Friday, September 18, 2015

Golf Courses in Virginia by Peter Ambrose

Golfing is a great way to get exercise and socialize with friends, colleagues, and acquaintances. There are numerous courses in and around McLean, Virginia that are enjoyable and vary in their advantages.

1. Westwood Country Club. Located in Vienna, Westwood Country Club is a members-only club geared towards the entire family. The Club features an 18-hole course and a driving range. Members may also take golf lessons. The course is currently undergoing renovations with expectations to open in 2013.

2. Washington Golf and Country Club. This Arlington-based course spreads across over 6000 yards, with the longest tee at a par of 70. An older institute, the course was opened in 1894.

3. Jefferson District Golf Course. This club offers a nine-hole executive course with beautiful manicured landscaping that features rolling hills and ponds. The course also offers some challenges with par five and par four holes.

4. Riverbend Country Club. This beautiful club is home to an 18-hole championship course that was designed by Press Maxwell Jr. in 1957.

About the author: Based in McLean, Virginia, Peter Ambrose is an avid golfer and maintains a membership with Riverbend Country Club. Professionally, he the Director of Merrill Lynch Financial Services in Northern Virginia.