Neighborhood Expert: Where to go golfing with the family in Northern Virginia

Laura Schwartz is a licensed Realtor in VA, D.C. and MD with McEnearney Associates in Vienna. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @LauraSchwartzRealtor or her Facebook page. Laura can be reached at 703-283-6120 or [email protected].

I’m not a golfer myself, unless it involves Angry Birds at Top Golf.

That said, my kids seem to enjoy the idea of learning how to play golf so I’m going to put together a list of places that are great for kids learning how to play and open to the public without requiring memberships. 

Par 3

  • Oak Marr Golf Center — A 9 hole course with online availability to reserve a tee time. They also have a great covered driving range if you’re just looking to hit a bucket.
  • Virginia Golf Center — A 9 hole course on a first come, first serve basis. Located in Clifton. Adults are $20, kids under 16 are $15 and they give discounts for military, law enforcement officers and teachers. 
  • Burke Lake Golf Center — An 18 hole course that’s still par 3. Like Oak Marr and other Fairfax County golf courses, you can reserve a tee time online.
  • Sterling Golf Club — An 18 hole course that’s still par 3. You can reserve a tee time online too.

If you’re looking to start with mini golf, here’s a reminder of options for local Mini Golf courses:

Also, places like Reston National Golf Center have camps this summer and throughout the year for kids to learn how to play.

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