Reston National Golf Course Reviews

11875 Sunrise Valley Drive Reston, VA 20191
Average Rating: 
3.4
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Based on 19 member reviews
Average Cost: $70.00        
1 member(s) paid on avg $70.00
Reston National Golf Course is a public golf course that features 18 holes of fine golf in Fairfax County. This par 71/72 golf club is located in Reston, VA.
Par: 71/72 Holes: 18
Phone: 703.620.9333
Website: Reston National Golf Course
Courses Near By:
Herndon Centennial ~ 3 miles, Sterling Golf Club ~ 5 miles,

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Reston National Golf Course Reviews ~ ( 19 )




Vienna, VA
25 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
I really like Reston National golf course, it's a challenging layout with a variety of shots required. However, I really don't like to play there due to the gross mismanagement of the course. I had reserved at 12:52PM tee time and arrived at 12:15 only to be informed that they were "a little behind" in getting groups teed off on schedule. Our group teed off over a half hour late (1:30PM), we were offered the use of the driving range but would have to purchase our own practice balls. Upon completing the par five second hole, we were greeted with a wait on the par three third for four groups to play it prior to our teeing off. This was a consistent situation all afternoon and into the evening. Our Saturday afternoon round lasted SIX hours! Thankful for the late sunset, we were able to play all 18. Some people weren't as lucky... If you have a lot of time to kill on a weekend, try Reston National.

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Arlington, VA
134 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
With the exception of the traps which could have used some TLC, the course was in good shape for this time of year.

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Arlington, VA
134 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
Despite all of the negative reviews of Reston, every time I play the course it's very busy...so, am I to assume that they are doing at least somethings right? Not to make anyone jealous, but we paid $37 today and finished in four hours and fifteen minutes. Oh by the way, the course was in good shape, although a couple of bunkers were a hard a cement due to the recent deluges.

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Vienna, VA
25 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
I like the Reston National course. It has a nice layout, and challenging holes. However, the biggest challenge with Reston National is getting on the course at the designated tee time and finishing in under 5 hours! Our foursome was ready at the designated time on a Sat morning and didn't hit the first tee shot until nearly twenty minutes later. The management needs to consider 10 minute tee time intervals on weekends and having a starter on the first tee with suggestions to avoid slow play. The course already charges higher fees on weekends.

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Arlington, VA
58 Reviews
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3.0 out of 5.0
Played Reston on a Friday - Course is packed with people, Tee time is at 11:32, but told we had a 20 min delay. When we teed off, we waited on every shot because of the Pace of Play. We saw 2 Marshalls on the course, but they never said anything we could see. The group in front was having a party, but they kept pace with the group in front. It took us 6 hours to play this course, because of the pace of play. Someone from the Pro Shop came out when we were done and said - Hey! Guys how was your round? We told him and he claim the Marshals were moving people? NOT! Conditions, Fairways are OK, Greens, OK, Bunkers are horrible - Clay/Dirt/Rocks. Beverage Service on the Course - Amazing. I think Billy Caspers group needs to stop packing people in, just to make money and stagger tee times so that people can have a 4 1/4 hour round

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Rockville, MD
1 Reviews
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3.0 out of 5.0
The course marshals kept an eye on us trying to push our group along, even though mostly we were waiting to tee off a lot. Made the round very uncomfortable. Bunkers were either sand or clay, no consistency from hole to hole.

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Rockville, MD
11 Reviews
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3.0 out of 5.0
Decent course, decent condition beyond the tee boxes, which were a mess BUT the staff was a major downer. We were told before hand that it was going to be a 'marshaled round' at 830 am on Saturday to keep things moving, which we welcomed. However, we started very slow the first 6 holes were backed up, typical on a public course and we didn't really have a complaint but as soon as things started moving the marshall would come out and hound us to move faster, often times sitting beside a green while we putted waiting to comment on our pace, we were playing bogie golf or better as group and this was uncalled for. From about the 7th hole on it was hurry up and wait, we would feel rushed or be rushed for 2-3 holes in a row and then the course would be backed up again. I'm not quite sure what they were trying to accomplish but it caused a VERY uneven round for the group and all of us agreed we would NEVER go back and deal with this. It was $90, which was overpriced for this course to begin with, some sand traps were mud, some dirt, some real sand and all in all we weren't impressed and quickly became frustrated by the staff.

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Baltimore, MD
1 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
Restion National was in great shape - I love walking this course because its one of the few publics that still allow walking in the area. Love the huge greens that are in great condition.

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Washington, DC
21 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
Open course about 30 mins from the district. Easy to get to and easy to play. Course was in very good shape and the layout is enoyable. Be prepared for a longer than average round. Consistent with most reviews on here, our round lasted between 5:15-5:30. Great eats/drinks at closeby Reston Town Center afterwards...

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Arlington, VA
58 Reviews
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2.0 out of 5.0
Friends booked a Tee time at Reston GC for 3:23 pm, which is like twilight. A friend used a Golf Discount Book, which allowed 2 to play for the price of one. It had been awhile since I played at the course, and I could not remember why, but as I played I remembered. The Greens was very bumpy from from being aerated a few weeks ago. Anyway, it took us 5 1/2 hour round, which was the primary reason I stopped going to Reston. On the 16th, Par 3, we noticed 3 golfers standing on the tee box waiting to hit. So, one of my colleagues asked who they were and that said sine we were playing slow, they jumped us? Wait, we were always 1 shot out from the group in front of us, and we are slow. Wait I pay for 18 holes of golf, these guys pay for 9 holes and think they can jump us? After a heated discussion, they told us to go ahead and hit, because a friend called the Pro Shop. It's weird to think we needed to get into a heated discussion to finish a round of golf. Anyway, we finished the round at 8:05 pm. As for the Club House, very nice and Pro Shop Service was great.

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Leesburg, VA
17 Reviews
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3.0 out of 5.0
Even with a discount website, still paid $79 for a very average course. The greens were green, however they were very slow and very bumpy. I have read nothing about Reston National that does not mention a super long round. According to the GPS on the cart, we finished 26 minutes ahead of pace...On a 90 degree Sunday!!!!
The cart girls were great and always seemed to be right around the corner. Great job, ladies!

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Washington, DC
11 Reviews
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3.0 out of 5.0
I played there in a four man best ball. We had fun, the course was in fair shape, the layout is nice and it was not as far to travel from DC as I thought. Would go back during the week to try to catch a midweek special.

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Fairfax, VA
5 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
This course has so much potential but just like every other review here, it is a snails pace round that tests your patience worst than a 200 person scratch and scramble. You wait 3-8+ minutes for every shot and it's really hard to develop a rythym. I was pleasantly surprised by the better than average conditions for a course with so much play. The greens were pretty good except a little slow, the fairways had very few divots and were green, and if you missed the green with your approach you generally had a soft fluffy lie in grass to chip back onto the green. The traps were also decent again for a muni. The staff was decent due to dealing with so many golfers and the facilities for food and drink just average. Practice facility is nice. I guess the only was to improve this place would be to space the golfers further apart with the tee times but we know that never happens when they put money ahead of the golf experience. Play this course only if you have patience and time for a 5+ hour round of golf.

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Reston, VA
4 Reviews
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3.0 out of 5.0
We got out right after a thunderstorm so we didn't experience the typical Reston National 5+ hour round. We actually finished in under 4 hours even though we waited on a few tee boxes while one of the pros gave a playing lesson to a twosome.
The greens were rolling very true, but the fairways were a bit shaggy.
This course is a nice layout, but try to get a deal to make it worth your $.

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Arlington, VA
134 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
Our golf association plays Reston twice a year during the week, and, since we play early, we never encounter the slow play that seems to plague this course. The greens had an unusual number of unrepaired ball marks, but were generally in good shape. Surprisingly, the fairways had an unusual amount of what appeared to be crab grass. Still a good traditional play-bang around on the internet for a good weekend deal.

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Pimmit, VA
11 Reviews
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3.0 out of 5.0
This is the worst golf operation in NoVA. Nice layout, but it's all about maximizing revenue here. Even though the course was booked the starter was sending out groups of walk-ons between the groups with tee times. 8 carts backed up on the second tee. 1:20 to play the first 3 holes. A disaster.

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Vienna, VA
6 Reviews
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4.0 out of 5.0
I played on a Friday afternoon. The course was in good shape and the pace of play was 4 hours and 10 minutes which is a lot faster then the 3.5 hours it took me to play 9 holes on a Sunday.

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Vienna, VA
6 Reviews
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2.0 out of 5.0
I had a 1:20 tee time. I teed off at 2:00 and it took 3.5 hours to play 9 holes. I gave up after 9 because I was not going to finish the round in my life time.

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Mc Lean, VA
9 Reviews
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3.0 out of 5.0
  Cost: $70
No matter what you do, including online options of reserving tee times, you overpay for everything here at Reston, besides a bucket of balls, which is reasonable due its price compared to other courses. The most accommodating aspects of the course are events' settings and the GPS in your cart. And that's it. The rest of the course is average and overpriced. This course is packed even during the week for some reason, and the place is understaffed. Food and drinks are pricey, and the round equipment you need is up there. The selection of balls is above average, but you pay major $ if you pay for balls, tees, etc. at check-in. The range gets packed very often and you need to time your approach to the short game facilities well, because most likely, you're sharing with a decent amount of people. The lower score players, a more polite way of saying it, can be a hazard if you are practicing on the putting green. Occasionally, you are in the duck-hook radius of those teeing off, so clear your ears before you practice and be quick and attentive. The design of the course is "meh," although the atmosphere of the town center in Reston is kinda cool. You don't get to play golf around corporate buildings very often. The course is in the worst shape I've seen it in four years I've played it around this time. The greens tend to suffer elongated periods of time post-aeration. Altitude is a factor on the course, mostly on the front-nine, which does test your ability. Putting can be a guessing game, sometimes. Concerning off-the-course amenities, the Nike Golf learning center is one of the best academies in the area. If you are willing to cough up the cash, they have quite a few professionals willing to teach, and you must approach them earlier in the season to get a schedule compatible with yours. With this being one of the only courses in the area with a big-name golf school, a beautiful town atmosphere, and GPS with you on your price-included cart, this course has its perks, but bring your pocketbook.

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