens were aerated so putts were slow and bouncy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Make sure to bring a fore caddie"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s an interesting course as the layout isn’t complex but the rough is so thick you could be searching for your ball for 5+ minutes a hole when it’s a foot off the fairway. It kind of makes the course interesting as you can imagine kind of how a US open is played. You aren’t likely going to par when in the rough. On to the major issues: slow greens and fairway just means they cut the grass really low. Dirt spots and crab grass on fairway. But even those dirt spots were a breath of fresh air compared to the rough. To top it off a sly fox stole a hotdog out of our cart...and came back to our tee box laid down just to taunt us :)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible"


Michael4687095's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

this course condition is absolutely horrible. there is no fairway here. the punching on the greens were huge. putting was impossible. the course does not hold drain well at all. will not play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



"Lack of Info"


u574918991's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Very disappointing to see all tee boxes and greens air raided with no prior knowledge before booking round. Nothing on golf now or course site. I can almost understand the fairways being brown and in terrible shape due to the weird weather, but if the course is under repair, customers should know before they fully pay for what a standard round should cost.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course in Terrible Shape"


Marti2ew's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Extremely disappointed in my first experience of the year with Algonkian - ordinarily a decent course in good shape but my most recent round was comically bad. While I understand its early in the season it was borderline criminal to take money for the course in its current state. Every single fairway was patchy dead yellow grass. On Two holes they just randomly stuck a pin in the middle of the fairway because the greens were under repair. I understand maintenance work needs to be done on courses but they should be obligated to let you know before you book and its nearly Masters weekend the course needs to be in far better shape at this time of year (this wasn't a February round). I played 1757 the other week and the course was in 1000x better shape - I would strongly recommend looking elsewhere until reviews reflect that they have gotten the course back up to even minimal viable standards


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Not Playing here for a while."


anditsasnaphook's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I liked Algonkian, it was a solid course that got the job done. However, I played on a perfect day in February (a bunch of people were out it was a great day for golf) and I had never seen any course in worse shape. It started off on the first hole, the pin was in the fairway. They didn't even mow the fairways that day, you couldn't putt on it. Not only was this the case but we were not even made aware of it by the starter or pro shop. Then onto the second we waited for ten minutes to tee off as the starter was sending people off with no rhyme or reason. The course was in awful shape, we played three holes in an hour and fifteen minutes, and then we didn't want to play anymore. so we left Until I hear Algonkian is turning things around I don't plan on visiting again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



lshaefer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u755340776's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Algonkian GC 2017-09"


Vic94's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Algonkian GC is good golf course. I played it on 9/25/17. The driving range looks out onto the Potomac and the pro shop has golf equipment plus food and drinks. The greens had recently been aerated and were on the 'very slow' side, which is why I gave the conditions an 'average' rating. Normally I'd give it four stars. The pace of play was good. It's a solid course, not a dog track, if you're looking to play there for the first time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course, nice staff, and good price."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and it was quite a fun round. As always, great chance to see wildlife too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u00000769780's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


mclearct's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course. Long (almost 7,000 yards) from the tips, 6,500 from the white tees. Fun layout. Good conditions. Ok pace of play on weekend, great pace during the week. I'd return any time I'm in the area.


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


"Park Golf Course with Lots of Wild Life"


seabea's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an enjoyable round. The course was long for ladies, so I did not score very well, but I enjoyed the greenness and the abundant wild life (mostly deer). Fairways had a lot of cut grass trimmings and rough was high; greens were significantly slower than I am used to, but the overall experience was positive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Deekay70's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Flat course in park like setting"


Airbusmark's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice public course. Very flat and easy to walk. Many tree lines holes, making hitting the fairways a premium. Course is near the Potomac river and stay green throughout the summer. Lots of wildlife in and around the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course for the Money"


DennisFranko's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great value for the money. Course was in great shape. Some of the course staff are unfriendly but does not effect the overall experience. Couse could also up grade the club house. However, for a regional park great place to paly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



spierto31xc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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