Course Review and Comments
I had lived in the Washington, D.C. area for many years and it's a shame that I didn't find this great course sooner. I immediately fell in love with its hilly contour, intimacy, but mostly the challenge of this very unique and special golf course. Don't be fooled by its length people! 6,400 yards along with the 131 slope rating from the Blue tees is a lot of golf course. Course architect, the renowned George Cobb, used the slope here to make the majority of the holes play longer than their stated length so don't sleep on that. Speaking of slope, the greens offer a ton of it. Augusta National comes to mind but thankfully the greens at Pohick don't run quite that fast.Speaking of Mr Cobb, he also designed the par three course at Augusta and mad e improvements to the "big course" in 1967 and 1977.
Despite its hills Pohick Bay is a very walk-able course because (similar to Augusta National) the tees and greens are close together, yet each hole is ostensibly a secluded adventure unto itself because of the hills and abundance of mature trees. The only structures/houses that can be seen from the course is the quaint clubhouse and the historic red barn where George Washington and George Mason used to meet to and worship.
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