Golf is a lifetime sport that encourages good manners, builds friendships, embraces nature and the outdoors, and is a fantastic way for all ages to have a good time, socialize and get healthy! And this August, Golf Fairfax has National Golf Month down to a tee! From par-three to championship length, there are courses for social, newbies, and seasoned players alike. Choose from seven courses conveniently located throughout the county, five driving ranges, and free short game putting and chipping greens at all courses. All courses are open year-round, weather permitting. Courses are owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority. (There are also several other independently-operated courses throughout Fairfax County as well. Get the full list here.)
Here are 10 ways to celebrate National Golf Month in Fairfax County this August.
Kids Play Free
Family Golf Month – “Grow the Game” / Image courtesy Don Sweeney
Bring the whole family out for a round at Burke Lake, Jefferson, Oak Marr or Pinecrest Golf in August for Family Golf Month. Parents pay for their round and accompanying kids and teens (ages 5-17) receive their round for no charge! Valid Monday thru Friday all day and weekends after 1 p.m. Limited to one child per paying adult.
Practice Makes Par-fect
Burke Lake Golf Center’s heated, covered and lighted range. / Image courtesy Don Sweeney
Hit up one of our driving ranges to relax and work on your swing! Check out Burke Lake Golf Center’s double-decker range complete with LED lighting, covered and heated bays and enhanced food and beverage options. Don’t miss Oak Marr Golf Complex’s renovated range boasting lush Bermuda Sod and LED lighting. Both are open late, with last buckets sold at 9:30PM!
Learn and Improve
Learn and Improve – Instruction Options for All Levels / Image courtesy Don Sweeney
Looking to pick up the game or brush up on your skills? No matter what stage of the game you are in, we have PGA, LPGA and USGTF professionals and tools to take your game to the next level! Join the fun with group classes or private lessons at Pinecrest, Burke Lake, Oak Marr, Twin Lakes, and Laurel Hill.
$20 Off Indoor Golf
Indoor Golf - Pinecrest’s New TrackMan 4 Golf Simulator / Image courtesy Don Sweeney
Stay cool this summer and save $20 on the TrackMan Golf Simulator at Pinecrest Golf Course’s Valis Family Golf Center! Play a virtual round and sharpen your skills with fun games and swing analytics. Indoor practice bays also available.
Party Rentals – Scenic Views at Laurel Hill Golf Club / Image courtesy Don Sweeney
Celebrate your next graduation, special birthday, baby shower, wedding or corporate outing with Golf Fairfax! Choose from elegant banquet rooms at Laurel Hill and Twin Lakes to laid back range rentals at Burke Lake with unlimited range balls.
Women & Golf – Join our Welcoming Community / Image courtesy Don Sweeney
Visit our new Women & Golf Fairfax one-stop shop for all things women & golf! DYK a round of golf = 10,000 steps? Switch up your workouts with fun socials, ladies-only lessons, tournaments, and leagues! Golf Fairfax offers a relaxed, unintimidating atmosphere and welcomes ladies of all playing abilities.
FootGolf – Soccer + Golf = FootGolf Fun / Image courtesy Don Sweeney
Still amped from watching the US Women’s Soccer team? Soccer + Golf = FUN. Come kick it with us with FootGolf at Pinecrest, Saturday and Sunday after 3pm. Perfect for the whole family! If you can kick a ball, you can play FootGolf!
Are You the Next Club Champion?
Choose from Club Championship tournaments by division including Women, Men Senior and Men Super Seniors, August 10 at Greendale, Juniors, August 13 at Burke Lake Golf Center, Men, August 14 at Greendale and all ages August 21 at Jefferson.
Womens, Mens, Seniors and Mixed leagues are still open! Stay in shape and meet new golf lovers! Leagues are an awesome way to socialize and meet new golf pals while upping your game.
For additional golfing experiences, courses, and more visit the Golf section of FXVA.com. Don't forget to also check out some of the area's mini-golf courses. You can also stay in the know with the Golf Fairfax Golf Club for the latest e-news from many of these courses!
*This guest blog post was provided by Roberta Korzen with Golf Fairfax & the Fairfax County Park Authority. For more fun park activities, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.*