Penderbrook Golf Club

3.6137411765 3.6 stars from 5 (181)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6151 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

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  • 3700 Golf Trl Ln, Fairfax, Virginia 22033, Fairfax County
  • (703) 385-3700
  • (703) 385-8815
  • penderbrookgolf.com

Year built: 1980
Architect(s): Ault, Clark & Associates (1980), Roy Case
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: No

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men: Collared Shirt, Slacks, Shorts. Ladies: Collared/Sleeved Shirt, Slacks, Shorts, Capris. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6151 yards 70.0 130
White 71 5760 yards 68.1 125
Red/Gold (W) 72 4977 yards 68.7 126
Red/Gold (W) 71 4977 yards 64.6 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 181 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
72
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

134 out of 180 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers beginners   Challenges include water hazards forced carries elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Greens Incredible"


E4nNQiXRC0q8lU7J5lDo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

many improvements, greens are perfect, pace of play was very good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



BigErn17's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Penderbrook Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"Not worth the increased greens fee!"


bskinard's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It's no wonder the golfing industry in the US is hurting when courses such as this raise their daily greens fee's to match those of much better semi-private clubs. Even after joining their Commonwealth Club, the cost per round is over $20 more this year than what I paid last year. Simply not worth that much to play a municipal course in a development. I doubt they will survive too long charging those greens fees. I know my group won't be frequenting them anymore. Much better deals on better courses to be had elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
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 06/14/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Penderbrook Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


"Enjoyable round."


sry927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Penderbrook quite a few times. It’s a tough track and is a shot maker’s course. The course is always in decent condition and greens are consistent. Great value, however I won’t return till my game is on again. Not a course for beginners!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us sry927. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Penderbrook Golf Club thanks you!


"Nice golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in wonderful shape for this time of year, the pace of play was excellent and the staff was friendly and attentive. Fairways were great, greens excellence and are coming in nicely. I will make it a point to make Penderbrook GC part of my regular rotation for sure.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2019

Thank you for your review, Pizarro. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Penderbrook Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.


"Penderbook golfing"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Convenient, no crowds, challenging layout, and great conditions. Good weather made for a special day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, dsandidge! We look forward to seeing you again soon.


"Decent Course but too slow"


Brad1363082's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the conditions and layout were good enough compared to the relatively lower cost. The main problem was the beyond ridiculous pace of play. There was no ranger and many groups were sent off as singles or a twosome without being paired up. The whole course was backed up by the time I got to the 5th hole.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/17/2019

Hello, Brad1363082. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions and layout to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Penderbrook Golf Club, we hope to see you again soon.


"Certainly improving!"


u000003336534's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

They deserve credit for improving this course. For years it has been very poor. They are investing money to bring it back. Many fairways still have way too many thin/dead areas, and the same with the rough. That said, the greens are much, much better compared to recent years. They weren't fast by any means, but they rolled fine. Please continue to invest and make improvements!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/17/2019

Hiu000003336534. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Penderbrook Golf Club.



Pizarro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

Hello, Pizarro. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.


"Great day!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. Fairways and greens were excellent. The starter was friendly. Pace of play outstanding. Great experience for our first time on this course. Great value for the money. Will definitely be back. Keep up the good work.


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 05/10/2019

jpapola, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Penderbrook Golf Club.


"Course to ourselves"


ga818617778's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was hosting a large shotgun start tournament, we were able to tee off early AM and play our round with no one in front and no one chasing us. But since there was a large group outing there was lot of groundskeepers buzzing about. Course is in decent shape. Lots of surrounding houses. If it had been a weekend the course would have been noisy as some greens and tees are right in some peoples backyard.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

Higa818617778. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Penderbrook Golf Club.


"I'll be back!!"


u928339884's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

I almost chose to play another course due to reading a recent not-so-good review. I am glad I went. I have zero complaints. The starter was friendly. The pace of play was good. The greens rolled well. I look forward to playing here again. Watch out for the water..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/22/2019

That's wonderful to hear! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a very nice four-star review! Please come and see us again soon.


"Hard at work"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maybe the best my conditioned muni I’ve played lately and workers all over the course working to make it better Will definitely be back, hopefully later this week


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


Commented on 04/22/2019

We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time with us! We've certainly been hard at work. Looking forward to your next round with us!



Charles6260820's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

Thank you for the helpful feedback, Charles.



dogsoju's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


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


Commented on 03/22/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us four stars!



yongsan28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/04/2019

Thank you for the helpful feedback!


"Well maintained, not perfect but it’s Winter so, for that, it’s in good shape!"


alexgen's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last time I played this course was about 3.5 years ago. I remember it was good course to play and now, even in winter, fairway is in very decent shape and the green is surprisingly fast even with moisture!

I played lot other courses around NVA area and most of them suffers from npbad greens, but here, GREEN IS VERY NICE SHAPE. Yeah, there are couple holes needs some work but not too bad, it still rolls nicely and checks nicely too! Compare to other medium priced courses, their green, jumps and zigzag! So trust me, I will take this green every time! And staffs are very friendly, thank you guys!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/10/2019

That's terrific to hear, Alex! We're so pleased that we can still provide a great experience. We hope to see you again before another 3.5 years have passed!


"Good fun course"


Spilgin28's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course for the money, has some nice par 5’s and some challenging water holes. New favorite local course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2019

Hi Spilgin28. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!


"Still good to play and enjoy!"


alexgen's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I play here time to time but every time is very enjoyable! Not so easy but not so hard either. Very fun course!


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


Commented on 06/14/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us alexgen. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Penderbrook Golf Club thanks you!



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