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Best golf courses near Leesburg, VA

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Leesburg, VA. There are 27 courses within a 15-mile radius of Leesburg, 12 of which are public courses and 15 are private courses. There are 26 18-hole courses and 1 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

The Club at Creighton Farms
Private
The Club at Creighton Farms
Aldie, VA
4.3
39 Panelists
The Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie is one of the best courses in Virginia. Discover our experts reviews and where The Club at Creighton Farms ranks in our rankings
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River Bend Club
Private
River Bend Club
Great Falls, VA
4.2
34 Panelists
River Bend Club is one of the best courses in Virginia. Check our experts reviews and find tee time information
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Trump National Golf Club Washington DC: Championship
4.1
43 Panelists
Trump National in Washington, D.C., features the Championship and Riverview courses. The Championship course, host of the Senior PGA Championship, is a Tom Fazio design.
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Four Streams
Private
Four Streams
Beallsville, MD
4
38 Panelists
Four Streams in Beallsville is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Maryland. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Trump National Golf Club Washington DC: Riverview
3.6
19 Panelists
Trump National in Washington, D.C., with 36 holes, is the former Lowes Island Club purchased about a decade ago by Trump.
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The Golf Club At Lansdowne: Norman Course
2.9
7 Panelists
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Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club
Public
Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club
Leesburg, VA
For D.C.-area golfers willing to drive about 50 minutes outside the city, the Gary Player-designed Raspberry Falls is a great option. The course plays over rolling terrain and has a good amount of elevation change. The course underwent a recent renovation to add revetted bunkers, which now resemble the daunting pots of Scottish links.
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1757 Golf Club
Private
1757 Golf Club
Dulles, VA
From Golf Digest Architecture Editor emeritus Ron Whitten: I'm a Civil War buff, but I once foolishly skipped touring the Manassas battlefield in Virginia in favor of teeing it up on a then-new course just north of Dulles airport, the awkwardly-named 1757 Golf Club. It's listed as a Dave Heatwole design. Heatwole is a former Nicklaus design associate, best known for Great Bear in Pennsylvania. 1757 is commercial golf of the most disappointing kind. Its centerpiece is a big, clunky practice range and learning center gobbling up valuable land in front of the pro shop. The first tee is a quarter mile away. The first few holes are tight, tree-lined and edged with water hazards, but then the course emerges onto a plain, flat, open field for several holes. After a half-mile cart ride from the ninth green to the 10th tee (passing a couple of holes in the process), the back nine repeats the disparity, with the added annoyance that, after the 10th hole, the bunkering changes drastically (from decently shaped sculptured ones to flat ovals) and the last eight holes have barely have any shaping. There’s absolutely no flow or movement to those holes. Here’s the backstory: 1757 was originally intended to be the private Presidential Country Club, a 27-hole Tom Clark design that was reduced to 18 when a new owner brought in Jack Nicklaus’ firm (and hence Dave Heatwole). But then he sold to a third owner, who dropped Nicklaus but retained the lower-priced Heatwole. After nine holes were built, that owner apparently wanted out, so the management firm Billy Casper Golf got a 99-year lease on the property. That management firm finished the last nine without Heatwole’s involvement, using a local contractor and shaper, and it shows. They also rearranged things to create that huge (and apparently money-making) practice range, in the process sacrificing a decent 18th hole in favor of an anticlimactic 165-yard par-3 closing hole. Okay, it’s over water, but still it seems like an afterthought, mainly because it was. They had nowhere else to fit it in except for a spot hard against the parking lot. Billy Casper Golf reorganized after Casper's death and became Indigo Golf, which today is a branch of Troon Golf. It no longer operates 1757. Heritage Golf Group now runs it as a middle-class private club with monthly dues less than $400. I found little to like about 1757, least of all its name, which I was told is the date of the founding of Loudoun County, Virginia. No, it’s not a county-owned course, and county residents don’t get a discount. Loudoun County has no particular significance in American history.
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