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Burke Lake Golf Center Driving Range Ribbon Cutting, May 13
May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County Park Authority Board will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017 for the fully renovated Burke Lake Golf Center driving range. This $6.6 million project, funded by voter-approved Park Bonds provides a state-of-the-art driving range experience. This is the first of several site improvements which also included demolition of the old range, installation of a sewer line and lighting improvements
Members of the public are invited to celebrate the opening of this weather-resistant range, enjoy discounted buckets of balls, giveaways and grilled hot dogs.
Park Authority Board Member Michael Thompson, representative for the Springfield District said, “We worked hard to reach consensus with the neighborhood about what was the right approach to expansion of this popular amenity and in the long run, especially when the new clubhouse opens, we are going to see that we made good choices.” The range and clubhouse suffered from overuse and old age, and Thompson added, “I am so pleased that working hand-in-hand with Supervisor Herrity and the project team we could bring this beautiful project together for the community.”
Golfers can now enjoy a 64-station lighted driving range with 24 covered and heated stations. The new amenities will accommodate practice and classes year-round at Burke Lake Golf Academy. A rentable area with indoor seating will be available for private functions and parties.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Burke Lake Golf Manager Lewis Musolf, who has worked at the course since 1997. “The old range had 40 traditional open, uncovered stations, and because of demand, it was sometimes hard for customers to get in practice time on the range, especially during weekends and evenings. The new expanded facility will be much more accommodating with additional practice opportunities for our customers year-round.”
The new 4,000 clubhouse with updated food/beverage options and outdoor patio seating is currently under construction and set to open in fall of 2017.
Although the ribbon cutting ceremony will “officially” mark the beginning of a new golf era, the new range is now open, operating from dawn until 11 p.m.
Burke Lake Golf Center is located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Va. For more information, visit Burke Lake Golf Center or call 703-323-1641. For information regarding this opening, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.