Five Reasons to Plan a Golf Getaway to Prince William & Manassas[Problem with one of widgets on this page]
Spring is finally here so it’s time to reward yourself with a spring golf trip to Prince William & Manassas, located just outside our nation’s capital! With 12 championship golf courses to choose from and numerous local attractions; this is the perfect place for any avid golfer looking to enjoy some time away this spring.
If you’re not sold on Prince William & Manassas as a golf destination, we give you five good reasons to check us out this spring!
1. Beautiful new courses
Opened just last year, Potomac Shores Golf Club is a brand new signature Jack Nicklaus design and the first public Jack Nicklaus design in the entire Washington DC area. A par-72 course, it’s connected with the region’s first luxury resort master-planned community. Complete with full service practice facilities, multiple tee boxes for every level of golfer, a pristine practice facility, and a state-of-the-art clubhouse. Potomac Shores is a must play for any golfer on the east coast in 2015!
It only took a few years for Bristow Manor Golf Club to become a “must play” course for locals when it opened in 1993. In fact, even Golf Digest took note of the course’s popularity by ranking it as one of their “Top 100 Courses” from 1998-2000. The course plays at a long 7,120 yards from the back tees but the majority of golfers tee it up from the middle tees, which play a much more favorable 6,313. The signature hole is easily the stunning 18th, which features the Manor House as it’s backdrop behind an undulating green.
Named after the famed general who fought in the Battle of Bull Run some 150 years ago, Stonewall Jackson Golf Club is one of the most picturesque courses in the entire state. The course runs along the Lake Manassas, which provides for challenging tee shots as well as some beautifully scenic views. With five tees to choose from, golfers of all skill levels will have fun navigating this pristine golf course.
2. Delicious local eats
After a round on the southern end on the county, head to Historic Occoquan to try the Cock & Bowl and sample one of their 50-plus Belgian Brews. Tucked away on one of the alleys in Occoquan, the restaurant mimics a European bistro with frites, seafood and beers each served in a specially designed glass. After, enjoy free wine tastings on weekends at Tastefully Yours and Bottle Stop.
Of course, if you’re on the north end of the county, make sure to make your way to Historic Downtown Manassas to dine at Okra’s Cajun Creole. Try their delicious Gator Bites or simplify your meal with delectable fried chicken. Painted in Mardi Gras colors, Okra’s is in the heart of the town’s entertainment district and features live music, outdoor dining and plenty of Mardi Gras beads. Or, grab tapas at City Square Café then sip wine al fresco at the nearby Monza, named after a city in Italy.
3. Conveniently located to Washington DC
One of the best amenities to staying in Prince William & Manassas is the close proximity to Washington D.C. Just a short 30 mile drive on I-66 or on I-95 will take you in the heart of our nation’s capital with a ton of fun museums, sporting events, and nightlife to enjoy! Not to mention seeing the monuments beautifully lit at night is something everybody should witness at least once in their lifetime!
4. Save money
Instead of staying closer to the capital for up to $300 a night, Prince William & Manassas hotels offer much more bang for you buck! In the evening, splurge on dinner at Carmello’s in Historic Downtown Manassas instead and enjoy a five star dining experience with delicious culinary dishes with all the money you saved from booking a hotel room with us instead.
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5. Numerous military themed attractions
For most golfers, spending the day on the course is what the entire vacation is about. However, we do encourage all of our visitors to venture over to Manassas National Battlefield Park to take in the sight of two of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
Afterwards, head down to Triangle, Virginia and visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps. A state-of-the-art facility dedicated to detailing the history of the Marine Corps from 1776 through 1976 with new construction beginning soon to expand that history all the way up until present day. If you’re a former Marine or a former member of any branch of our armed services, you do not want to miss out on visiting this event. The best thing of all admission is free!
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