Bull Run Golf Club
I try to play Bull Run once aweek. For the most it's a great course. Staff is excellent and course is in fantastic shape. This time I was disappointed with the condition of putting greens. It was bumpy not like bull run I've always played. My wife and I did not enjoy our round of golf at all.
May 8, 2015
5.5 hour round...
Great course. They really need to do something about the pace of play. Well over 5 hours makes the round unenjoyable and for the price this shouldn't be an issue. Maybe some rangers stationed around the course, similar to what Blue Mash does?
May 4, 2015
Really enjoyed playing during the week. Had great weather and the course was in excellent shape. Only issue was the greens because of aeration. Pace of play was good and fairways where nice and rough manageable. Overall a great experience.
May 2, 2015
Among the best public courses
Overall the course is in great shape. The greens had just been aerated so not much to be said about that but my one gripe was the condition and location of the tee boxes which seemed poor given the time of the year but that might be due to the bermuda grass which has yet to wake up. Bottom line this is a fun course that never seems overly crowded due to it's location.
May 1, 2015
The course conditions were not yet at a level that I'm sure they expect. The greens were recently punched and some of the bunkers are in the middle of being redone with new sand. Fantastic layout and everyone on their staff were very friendly. Great pace of play.
April 30, 2015
Very scenic. Nice design.
Chose this course at the last minute. I'm visiting from Texas. Drove out from McLean and well worth it. Very nice course for the money. The course routing is varied and interesting. Although it is early in the season and most of the trees were still mostly bare there was a lot of color from blooming vegetation.
The greens rolled very nicely and were consistent.
As stated it is still early in the season and the fairways were rather spongy and moist. These soft fairways caused VERY deep divots in most of the fairways. On the 8th hole my ball stopped in one of these deep divots. The divot was so deep I would not have been able to get my club down to the majority of the ball. The grass had grown back to a degree and the divot was not very wide. I suppose they could sand these areas especially on holes where divots are plentiful. Most green side bunkers had white consistent sand but several fairways bunkers need new sand and a few fairway bunkers were marked ground under repair.
The 18th hole is a bit odd so try to preview the layout before teeing off.
Overall, I highly recommend this course and it was worth the drive from McLean.
The GM was handling the cart duties because the usual cart "person" did not make it in on Saturday. He was friendly and even made it a point to keep a rather slow foursome on pace ahead of our threesome.
April 19, 2015
Nice Spring Golf Day
I have waited all spring to get out. Bull Run was my first round of the year. The course was starting to grow into shape. Some patchy spots around the greens and fairway provided bad (unfair) lies. Tee boxes were nice with markers easy to find on the par 3s. Bunkers had nice, new, soft white sand. Very manageable course even though it was windy. Caught an old foursome at the end who was just enjoying the weather. Cart girl was new and was having difficulty navigating the course (she stopped and asked where to go several times), but she was nice. Overall enjoyable round at a nice course.
April 14, 2015
Improved conditions and well kept
The tee boxes are still a little rough and there are several areas that are under repair but it did not affect the round. Several of the fairway bunkers are still in winter shape and not filled with sand but the greens are in good shape and the fairways are perfect. Great staff and fantastic clubhouse and facilities New 4 person carts are cool and practice areas are in great shape
April 13, 2015