Queenfield Golf Club features a scenic and secluded championship-length course, replete with manicured greens, arbor-lined fairways, and a top-notch driving range. Today's deal lets you putt and pendulum swing through the colorful links any day of the week, taking breaks to pretend that you are headlining a turtle parade in a brand-new Clubcar Precedent golf cart. With a practice green and bunker—plus lessons available from USGTF Pro Joe Richie—Queenfield Golf Club is the ideal spot for golfers to hone their skills and rehearse dropping to their knees after a stunning double-bogey.
Bobby Lopez's passion for the game of golf was fostered by the expert tutelage of world-class players such as Bob Toski, Henry Cotton, and "Wild" Bill Melhorn. As a "Class A" member of the PGA, Bobby brings years of experience to his teaching game, a distinctive approach to instruction, and the ability to leap wide sand traps in a single bound. Bobby works with each golfer's mechanics and techniques, rather than against them, during drills he designed himself to help pupils cut strokes and time from their hosted game. When not developing students' drives, short games, and club choices, Bobby hosts "The Bobby Lopez Golf Hour" on Fox Sports 1340 AM, and also takes time to support the USO.
Patterson Golf and Sports Park provides guests with ample opportunity to work on their game while gaming against their friends. The fully lit driving range features more than 25 matted tee stations, 10 target areas for chipping and driving, and obliging range balls available by the bucket ($9.50) or bucket-based four-pack ($29). The 19-hole mini-golf course ($5.50 per player per round) houses a traditional litany of disgruntled bumpers, plasticized animals, and strategically placed holes that drive putters wild. Conversely, for those who want to swing horizontally, Patterson's batting cages allow sluggers to swing at realistic targets dispersed throughout an open field. Pitches zing past the plate at speeds varying from 35 to 55 mph. Dispensing at significantly slower speeds, the facility's tokens ($3 each) grant batters 25 gloriously hurled orbs.
Staffed by experienced coaches and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display to get results. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.
Golf balls trace high arcs over the driving range or roll toward mini-golf holes at Hanover Sports Park, where guests hone power and finesse as they work on their game. Waterfalls cascade into tiny ponds on the edges of the mini-golf course, where twisting greens provide a venue for families and friends to haggle over who gets to hold the scorecard. Sixty-three artificial hitting mats line the subtly curved, two-tiered driving range, which includes 28 heated and covered hitting areas and seven natural-grass tees.
The chime of sharp line drives resonates from the center's seven batting cages, where hitters swat at everything from high-arching softballs to baseballs zipped at up to 80 miles per hour. Hanover Sports Park's staff helps guests manage their activities and special events by creating group and party packages for birthdays and corporate gatherings.
Spreading the game of golf since 1904, the Virginia State Golf Association’s VIP card program grants duffers access to more than 200 courses for the duration of 2011. At each participating club, VIP-card bearers simply pay the cart-rental fee (up to $26 per round) to traverse emerald alleyways on a cross-state quest for hard-won birdies, elusive holes in one, and the secret flagstick leading to Space Jam’s space-time continuum. Along with access to an array of golf-friendly grassy monoliths, VIPs also receive a VSGA eClub membership, with which they can post scores to track their Handicap Index, participate in remaining 2011 VSGA One-Day events, and receive the Nov/Dec issue of Virginia Golfer magazine while charting their mercurial rise to the rarefied status of scratch golfer. Like your prized collection of artisan cheeses, the VIP card expires at the end of the year.