1757 Golf Club
Bring plenty of balls. Water comes into play on most holes. Fun, challenging, creative design. Looking forward to playing it again!
September 2, 2014
I love to play this course but the pace of play usually steers me away. Almost always a 5 hour round. Course was in great shape and the staff is always friendly.
August 31, 2014
Didn't really like this course. It's purely target golf. The layout is just weird and you feel like you are on a golf cart race course. Carts whizing around everywhere, the facade looks like a wegmans, not really my thing. Felt a lot like Florida retirement golf.
August 27, 2014
Greens Aerated and Top Dressed
I realize that now is the season for Aerating Greens and top dressing them but by not disclosing this to people before making a tee time is a disservice. Especially when you charge full price for the greens fees. The first time I was told the greens had been aerate was walking upto the fist green. If I had known this, I would have chosen another place to play and come back at a later time (and had a much better first impression of the operation) That's why you get two stars. Be upfront with people.
August 23, 2014
Fix your divots.
The course has a very challenging layout due to water in play on most of the holes. The course can play fairly easily or fairly hard depending on the tee boxes you choose. If you can place the ball in the fairway at will play the back for lots of fun. If you are not sure where your ball is going off the tee box stay to the white tees.
My only negative feedback is the lack of players repairing the divots on the fairway and the greens. I would like to inform the fine residents of Virginia what the funny bottles are on the sides of the cart. They are used to repair the divots after you hit the ball, please use them!! The course is taking a beating from the lack of players caring about the course. Please take care of the course and help them keep the course playable.
August 17, 2014
Staff was good, course not so much
Slow pace of play and extremely challenging course lead to a frustrating day on the course. Greens and were very beat up. A lot of risks, but not many rewards if you put together good shots.
August 11, 2014
A pleasant surprise, almost ruined
My son and I were a bit uncertain at first, as the guys manning the bag drop and starting were uncommunicative and unhelpful. Turns out they were fill ins. Later met the regular starter, Walter, who could not have been nicer. The staff in the pro shop were incredibly nice and helpful. An impressive facility.
The course is tricky, with lots of water and muck. You can lose a lot of balls -- must play smart. Don't flirt with the water, lay up if you're between clubs. I'm looking forward to playing a second time, as I will know a lot better how to play.
Course is short, but the water and hazards make it play much longer. One thing I don't like, which is typical of some short courses, is the effort to add yardage at the tips by making some over-long par 3's. From the tips, the par 3's measure 200, 241 (just stupid), 180 and 181. The 241 yard hole is long by tour standards, and this isn't close to a tour course. It should be a short par 3 to have an appropriate mix, but the designer clearly felt the need to add some yardage. Thankfully, this is the exception, not the rule. Interesting and fair, if difficult, course otherwise.
A real nice round. It was pretty crowded Saturday afternoon, but the pace was reasonable. Until they let a foursome with at least 3 terrible golfers out on the back in front of us, where there was no space. It's a long distance from 9 to 10 -- you can't walk this course -- and when we got there the group that had been in front of us was reach 10 green, but a new group was now in front. Infuriating enough, and to add insult to injury they lost at least 8 balls -- not kidding -- off the tee. Could have ruined the day, but the group had the good grace to allow us to play through on 11. The group behind them was furious (I talked to them later), but at least we got through. Still had a wait on the par 3's, but not bad overall. And there is a practice area before the tee on the awesome par 3 18th hole, so we were able to practice bunker shots.
August 10, 2014
Challenging but nice course
Narrow with a lot of water and bunkers.
Somewhat challenging course.
But quality of course is very nice. Well maintained and friendly staff will make you enjoy this course.
Try to hit straight other than distance will result in better score.
BTW, it took me almost 5hr to finish the course on Saturday morning.
August 10, 2014