Rated 5 out of 5 by James8990025 Excellent course!
Great staff and excellent course. Had great time and would play again.
September 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ezimman A DMV Staple
I have been playing Raspberry Falls off and on since 1999 (back when there were ZERO houses on the property) and have watched the course mature and evolve (sorry, no more beautiful stacked sod bunkers) over time. The course seems to be in a place now where it is what it is. Meaning, it's a beautiful course with solid bones. Equally playable for skilled players and not-so-skilled weekend hackers. Plenty of tee boxes allow you to find a course length that suits your handicap. Not many flat lies to be found in the fairway will test your ball striking ability.
The day we played was a day after a day of rain. So, the course was partially cart path only, which is tough since the paths are not super close to the fairways. Also, lots of mud on the ball and not a lot of roll. For the most part all areas from tee to green were in good shape for later in the season with some exceptions. While we didn't pay the full price of $105, you would expect fewer of these ground under repair areas.
Overall, the course is highly enjoyable with a lot of doglegs to the right, a few forced carries, rolling fairways, and plenty of bunkers. While meant to have a Scottish flavor, it's just imitation at this point. It's a course that at its peak was a jewel of NoVA golf and immaculately maintained when the money was flowing like water. Some of that luster has been diminished after the financial crisis made the inflated mansion values plummet back to Earth, but the course has rebounded nicely and remains a great track. Especially if you can get a decently discounted rate.
September 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by James4314454 challenging course - great day
Our foursome had a great day on this challenging and beautiful course. It was the first time for myself and two others in our group and we will know the course set up better the next time. The course was in good shape, but don't get into the knee high rough - impossible to find a stray ball. The fairways, greens, short rough and bunkers were all in good shape although we have had limited rain recently.
September 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dougk85 Golf staff to the rescue
I made my tee time thru Golfnow and when I arrived from NJ the course had no record of it. The Pro Shop staff didn't blink an eye. I showed them my confirmation email and they assured me I would get out even though the course was packed. 25 minutes later the starter sent my wife and I out with another twosome and we had a great day! The Starter was very friendly and accommodating.
August 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jason3017090 Great Course
Raspberry Falls is my favorite public course in the area. Great challenging course with beautiful views. Forgiving fairways makes this a fun track. Staff and facilities are great too!
August 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joepenny Raspberry Falls
The course was in great shape except the greens had been airiated earlier in the week. Still seemed to be in fairly good condition.
August 24, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by robpost Probably bad timing
Probably just bad timing for me... The greens were just arirated and the fairways were pretty beat up in some spots. I loved the layout and shot making chances. You must stay in play in order to score, probably lost 4-5 balls because of super thick rough, which meant lost strokes. I would like to play the same course at the same price in late September.
August 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Heath1405270 Course will be in better condition when the greens heal.
Fairways were great. The greens had been aerated and we're bumpy, pace of play was 5 hours and 20 minutes for 18 holes. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly it was cart path only for the first 9 holes due to all the rain the night before. Back 9 went faster since we could drive carts on course. Was a great day of golf.
August 22, 2015