August is National Golf Month, which means it is a great time for novices and skilled players alike to take to the green. Many golf courses offer a selection of specials during the month of August, so don’t miss your chance to join in before September arrives!
National Golf Month is a holiday founded in 1993 by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA). The month is dedicated to celebrating a family-friendly sport accessible to a wide variety of people. There are plenty of ways to honor this tradition. If you are a skilled player, consider offering to mentor someone new to the sport! Anyone can bring a new friend to the driving range. If you normally golf with peers, instead bring your kids or younger family members to the course. If you are looking for a unique spin on the sport, check out FootGolf— a hybrid of soccer and golf.
If you are entirely new to the sport, many places like GolfDC offer multiple options suited to your skill set and instructor needs. Some area lesson locations like GolfTEC (with locations in Tysons Corner, North Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and more) offer a summer lesson sale.
Lastly, you need the right gear for your outing! Check out the often steep summer sales at area retailers like GOLFDOM (Tysons Corner), the Golf Doctor (Downtown D.C.), or Annandale Golf (check Yelp right now for 10% off your purchase).
Finally, head out to tee off at one of these favorite area golf courses around these nearby Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland areas.
East Potomac Golf Course
A municipal facility that dates back to 1920, East Potomac boasts two 9-hole courses and one 18-hole (36-holes total), a driving range, miniature golf, practice holes and a restaurant. Also known as Hains Point Golf Course, the site is located near Reagan National Airport.
University of Maryland Golf Course
College Park, MD
Check out this 18-hole course that was founded by the university in 1954 and renovated in 2009. It is also the only one inside the Beltway!
The Courses at Andrews Air Force Base
Joint Base Andrews, MD
Only a short 15-minute drive from DC and Virginia, these facilities feature 54-holes which are usually available for civilian play. They have a focus on courteous service for customers, and it is also a prime location for events that require large banquets.
Renditions Golf Course
A “GolfNow” most favorited course of 2018 by customers, this course was a restoration project that transformed an old sand mining operation into a beautiful environmentally-renewed, tree-lined course.
The Whiskey Creek Golf Club
Containing a variety of features in a secluded and private environment, including a surrounding of tall hardwoods to one side and a creek to the other. From most spots, enjoy a lovely 30-mile view!
Lake Presidential Golf Club
Upper Marlboro, MD
A “beautifully groomed, championship caliber course” created by the same creators as Kiawah Island in South Carolina and PGA West (for players in the know about renowned golf courses!).
Maryland National Golf Club
This course lies among the Catoctin Mountains, in a picturesque 18-hole, par 71 layout, that also offers a clubhouse with a view and plenty of amenities.
Westfields Golf Club
A public golfing destination that takes advantage of the scenic surrounding woods and hills (virtually free from distraction!), this is an accessible course for novices and experienced golfers alike.
Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club
Adjoining a 200-home community just outside of Leesburg in Loudoun County, the course was laid out in 1996 on what used to be a raspberry farm– and is still adorned by raspberry bushes. This golf course has some tricks and turns to navigate successfully, so get creative!
Bull Run Golf Club
Covering a larger-than-normal 450 acres, this course is both convenient and a complete escape located at the foothills of Bull Run Mountain.
Stonewall Golf Club
One of the “finest upscale daily fee public golf courses in Northern Virginia,” this 18-hole course is surrounded by the Bull Run Mountains and stunning Lake Manassas. They sometimes also partner with local breweries for a Fore & Pour event!
Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
A private club that truly honors golf and its traditions (without the extra tennis course, pools, etc. that sometimes accompany courses), a day at RTJ Golf Club is a serene retreat.
Golf Club of Lansdowne
About an hour outside of D.C., this location is a four-diamond resort located across a scenic 476 acres along the Potomac River and offers 45-holes of championship golf.
Blue Ridge Shadows Golf Club
Front Royal, VA
A delightful public course with an 18-hole layout and several other practice facilities. Begin golfing with panoramic views and finish surrounded by Crooked Run Creek and to the backdrop of a 60-foot waterfall, this course has plenty of unique features to treat everyone.