1757 Golf Club

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I've played here many times, but I feel the course is getting better as it ages. The greens were aerated, but they were in good condition.

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Started play after a 2-hour frost delay. For pre-Spring the course was in pretty good shape. First time playing the course. Had to keep the driver in the bag on the majority of day after hit a few drives too far into bodies of water that I didn't know existed. Many holes almost play like a giant pitch-and-putt. Meaning, 90* fairways where all you can do off the tee is hit a 200 yard shot for a 100 yard approach shot.

Was lucky to get out so early as I can easily see why this course would take 5+ hours to play on the weekend. Duffers + Lots of Water in Play + "Reachable" Par 5's = SLOOOOOW.

Didn't keep score because all the greens had probably been aerated a week or two prior. And then they decided to put down a full layer of sand on the greens, so putting was less than fun.

They would play this course again.

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Great place to play. You have to manage the course; therefore, it provides you with a sense of confidence that you don't have to Grip it and Rip it to have an opportunity to get on the green in two. The greens are in exceptional condition considering the erratic weather we have had this winter. If only the "Winter Rates" would stick a little longer...The staff is always pleasant and very helpful, and they are always trying to provide any assistance. It is surely one of the top NoVa public courses. If you haven't played 1757, get out there soon before the rates spike.

They would play this course again.

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This review is SOLELY for the golf course. Who the hell goes to a golf course specifically to eat, anyways??

Don't be fooled by the scorecard, which shows a par 70 course, playing 6,600 yards from the tips--this course is difficult. The holes are pretty tight, so wayward shots are punished. Water is in play on 14 of the 18 holes. There are not many elevation changes, with the exception of holes 3 and 7, and even those are modest. The rough is punishing but fair. And there are a few lengthy holes (again, from the tips).
The first hole is beast, requiring a drive to carry at least 260 yards if marked from the furthest back tee boxes. The par 3 7th plays at 240 yards, though downhill a bit, so maybe 225; still no joke particularly given the water on the entire right side. And the 15th is a water-laced 584 yard par 5.

The course itself is really well maintained. There are a couple beaten down areas in the rough on a few holes, but you're not supposed to be there anyhow. The pace of play is the biggest issue at 1757. The length between some holes (this course is absolutely unwalkable) causes this, as well as all the water (and people not taking drops!!). The rangers are pretty ineffective, but at least the cart girl is diligent, you'll see her at least 4 times during round, and you can usually start a tab, which is nice.

One gripe is the cost, which is $89 before noon on the weekends. While this is a good course, and the price itself isn't bad, for $89, I should be getting free range balls. At least the post-noon rates are decent, as well as weekday pricing. Another issue is the location of the practice green. It's about 300 yards from the clubhouse, all the way near the first tee box. This doesn't give you much practice time unless you skip the range to warm up all together. And once your at the first tee, you're usually up next with maybe 3-4 minutes to practice putting. Rule of thumb:  the greens are fast.

Overall, a really good course that should extend more benefits. The layout is not great, requiring use of carts and the back nine feels a little cramped, but a challenging and fun course nonetheless. I will definitely be back.

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I played this course in the unseasonably warm early december weather. I got a great deal, and I was very impressed with the conditions. There is a lot of water on the course, which made it very challenging, but I will definitely be adding this one to the rotation.

They would play this course again.

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