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Augustine Golf Club's award-winning course was sculpted to reflect its natural beauty with its distinctive par 4s sculpted by course architect, Rick Jacobson. Although the greens at Augustine declined for a few years, recent renovations have restored the course to its former glory, once again luring golfers to its babbling streams and forest. Farther north, rivals Augustine's sister course, Raspberry Falls. Course architect Gary Player remarked that the Falls, once an 18th-century plantation, “was made for a golf course.” Inspired by this ideal setting, he dreamed up the links-style course at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, whose meandering brooks, stone walls, and stacked-sod bunkers evoke Scotland, while its vista of the Catoctin Mountains remind players they’re in Virginia. These golf havens have more than picturesque views in common—they are two of six award-winning courses united by Raspberry Golf Management’s portfolio, which stretches from Virginia to Pennsylvania and skips over to Arizona. Gary Player’s design team for Raspberry Falls included Tim Freeland, who went on to design two of the firm’s other courses: Royal Manchester Golf Links, whose bentgrass fairways sidle up to the Susquehanna River, and Old Hickory Golf Club, a parkland-style course crisscrossed by Beaver Creek. The management company's other gems include The Legacy Golf Resort, where cowboys used to ride their rocking horses around a 7,500-acre ranch, and Bull Run Golf Club, which sprawls across more than 450 acres of meadows and woodlands at the foot of the Bull Run Mountains.
3520 James Madison Highway
Haymarket,
VA
US
The vintners at Vint Hill Winery craft nuanced wines out of ripe fruit plucked from California, Washington, and Virginia. Tint your taste buds with two flights of wine per person while lounging on the balcony, which overlooks a barn that was used to intercept messages during WWII and shelter stray cats in 1991. Vint Hill sends sommeliers on their way with a bottle of french-oak barrel-fermented 2008 chardonnay and a 2008 merlot—an herbaceous red with harmonious notes of wild fruit, tobacco, and black pepper. Adopted quaffs may be sipped from the provided, decorative wine glasses or poured down the gullet of a timid schooner before its maiden voyage.
7150 Lineweaver Rd
Warrenton,
VA
US
While the Corn Maze in the Plains has yet to receive many reviews, The Washington Post and Washingtonian recommend it as a fun fall activity.
4501 Old Tavern Road
The Plains,
VA
US
Raspberry Falls: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7,191 yards from the tips | Five tee options Caddy's Report: Reminiscent of a course in the British Isles, Raspberry Falls whisks golfers across rippling terrain outfitted with streams, bunkers, and stone walls. In past lives, this property hosted fox hunts and was also a raspberry farm, which explains the name and the wild raspberry bushes growing about today. Bull Run Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6,961 yards from the tips | Five tee options Caddy's Report: Water hazards come into play from the very first hole, where a pond lies in wait to swallow up balls that don't carry or aren't fitted with mini propellers. Located in the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, the course fluctuates between wide open fairways and challenging stretches hemmed in by rows of trees. Old Hickory Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7,077 yards from the tips | Five tee options Caddy's Report: Every hole at Old Hickory is bunkered, and fast greens mean players must practice caution. To that end, mounded fairways also cause balls to bounce back toward the middle of the fairway?skilled golfers can take advantage of this feature by using the mounds to move shots forward. Augustine Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 71 | 6,817 yards from the tips | Five tee options Caddy's Report: Emerald-green fairways and white bunkers set against a darkened hardwood forest provides a lesson in contrast, but players can't be lulled by this club's beauty. Several holes readily decimate scores, including the 572-yard fourth hole, which features a double dogleg and a particularly tiny green.
3520 James Madison Highway
Haymarket,
VA
US
Raspberry Falls: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7,191 yards from the tips | Five tee options Caddy's Report: Reminiscent of a course in the British Isles, Raspberry Falls whisks golfers across rippling terrain outfitted with streams, bunkers, and stone walls. In past lives, this property hosted fox hunts and was also a raspberry farm, which explains the name and the wild raspberry bushes growing about today. Bull Run Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 72 | 6,961 yards from the tips | Five tee options Caddy's Report: Water hazards come into play from the very first hole, where a pond lies in wait to swallow up balls that don't carry or aren't fitted with mini propellers. Located in the foothills of Bull Run Mountain, the course fluctuates between wide open fairways and challenging stretches hemmed in by rows of trees. Old Hickory Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 72 | 7,077 yards from the tips | Five tee options Caddy's Report: Every hole at Old Hickory is bunkered, and fast greens mean players must practice caution. To that end, mounded fairways also cause balls to bounce back toward the middle of the fairway?skilled golfers can take advantage of this feature by using the mounds to move shots forward. Augustine Golf Club: 18 holes | Par 71 | 6,817 yards from the tips | Five tee options Caddy's Report: Emerald-green fairways and white bunkers set against a darkened hardwood forest provides a lesson in contrast, but players can't be lulled by this club's beauty. Several holes readily decimate scores, including the 572-yard fourth hole, which features a double dogleg and a particularly tiny green.
3520 James Madison Highway
Haymarket,
VA
US
Follow the four-leaf clover to McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant, an Irish watering hole with a heavy hand. When you're ready to pig out, McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving. The drink list at McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant won't cost you a sitter. McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant offers discounted prices on food and drinks during happy hour. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant's complimentary wifi. Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant. The large dining space at McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Live tunes and a dance floor will keep you coming back for more. Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot. A meal at McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant will typically set you back about $30. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
380 Broadview Ave
Warrenton,
VA
US

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