Pohick Bay Golf Course

4.1114000000 4.1 stars from 5 (172)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6405 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.0
  • Layout

  • 10301 Gunston Rd, Lorton, Virginia 22079, Fairfax County
  • (703) 339-8585
  • (703) 339-1608
  • www.pohickbaygolf.com

Year built: 1982
Architect(s): George Cobb (1978), John LaFoy
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6405 yards 73.0 132
White 72 5897 yards 69.7 127
White (W) 72 5897 yards 74.2 131
Gold 72 4948 yards 65.7 113
Gold (W) 72 4948 yards 68.9 121

Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course in Lorton has been one of the area's most popular public courses since it opened in the early 1980s. Playing at Pohick Bay is like playing two golf courses in one, with a front nine that has long, tree-lined fairways and a hillier back nine that features a variety of doglegs and water holes. It is a definitely a shot-maker's course so be prepared to use some creativity and some thoughtful strategizing doesn’t hurt either. The constant up and down of the golf course provides uneven lies and a number of blind shots. The dramatic terrain also makes it a tough course to walk. Trees frame most of the holes, demanding accuracy but also providing a peaceful and secluded feel. Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course is popular amongst locals for being one of the most challenging and yet also one of the most affordable courses in the area.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 172 Reviews
5 stars:
33
4 stars:
93
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

150 out of 172 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes thick rough bunkers  

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"Great day on the course"


clancyww1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Public Parks course, maintained well, challenging layout, quiet and beautiful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well-conditioned, mature Track"


dwilburk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Old -style course lined by mature trees that cut across several ravines and creeks. Doglegs and elevation changes created challenges for tee shots. Fairways, greens and bunkers in very good condition. Pace of play was fine until the back nine, where some late-afternoon arrivals apparently started their rounds.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2019

Thank you for coming out to play the course. We hope to see you again.



clintm333's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u126893990's avatar
Age:  45-54

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u000007992991's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/01/2019

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you this spring season.


"Very impressive"


u000001267994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the moment I arrived I was struck by the friendliness of staff. It wasn’t just how they treated me but how I observed them treat other customers. It was my first time at the course. I was sooo impressed with at least five of the holes. They were holes that I have not seen at other courses. After a while courses start to blend together. However, this course at at least five holes that were of a signature nature. I cannot say enough about the work that had been put into the course. Most of the courses have been inundated with rain. Although the back nine was cart path only, most of the front ,with the exception of the first hole , had no restrictions. Beyond that, the greens hole by hole were almost pristine for the weather we have had. I am not one who is easily impressed. Nor do I take customer service lightly. In fact, I know I can be a stickler. Pohick Bay exceeded my expectations. As for the customer service, they could not have been more accommodating. The problem now is that on future returns they have a high standard to meet. I hope they will continue to do so. Please Pohick Bay keep up the good work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/01/2019

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you this spring season.


Commented on 01/26/2019

Thank you for the review.



JHuggins19's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/01/2019

Thank you for the review. We hope to see you this spring season.


Commented on 01/26/2019

Thank you for the review.



u520319137's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/26/2019

Thank you for the review.


"Good value and beautiful setting."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Despite the fact that rains of past several days made fairways a not soggy We enjoyed our Friday evening play. People do need to learn how to replace divets however!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/26/2019

Thank you for the review.


Commented on 01/26/2019

Thank you for the review.



jalbert241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played 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


Commented on 01/26/2019

Thank you for the review.



Douglas5507193's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/26/2019

Thank you for the review.


"Not impressed"


u00000873025's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not impressed for the money we had to pay. Attitudes in the pro shop were not good. Had questions and the responses were kind of like...owell..that's just the way it is.

Not returning.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2018

I am sorry to hear about your experience at the course. We here at Pohick Bay pride ourselves with trying to provide the best customer service. If you could please email me pohick_golf@nvrpa.org, I would like to discuss some of the details of your round. We thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. This information is vital, to help us fine tune our golf course operations.


"Poor pace of play"


u000004922321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was really disappointed in the pace of play. It took 4 hours to play 13 holes. At one point there were 3, 4 somes at 13th tee box. After my golf partner and I completed 13, we decided to leave the course. 18 holes of golf should not take 5-6 hours. 2 solutions to what appears to be a common theme for local courses in the area. Stop over booking tee times, or enforce a pace of play on the course by the rangers. Completely unacceptable when you spend $60 to play a single round of golf.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/28/2018

I am sorry to hear about your experience at the course. We here at Pohick Bay pride ourselves with trying to provide the best customer service. If you could please email me pohick_golf@nvrpa.org, I would like to discuss some of the details of your round. We thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. This information is vital, to help us fine tune our golf course operations.



Jerry5373335's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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



PBHIII's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
Previously played 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: Average


I recommend this course


"Slow play, decent course"


dmeilleur1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape, lots of trees and very hilly for walkers. This particular Sat was very slow; 5.5 hrs to complete the round. We asked the drink cart attendant to inform the warden of the slow play, and he didn't come around until the 14th hole, and said the group in front of us was on pace for 4.5 hr round. Don't care about the time as much as keeping up with the group in front of you, and there were three open holes ahead of us. The one challenging Par 5 has a temp green, which made it a drivable Par 4, but the maintenance they are doing will help improve the Par 5. Overall, good day but slow at times.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Golf outing"


u520319137's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall the outing was goo. Being early spring the cours fairway grass still needed to fill in. The greens are in good shape rolling true. The 13th green is still undergoing a face lift. I have played this course year around from tolime to timr. I would recommend it to anyonel.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice - Even in Winter!"


Vinnie2343942's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

First time at Pohick Bay, and really enjoyed it. Considering it was early March, fairways and rough were in nice shape. Tee and approach shots are often up or down; lots of terrain change. Once you get to the green, good size and fun to play; fair amount of slope, but makeable looks most of the time. All around the course, a clear sense of attention to detail (e.g., the water/trash stations at the tee boxes were never in disrepair and always clean). Nice touch. Those we met in the pro shop were pleasant (the lady who checked us in literally went in the back to ensure our discounted price wasn't too high!), plus we paired with one of the volunteer "marshals"; nice guy. Will definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Airrated fairways"


barry3970908's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were airrated but the course was in pretty good shape Sone tee boxes were thn


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u4610563's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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