Fort Belvoir Golf Club is a public treasure to enjoy



For many, golf has long been an escape from the hustle and bustle of the daily activities. It seems even more pronounced when that work world is in a thriving, non-stop environment such as Washington, D.C. But, who would know that just 12 miles from the Pentagon stands Fort Belvoir Golf Club?

Just a heartbeat away from the busy city, the gentle rolling bucolic landscape of the club offers a stark contrast. Perhaps best of all, it’s open to the public. That’s right. You do not have to be a member of the military to enjoy this gem. Just sign yourself in at the gate.

Fort Belvoir Golf Club offers a truly exceptional golfing experience with not one, but two 18-hole championship golf courses, Woodlawn and Gunston. The original north 18 was designed in part by Robert Trent Jones. Thomas Ault Clark and Associates completed the expansion to the current 36 holes at the north complex. Last year, the renovation was completed by Mark Miller.

Today, the Fort Belvoir Golf Club is among the finest military golf facilities in the world. These par 70 and par 73 courses present a mix of challenges, particularly on the fifth hole, where you have to drive your ball over a lake. Carts are available and mandatory on holidays and weekends from April through October. Tee times are available by calling 703-806-5878.

Other amenities include a pro shop, lessons, and a PGA professional staff that takes great pride in providing outstanding service. Membership is not required, although a variety of memberships are available with benefits, including reduced rates.

A spacious clubhouse featuring Niblick’s Clubhouse Grill and the Clubhouse Lounge offer not only a great view, but a variety of food and drink specials. You can also enjoy an on-post bowling center and officers’ club. This is great for families that include non-golfers. One can golf, others can bowl!

Don’t miss the Thursday afternoon shootouts starting at 3:00 p.m. Why not cut out a little early and check it out?

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