Best Golf Courses Near Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia, located across from Washington, D.C. “on the fun side of the Potomac River,” is perennially rated one of America’s most charming and romantic small cities. While Alexandria won’t win any awards for golf, a plethora of courses are convenient to the city. Unfortunately, many of those courses are private and military clubs that don’t allow public play, although a notable exception is the 36-hole Fort Belvoir Golf Club. The club’s highly regarded Gunston and Woodlawn courses have earned Fort Belvoir a reputation as one of the finest military golf facilities in the world, and better still, you can score tee time discounts. Two public-access golf courses list an Alexandria address: Greendale Golf Course, which is best known for its par-3 17th hole that overlooks the entire course, and the rather tight 9-hole Pinecrest Golf Course which on weekends doubles as an 18-hole footgolf course. Nearby Lorton boasts Pohick Bay Golf Course and Laurel Hill Golf Club, a well-conceived layout that hosted the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. After golf, you’ll want to head to delightfully walkable Old Town Alexandria — it is historic, vibrant, and anything but stuffy. Well preserved 18th and 19th century buildings house an array of intimate museums, unique shops and boutiques, and nearly 200 independent restaurants that have made Alexandria a bonafide culinary destination.