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Twin Lakes Golf Course, Fairfax County Park Authority


Twin Lakes Golf Course

Twin Lakes Golf Course

Welcome to Twin Lakes!

6201 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA 20124
703-631-9099
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Twin Lakes Golf Course offers golfers the opportunity of a full day of golf with two 18-hole courses. Inaugurated in 1998, The Oaks’ par 71 and 6,715 yards challenge all golfers with multiple tees to ensure a fair test for all playing abilities. Every hole except one is tree-lined on both sides of the fairway, making accuracy the primary goal off the tee. Opened in 1967, the Lakes Course features a par-72 and 6,695-yard experience that requires more distance off the tee, but is much more forgiving than the Oaks Course.

Amenities include:

  • Practice facilities with a large putting green and driving range.
  • Pro shop stocked with a wide selection of clothing, clubs and golf accessories.
  • Clubhouse with full service catering and spectacular views from the dining area suitable for outings, banquets and meetings.
  • Newly renovated Oaks Room ideal for larger events with in-house or outside catering amenities.
  • Private and small group lessons offered.
  • Family Tees program established on the Oaks Course is designed to promote youth interest in the great game of golf.

The Lakes Course (1967) is the original course on the property. 6 holes were redesigned in 1998 to coincide with the opening of the Oaks Course. It is the more forgiving of the two courses. Although there is a smattering of trees throughout the course, and if you find yourself behind one of them you may find yourself "in jail," for the most part you can grip it and rip it off of the tee. The 10th, 15th and 17th holes are the only three with trouble on both sides of the fairway. As the name implies, the course is designed around two lakes which can certainly attract the poorly struck golf ball. However, in general, the Lakes Course should certainly be the choice of the golfer who is unsure of where his/her tee ball is going to end up. In 2004, 13 new tees were added to 10 of the holes. This addition greatly modernized the style of the course by adding greater flexibility to the choice of tees and, therefore, adding enjoyment to a larger variety of golfers. So, if you haven't played the Lakes Course in several years….you haven't played the Lakes Course.

The Oaks Course (1998), as you might surmise, meanders its' way through the many oaks trees that are on the property. This should almost certainly be the choice for a golfer who does not hit the ball very far but always straight. Although it is actually slightly longer than the Lakes Course, most of that distance is made up on two long par 5's and one long par 3. The majority of holes actually play shorter than their counterpart on the Lakes Course. This does not take anything away from the challenge as the Oaks Course is certainly more difficult than the Lakes Course. In addition to the aforementioned woods there are 56 bunkers and 7 different water hazards which produce 3 forced carries to add to the difficulty. Finally the greens are much smaller, more undulating and better protected by mounds and bunkering than the Lakes Course. All in all it is a spectacular championship design. The Oaks Course has hosted one Virginia State Golf Association tournament and 4 United States Golf Association tournaments.

TLGC Tee Times

Teetimes.comPlease arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time. Failure to report 30 minutes prior could result in the loss of your tee time.

Tee times are available seven days a week through an automated phone-in system for all Park Authority golf courses. All callers may access the system by calling 1-888-989-9077 twenty-four hours a day for reservations up to 72 hours in advance. Subscribers to the service receive access up to fourteen days in advance. The annual subscription fee is $26. To subscribe call 1-888-325-8808 or go online at TeetimesFCPA.com. Same-day reservations may be made by calling the course of your choice.

TLGC Practice Facilities

36-Station Driving Range

Twin Lakes Golf Course 36-Station Driving Range.

Twin Lakes has a 36-station driving range that is open year-round (weather permitting). Six of the stations are covered, which offers additional protection to golfers during inclement weather.

Grass Teeing Area

On Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Twin Lakes golfers are provided the opportunity to hit off the immaculately maintained grass teeing area. Range ball tokens may be purchased in the pro shop. One token is $7 and will supply 35 golf balls. Two tokens are $12 and will provide 70 balls.

Putting and Chipping Area

In addition to the facilities listed above, Twin Lakes offers a putting green and a chipping area, including a sand bunker for improving your bunker play.

TLGC Instruction

Twin Lakes Golf Course Instruction.For a better game, try lessons at park courses!

Private and group lessons are available at the Twin Lakes Golf Academy. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is ready to help you improve your game. We offer group and private lessons as well as special rates for juniors. For more information or to schedule a lesson, call 703-631-9099 ext. 220. Download Twin Lakes Academy Lesson Pricing

Juniors Camps are held throughout the summer. For information and to register, visit Parktakes Online.

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TLGC Clubhouse
Twin Lakes Golf Course Clubhouse.

The 7,000 square foot clubhouse serves as the centerpiece for this 36-hole facility. Inside you will find:

  • A fully stocked Pro Shop to outfit all of your golfing needs.
  • A spacious banquet and meeting facility, the Oaks Room, for events up to 200 people.
  • The Lakes Grill to serve your food and beverage requirements.
  • Restrooms complete with changing areas.
  • A friendly and knowledgeable staff looking forward to making your experience as enjoyable as possible.

The Lakes Grill

To satisfy your hunger and thirst needs before, during and after your round, visit The Lakes Grill Room. Offerings include: fruit, candy and snacks, hot dogs and hamburgers, and grilled chicken sandwiches.

Courtesy Carts are provided between the 9th green and 10th tee on both courses to allow for easy access to the grill at the turn.

During the summer, a beverage cart is on the course daily. In addition to the menu, enjoy the view from the Lakes Grill Room. Floor to ceiling glass windows provide a spectacular course and water view. Early morning and late afternoon hours are best to glimpse wildlife on the course, including deer, fox, hawks and the occasional bald eagle.

The porch is a perfect location to meet and visit with your playing partners prior to and after your day on the course or for small group(25-30) gatherings. Best enjoyed during the fall and spring when the temperature is at its best.

TLGC Receptions, Meetings and Banquets
The Oaks Room at Twin Lakes Golf Course.

The Oaks Room

Newly renovated in 2014 and centrally located in Clifton, Virginia, Twin Lakes Golf Course is the perfect venue for your event. The 3,300 square foot room with outdoor terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests. Variable pricing based on attendance makes the room wonderfully affordable for any occasion, including wedding receptions, graduation and birthday parties, showers, and meetings. Our scenic 36-hole golf course provides the ideal backdrop for photo opportunities. Let the Twin Lakes staff provide the service to make your event unforgettable.

Amenities

  • 5-foot round banquet tables
  • 6-foot rectangular banquet tables
  • Central location
  • Catering options
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Audio and visual capabilities
  • Dance floor
  • Portable bar
  • Chafing dishes
  • Golf Packages

Please contact the event coordinator for more information, pricing and availability.

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TLGC Pro Shop

Twin Lakes Golf Course Proshop.The pro shop carries a vast array of the latest fashions and equipment in the golf industry. The shop offers equipment and apparel for both the budget conscious and the "top of the line" golfer, including golf balls, clubs, gloves, shoes, hats, towels, bags and other accessories.

Our friendly staff is always willing and able to answer any and all questions. If by chance you cannot find what you are looking for, we will be happy to order it for you.

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USGA

"Designed by Denis Griffiths, who has done the bulk of his work in the Midwest, the Oaks Course meanders through woodlands. This should almost certainly be the choice for a golfer who does not hit the ball very far but straight. The greens are on the smallish side, but they are undulating and are well protected by mounds and bunkering." --100 Must-Play Courses of the Middle Atlantic, Golf Styles Magazine

"It is the diversity (between the two courses) that makes Twin Lakes such a worthwile experience." --Golf Styles Magazine

"(The Oaks Course) compares well with other highly regarded upscale venues in the region and can be a better value." --Golf Styles Magazine

"…the Oaks Course is clearly the flagship venue in the current Fairfax County Park Authority golf course system." --Golf Styles Magazine

"Twin Lakes provides a wonderful contrast of a modern design (the Oaks Course) versus the quintessential traditional design (the Lakes Course)...if diversity is the measure of a truly strong 36-hole facility, then Twin Lakes has it." --Golf Styles Magazine


TLGC Twin Lakes Lakes Course
Hole 1
#1
Par 4
416 yds
Aim down the right side off the tee. The fairway slopes from right to left. The only fairway bunker is on the left and the best approach to the green is from the right. For the second shot, be sure to take the change in elevation into account. The shot plays shorter than the yardage.
Hole 2
#2
Par 4
385 yds
Long hitters will need to play an iron from the tee as the fairway runs out at about 250 yards. Aim well left as the fairway slopes steeply towards the water on the right and the rough is not very long. The downhill lie from the fairway to an elevated green makes the green hard to hold and encourages a slice towards the stream on the right.
Hole 3
#3
Par 4
380 yds
Grip it and rip it off the tee, though certainly you should favor the left side. The green is very accessible as well, but don't miss long.
Hole 4
#4
Par 5
530 yds
Long hitters need to be aware of the drainage ditch on the right side over the hill. Anything on the left side of the fairway is good. The small green is well protected by bunkers, out of bounds, a large tree and long rough. A lay up to the middle of the fairway 100 yards from the green gives the best access to the putting surface for the third shot.
Hole 5
#5
Par 4
373 yds
Long hitters can go over the tree and bunkers on the left, however this will put you in the rough as the fairway runs out 100 yards from the green. The normal tee shot is to favor the right side of the fairway. This provides a good approach to the two tiered green.
Hole 6
#6
Par 3
196 yds
The wind speed and direction for the day can change this Par three from a short iron to a fairway wood off the tee. Make sure you use enough club. The bunkers in front are more penal than the rough behind.
Hole 7
#7
Par 4
417 yds
The toughest driving hole on the front. Hitting over the trees on the right brings the rough into play. Aiming down the left side brings the large trees into play. A good tee shot leaves you with an approach from around 150 yards. The green is well guarded by two bunkers, a steep slope to the right and a mound in back.
Hole 8
#8
Par 3
182 yds
A solid tee shot to a very accessible green makes this a routine Par three or even a birdie hole. Don't let the water intimidate you.
Hole 9
#9
Par 5
472 yds
A tee shot over the hill makes this an easily reachable Par 5 for the long hitters. If you are going to lay up, make every effort to reach the top of the second hill as this will give you a view of the green and greatly simplify the third shot. Be sure to avoid the bunker on the right side of the green.
Hole 10
#10
Par 4
410 yds
The narrowest fairway on the course requires precision as well as length off the tee. Any shot off of the fairway brings the pond into play on the second shot and at least requires the consideration of a layup. The large elevated green runs away from you which makes the front pin placement (between the two bunkers) very difficult.
Hole 11
#11
Par 3
195 yds
Water, water, everywhere. A pond in front, a lake to the right and a stream to the left help to make this long Par 3 the most difficult on the course. In addition, the green's false front demands a correct club selection on the tee.
Hole 12
#12
Par 4
420 yds
Playing a fade off the tee is your best shot at hitting this left to right sloping fairway. The side hill lie for the second shot will also encourage a fade over the front left bunker to the relatively flat green.
Hole 13
#13
Par 5
517 yds
A definite three shot hole. Even for the long hitters the risk is too great to go for it in two. The second shot should favor the right side of the hill without going into the fairway bunker. Anything that comes up short on the left will be blocked from the green by the tree line.
Hole 14
#14
Par 3
192 yds
The depth of the green makes this Par three very difficult to hit. Don't miss long as anything over the green runs down the hill into very long rough that leaves a chip back to a green that runs away from you.
Hole 15
#15
Par 4
323 yds
Long hitters will do better by leaving the driver in the bag. The fairway runs out 100 yards front he green and anything left runs into the woods, is caught by the fairway bunker or is blocked by the trees
Hole 16
#16
Par 4
385 yds
The fairway slopes severely from right to left so favor the right side from the tee. Any drive long and left brings the trees into play on the second shot. The flat green is very accessible from the fairway which makes this a good birdie hole.
Hole 17
#17
Par 5
483 yds
With a tree lined fairway on both sides, precision is required off the tee. A long drive will make this Par 5 very reachable in two. However, a drive that ends up in the trees on either side turns that potential birdie into a probable bogey.
Hole 18
#18
Par 4
420 yds
Formerly a reachable Par 5, this is now a demanding (Par 4. The tee shot must clear the creek while avoiding the bunker and the trees. This will leave you with a middle to long iron uphill approach to a large green.



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LAKES COURSE RATINGS
MEN Course / Slope
Blue 72.1 / 126
White 70.2 / 122
Gold 68.0 / 118
Red 64.6 / 109
WOMEN Course / Slope
White 75.8 / 132
Gold 73.3 / 127
Red 68.9 / 117

Download the Lakes Course Scorecard

TLGC Twin Lakes Oaks Course
Hole 1
#1
Par 5
546 yds
Aim down the left side of the fairway. The trees on the right will certainly cost you a stroke and the fairway slopes in that direction. Don't be a hero on your second shot. From this side of the creek you only have 150 yards to the green.
Hole 2
#2
Par 4
468 yds
This hole will let you know whether you are playing from the correct tees. From the white marker you have a forced carry of almost 200 yards. From the fairway, be sure to use one extra club for the uphill approach.
Hole 3
#3
Par 4
347 yds
Length is not as important as accuracy at this short par four. This approach is also uphill to a very narrow green from front to back.
Hole 4
#4
Par 4
396 yds
Unless you have the length to clear the bunker, aim down the right side. Left of the trap is rough and your approach will be blocked by the trees. Don't miss long as the green slopes severely back to front.
Hole 5
#5
Par 3
185 yds
Don't be fooled on this well protected tee. The wind is stronger than it feels.
Hole 6
#6
Par 4
337 yds
Once again, Accuracy is more important than length. Favor the left side of the fairway. A far right pin placement will be blocked from the right. As with # 4, missing long on your approach will almost certainly cost you a shot.
Hole 7
#7
Par 4
395 yds
OB left and woods right will again demand accuracy off the tee. The approach is downhill and will play at least one club shorter than the yardage.
Hole 8
#8
Par 3
204 yds
When the pin is on the left, this is a simple par three. When the pin is on the right, it is the most difficult placement on the course.
Hole 9
#9
Par 4
361 yds
If there is a tailwind on this hole, long hitters can let it fly. The approach is slightly uphill but very straightforward to this birdie hole.
Hole 10
#10
Par 4
437 yds
Long hitters beware that the water comes into play sooner than you think. The approach to this well protected green is generally the longest and most difficult on the course.
Hole 11
#11
Par 4
317 yds
The green is reachable from the tee for the long hitter. However, it does come with some risk. There are bunkers short and right, OB left and trees everywhere.
Hole 12
#12
Par 3
159 yds
The prevailing right to left wind will try to push your tee shot into the bunkers on the left, so aim a little right. With little or no wind this is a very accessible short par three.
Hole 13
#13
Par 4
447 yds
A difficult driving hole for someone who draws the ball. The perfect tee shot is a fade down the left side. The long narrow green and the downhill approach makes club selection difficult for the second shot.
Hole 14
#14
Par 5
585 yds
This long uphill par 5 is a definite three shot hole. Favor the right side of the fairway off the tee. On your second shot, try to leave yourself your ideal yardage for your third shot. However, when making your selection, remember that you are hitting uphill.
Hole 15
#15
Par 3
235 yds
On a typical day you will get some help from the wind on this long par 3. If the wind is in your face . . . good luck.
Hole 16
#16
Par 4
431 yds
One of the prettiest holes on the course. Aim down the right side of the fairway. A miss left will most likely end up in the bunkers or worse, as the fairway slopes in that direction.
Hole 17
#17
Par 4
327 yds
To have a reasonable chance at a birdie, you must hit the fairway on this short par 4. From there the green is very accessible.
Hole 18
#18
Par 5
538 yds
A great finishing hole that can leave you with anything from a 2 to an x. The fairway is well protected by the trees left and the water right. The second shot should favor the right side which will open up the green for the approach.



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OAKS COURSE RATINGS
MEN Course / Slope
Blue 72.2 / 137
White 70.4 / 134
Gold 66.8 / 123
WOMEN Course / Slope
White 76.3 / 133
Gold 72.1 / 125
Red 66.8 / 111

Download the Oaks Course Scorecard

Reminders

  • Repair your ball mark and 2 others on each green.
  • Replace divots or where provided, fill with sand.
  • Rake bunkers after use.
  • Please obey daily cart rules.
  • Power carts must remain on paths on all par 3's and around tees and greens.
  • Power carts must exit the fairway upon reaching the white line in front of the green.
  • Please keep pull carts and bags off greens and collars.
  • Appropriate attire is required at all times.
  • Please keep pace with the group in front of you.
TLGC Contact/Directions

Facility Address and Phone Number:
6201 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA 20124
703-631-9099


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