Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club

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Raspberry Falls has long been one of my all-time favorite layouts and a good value if you can get a GolfNow discounted rate. But this year’s weather has taken its toll on this course and reduced its charm for now.

After an entire summer of excessive rain (including the two prior days to my round), this signature Gary Player design looks defeated. Several holes have all but one tee box closed, multiple greens have roped-off areas that are trying to regrow, and puddle-filled bunkers have been all but neglected entirely. It’s a shame because this course plays so well when it’s in good condition. My guess is the management here has run out of funds or patience (or both) for this year and are already looking forward to how the course will play in the spring.

Part of this white-flag mentality is likely due to the amount of traffic this course sees. Just off Route 15 less than an hour from DC, this course rarely has trouble filling tee times. But rates can get expensive and the current conditions certainly don’t warrant full price. I would like to see the management offer discounted rates for all tee times for the remainder of the year.

Other than course conditions, there’s also been a slight degradation in the staff here. The man who greeted me by the carts was excellent, very friendly and helpful. But the pro shop attendant seemed bothered by my presence and unlike previous visits, there was no one to wipe down my clubs at the 18th. These are minor quibbles and overall I believe the staff here to be very good but it was a change I noticed nonetheless.

Finally, pace of play remains a sticking point. Yes, it was cart-paths-only due to the weather but with only twosomes in front of me, I was waiting for the group in front of me to tee off on nearly every hole.

I still think this is a great track and will definitely come back next year to play it again but right now my recommendation of this course is weak and full of caveats. I expect when I return in 2019, things will be much improved.

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One of the finesse public course in NOVA. Friendly staff and great course design by Gary Player. It's so beautiful in the fall and I want to come back again and again.

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Made the Trip to VA to play this course. I am very disappointed with the visit. Once arriving and warming up with putts on the practice green next to clubhouse, we notice the green is very much so lacking grass. Hoping for best we decided to give the course a chance. Sad to report conditions did not improve. Some Bunkers Are collapsing and need to be rebuilt, one even behind the 1st green. Most greens had a corner they was dead and roped off. As many know, because of the rain this year fairways are not great. Rain has caused lack of grass and bare spots all over. The tee boxes that are raised and in the tree line are nothing but mud and some closed. Unfortunately on top of the very under par conditions for a course at this price point it took our foursome 3 hours to complete the front nine alone. Such ashame to see this at a course which has such a unique and good layout. Bc of the conditions and herendous pace of play, I will not be returning and will give the factual information to my golf groups. Save your money until the conditions improve.

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This is one of my favorite courses in the area. It's nestled up against the hills and has several beautiful holes where you hit fro tee boxes nested back in the hill/mountain.

This particular day the greens were running very fast. Several of the pin positions I thought were in cruel spots of the green, but that is OK. It made it challenging.

The pace of play was a bit slow, but I assumed it was because it was a holiday and an exceptional beautifully warm day.

All in all, this is a course you should play.

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