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Pohick Bay Golf Course

10301 Gunston Rd, Lorton, Virginia, 22079
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(703) 339-8585
Architect: George Cobb (72)
                       John LaFoy (26)
                      
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Detailed description of Pohick Bay Golf Course

Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Lorton, Virginia.

Pohick Bay Regional Park Golf Course first opened for play in 1990. The course was designed by George Cobb and John LaFoy.

Pohick Bay Golf Course's wooded design was built on rolling terrain and features many dogleg fairways. Water comes into play on three holes on the back nine.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6405 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 4948 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 18, a par-5 that plays to 508 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 2, a par-3 that plays to 168 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 4, a 387 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 18, a 508 yard par-5.

Blue tees: par-72, 6,405 yards, 73.0/132

White tees(M): par-72, 5,897 yards, 69.7/127

White tees(W): par-72, 5,897 yards, 74.2/131

Gold tees(M): par-72, 4,948 yards, 65.7/113

Gold tees(W): par-72, 4,948 yards, 68.9/121

This course has been reviewed 4 times
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Jackson, MI

$41 (cart included), played on Wednesday, October 2018 at 10:21 AM

This was well worth the 40 minute drive to step onto a dry fairway course with full closely cut greens. This George Cobb / John LaFoy designed course was opened for play in 1990. This rolling, tree lined, dogleg rich layout, will challenge your tee placement shot on every hole. Layout has 80% of greens above the fairways which made carry distances my biggest problem today. You’ll find the white fluffy sand traps doing a great job of protecting greens and nice to hit out of. Every hole allowed you to focus on each shot because of the thick tree lined separation, tee to green. Landing areas were very fair and marked with 100-200 blocks in the fairway and paths. This is one great track for the senior rate of $44.23 paid for 18 w/cart, finishing in 4hrs for 4 of us. Enjoyed playing with locals Alex, Charlie, Dean and shooting 41/42 w/31putts on this sunny 84 degree day. Must play this course if you find yourself in this area.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 029312
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Eldersburg, MD

$16 (cart included), played on Monday, January 2006 at 10am

Played here Monday, January 21, 2013. I live about 60 milles miles north, near the MD-PA border, and temps there were in the 30's with overcast. Pohick had temps in the 40's and sunny skies: I made the trip, and am glad I did. Paid only $20 with the Tee Time Book, and that's a real bargain for a course of this quality, even in the midst of winter.

Pro shop staff was very welcoming, and cordial, and made me feel like they really appreciated my presence. Starter took some time to explain some things, since it was my first visit to the course, and was also very welcoming.

Course desgn is excellent, taking full advantage of the hilly terrain and the natural features it provides. No artifical mounds, railroad ties, or attempts to visually deceive the player: what you see is what you get. No really blind shots, although there are a few holes where it behooves the newcomer to drive up and scope out where the second shot has to go: otherwise you may find yourself on the wrong side of the fairway without a look at the green (this happened to me on a couple of holes, notably #18).

Course is fairly well marked with sprinkler heads and dstance on the cart path, but I personally like to see something vertical at the 200, 150 and 100 yard marks. Of course, with the ubiquity of GPS devices, this whole thing may be passe. Another neat feature: the scorecard shows all 6 possible pin positions: today they were exactly right.

Conditions today were pretty good for January: tee boxes are a little ragged, fairways a bit patchy, but the bunkers were in decent shape, and the greens were quite good for the season, medium fast and not at all bumpy. Overall, I was favorably impressed by the layout and the staff. Course is NOT walkable, especially for us seniors, due to its verticality.

I recommend!

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 019356
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Arlington, VA

Member (cart included), played on Friday, September 2012 at 6am

very challenging - hilly lies but no blind shots - great condition

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 018816
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East Boston, MA

$31 (cart included), played on Friday, March 2010 at 10am

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE. THE STAFF WAS VERY ACCOMODATING. THE PRO SHOP STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL AS WE HAD STOPPED, NOT ABOUT TO PPLAY, BUT THEY MADE US FEEL WELCOME AND WE PLAYED A QUICK NINE HOLES BEFORE BOARDING THE AMTRAK AUTOTRAIN AT 2:30

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 009707
4.0/5
Based on 4 reviews
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