Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War re-enactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon to Hilltop Golf Club in Alexandria. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get six regular buckets of practice balls (a $42 value).
- For $24, you get 18 holes of golf with cart rental and a large bucket of practice balls (up to a $63 value).
Hilltop Golf Club welcomes golfers of all skill levels with a swing-loosening practice range and a challenging nine-hole, par 31 course. Fairway troopers can hone their short games on the course’s practice facilities with six buckets, each containing 45 dimpled projectiles. Like a complex metaphor, the practice greens span single and dual levels, along with covered stations to keep in warmth and keep out precipitation and low-flying solar systems. Architect Lindsay Bruce Ervin modeled aspects of the course after traditional Scottish links, with 2,300 yards of berms, bunkers, brogues, and fescue grass unfurling across northern Virginia’s elevated countryside. Gaze across of the Potomac and Maryland’s shore as you traverse the varied terrain in a motorized cart with 105 balls to putt, drive, or telekinetically plop into each hole.
Hilltop Golf Club
Hilltop Golf Club’s 9-hole, par 31 course lets clubbers hack their way through 2,268 yards of elevated Virginia countryside. Architect Lindsay Bruce Ervin modeled aspects of the executive course after traditional Scottish links, populating the course with berms, pot bunkers, and thick fescue grass that whisper Gaelic folk songs into the wind. The course climbs from an elevation of 80 feet to 240 feet, with crests giving way to sweeping vistas of the Potomac River and the Maryland shoreline. Five par 3s make each round a worthy investment for clubbers still seeking their first hole-in-one, while four par 4s allow players to unsheathe their drivers. The Club’s practice facilities include two practice greens—one for chipping and one for putting—and a multi-tiered driving range with 68 hitting bays, many of which are covered and heated to protect swingers from inclement weather or pelicans eating sunflowers overhead.
Course at a Glance:
- 9-hole, par 31 course
- Length of 2,268 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 31.0 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 55 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options
- Link to scorecard