Golf is a lifelong sport that encourages good manners, creates friendships, embraces nature and the outdoors, and is a fantastic way for all ages to have fun, socialize and get healthy! And in August, Golf Fairfax will be celebrating National Golf Month! From par 3 to championship length, there are courses for social players, beginners and seasoned players. Choose from seven courses ideally located throughout the county, five driving ranges, and free putting and chipping greens on all courses. All classes are open year round, weather permitting. The courses are owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority. (There are also several other independently run courses in Fairfax County. Get the full list here.)
Here are 10 ways to celebrate National Golf Month in Fairfax County this August.
Children play for free
Family Golf Month – “Grow the Game” / Image courtesy of Don Sweeney
Bring the whole family for a round of Burke Lake, Jefferson, Oak Marr or Pinecrest Golf in August for Family Golf Month. Parents pay their part and accompanying children and adolescents (aged 5 to 17) receive their part for free! Valid Monday to Friday all day and weekends after 1 p.m. Limited to one child per paying adult.
Practice makes perfect
The heated, covered and lighted beach at the Burke Lake Golf Center. / Image courtesy of Don Sweeney
Go to one of our practice to relax and work on your swing! Explore the two-story Burke Lake Golf Center lineup with LED lighting, covered and heated bays, and enhanced food and beverage options. Don’t miss the updated range of the Oak Marr Golf Resort, featuring lush Bermuda Sod and LED lighting. Both are open late, with the last buckets sold out at 9:30 p.m.!
Learn and improve
Learn and Improve – Instructional Options for All Levels / Image courtesy of Don Sweeney
Looking to get back into the game or hone your skills? No matter what stage of the game you find yourself in, we have professionals and PGA, LPGA and USGTF tools to take your game to the next level! Have fun with group classes or private lessons at Pinecrest, Burke Lake, Oak Marr, Twin Lakes and Laurel Hill.
$ 20 off indoor golf
Indoor Golf – The new TrackMan 4 golf simulator from Pinecrest / Image courtesy of Don Sweeney
Stay cool this summer and save $ 20 on the TrackMan Golf Simulator at the Valis Family Golf Center at Pinecrest Golf Course! Play a virtual game and hone your skills with fun games and swing analysis. Indoor practice bays also available.
Party Rental – Panoramic Views at Laurel Hill Golf Club / Image courtesy of Don Sweeney
Celebrate your next graduation, special birthday, baby shower, wedding or corporate outing with Golf Fairfax! Choose between stylish banquet halls at Laurel Hill and Twin Lakes or casual playground rentals in Burke Lake with unlimited shooting balls.
Women and Golf – Join our welcoming community / Image courtesy of Don Sweeney
Visit our new one-stop shop for women and golf Fairfax for all things women and golf! DYK a round of golf = 10,000 steps? Change up your workouts with fun social activities, ladies-only lessons, tournaments and leagues! Golf Fairfax offers a relaxed, non-intimidating atmosphere and caters to ladies of all skill levels.
FootGolf – Football + Golf = FootGolf Fun / Image courtesy of Don Sweeney
Still amputated from watching the United States women’s football team? Football + Golf = FUN. Come play with us with FootGolf at Pinecrest, Saturday and Sunday after 3 p.m. Perfect for the whole family! If you know how to kick a ball, you can play FootGolf!
Are you the next club champion?
Choose from divisional club championship tournaments including women, senior men and super senior men on August 10 at Greendale, juniors on August 13 at Burke Lake Golf Center, men on August 14 at Greendale and all ages on August 21 in Jefferson.
The Women, Men, Seniors and Mixed leagues are still open! Stay in shape and meet new golf enthusiasts! Leagues are a great way to socialize and meet new golfing friends while improving your game.
For additional golf experiences, lessons and more, visit the Golf section of FXVA.com. Be sure to also check out some of the area’s mini-golf courses. You can also stay up to date with Golf Fairfax Golf Club for the latest electronic news from many of these courses!
*This guest blog post was provided by Roberta Korzen with Golf Fairfax and the Fairfax County Park Authority. For more amusement park activities, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks.*