Sunday, July 28, 2013

Virginia Oaks Golf Club, Gainesville, VA

Designed by P.B. Dye, and conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Washington Beltway, Virginia Oaks Golf course is both challenging and enjoyable. Feel free to book your tee time from their website.  Currently, they are hosting junior camps.  So, if your kids seem the slightest bit interested, it's great to strike while the irons hot!  Virginia Oaks also offers a Junior League that meets on Fridays at 4pm and includes instruction and 9-holes.  They also have a full driving range, chipping area and two putting greens.  After hitting the course, head over to The Grill and enjoy their full bar and menu that includes something for everyone.  Their golf shop offers Nike, Titleist, Ping, Callaway and other products. 
Not only is Virginia Oaks Golf Club a great place to experience golf, but it is also certified as Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.  Virginia Oaks is committed to protecting the environment, and both conserving natural resources and providing wildlife habitats.  This is just one more reason to go and experience Virginia Oaks Golf Club.

Should you decide that you would like to call Gainesville or a surrounding community, home, please contact me so we can get started on your search.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Westpark Golf Club, Leesburg, VA

Westpark Golf Club is one of Loudoun's 18-hole championship golf courses.  With holes ranging from 167 yards  to 531 yards (blue tees), this course is enjoyably challenging.  Tees range from par3-5 and their driving range includes 25 stations, two levels and 13 targets.  They also have a separate putting green and chipping green to allow you some extra time to work on your short game.  Their on-site golf shop and grille are both convenient and well-equipped.  If you're looking to couple your golf outing with some shopping, you are in luck!  Westpark Golf Club is located just off of route 15, in Leesburg, not far from the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets.

If you decide you are simply enamored by the Leesburg or the surrounding areas and would like to make Loudoun your home, feel free to contact me.  I look forward to helping you (or your friends) find the best home to suit your needs.  Stay cool, especially during these crazy hot days we are experiencing!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Oak Marr, Oakton, VA

Oak Marr Golf Course acclaims to be one of the finest teaching facilities in Northern Virginia.  Oak Marr features a wonderful par-3, 9-hole, 1,456 yard course with holes ranging from 95-200 yards.  They also provide you with a 78 station driving range, covered heated stations for those chilly days, lighted target greens, and a great clubhouse with a pro-shop.  Year round, you can join a group or sign up for a private lesson.  Be sure to check out their events calendar for the dates and times of their senior league, men's league, women's league and more!  Oak Marr is located on Jermantown Road, near the intersection of 66 & 123/Chain Bridge Road, in Oakton.

Right next door, you will find a miniature golf course, and a large indoor recreation center.  The RECenter includes a heated Olympic-sized pool with spa, a beach/wading entrance, diving boards, racquetball courts, fully equipped locker rooms and more.  They are currently undergoing a huge renovation, but the only ones impacted will be those who use the fitness center.  They are excited to provide the following additional features in July, 2014.
  • A new two-story 5,500 square foot fitness center with state of the art fitness equipment
  • A 150-200 square foot area for stretching  in the fitness center
  • A 250 square foot fitness center entryway area with cubbies
  • Three new multipurpose rooms totaling 3,700 square feet for class programming
  • A 700 square foot babysitting area with restroom
  • Updated lobby, administration area, and relocation of the building entry to improve building security/control
Talk about some exciting additions!  All of this, right next door to the Oak Marr Golf Course.

Feel free to call or email me if you are interested in looking for homes in the area.  Summer is a great time to relocate!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Laurel Hill Golf Club & Lorton Station Town Center, Lorton, VA

Laurel Hill Golf Club provides you with an 18-hole public championship golf course in a wonderful setting.  They also provide you with a complimentary bag of range balls, along with your greens fee.  Therefore, you will want to arrive early enough to allow yourself plenty of time to warm-up.  Their 30-station practice range offers you several targets at different distances to give you a chance to practice with each of your clubs.  There is also a practice area with multi-tiered putting and chipping greens for you to work your short game.
Be sure to check out the 9,400 sqft clubhouse, with pro shop, and both meeting and dining facilities.  Their bistro area features an American pub-style menu.  Need to make like Superman and change from your work clothes into your golf outing attire?  No worries, they even have a changing area for you.  This course has been trusted with hosting the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.  The championship will continue from July 15-20th.

Looking for a home nearby?  Lorton Station Town Center is located at the center of a planned community with so much to offer its residents.  Merchants include Great Harvest Bread Company, Crossfit Liberation, Enoteca Wine Bar, Pane e Vino, Salon Prive, Subway, Fireside Grill and more.  Other features include the VRE, Vamoose Bus,  many free concerts hosted by the merchants, festivals and their annual 4th of July parade.  Check out their calendar of events if you'd like to get to know the community better.

Ready to make the move and settle down?  Let me know, and we can set up a time to look at some places.  Summer is a Fantastic time to get settled into your new home, especially for those with kids who will need school placement before school session begins.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Independence Day!  Have fun and be safe!