|11/11/2004||Had a wonderful day of golf at Augustine Golf Club although it was a little nippy at times (there had been a 3 hour frost delay but they fit us in nicely and promptly.) The Staff was terrific, from the bagboy whose name I forget to Nancy at check-in to Asst.Pro Kris Reinert who was helpful and enthusiastic in telling us about the course layout, pin placements and good camera views. The entire course was in magnificent shape but best of all, the layout was fantastic. A great mix of holes that gave it an outstanding character to the bent grass fairways that I can only describe as being "delicious". Great ball contact was the order of the day. Since it is so close to 95, I recommend that anyone going by exit 140 get off for a couple of hours and play a great course. It certainly makes my top 10 list. I'll be back! Steve - Year of Golf Winner|
|11/23/2003||Stafford Day is held annually by Augustine for the benefit of a Fredericksburg area shelter and this year it drew a throng of eager golfers. These lucky golfers were rewarded with a near 70 degree day with sunshine and no wind, a rarity for November. Such beautiful weather coupled with the leafless trees provided a great view of the nearly 400 homes in the outstanding Augustine community, an extra bonus with this outstanding course. While the course has drawn rave reviews since its opening, Augustine has really come into its own. Even with the fall hurricane rain, the course was in terrific condition. The staff was excited to let everyone know that in 2004 Augustine will cease to be cart path only, making your golf experience even better.
This Rick Jacobsen layout offers a good balance of finesse and power holes with a few blind tee shots called for to keep you on your toes. Some of the greens can present downright devilish pin placements because of the undulation and variable tiers. No tricky or foolish holes at Augustine just god straightforward, very enjoyable golf. An outstanding food service (judging from the Stafford Day cook-out) and a most professional staff make this a place to play often. Ayce
|6/18/2000||It was Father's Day and my wife said I could do whatever I wanted, so I headed to one of my favorite courses. Augustine remains one of the most scenic, challenging, and best groomed courses in the DC area. Carved in between towering pines and protected by water and environmental areas this course will test your game. The starting holes at Augustine definitely set the tone for the rest of the day. #1 is a 400 yard par 4 that features a split fairway, go left or right, but don't hit it straight or the 1st environmental will get you. #2 the hardest on the course demands a well placed tee shot and an approach without much room for mistakes. If you survive these congratulations you are off to a good start. The course is currently in excellent shape - the fairways were lush and the fast greens were immaculate. A round here is a perfect gift for anyday, enjoy. Bogeyman|