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4.1
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4.1
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4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Community
Par 72
Length 7410 yards
Slope 152
Rating 77.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Professional 72 7410 yards 77.0 152
Back 72 6858 yards 74.1 145
Member 72 6223 yards 71.2 135
Member (W) 72 6223 yards 77.7 149
Forward 72 5008 yards 70.3 127
Scorecard for Creighton Farms
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Professional M: 76.9/154 415 353 528 480 427 180 590 477 190 3640 449 618 433 451 357 213 454 193 557 3725 7365
Back M: 74.5/148 407 312 497 455 401 162 555 437 180 3406 406 551 382 398 321 203 438 169 549 3417 6823
Combo M M: 72.6/145 407 312 497 409 366 162 526 400 152 3231 368 538 367 398 321 182 400 169 494 3237 6468
Member M: 71.5/142 W: 77.1/150 376 306 440 409 366 146 526 400 152 3121 368 538 367 335 280 182 400 160 494 3124 6245
Combo L W: 73.1/132 322 306 440 326 366 115 442 359 152 2828 368 435 293 335 280 70 301 160 403 2645 5473
Forward M: 65.9/123 W: 70.3/126 322 213 395 326 290 92 442 359 62 2501 312 435 293 295 225 70 301 130 403 2464 4965
Handicap 9 13 3 5 11 17 1 7 15 8 2 14 4 6 16 12 18 10
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 36 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 7 1 9 5 15 13 3 17 8 6 14 2 10 18 4 16 12

Course Details

Year Built 2008
Architect Jack Nicklaus (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.4
7 Reviews (7)
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Demanding Course, Lots of Blind Shots

Played Creighton Farms yesterday in an outside event. This Jack Nicklaus signature course, set in Virginia horse country was a bit more severe than others I have played. The course has a significant amount of elevation change and a number of blind tee shots. There wan't any indication as to the hazards (of lack of) over the horizon and the map on the scorecard was in black and white and didn't call out the hazards too well. This is a private course so my impression is that you play this golf course way better the more you play it because these hazards are not much of a surprise. I think you'd also really benefit from the use of a caddy or a detailed yardage book. From a layout perspective, I much preferred the back nine because the course was much more out in front of you.

The condition of the course was fantastic and the surrounding country club amenities (clubhouse, locker room, pool, tennis) were top notch. I'd definitely like another crack at it in the future.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Tough but rewarding Golden Bear gem

As someone who has played a particular Jack Nicklaus course (Pawleys Plantation in South Carolina) more than any other course, I am always eager to see a new Nicklaus layout. Creighton Farms shot straight to the #2 spot, just behind the super-private Mayacama in Santa Rosa, California.

It's a definite example of lush, big pre-Recession golf, but the course is nevertheless good fun to play, strengthened by a somewhat uncharacteristically diverse set of greens. There is a lot of both subtle and overt undulation, with plenty of chances to use slopes to move the ball close to the hole. Which is a relief, because the course plays fairly long and bunkers and rough can punish off-line shots big-time. Creighton Farms is private, but staying at the nearby Salamander Resort & Spa can get you access.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Private Jack + HUGE Houses

This very private Nicklaus Signature Design in Aldie is maintained to a level that would make you think no one plays there. That would probably be pretty accurate. A very small membership allows for a massive maintenance budget to keep the course in premium condition.

Thankfully, approximately once a month (in Summer months) the club opens to the public for an outing. I'd say that is when most folks get to play the course.

The driving range is perfect and all grass. The course itself rolls across former farm / horse pasture and offers a nice variety of holes. Some spots could use fewer trees and the course requires some local knowledge in places to score well (hence where being a member or playing with one helps).

Also, impossible not to mention/notice the houses along the course. Many of which are larger than the clubhouse. Probably some of the biggest in LoCo - or anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Outstanding

This is a private course but they had a resident appreciation day and allowed non-members to play. The course is in amazing shape. Challenging holes but nothing tricky. Good practice facility and great staff.

Enjoyed the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome course

I have played this course twice and it's awesome. Driving range and short game area is nice and the clubhouse is pretty sweet. This course opens up to Fire and Police once a year for a discounted rate. Highly recommend to play this course if you have a chance to get on. This course is long and the greens will wear you out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Industry Insider
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A private Jack Nicklaus masterpiece

A "Jack Nicklaus Signature Course" that boasts wide and rolling fairways and that is very challenging. A great variety of holes. Many bunkers and a number of wetlands can wreck havoc on your scorecard. A great overall experience with state-of-the art facilities. Just a treat to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

picturesque hole after hole, great Jack Nicklaus design

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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