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9701 Manassas Dr
Manassas Park, VA  20111-2493
United States
P: (703) 335-0777
F: (703) 335-0840
www.generalsridge.com
General's Ridge Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,651 yards | 133 slope

72.5 rating | Rye grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

General's Ridge Golf Course


The 18-hole "General's Ridge" course at the General's Ridge Golf Course facility in Manassas Park, Virginia features 6,651 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.The course rating is 72.5 and it has a slope rating of 133 on Rye grass. Designed by Jerry Slack, the General's Ridge golf course opened in 1996. Billy Casper Golf manages this facility, with Marcy Janet as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


The course is a great layout. Unfortunately, there is not a good patch of grass on the entire course. There are a ton of dead spots on the greens. That being said, this is one the most most fun courses I have ever played. Spend some money on the grass instead of so many rangers.

This course is one of the best courses in the area. It will put your skills to the test. I definitely recommend this course!

Just played it yesterday. My golfing buddy said afterwards, "This is the first round of golf I didn't join." I felt the same. The course punishes all shots, even good ones. Blind shots on every hole. Pin placements on slopes or on the top of ridges, so that you have to get the ball in the hole or it roles back 15 feet. I six-putted one green. Also, the course conditions were substandard. I would never play here again, and I regret spending my money here on even one round. Those reviewers who say it is a challenge or tough don't understand golf design. Last time I shot as high as yesterday's round was when I played Bethpage Black. But when the Black Course takes the strokes from you, you admit it's fair.

I thoroughly enjoyed my round today. The course was in great condition; it was difficult/challenging, but quite fair. It needed me to think all the time from tee to green where to hit the ball. Some of the holes just "wowed" me! In my opinion, it's one of the very best in the DC/MD/VA area. A MUST PLAY course. Just #16 was worth the entrance! I will definitely play it again, and again!!

Some may call this layout tough. I call it an absolute circus. If you like leaning pin placements, fairways that will let your ball roll straight across them into the woods and breaks in the greens that are worse than some gimmick at a putt-putt course, waste your money here, because I won't. You could have a PGA foursome play number 16 and none of them would par it because the layout of the hole is that impossible. Views are the only thing enjoyable

If you can it the straight shot you will not have a problem with this course. Do not try to be a super hero; just pick your target and go for for it. Do not let the distractions bother you.

This is straight out of a video game. You have cliffs, trees, canyons, water, deer and many other creatures of the woods. Very well set into nature. This course is a beast. I love it for the challenge and hate it cause it has beaten me every time....lol.

A very tough course. Bring lots of extra balls for the blind shots. Great staff.

Leave the driver in the bag. This is an iron player's course; level lies are almost non-existent, large and very undulating greens present a real challenge. Virtually any putt over 10 feet is outside the hole, sometimes significantly. Despite limited rain in the area for some time, the course was well maintained. Bunkers were in excellent condition.

Even though the course is very short, it is the most difficult in the area. It had to change its name from Mannassas Park to Generals Ridge because people stopped coming because of the difficulty. Even though it is in great shape, my dad and I often decide not to come because the course is unfair a lot of the time.

Cry Babys, Stay Away

If you have a difficult time dealing with challenges, stay as far away from this course as possible. If you want to find out just what your golf game is made of, this is your course. The first few years it was open, it was incredible. Since then the cry babys have convinced the management to cut down thousands of trees to make it more playable for them. They are still crying. The #1 handicap hole is the par 4 16th. It's worth the price of admission just to get a look at it. If you can keep your wits about you and keep the ball in play, you will walk away feeling like you know how to play golf.

Go somewhere else

Okay, it's probably worth playing once. The other reviewers here are correct. You will lose a bunch of balls due to all the blind shots and odd layout. It shouldn't be that hard from 5200 yards but it is anyhow. Leave your driver behind - you won't need it or want it. If you're going to play in the Manassas area, go play Bristol Manor. Same or similiar price, much better course.

Nice scenery... would have enjoyed myself more if I hadn't tried to play golf.

On this course there are two types of shots - perfect and lost. The greens here are fast (which would normally be a plus), but many are so severly sloped that you can't get a ball to stay on them no matter how you hit it. Some of the tee boxes were even sloped enough that I had to address the ball with my legs bent differently to stay balanced. On the 8 holes where I somehow executed shots of the first type, I was 3 over. The overall round... 107. (The last time I played a course of this length from the whites I shot 85.) I've adjusted my 'value' rating by the cost of the 6+ Pro-V1 balls I left somewhere out there. I've read that they're trying to make changes to make the course more accomodating... yeah, good luck with that. Unless your someone that can consistently put your tee shot within 10 feet left or right of where you want, this track is best left to those with low single digit indexes. Never again.

Packed muni

A 6 hour round awaits you because it's nearly impossible to keep the ball in play here. You will lose 6 or 8 golf balls, and you'll spend half your time waiting on a tee box for the group in front of you to find theirs. That to me makes a frustrating round of golf. It's cheap though, so if you can get out here when there isn't much traffic then it might be worth it to give it a shot.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Bob R. 5 38 33 07/23/14
2 Bob R. 5 48 43 07/17/13
3 Robert L. N/A 46 46 05/23/11
4 Eric R. 19 87 68 08/24/12
5 Derek B. 31 101 70 06/22/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
47 Bob R. 5 91 86 07/30/14
1 Bob R. 5 38 33 07/23/14
36 Bob R. 5 87 82 06/08/14
55 Todd M. N/A 88 88 10/04/13
2 Bob R. 5 48 43 07/17/13

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About General's Ridge

General's Ridge Golf Course

Golf Only facility

Managed by Billy Casper Golf

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Marcy Janet, General Manager
Mark Murphy, Superintendent
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