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National Golf Day

Did you know that October 4th is National Golf Day? Celebrate by visiting a local golf course. Here on the Virginia Square Plaza Blog, we want to highlight some local golf courses as well as give you some background on the history of golf. Enjoy this month here in Arlington, VA and get out on the green with friends!


History of Golf

Golf can be dated all the way back to 100 BC where a similar Roman game was played with a bent stick and a stuffed leather ball. The modern game we play now is generally traced back to Scotland in the 15th century. In 1744, the first rules of golf were set in Scotland. To learn more about golf and the rules and procedures of golf, refer to this R&A guide.


Washington Golf & Country Club

The Washington Golf & Country Club is a beautiful place to go golfing. “Once known as the ‘Playground of Presidents’, the course offers a unique layout winding through the Washington DC area. Measuring just over 6,000 yards from the tips, the sloped fairways and undulating greens keep the low handicapper honest, while other sets of tees keep the mid to high handicapper coming back for more.” It’s about a 10-minute drive from our apartment community.


East Potomac Golf Course

“East Potomac Golf Course (Also known as Hains Point Golf Course) is located on the Hains Point Island on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. It’s home to the Nation's first Cherry Blossoms. East Potomac contains two 9-hole courses and one 18-hole, (36-Holes total), along with a heated, covered and lighted Driving Range, Miniature Golf, Practice Holes and The Potomac Grille.” It’s about a 15-minute drive away from your apartment.


Pinecrest Golf Course

“Located at the corner of Little River Turnpike (Rt. 236) and Braddock Road, bordering Alexandria and Annandale, Pinecrest Golf Course is a par 35, 9-hole executive course, measuring 2,462 yards. The challenging, narrow course is dotted with hills and ponds that create a golfing environment suited for novices and more serious players alike. Facilities include a full service clubhouse, pro shop and snack bar. Golf clubs, riding and pull carts are available for rent. Pinecrest features a practice putting green, 10 driving cages and an indoor practice area.” Pinecrest Golf Course is about a 15-minute drive from our apartment community.


Rock Creek Park Golf Course

“If you're trying to escape the city without actually leaving, look no further. Secluded deep in the woods of beautiful Rock Creek Park, there are no signs of city life as the trees block out the city noise and buildings. Services include a large putting green, snack bar, and the GolfDC Academy. Come to Rock Creek and be one with nature for awhile.” Rock Creek Park Golf Course is about a 40-minute drive from Virginia Square Plaza.


What’s your favorite golf course here in Arlington, VA? Let us know in the comments so we can check it out. Thanks for reading our Virginia Square Plaza Blog post!