The 3 Best Golf Courses in Arlington VA

Do you like golfing on public courses or private ones? Do you enjoy traditional golf or are you a fan of disc golf and other golf off-shoots? Whatever golfing preferences you have, Arlington has a fun golfing experience for you.

They say that golf builds character. It’s such a challenging game that it often teaches players to handle failure well and display patience. Many players are drawn to the quiet concentration that the game requires. Instead of discouraging them, the more challenging courses are what they’re drawn to. If that’s your kind of game, this list is for you. Enjoy the best golf courses that Arlington has to offer!

The Washington Golf and Country Club of Arlington

The Washington Golf and Country Club is known as “the chosen playground of presidents.” If you decide to become a member, you’ll be in good company as Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, and Calvin Coolidge were all members of the club. Club amenities include:

  • 6,300 yards of green
  • Practice facility
  • State of the art fitness center
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis
  • Outside swimming pool

Bluemont Park Disc Golf Course in Arlington

If you feel more comfortable with a frisbee in your hands than a golf club, Bluemont Park Disc Golf Course is the place for you. The course is free to use and includes a creek, hills, and tight fairways. So you definitely won’t get bored! It’s a 9-hole course and each hole can be played in several different ways. It can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be.

The Army Navy Country Club

If you’re looking for a private, luxurious golf experience, look no further than the Army Navy Country Club. Established in 1924, their facility sits on 500 acres of land. The ANCC provides the following amenities:

  • 54 championship golf holes
  • 14 outdoor tennis courts
  • 6 indoor tennis courts
  • Junior training facility for ages 10 and under
  • 6 pools (includes an outdoor Olympic-sized pool)
  • 2 Clubhouses with views of the Washington Monument
  • Fitness center
  • Saunas and steam rooms

The ANCC has won multiple awards. Some of their awards include:

  • Platinum Club of America (2014 – 2020)
  • LEED Silver (The ANCC is the only country club in America with this award)
  • USTA Facility of the Year and Green Facility of the Year in 2014
  • 2019 Certification of Fairfax Golf Course

BONUS: Pinecrest Golf Course

Located in nearby Alexandria, Pinecrest Golf Course distinguishes itself by being the only FootGolf facility in Fairfax County. What is FootGolf? It’s a unique combination of golf and soccer. The scoring and structure of FootGolf is similar to that of traditional golf. But soccer balls are used instead of golf balls. The holes are shorter. And, instead of using clubs, players kick the ball into the hole. The goal is to kick the ball into the hole with as few kicks as possible.

But Pinecrest Golf Course also offers tradtional golf courses. They even help educate golfers. At the Pinecrest Golf Academy they offer classes, camps, group and private lessons for all ages and skill levels. These classes are taught by Golf Professionals certified by the U.S. Golf Teachers Federation. Here’s what their educational programs include:

  • Indoor practice bays
  • Teaching bay for electronic swing analysis
  • Indoor Golf Simulator
  • Natural light and updated lighting
  • Individual and group instruction

Golfing is a beloved sport in Arlington. If you love traditional golf, disc golf, or even FootGolf, Arlington has something for you.

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