Twin Lakes Golf Course, Fairfax County Park Authority
• 6201 Union Mill Road • Clifton, VA 20124 • 703-631-9372
Welcome to Twin Lakes!
"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."
Twin Lakes is the premier 36 hole public facility in Northern Virginia. The two courses offer two quite different golfing experiences making Twin Lakes the perfect choice for any golfer.
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 on 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.