Fort Belvoir Golf Club - Gunston Course

3.1000882353 3.1 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6854 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout


Year built: 1949
Architect(s): Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1949), Ed Ault (1975), Al Jamison (1975)
Type: Military
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $17 - $19
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6854 yards 74.1 135
Gold 72 6615 yards 72.9 133
Blue 72 6167 yards 70.7 130
White (W) 71 5258 yards 65.6 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
31
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

64 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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"Trying again"


u000005121608's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in better shape that it has been the last couple of years.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mr Koz"


JoeKoz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early in the season, so the course was in decent shape. All was great!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course Conditions"


kitchat's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From tee box to green the course condition is sub standard. Grass is spotty and not grown out; more weeds than grass in many places. Over all the course does not appear to have recovered from last summer’s weather. The course also doesn’t show any evidence of aeratio


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Course is struggling but the people are great."


Jpfleming's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven’t played here in years. It’s a nice course with very friendly people. The condition of the course is not great. Tee boxes need reseeding and the fairways are hard and flat. Greens are slow and in disrepair. Even with all of these problems, I still had a great round and that was due to the company. I will be going back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



VinBri's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Do not purchase from these courses"


u000004382890's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I purchased 2 rounds from Golf Now through Groupon. When I arrived the base would not let me enter. I had a picture driver license and a local government picture work ID. Was not enough. I also would need a passport or original birth certificate. WHO CARRIES THAT WITH THEM. Horrible experience. Groupon says I need to speak with the course and the course says I need to speak with Groupon. Never again using Groupon. If u have a problem u cannot speak to a person. Really.


Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Wet but new sand in traps"


George6210031's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2019
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like all courses in VA this course will benefit from some sunny dry days. Some greens better than others but overall a fun day. Love the new traps


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value - 2 courses"


u3369917's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value two courses. Course in decent shape for the winter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pretty Good For Winter Rounds"


ShawnK7's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape, dry, greens rolled nicely, the sun was shining and it’s golf in the Winter. Bartender was a nice chap, he was very accommodating and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Woodlawn Course"


clintdowning1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

The front nine was in terrible condition. The greens are the worst I have ever played on a reputable golf course. The back nine was much better but still not great.

Granted, the weather is just turning nice but you would expect grounds keepers to be able to produce a better product.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course, go early"


u000005005742's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GolfNow needs to include in course information that you need to plan for an extra 20 minutes of check-in time at the Tulley Gate during your arrival. Pro shop was very understanding and accommodating with my late arrivall. Nice course, great for intermediate players, very forgiving. Greens were kinda ok for wintertime but my gas powered cart constantly had difficulty starting. I’d love to play it in the early summer. GolfNow price was fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great time Winter Golfing"


ShawnK7's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course empty and weather very cooperative, overall a great day of golf - staff very helpful and friendly - David the manager does a wonderful job. Ron at the bar is a real gem - attentive and a friendly face after golfing. The bar slings some great food too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awful course conditions"


Boinkins's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course not well kept. Very frustrating hard to find good shots!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Blow the Leaves"


ChinJen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape. It was a shame they hadn’t blown most of the leaves off parts of the fairways and some of the greens.

I will not play this course again - ever!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Getting worse"


u000005792735's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played this course for years and it’s getting progressively worse. They had to re route and add new holes 2 years ago, all this work caused a loss of attention to detail. Most greens were nearly unplayable and general conditions were substandard. A great layout gone bad.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



wrdaniels17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course to practice on or to fine tune your game"


Clifford6944764's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to practice on or to fine tune your game Forces you to hit fairways because it is very difficult to find your ball in the rough, even if everyone saw your ball trickle from the fairway into the rough. Took all of us to search for the ball and it took us about five minutes to finally find the ball. You literally have to be standing directly above the ball. Believe it’s the type of grass used in the rough that eats balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Amazingly surprised"


notmuchbetter's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In pre-reading all of the negative reviews shown on Golfnow I was apprehensive about what the course would be like. I was pleasantly surprised. I golfed with my son-in-law who resides in Alexandria and the courses are somewhat limited. We enjoyed the mixture of both short and long par 4's and 5's as well as a few mid range par 3's. I found the course in very playable condition and the greens were somewhat on the the slow side but that is to be expected with the extreme heat index. Other than that I enjoyed my round of golf and will definitely return when I am visiting again and hopefully soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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