Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club was built in 1996 and laid out by Gary Player Design, a firm headed by one of the golfing world’s greatest players. From the beginning, it has become one of the most popular daily-fee courses in the Washington D.C area. It has also been showered with awards, including being named one of the Top 10 Courses in Virginia right after it opened.
Among the other honors:
- Top 20 public or private courses in Virginia – Golf Digest
- Top 10 in the Mid-Atlantic – Golf Monthly
- Top 50 in customer service in the United States – Golf Digest
- Best public course – Washington Times
- A four-star place to play – Golf Digest
Player used a links style in designing the golf course, an elegant way to make use of its dramatic rolling terrain, meandering streams and spectacular scenery. The course has elevated tee boxes and lush bent-grass greens as well. It also has deep Scottish-style stacked pot bunkers. As in Scotland, these bunkers have their own names, including “Lee’s Bunker” and “Grant’s Tomb” on No. 11 and “Satan’s Foxhole” on No. 14. It’s understandable that Player would focus on bunkers in his design. After all, he’s one of the best sand players ever to compete in the game of golf.
The 7,191-yard, par-72 layout rambles through what was called “Raspberry Plain,” which during the 18th century was one of the most fertile plantations in all Virginia. Several sets of tee boxes make the course a treat for golfers of all skill levels.
For tee times or for information on making the Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club the site for your next golf outing:
- Call them at 703-779-2555 or
- Visit their website to schedule a tee time or see upcoming events and other information.