Virginia Oaks Golf Club

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Conditions
1.6
Value
2.5
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.5
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6894
Slope 136
Rating 73.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6894 yards 73.6 136
Back 72 6405 yards 71.6 131
Middle 72 5985 yards 69.8 126
Middle (W) 71 5985 yards 75.0 135
Front 72 4830 yards 64.3 120
Front (W) 71 4830 yards 67.9 115
Scorecard for Virginia Oaks
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 73.6/136 621 223 310 414 428 120 446 469 545 3576 412 410 471 432 205 525 336 392 135 3318 6894
Back M: 71.6/131 581 195 290 370 404 110 426 425 522 3323 378 361 446 406 175 515 315 361 125 3082 6405
Middle M: 69.8/126 W: 75.0/135 557 170 280 352 363 101 406 390 505 3124 356 326 419 390 140 480 295 341 114 2861 5985
Front M: 64.3/120 W: 67.9/115 466 112 205 294 330 72 261 315 403 2458 334 302 268 340 98 426 235 289 80 2372 4830
Handicap 2 14 16 12 4 18 6 10 8 11 1 9 3 17 5 15 7 13
Par 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect P. B. Dye (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

2.1
190

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 9
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 21
Water Hazards 19
Bunkers 18
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Advanced Golfers 17
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 25
Convenient to the City 16
Worth the Drive 10

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1.0
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Conditions Poor
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Handicap 10-14
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DO NOT PLAY AT THIS COURSE!

The worst golf course I have ever played! All the greens are "yellow" and grass has died. No maintenance at all. Avoid this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Virginia Oaks is Closing

Greens are 100% GONE. Course is closing by mid June 2017. The rough is horrible fairways spotty and thick. Too bad

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course, Embarrassing Condition

Played this course probably 50 times over the past 5 years as a course resident. This is a great PB Dye layout with great potential. This was first time playing since it was purchased by new owners 2yrs ago. The first Indicator about the course condition was that the practice green was in aweful shape. It was uncut and virtually unputtable!

The tee boxes are all unkept with tall grass around the perimeter. Fairways were also unkept and were similar in length to the first cut of rough on most good courses on the area. ALL of the greens were unkept and needed to be cut. They were ridiculously slow to putt on that I gave up trying.

Since I live on the course its sad to say that the course is unfortunately doomed to possibly the same fate as Goose Creek! The owners should be ashamed to have let this gem go!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Poor course

This course used to be a course we played frequently. They've run it into the ground. Closes June 1. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY...they should be paying people to play this. Greens are dead, bumpy and are dirt. They don't care. Virginia oaks...you deserved better.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

An honest Appraisal

I live on VA oaks. When I moved there in 2006, it was a top rated course. In about 2012 there was a heat wave and drought that killed the grass. Back to back winter storms also hurt the course. It took some time to rebound, but in that time, players stopped going there and the throughput was not enough to cover the maintenance. In ~2015, another company took over, but put all the money into the clubhouse and not the course itself. In fact, it appears they ran out of money. Now, no maintenance was being done resulting in the closure of the course. The pictures people post now are after the decision to close the course and no longer maintain it. Hopefully, new management will take over and revitalize the course. If so, give it another chance! It was a beautiful course!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

What happened?

Virginia Oaks used to be a great place to play and a good value. Not anymore. This course has been neglected and is in horrible condition. Cow pasture-like rather than well-maintained and cared-for. I have no idea what happened or why but it is apparent people are staying away. Empty parking lot and few players where it used to be busy and active. Unfortunately I can not see why anyone would want to play there under the current conditions. PB Dye would be appalled.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Not worth it

This course used to be good; however, the owners have let the course go to the dogs. The greens or should I say the browns were extremely slow and bumpy. The tee boxes were fair, the rough was absolutely horrendous with glumps of weeds or just dirt. Really wasn't worth half of what we paid. Used to be a very nice course but it needs a great deal of work.

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

Please revive this gorgeous course

This course has a beautiful layout, but it seems as if they don't have the money to maintain it properly. Everything is either over grown or dead and dry. I hope someone either buys this or they get an influx of cash to take care of this course the way it should be.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Virginia Oaks Golf Club on 05/02/2017:
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Our staff is constantly working to improve the conditions of our course. We hope you give us another chance in the future!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dog Track

This course looks like a course but hasn't been taken care off so it's terrible!! A waste of money. It's a shame cause it's a pb dye layout. Don't waste your money unless a beginner and need a place to drive and hit irons. The greens rarely have grass on them

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Pace Good
Response from Virginia Oaks Golf Club on 05/02/2017:
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Our staff is currently working to improve our course conditions and we hope you give us another shot in the future.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Dont waste your money

The course is heavily under maintained the fairways are like roughs the roughs are impossible and the greens are completely dead they don't care don't waste your money

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Virginia Oaks Golf Club on 05/02/2017:
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are currently working on improving the course conditions and hope you give us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Poor conditions

All the grass on the greens was dead. Tee boxes were terrible. Probably was once a nice course, but now in horrible shape. Won't go back.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Virginia Oaks Golf Club on 05/02/2017:
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are currently working on improving our course conditions and hope you give us another shot in the future. Thanks for playing!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Conditions

Course was in very poor shape. Would not recommend playing it.

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

Terrible Conditions

Great value for a nice sunday afternoon. 18 holes in 3 hours is amazing especially on a weekend. however, the course was not in good condition. tee boxes were bare on some holes. greens were awful. fairways were in decent shape. bunkers had rocks in them.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Virginia Oaks Golf Club on 04/05/2017:
Thanks for taking the time to review our course. We're sorry to hear the course conditions weren't up to par, but are glad to hear you enjoyed the course layout and our staff was friendly. Thanks for playing Virginia Oaks GC and we hope you give us another shot soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Virginia Oaks on 03/16/2017:
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your round. Please come back and play anytime.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Virginia Oaks on 02/13/2017:
Thanks for sharing your feedback!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The beautiful golf course is being ruined.

It was my favorite place to play golf until 4years ago. It is surrounded by the Lake Manasses and the layout is wonderful. However the condition of the course became worse and worse. Our group (we play every week)missed this course and played here last week, hoping its improvement. We all were so sad and disappointed by the condition of the course. What made this happened? Poor management may...... We hope it gets better and come back to play again.

Janet.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Response from Virginia Oaks MGMT on 01/25/2017:
Hi Janet, thanks for thinking of us and giving our course a shot with your group. We're sorry that you were disappointed after your recent experience at our course. We have been under new management now for just a few months and have been working very hard implementing renovations to our course. As we continue working on improving our course conditions we greatly appreciate your feedback and also hope you'll come back and play again soon. Thanks!
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