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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7024 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.2
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Packsaddle Ridge Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7024 yards 74.2 139
Blue 72 6398 yards 70.7 131
Green 72 5929 yards 68.2 128
Green (W) 72 5929 yards 74.0 133
White 72 5470 yards 65.7 118
White (W) 72 5470 yards 71.5 126
Gold/Red (W) 72 4663 yards 66.8 116
Scorecard for Packsaddle Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.2/139 415 559 175 447 408 590 227 459 400 3680 412 538 185 379 323 215 519 350 423 3344 7024
Blue M: 70.7/131 366 533 146 417 397 546 199 397 373 3374 340 503 172 339 296 160 494 320 400 3024 6398
White M: 68.2/128 W: 74.0/133 344 513 134 380 373 502 169 369 349 3133 311 484 129 323 276 148 459 293 373 2796 5929
Gold M: 65.7/118 W: 71.5/126 313 495 117 333 326 488 150 345 340 2907 291 455 104 305 254 110 426 272 346 2563 5470
Red W: 66.8/116 274 445 96 254 284 440 92 254 272 2411 259 428 79 242 243 103 405 229 264 2252 4663
Handicap 10 12 16 4 14 6 8 2 18 7 1 13 11 17 5 3 15 9
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Rye/Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Russell Breeden (2002)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.5
8 Reviews (8)
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4.0
Previously Played

Tough course when wet

This is a tough course especially with wet conditions. It’s fairly long for women players, but a pretty fair test for most men. It’s hilly, so many holes have added length trying to get uphill. Fairways and greens were in pretty good condition considering they had received over 6”of rain in two days.A very fair price for seniors on Tuesdays. Staff was EXTREMELY friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

unprofessional and in need of routine maintenance

refused to pay for a scarred custom golf club after hitting a large rock in a bunker. It looked like to grass hadn't been mowed in weeks. Very unprofessional manager Mr. Powell was rude, unprofessional and combative

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

In need of Course Maintenance and a Professional Staff

My husband and I and another couple played this golf course in May 2018. My husband was playing out of a bunker and struck a very large rock and scarred his custom golf club. When we approached Mr. Brad Powell about the issue he was rude, argumentative and very combative. I posted about the incident b4 we left the golf course.
Mr. Powell pleased with us to take it down and in return if we would send him a bill for replacing the club he would pay it. We sent him the invoice and After several months of leaving messages never heard a word from him. When we finally got him on the phone he changed his tune and said he could only send us passes. Well of course we've never seen them either. I haven't mentioned the course was in terrible shape - long grass everywhere and no sign of routine maintenance.
If you are planning on playing golf in this area stay way from this golf course. It's a shame bc it could be beautiful if ran by professionals with integrity and professionalism

Stay away is my advice

Friendliness Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Conditions Keeping This From Being A Great Course

If you’re looking for a secluded golf course, it doesn’t get much more remote than Packsaddle Ridge GC. It’s a 10-minute drive from the nearest town out in the middle of nowhere alongside the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The isolated location is perhaps to the course’s detriment as it doesn’t appear to be getting enough business to keep it in really nice condition. I don’t like to start reviews with the negatives but the poor conditions are the first thing you notice. The rough looks like your lawn would if you neglected it for two weeks in the middle of June; thick and tall. The fairway grass is also taller than you’d like and quite clumpy. The greens are ok though many have burnt out areas that get in the way of putting. The bunkers aren’t raked and the tee boxes aren’t well looked after. It’s pretty obvious that the maintenance staffing is at the bare minimum. It’s really a shame because this is otherwise a pretty nice course.

The layout is more diverse than any other in the area, mostly because of the extreme elevation changes throughout the course. How extreme? From the 8th tee to the 14th tee, there’s a nearly uninterrupted climb of 410 feet! You lose half that elevation in the next three holes as the course winds its way back down towards the clubhouse. I walk this course and it’s by far the most challenging to do so. They caution you to such an extent venturing out on foot that they circle the phone number for the clubhouse on the free yardage book they give you at the beginning of your round in case you change your mind.

Besides the dramatic elevation changes, this course features plenty of water hazards and bunkers as well as some long forced carries from the back tees. The greens don’t have a ton of undulation but many are heavily sloped. Speaking of slope, the slope rating on this course seems a bit low at 131 from the blues, this is a tough course! Bring plenty of balls with you as well, you’ll lose more than a few.

The staff is pretty friendly (what little there is) and being so far from anywhere even on a beautiful Saturday afternoon the course was only partially fully with great pace of play.

If you are up for a challenge and don’t mind the shabby conditions, this is a good course to try out. Hopefully its best days are ahead of it.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

This course has potential

This course has the potential to be spectacular. The layout is challenging. Tight fairways and tough greens. Course shape was average. The views and elevation changes are spectacular. The bronze statues, tee monuments, stone bridges and covered bridge are the kinds of features you would find at a high end course. The initial construction cost of this course had to be huge. The pro shop had no stock so if you want a logo shirt, especially in ladies, you can forget it. If the course was in better shape this would be a top notch course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Tough course, great shape

I play Packsaddle once or twice a year when I'm visiting family. It's a challenging course, tight in most places, no flat greens. A good score there is a great round.

Course condition this year was as good as I've seen it. Tee boxes were fine, they aren't bent grass. Greens were excellent, maybe a touch slow. The fairways were in good condition with just a little clover (and that's a nit). The only minor issue was one or two of the bunkers were a little thin on sand.

I played on a Monday, 18 before lunch, there were a couple twosomes on the course, 5 cars in the parking lot. A hidden gem I guess. A great place to play, a test of golf, with some awesome views of the valley

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

Beautiful Views

This Course is challenging. The views and being located out in the country provides for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon. The staff was friendly and attentive. It is my favorite course in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

So-So

My first time to the Harrisonburg area. MAKE SURE YOU USE THE BAG DROP as it is quite the hike up from the parking lot to the clubhouse. Course was built by a family construction business and it shows. If they'd spent as much time, effort and money on the course conditions as they did and the spectacular accoutrements (stone bridges and staircases, sculptures, covered bridge, etc.) it could be a spectacular course. Condtions, especially the tees, are average muny condition at best. The greens are fair. Kudos to the staff attendant who tells you that the greens are fast putting down-valley and EXTREMELY slow putting up towards the mountain.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
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rcservis
Commented On 07/13/2014

Packsaddle is a beautiful golf course with great views. Every year when I come to VA it is a must play! Yes it is a mountain course so if you have to walk up a hill it happens I don't know what to tell you!!!!

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