|6700 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310, USA
|6AM–8:30PM 6AM–8:30PM 6AM–8:30PM 6AM–8:30PM 6AM–8:30PM 6AM–8:30PM 6AM–8:30PM
This was the first outing of the year for my friend and me. We had masters fever and were both eager to get out on the greens. I have played this course only once previously but that was over a year ago and it was just a quick 18. This was a new year. Due to time constraints we were not able to bring our golf bags, we decided just to rent from the clubhouse. When we arrived we had no problem finding a tee time. When we asked about renting clubs, the gentlemen told us that they were out of rentals and just had the upgraded rentals (TMs) for double the price of standard rentals. This price was about 40$. I have never been to a course that was not fully equipped with enough clubs. I as the customer put it on the club to provide us clubs to play the course. I then asked if he would be able to discount the upgraded bag of TMs due to the fact that the club was out of normal rental clubs. He said that was not an option. He proceeded to explain that they will do their best to put a bag together for us. I was surprised at this point that they were not willing to work with the customer and allow us to use the TMs at a discounted price. From a business point of view this was a terrible mistake. We waited for a few minutes and we were handed two bags of clubs. At this point we just wanted to get out on the course and swing the clubs. After paying and proceeding outside to the practice greens, my friend realized that his putter and many of his clubs were a mix of children’s and woman’s clubs. The putter was literally made for a 7 year old. WE ARE GROWN MEN. This clearly shows the I dont care attitude coming from the staff. We decided that they wasted enough of our time and we were just going to play from my bag that at least had adult clubs. It was not soon after teeing off we approached the greens. Even with the note that it’s the beginning of the season. These were some of the worst greens we have ever seen or played on. We decided to still salvage the day because we were still paying customers. I highly discourage anybody to play this course and give Greendale your time because they dont care about yours, or your experience. The fact that they did not work with us about playing with the "upgraded" clubs and then proceeded to give us children’s clubs with no shame is the reason I am writing this review. BAD BUISNESS! If they would have worked with us and we shot our rounds we may have returned. After this experience we will NEVER be back. I hope this finds staff or management of Greendale Golf Course because this is a great lesson on what not to do in business.
This is a really great course for those who like being able to walk on at almost anytime on weekdays. The rates are great and the staff is friendly. Sure its not Augusta National or Pebble Beach, but some of the holes a very challenging. If you can par number one with any degree of regularity, you should be playing a more difficult course. Still most of the holes can be mastered and a good time can be had by joining up with friendly golfers also walking on. I am updating my earlier review to take into account physical improvements made in 2014 and 2015. Fairfax County and Greendale management have spent fortune to upgrade the drainage throughout the layout. Not only is the course better physically but almost all of the improvements have added to the beauty of the already gorgeous course. Greendale is the hidden gem among the Fairfax County public golf courses. While not intended to compete with Twin lakes or Laurel Hill, it stands in the middle as a course for semi-experienced golfers of all ages. The snack bar is very good and the prices are right. All in all it is a great bargain and a decent golf experience for near beginners and old duffers.. I recommend it highly. The Board of Supervisors, the Park Authority and the management and staff of Greendale should be rightly proud of course and its improvements.
One of Fairfax Countys eight public golf courses. I would have to rate it as one of the better. Since Im not a fan of any nine hole course, this one is already off to a good start as an eighteen hole. I have to say right off the bat, to not allow the staff to bother your visit. There are a few reviews of poor attitude from them and Ive been here multiple times and have had varying results. Really depends on who you catch. Just go, pay, and play. Great prices in general although the reduced rates for walking is not that reduced. Weekday walking rate is around 30 bucks and add 7-10 for riding. The course varies from either mild and boring or technical and challenging. Most holes are straight on with obvious greens layout. The others tend to be mostly blind and deceptive tee shots (4, 9, 10, 13, and 17). For the most part the course is in great shape. Greens tend to be cut longer and roll slow. Most players dont fix ball marks unfortunately but greens still look well maintained. Fun course but not that challenging. You will not break the bank playing here and you can always get a decent tee time. Walk-ons are welcomed also, just check in with the starter first. Have a great round. Skyhook-
A Private User
Ive golfed here for years and have to say that any favorable thoughts about the course are completely overshadowed by the overall management of the course. Ill NEVER golf here again. I wont re-iterate the previous reviews but heres a sampling from many issues that Ive had over the years. 1) snuck out for a quick round on a day that the course was dead...the guy was mowing all over me. driving up close to me as I was lining up my shot, stopping in the fairway ahead of me, etc. When I complained to the ranger, he said I hear you, we get complaints a lot but thats the Managers Dad mowing and hell make trouble for me if I say anything. 2) My 5 yr old son wanted to swing at a couple balls on a real course. It was sun-up on January 2nd, maybe 40 degrees out and NO ONE on the course. The lady behind the counter literally looked at my son, told me that she was worried that he would hold up the pace of play, told us we should take some lessons some place else and wouldnt let us on the course.
$39 weekend walking rate is very reasonable but pace of play is painfully slow. 5 hours and 15 minutes for a simple, walkable course with an 8:30 start time, those later times must be brutal. Course was very green but also very soggy in many spots and greens and fairways were very soft. Many of the tee boxes were very bare or had very little grass, lots of seed out though so looks like they are working on it. Lots of trees which I love and the staff were all very friendly. No beverage cart even on a 90° day but all the water jugs did have water at least.
When one goes golfing, you are out to have a good time and to hold yourself responsible. This place will not only take your beer from you, but they also put a limit on how many beers you can purchase. Neither of these things are listed on the website or even told to you after you pay for your 4 beers. If you pay for twilight rate you dont get a rain check if you get rained out. Crappy experience. If you bring beer, make sure they are 16oz Bud family products and put them in your bag!