Laurel Hill Golf Club
First time playing a great course
It was the first time I played this Fairfax County course. I had a great time. It could have been more challenging if I hadn't played with someone who has played the course before and gave some very helpful hints. I am a casual player and play probably 2 to 3 times a month. I was hitting the ball great and chipped it on the 18th green even though it was raining. The facilities were great. The only concern I have about the course applies to the users. The greens could have been better if the player would repair their ball marks. However, it was a challenging and fun course to play and I will play it again.
August 12, 2014
big boy golf course
marginal shots WILL BE PUNISHED. you can score in places, and you can put up big numbers in others. you will be faced with shots that don't fit your eye, sooner or later. you'll know the state of your game as you play, and when you're finished.
August 5, 2014
Great Public/County Course
This course carved out of old Prison grounds so that is unique. It is a really great course. It has challenging holes and focused putting is a must for scoring. A few forced carries off tee but fair if getting ball up into air. Visually attractive and quiet course. Do have a GPS or Laser Range Finder with you because yardage markers are intermittent and there are no 150 yard poles for determining distances to green. Greens roll true and a little fast. Like a lot of public courses would be better if people would fix their divots! Wonderful Northern Virginia option for golf-- better than many of the Myrtle Beach courses.
August 4, 2014
Greens need maintenace
The greens were pretty chewed up. For what we paid, I would have expected something better.
August 4, 2014
Beautifully Tough Course
Stunning course which is well cared for yet is very challenging for playing on the first round. Lots of undulating hills and blind tees which often play 2 clubs more (or less) than the yardage would suggest. I recommend playing with someone who knows the course and try not to get too fancy. Keep it in play as the rough...is rough. Don't expect to find your ball if it travels a few feet into the rhubarb...it is gone.
July 30, 2014
Nice wide fairways, large well kept greens and a longer than average holes is how I think of this course. It was a great day for golf last Saturday and we highly enjoyed our round.
July 28, 2014
Fell short of high expectations
I was slightly disappointed, considering the high reviews it's got on this web-site. It's above average, but certainly not five-star worthy.
Firstly, if you go to play, make sure you bring your own clubs. The mix of clubs I was provided can at best be described as eclectic: a worn out Titleist sand wedge, a good set of regular flex Bridgestone J40s (5-PW), a reg-flex Ping G20 4 iron and hybrid (both with massive off-sets), a stiff-shaft Ping 3-wood, grip worn out, and a regular flex Driver. It is, perhaps, asking a lot from a municipal course, but for $35 I was expecting at least a complete set of golf clubs. Getting some decent stiff-shafted irons is surely not too much to ask.
The course itself was very challenging and fair. The rough is quite brutal, so you are rewarded for being accurate from tee to green. The condition of the course was pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of the grass in the fairways and rough, but it was in decent condition.
The greens ran relatively true, but there were pitch marks everywhere. The 18th green was full of geese-poo.
It was a good course, but how it can be given 5 stars is beyond me. There are too many niggling negatives: no proper rental clubs, no proper starter, no pin sheets offered, no course guides, no dramatic holes, no scenic views, not a particularly welcoming staff.
July 26, 2014
It's all about golf here.
Very demanding. Tests all facets of your game. Absolutely wonderful golf course. Play this course!
July 24, 2014