5 Helpful / 0 Not
Short, Relaxing NoVa Getaway
Pros: Overall park, variety of hole layouts
Cons: Short teepads, mostly short holes
Other Thoughts: Pohick Bay fits in with the older NoVa courses, such as Burke Lake and Bull Run. Like those two parks, Pohick Bay Park has much to offer with camping, boating, a small water park, and nature trails, and the disc golf course is just a small part of the park's overall offering, set in a stand of woods that may have otherwise gone unused. The disc golf course, however, is short by modern standards, has concrete teepads that are also a bit short, sparse but functional signage, and older baskets with only one layer of chains.
On the plus side, Pohick does have some variety, with five holes that are not entirely in the woods, and a wide variety of shots are required in the woods - left and right fades, and even a couple of hard doglegs. One negative, however, is the lack of anything more than very minor elevation change on any hole. Overall, Pohick Bay is short, but not frustratingly so, and most beginning to intermediate players will use their drivers at least half the time, in my view. For beginning players, or players looking to improve their control, Pohick Bay is a potentially useful course, in fact, and an excellent complement to the nearby, much more advanced Giles Run. The course is a quick play that will teach you control and a variety of shots, especially mid-range shots. The course, the park, and really the whole Pohick Bay/Mason Neck region are a very nice rural enclave in the otherwise overcrowded madness of Northern Virginia, and accordingly an outing to Pohick Bay is a relaxed, quiet, easygoing affair. Just settle back, enjoy the course for what it is, and make an escape of it; Pohick Bay disc golf course is not stunning, but may be good for what ails you.
Favorite Hole - #17 - One of the longer holes on this short course fades slightly downhill and to the right, all in the woods
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