Public golf courses undergo renovations


The club house at Pohick Bay Golf Course is undergoing renovation of its restroom facilities.

Several golf courses in the area are planning — or currently undergoing — significant renovations to improve their facilities for golfers and other guests.

At Pohick Bay Golf Course, which is operated by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks), a contractor is currently conducting a restroom renovation project, which will wrap up this winter. The  renovation involves updates to the finishes, fixtures and facilities in the clubhouse restrooms, according to Kelly Gilfillen, director of marketing and communications at NOVA Parks. Portable restrooms are available for use in the interim.

Additionally, the Park Authority is soliciting bids until Dec. 20 for a contractor to renovate the driving range and several holes on the golf course. Specifically, the work will involve construction of bunkers, tees, greens and other course features. The project is anticipated for completion in June 2023. 

Meanwhile, Laurel Hill Golf Club, run by the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA), recently wrapped up an extensive irrigation project to improve conditions on the course, according to FCPA spokesperson Judy Pedersen. She added that the clubhouse is undergoing renovation to address damage caused by a recent pipe break that flooded the area. A contractor will install new carpet, wall finishings and restaurant furniture, though the timeline has yet to be finalized.

The Fort Belvoir Golf Club, which also is open to the public, has plans to install a new irrigation system this spring, according to Fritz Diekmann, head golf professional.

Pohick Bay Golf Course is located at 10301 Gunston Road, while Laurel Hill Golf Club is at 8701 Laurel Crest Drive, both in Lorton. The Fort Belvoir Golf Club is located at 8450 Beulah Street on the Army garrison.

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