Rated 5 out of 5 by Fdwinter10 Challenging Course!
Senior Player and found the White Tees at 6200 yds a good challenge. Greens and fairways were excellent. Recommend publication of an online yardage book.
September 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by jrobberstad This course needs better marshalling
This is my favorite course in the Northern VA area and being a part of Raspberry Golf has improved the course conditions. On the other hand, I was disappointed with the pace of play particularly on the back nine. The back nine took 3 hours for a total of a 5 hour round. This is unreasonable.
September 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ashulman61 Very Enjoyable Course, But Subpar Conditioning
I second the comments by aussiegolfer66 regarding the conditioning. There is a significant amount of crab grass in the fringe and near the greens on many holes. I didn't notice the bare spots, but the crab grass has got to go!
Otherwise, the greens are in good shape and are somewhat quick. An enjoyable course that just needs a little TLC.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by msongdds A Beautiful day of golf
I always love to play golf at Bull run because of the course condition and friendly staffs.
Perfect weather, great condition, great pace the other day!
I live in Fairfax but I love to drive out there because of the beauty of the course, condition and the pace.
I definitely recommend anyone who actually know how to play golf and appreciate the condition of the course. If you're a hacker, please play somewhere else.! Lol
September 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by aussiegolfer66 Condition is rapidly deteriorating
I moved to the area in 2012 and I have played this course every summer since. I wrote a review about the place in 2013 saying how amazing the course and the condition of it was. I was stunned when I played it on 9/2/15 to see crab grass all through the rough around the greens, crab grass coming through on the greens and grass coming up through the middle of the fairway bunker on the 5th. There were also many bare spots throughout the course. I think if you're going to be charging $90 for a weekend round you need to be presenting a well conditioned golf course to people each week. I wish I had taken some pictures that I could upload with my review as it seems like I am the only one to think this course isn't in the best shape right now.
September 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by alexanderpf5 No Bang for Your Buck
I'd heard pretty good things about Bull Run and, coupled with the course's high greens fees, I expected a great experience.
Instead, I got a pretty "meh" experience.
First, the good:
--Proshop staff were accomodating
--Nice green complexes - some challenging reads and mostly rolled true. However, see below...
--A few interesting holes
Now, the bad:
--On a holiday weekend, in the summer, not a single fairway bunker appeared to have been raked. In fact, many had weeds growing up in the middle of the trap.
--The "fringe" around the greens was non-existent, and/or had a lot of weeds/wild grass encroaching on them. Same for the aprons. A very uneven and unkempt look.
--The par 3s are very boring. They seem to be an afterthought to the design of the course.
--Granted the summer weather has stressed all the area courses, but I've seen plenty of nicer courses adapt much better.
All-in-all, I was disappointed by my first trip to Bull Run. I expected much better from a course of this price/reputation. Bull Run's sister course - Augustine, in Stafford VA - is in better shape, the layout is as good (if not better), and costs half as much (I paid $77 for a noon time at BR, I can get the same at Augusitine for $39).
I'll probably give this course another shot next year, but they've got some work to do until then...
September 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by inchiduk Nice golf course!!!
Clean, Nice, Beautiful.
But this course is not easy for beginner.
There is driving range and you can practice before you play. I like this course.
September 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ben7362990 In Keeping with RGT Reputation
Bull Run is managed by the Raspberry Golf Trail and like nearby courses under the same care (Raspberry Falls and Old Hickory) it is a very nice course with well-maintained holes, facilities, and a professional staff. You get free range balls and a decent practice area, the first hole has an intimidating forced carry over water, and there are additional holes that force you to carry water or brush off the tee--beginners beware.
For the price (not a highly discounted course), Bull Run is acceptable--neither a great value, nor a waste of money. If you are used to well-groomed courses, you won't be disappointed but after playing this course a few times, there's not a lot of memorable holes.
I recommend this course to intermediate and advanced golfers. Beginners may find it a bit frustrating.
September 6, 2015