Rapidan Golf Club previously named Somerset Golf Club is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Locust Grove, Virginia.
Somerset Golf Club opened in 1997. The course was designed by Jerry Slack. Rick Robbins rennovated the course in 2003.
Trees line every hole on this narrow course, and water hazards come into play on ten holes. Precision is needed off the tee and a good short game is needed on the approach. The most photographed hole on this course is #8, a 149-yard, par 3, which plays into dense trees and over a marsh to the green.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,832 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,195 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 542 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 11, a par-3 that plays to 134 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 18, a 542 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Somerset Golf Club is # 8, a 149 yard par-3.
The course is located in Civil War battlefield country. There's a brick house on site that dates to 1831, which was used as a hospital during the war. The house is alleged to be haunted.
Somerset Golf Club closed in 2008. The course reopened as Rapidan Golf Club in August, 2013.
$26 (cart included), played on Tuesday, October 2013 at 2pm
I played and loved this course when it was called Somerset Golf Club. It has made a triumphant and improved return!! Pace of play (played 18 in 3 hours) was awesome! Greens were surprisingly in great shape (a little slow for my taste)!! Fairways were great!! Tee boxes will need som TLC by next spring, but still were fine! Love the fact that they flipped the 9's. It makes for a different feel and approach to how you play the course. Once Bob Foster gets the pro shop into place, and with a little more advertising, Rapidan will become a premier place to play in the next year!!!!
$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, September 2013 at 2pm
It is great this course has reopened. it is now called Rapidan golf club.It was a fun play and i will play again. Lake of the woods and meadows farms are very close and are also good plays. three good courses for a short golf getaway.
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