Lorton, VA 
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1    3/19/2020   3/19/2020
Review By: samxyx
Played: 22  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 2 Years
This review was updated on 5/6/2020
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Other Thoughts: Course plays mostly in the woods with a few throws across a field. The woods shots are tight, technical, shortish lines with some good variety. It is not overly challenging and the front 9 plays very fast. This is a similar course to burke lake (if you are familiar with that), but slightly more challenging.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Very lovely course

5+    10/14/2019   11/26/2018
Review By: DumfriesLizzie
Played: 37  Reviewed: 36  Exp: 1.7 Years
This review was updated on 12/29/2019
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I like the variety of holes across the big meadow as well as flat and some rolling terrain holes in the woods. For the little plot of land it covers, I think the track is very good.

Many say it's a good course for a beginner. Because it is so wooded, I initially didn't think that would be the case. But a beginner will do well on several holes, and that is encouraging.

It's a beautiful setting. My first outing last year was a lovely, sunny, clear and blue sky, warm fall day. Could not have been any better for playing disc golf.

In the fall/winter, there is no one at the park's entrance gate, so if you are a non-resident of Fairfax County, you are not paying $8. Play the course fall and winter to eliminate the pay-for-play. See more below.

There is a practice basket to the side of no. 1's tee. Use it before/after your round.
Cons: Some holes have only one tee (red).

There is a $2 fee to play, but it's a dropbox situation. So honor system in play. I noticed most of the fellow disc golfers I encountered paid nothing. I did put some money in the provided envelope and dropped it in the dropbox.

A few tee pads are non-existent.

Some tees were deteriorating. For example, the red tee at 18 is a wooden platform that is uneven and rotting. I used the concrete white tee instead on my first outing; have used the sagging platform for red since.
Other Thoughts: I really like this course. Have returned many times. I first played mid-morning on a Sunday in November 2018. When I first arrived, I was the solo person on the course. Then a duo of young men showed up but played the course backwards to not upset my mojo. By the time I got to 18, a steady stream of players was starting play.

I think fall/winter in the morning may be the quiet(er) time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Pirate Bay

1    6/2/2018   7/24/2018
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 221  Reviewed: 196  Exp: 13.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Most holes have 2 concrete tees and 2 basket positions. Bright yellow DisCatcher baskets are easy to spot. Decent tee signs and benches. Easy to navigate. Well maintained and no underbrush to lose your disc. Great mostly wooded beginner course.

Available terrain and elevation was integrated well into the design. Surprising amount of technical variety on a short course. Decent fun factor with some ace runs and required trick shots to navigate some tight fairways. There is some OB on the course with roads and OB string adding to the challenge.

Pavillon by parking lot. Pirate themed putt putt golf next to course. Other park amenities.
Cons: Fore! Compact layout has errant shots ending up in other fairways.

No restrooms near course.

I don't usually consider pay to play a con, but the price for non-residents is a little steep for the value.
Other Thoughts: The only reason I finally made it to Pohick Bay was to play in the Chad Dukes Disc Golf Classic tournament. I'm a big fan of the Chad Dukes vs The World sports talk radio show on 106.7 The Fan, and he has talked about disc golf on the show on some occasions. This was a good choice for the tournament with several newbies being introduced to the sport and the crowd was a little more of the rowdy type - don't worry this was not a PDGA sanctioned event. The event was great, but there was a lot of yelling Fore!

Pohick Bay is your old school short wooded course that is now often called a Pitch & Putt with the advance of disc technology. There are some Super Class tournaments held here to make it a little more challenging playing the course with slower discs like it was originally intended for.

Overall I'd recommend the course for new players that are residents. For non-residents and more experienced players there are other courses in the area that might be of more interest. For the traveling course bagger that doesn't mind paying, it's close to the highway and quick and fun to play and only really need your putter and maybe a driver.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Good little course

2-4    9/29/2017   10/2/2017
Review By: Johnny_Blaze
Played: 15  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 9 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Compact, it is never too hard to find the next tee and its usually no more than a skip away.
- Mostly technical shots, with some challenging mandos
- Always seems well maintained
- While it is close to a sparsely used road, generally there is little through traffic from the regional park it is a part of
Cons: - A few of the 18 holes are in open space, but most of it is in wooded areas. Be prepared to hit a few trees.
- You can lose discs pretty easily on a few holes, but there is no major creeks or rivers
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty well planned course that can be extremely fun for anyone looking for some more challenging technical shots. Non county residents may have to pay a fee on weekends and holidays but weekday visitors can play for free. enjoy!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Quick and fun

2-4    8/22/2017   8/22/2017
Review By: nickhead
Played: 48  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 25.4 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Uique old school throws a must. To many courses are designed the same. This course is a great place to revisit the throwing style you had day one. Hard lefts and a few rights. Requires percision and calm.
Cons: Pay to park, or play. 7 bucks. I talked to the kid who was on park clean up he said no one really cares about people paying to play, I didnt. I also got thereally an hour before closing.
Other Thoughts: Bring your patience and emy race it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice course in the woods

5+    6/28/2017   6/29/2017
Review By: Wood Chuk
Played: 357  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 40 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * Fun lines to throw
* Good place to practice your midrange/putter drives
* Very compact course
* Signage is reasonable
* Big parking lot
* Trash cans and benches on several holes
* Area drains reasonably well and plays well in rain
* Lots of shade
* Annual passes available work at other disc golf courses in area
* Baskets are moved between locations regularly
* A 3X pro world disc golf champion (age protected division) plays the course often and may join you
Cons: * You are never far from a road and/or road noise
* Drives on 10 and 18 are blind and could hit people on tee pads you can not see
* A bad shot or tree kick on most holes can land in other fairways
* Bathrooms require travel to the park office or campground
* Signage does not tell you which pin position is in play
* Long tees are not on all holes
Other Thoughts: Playing this course can be a wonderful experience. It is in a very pretty woodland and it seems I always find some cool bit of nature to geek out over. There are times when this course feels like it is part of the DC metro area (noisy and crowded), but usually it is a good place to play disc golf.
There is a disc golf fee in addition to the park entrance fee, and there have been rangers checking fee compliance. The local club leadership (www.novadiscgolf.org ) has some input, so the money should see a disc golf benefit.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A perfect beginner's course!

1    9/3/2014   9/3/2014
Review By: neanderthal85
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 5.8 Years
This review was updated on 9/5/2014
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course is very compact, which can be a con, but it plays very fast (I did a round by myself in 45 minutes easily) and you won't be hiking for miles.

I loved holes 12-17. Really in the woods, tight turns, shooting tree gaps, etc. Really nice holes that while short, will challenge any level of player.

This is a great place to come if you want some 2's and maybe even an ace or two. Most holes hover around 200'-250'.

Lost discs are not happening here. There is a lot of woods but no undergrowth, so you should easily be able to find discs that go off course.

Cons: There are two tee boxes on some holes, only one on others, so it's fairly inconsistent.

Several of the holes have signs showing two baskets, but only 1 exists. I saw this on 1, 8, 10, 11, and 12 before I stopped counting, but most of the back 9 is like this. All of this inconsistency in tees and baskets means you're playing a mix of short holes and long holes and medium holes, so I don't know how accurate scores will be if you track that.

As others have said, the holes butt against each other, so a stray disc WILL go onto another fairway. The course starts and ends in a big field that has a few baskets and tees, so be careful if others are playing.

On 14, if you don't hit your dogleg left, you will hit camping RVs. There is also a toolshed with fence you could sky on the 14th basket.

If you want a longer course with more challenge, this probably isn't it. I liked it for how short and compact it is, but if you are a monster thrower looking to get some air, probably best to look elsewhere.
Other Thoughts: This is a perfect course for a beginner. There are a few wide open shots, some tight woods shots, but nothing monster or too incredibly impossible. A perfect first course and a perfect course to work on tight shots and putting!

Also, I went at about 11am on a weekday and there was no one at the gate to take money. They suggest a $2/person donation and have little envelopes to put it in. I put in a five as I want to support improvements in the course, but it looks as though most of the time you can play for free.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 So So

2-4    2/8/2014   2/16/2014
Review By: chillumz
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 6.6 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Holes are short and tight, which force you to think a little creatively about how to get through the trees to the basket.

The park is pretty and free (for Fairfax County residents).

The focus here is on curving mid range shots and putts. Good for skill building.

A couple of slight up and down holes but not so much that it is challenging.
Cons: The course is very tight and it is not uncommon to land a disc on one of the other holes if you misfire.

At some points, the trees are obnoxiously dense and a novice could easily become frustrated at the high likelihood of smacking one.

Not a whole lot of variety here. Many are simple pitch-and-putt holes with a slight bend.
Other Thoughts: This park is pretty close to me, and I am kind of disappointed it isn't nicer. I suppose the designer did a pretty good job with very limited space, but nevertheless Pohick Bay leaves you wanting more, especially having played a gem like New Quarter in Williamsburg.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Excellent Pitch & Putt In The Woods!

1    7/18/2013   8/18/2013
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1449  Reviewed: 1395  Exp: 42 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Pohick Bay is a short (most holes play around 200') technical course with enough elevation to make the course interesting. There are some interesting and creative basket placements and accuracy is much more important than strength here.

The course is well taken care of with concrete pads, Innova baskets, multiple garbage cans and benches. There's ample shade for those warm Virginia days. Long tees add to the challenge.
Cons: $8 to park seems a little excessive.

There's really only a couple of places to throw anything other than your mid-range. The holes are all fairly similar.

I don't know if this course ever gets too crowded but if it did, I could see discs possibly flying into each others fairways.
Other Thoughts: I played with Carlos, a 75 year old guy. His doctor advised him to get more exercise so now plays four rounds every day at Pohick Bay. He's practicing for the Senior Worlds in Indiana. Don't you just love this about our sport! Some of you guys might be playing 50 or 55 years from now! Getting ready for the 2063 Senior Worlds! Contemplate that for a moment folks! Think about the discs you'll be throwing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    5/26/2012   5/20/2013
Review By: owvanguard
Played: 133  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 12 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is located in Pohick Bay Park where you can stay in a cabin within walking distance from the course.
Cons: Most of the holes are right next to one another and stray disc often zoom into your fairway.
Also a few of the holes play through an open field and non disc golfers sometimes use this field
Other Thoughts: The mingolf is right next to it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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