Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club

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Conditions were fair (poor for the $). We have had too much rain and all courses are struggling with that but courses a lot less expensive that Raspberry Falls are in better shape. Several T-boxes were muddy. Lots of missing grass in the fairways and roughs. Also don't like the blind hazards on 9 and 18. On 9 as you approach the green appears like there is a path across the hazard for your second shot. Well there isn't and I don't recall any flags. A perfect 2nd shot goes right into the unseen hazard. Cheap. On 18 you have to hit to the green through a small clearing in the woods and on the shot leading up to that one you have no idea where you should hit to to have a view of the pin, green, and bunches of huge traps that are on the other side. I hit to near the 150 marker (supposedly a target) and all I could see was about half the green and none of the traps.

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The course is a beautiful track with very scenice holes. The condition could have been better though. The greens were just airiated as well. Would like to play it again in the fall.

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Reserved the tee-time through GolfNow. There was no clear cut mention that the greens had been aerated. They were a damaged, bumpy mess. I would blame it on the weather, but I have played several area courses in the area (Worthington Manor, Westfields, Stonewall) that are in much, much better shape.

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Was wet. But still great condition. Great views. I love the course and the lay out. Risk reward and makes you think your misses to minimize damage. Highly recommend.

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You will find slightly better conditions at Laurel Hills, you will find slightly better service at Westfields, and you may find a slightly better value at Stonewall. But Raspberry Falls remains my favorite Northern Virginia public course because it does so many things so well.

The biggest asset of this course over others is layout. Gary Player clearly knows how to design a great one. Every hole has its own character and strategy. From the towering tees on the downhill par-4 3rd to the rising, links-style design of the uphill par-5 10th and one of the best finishing holes in Virginia, you will enjoy the challenge this course brings.

Thankfully, the conditions match the layout here as well/ Having played 18 holes prior at another $50+ course earlier the same day, it was easy to see that Raspberry Falls know how to take care of a golf course’s conditions. From tee-to-green, everything was as good as can reasonably be expected with full, lush, freshly-cut grass, groomed bunkers and greens with just the right amount of pace. In all the times I’ve played here, regardless of wet or dry weather patterns, the course has maintained consistently above-average conditions.

My one complaint for my visit is despite an hot afternoon tee time, there was no beverage cart to be seen. You do get your clubs cleaned while you’re putting out on the 18th which is nice but I would have traded that service for a beverage cart in a heartbeat. There are several water points on the course, so you won’t get too thirsty if water is your thing.

It’s worth mentioning the practice facilities here are second-to-none and they come with the relatively hefty greens fee. I wasn’t thrilled about paying nearly $60 for a weekday twilight rate but in the end, the experience is worth the price of admission. And the 4.5+ hours it takes to play.

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