Golf Course Photo, Pohick Bay Golf Course, Lorton, 22079
Pohick Bay Golf Course
Played on January 2006
10301 Gunston Rd, Lorton, Virginia, 22079
1 Ranking
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Golfer Bob

$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
Condition of Course, Layout, Ambiance, No Houses on Course, Staff
None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 019356