Herndon Centennial Golf Course

4.0573941176 4.1 stars from 5 (153)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6197 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 69.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6197 yards 69.7 126
Blue 71 5774 yards 68.1 122
Blue (W) 71 5774 yards 73.4 128
White 71 5029 yards 64.7 114
White (W) 71 5029 yards 69.2 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 153 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
87
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

137 out of 153 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs near the airport convenient to the city   Great for walkers locals beginners   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game  

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u314159319740's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


u000005778343's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun local course. Great value for the money. Greens are in great shape. This is my new go to course. My only “area for improvement:” They do need a beer cart with drinks (good local beers, cocktails, and snacks)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course and a lot of fun to play"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our foursome all said it was a lot of fun and really enjoyed it more so than other courses. The day was beautiful, the course fairways and greens in really good shape. Course has the right amount of challenges, yet forgiving enough to recover from some bad shots, you can find your ball fairly easy, which is always great. Overall, it's one of the top courses in our desired portfolio to play. It competes well with some top courses in the area. Try it and see for yourself if you've never played there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great As Usual"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day for Herndon golf. 3.5 hour round, great condition as usual. Greens in good shape, some quicker than others.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course"


u251103255's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great pace of play for a Friday morning. Course in great shape. Well marked to find your way around.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"HGC"


u251103255's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape. We started about 9am and had no one in front of us or behind us. Being a Herndon resident and a senior I do get a break on the rates. Not sure of non-resident rates check the web site!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Muni"


Glenn9750297's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Superb course conditions and maintenance, especially for a public muni. Nice layout with some challenging par 4s and a variety of tee boxes. I play this course often with mid-handicap golfing friend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dmicklus's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000004929474's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



seoms's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u7981145's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2019
Previously played 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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Really Good Municipal Course"


GolferJake78's avatar
Iowa Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2019
First time playing Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

I played Herndon Centennial on a cold February day as a respite from this brutal Iowa winter. I was fortunate enough to be in the area for business, and met up with Virginia Golf Advisor Ben Grehan for a round at this course near Dulles Airport.

Herndon Centennial is a great value, at only $30 to walk in the offseason. I paid an additional $5 to rent a pull cart. I would love to see them update their offering to add push carts, as I learned that it is much harder to pull than push.

I really enjoyed my round of golf. I found the course to have a nice variety of short and mid length par 4s, borderline reachable par 5s and tricky par 3s. The greens were especially tricky, yet very nice for February.

The Good:

The overall course condition was great for February 27th. I was surprised how smooth and fast the greens were. They have some slope, so with a little speed, putts can get away from you. Unfortunately, I learned this on the first couple of holes, but then adjusted.

The layout was terrific too. The course does a nice job mixing up par 3s, 4s and 5s, and frequently changing direction so you're rarely playing two holes in a row in the same direction.

Finally, the green complexes are very interesting, in a good way. Most green complexes are well bunkered, but also have open areas with different slopes to allow a variety of short game shots.

The Average:

While I said the layout was terrific, I do think Herndon Centennial could benefit from some tree management. There were a few spots where they were removing trees, but I think more tree removal is needed. Holes 11-13 and 15 felt a little claustrophobic, and could benefit from just a little bit more width.

The Not So Good:

Geese! As you can see from my photo of the 17th hole, there is a flock of geese living on the course. This means goose droppings everywhere. I'm not sure if this is a year around problem, or just specific to this time of year. Geese are a problem that plague many golf courses, and where I think golf courses could benefit from allowing dogs.

Overall, there are a lot of positives with Herndon Centennial. I highly recommend it if you're in the Dulles Airport area for a fun, quick 18 hole round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"back at Herndon"


bigottlieb's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Glad to be able to play golf finally after a lot of bad weather. Golf course fine except that every goose in the universe must have been on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Annual Father-Son New Years Round"


Steve1405911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2019
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Each year my oldest son and I play on New Years day at a local course, we try to play a different course, and preferably a new course each time.

This year we choose Herndon Centennial. The weather was warmer than the last several years, but with all of the rain the last week or so, the course was very wet, however I could tell that the course layout is great, and have added it to a list of courses I want to play when the weather is better. The fairways are wide, and the course is not incredibly long, so for a high handicap player like myself it was a forgiving and rewarding round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun timea"


pdebarr's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good conditions, greens and fairways were nice. Easy but super fun course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Herndon GC"


jamiesessa's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape... greens were rolling excellent! Thanks HGC!


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


"a friendly golf course"


baby2017's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was cold, but we had a round early in the morning because of the cheap price.

The staff kept checking the weather conditions and telling us. So we could play not colder than we thought.

The round ended quickly because there were no people.

The grass was very good.

We'll be back on that course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Solid round after some heavy rain"


MM2345514's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Heavy rain the night before, but course was still in good shape. Course was obviously soft but still played well. Cart path only today and so no surprises there. Didn’t use the range but always enjoy getting to the course early to use the putting green from which you can also chip. Restaurant has some good food options and craft beers, but can be slow at times. Played the round in about 4 hours and that was with a decent stop at the turn to get food and let a group of 2 play through. Fun course and I enjoy coming out here. Fairways are in good condition but lots of leaves! Greens were also in good shape. Will be back again as long as the weather cooperates this fall/winter!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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