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Algonkian Golf Course

47001 Fairway Dr, Sterling, Virginia, 20165
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
703-450-4655
Architect: Ed Ault (96)
                      
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About Algonkian Golf Course

Algonkian Golf Course, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Sterling, Virginia.

Algonkian Golf Course first opened for play in 1962. The course was designed by Edmund B. Ault.

Algonkian Regional Park Golf Course remains one of the area’s most popular public courses. Algonkian’s front nine tree-lined fairways are long, straight and flat while the back nine features hills and several dogleg and water holes.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7,015 yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 5,795 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 6, a par-5 that plays to 540 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 12, a par-3 that plays to 180 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 6, the 540 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Algonkian Regional Park Golf Course is # 12, the 180 yard par-3.

This course has been ranked 8 times
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Arlington, VA

$16 (cart included), played on Friday, February 2012 at 8am

Bermuda fairways are well established now -- overseeded with rye. Course is wet since on Potomac flood plain, though drainage much improved in recent years with new French drains. Greens are excellent, recently rolled. Fresh sand in bunkers. Spreading sand on most fairways to raise a bit and improve drainage. New replacement bunker on 18, right side of 16 and left side of 14. Building new tee on 4. NVRPA is steadily improving the course. Weekday memberships are great for us retired folk.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 016854
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Sterling, VA

$46 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2010 at 10am

It is a long woody course that is always fun to play. Probably played there 2 dozen times and will defintely go back.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 012413
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$21 (cart included), played on Wednesday, July 2010 at 10am

Course condition was nice for the price. Not real challenging, but longer than many other courses around.

Would travel: 10-20 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 # : 010793
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Aldie, VA

$56 (cart included), played on Saturday, August 2009 at noon

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 007734
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Springfield, VA

$41 (cart not included), played on Saturday, October 2008 at 8am

Since bermuda grass and fairway drainage was added in the last 3 years or so, the course is greatly improved. Greens are very true and putt nicely. One of the best public course in the Washington DC area. This is the old PEPCO course. A tough course for seniors from the middle tees because many of the holes are over 400 yards.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not 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 # : 005002
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Washington, DC

$16 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, April 2008 at 10am

A nice quiet parklike setting on the Potomac River. Not bad.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, 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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Rank ID # : 002129
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Mclean, VA

$10 (cart not included), played on Monday, March 2008 at 4pm

I only played 9 holes, but they changed their grass last year and the course still has many ruts, mushy spots and bare areas. Good place to practice, not a good place to maintain your handicap.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
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Rank ID # : 001808
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Rrrr, VA

$16 (cart included), played on Wednesday, December 2007 at noon

A decent municipal course. Recently replaced fairways with Bermuda grass, which was supposed to have been in good shape in late summer but is not in December. I like playing--and walking--the course in the winter and working on my game. If it's cold enough, I can get away with hitting several balls. Two years ago, Algonkian and the two other regional park courses began offering all inclusive seasonal memberships. A walking senior can play Monday through Friday for a year for $840, plus hit all the range balls he wants. As a result, the courses have become very crowded in season, and a lot of people have discovered that they can play golf in cold weather. I used to have the course to myself most of the time, especially in the winter. That's no longer true. Still, it's a decent layout and a good place to practice when it's cold enough to keep the number of players down.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 001250
3.4/5
Based on 8 reviews
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