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Best Golf Course Picks in Gainesville and Haymarket, Virginia

Best Golf Course Picks in Gainesville and Haymarket, Virginia

your choice of challenging, 18-hole courses

Imagine having your choice of challenging, 18-hole courses all within a short drive (pun unintended) of your home. Or imagine having a course in your own back yard! If you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner looking for lessons, you can find the right course in this area to fit your needs. Here are some of my best golf course picks, both public and private, you can enjoy in Gainesville and Haymarket, Virginia.

Evergreen Country Club – This club is one of the best keep secrets in Northern Virginia! Although it is a private membership club, you should find someone or some way to play this course. It is truly a golfer’s dream. The course was built to be a golf course and has only a scattering of houses near it. Located in Haymarket along the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, the natural beauty of the mountains with wide fairways and centuries old hardwood trees, along with the wildlife, is just amazing. This is my favorite golf course in the area and is most spectacular in autumn. Whether you are a competitive golfer or a weekend recreational golfer, you will enjoy Evergreen’s country club’s hospitality and picturesque views on and off the course.

Stonewall Golf Club at Lake Manassas – If you’re looking to play 18 holes at a public, championship course, look no further. This Gainesville course, designed by Tom Jackson, is a top choice for golfers who like consistent course conditions, beautiful landscaping and outstanding views of Lake Manassas. There are many long drive opportunities from the back tee boxes and some kneel knocking blind drives from the forward tees. Golf fees are not inexpensive, but this course is worth the spurge. The 19th hole at the lovely Brass Cannon restaurant and patio conclude your experience, with a fine meal. Locker rooms are available to freshen up for dining.

Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club – Designed by Arthur Hill, the layout of this course, located in Gainesville, VA, is not simple because it weaves in and out of environmentally protected areas. Again, bring extra golf balls. Although this is a private golf club, outside memberships are available. The clubhouse and staff provide that traditional experience that many people associate with golf. The staff is pleasant and supportive of your needs. When an open club event is available, I recommend spending the money to enjoy all aspects of this club.

Bull Run Golf Club – This public course in Haymarket, located at the base of the Bull Run Mountains, is worth a visit and a round of play! Here again, the course harmonizes with its natural landscape – so many trees and creeks are undisturbed. It’s a fun course even when your shot is in trouble. The final few finishing holes from all tee boxes are challenging, so pace yourself in order to finish strong! Golf prices are reasonable, and the clubhouse and pro shop offer a nice, casual experience.

Virginia Oaks Golf Club – Known for its bent grass tees, fairways and greens, this 18-hole course offers a challenging day of golf. Located in Gainesville, VA, this golf course is designed by P.B. Dye with very reasonable golf fees. Fairways are narrow, but the scenic backdrop of Lake Manassas helps keep you calm as you find yourself in and out of the fairway. Bring plenty of extra balls! The recently renovated clubhouse, back patio and pro shop provide a comfortable casual dining experience inside and out.

With all that’s available, it’s no wonder golf aficionados are moving to Western PWC so that they can experience top notch golf in their own back yards. If you’re interested in experiencing one of our golf courses yourself, give Jacobson Realty and Home Staging a call at (703) 338-9678 or email us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Quicken Loans National PGA Tour Is Headed for Gainesville!

The Quicken Loans National PGA Tour Is Headed for Gainesville!

Tiger Woods

From July 27 – Aug. 2, Gainesville is set to have “a few” visitors in town, one of whom will be Tiger Woods. Woods and thousands of golf fans are heading in for the Quicken Loans PGA National Tour hosted by the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. The field will be comprised of 120 top global PGA performers competing for their share of $6.5 million in prize money. The RTJ Golf Club hasn’t hosted a major PGA tournament since 2005, making this an extra-welcomed event.

Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed the course around Lake Manassas. He considered the spot to be the best golf course land he’d ever seen. RTJ is a true golf club — no tennis courts, no pool— just golf and members who are passionate about the game. This invitation-only club consists of golfers who respect the game’s traditions and revel in distraction-free golfing. From the soothing lake views to the impeccable greens, the club delivers a first-class experience for members and their guests and is sure to impress as a stop on the PGA Tour once again.

The tour raises funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation, a foundation that creates “programs [that] break the cycle of poverty through college-access opportunities for low-income students.” The educational programs create connections between schooling and a career, and help design a plan for college for these first-generation scholars.

The PGA Tour also honors our armed forces. In our town, the tour will continue this tradition by offering complimentary tickets, food and other amenities to military families. Lockheed Martin is serving as the tour’s military services partner. The company’s employees plan to volunteer to enhance military outreach throughout the week.

Tournament officials will distribute a total of 30,000 complimentary Lockheed Martin Military Pavilion tickets to military members in our area. Qualifying recipients include all U.S. Department of Defense personnel, including Coast Guard. Each person may receive up to four good-any-day tickets, which must be picked up in person. For those living outside the immediate Washington, D.C. area, ticket requests can be made to the Pentagon on your behalf through a local ITT/ITR office.

Department of Defense employees aren’t the only ones being celebrated on this tour stop. Teachers and first responders can snatch up special packages for $30 – $35, including a single-day grounds ticket and a $10 food voucher. Veterans can also purchase tickets at a 25 percent discount. Save even more by purchasing parking tickets in advance. General public parking will be offsite at Jiffy Lube Live. Visit the Tickets page for more details.

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Club is a spectacular setting for the tour stop. If you’re planning to attend, anticipate gorgeous lake views and a day of stellar golfing.

If you’re looking to learn more about homes in the Gainesville area, including the gorgeous Lake Manassas community with views similar to RTJ’s, call us today at 703-338-9678 or email Belinda@JacobsonRealty1.com.

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