- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 5, 2002

Here are some popular public driving ranges in the Washington area. Hours vary by season, so call for more details:

Falls Road Golf Course

Location: 10800 Falls Road, Potomac

Directions: From the Beltway, take Interstate 270 to Falls Road. Drive north toward Potomac for four miles. The course is on the right.

Cost: 25 balls, $4; 50 balls, $6; 100 balls, $10

More information: 301/299-5156 or www.montgomerycountygolf.com

Olney Golf Park

Location: 3414 Emory Church Road, Olney

Directions: From the Beltway, take Georgia Avenue north. Drive past Norbeck Road. The course is at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Emory Church Road.

Cost: 52 balls, $5; 104 balls, $9. Grass tees, 52 balls, $10; 104 balls, $14. Discounts for teens and seniors.

Note: The facility features a 90-tee, lighted, heated and covered practice range.

More information: 301/570-6600, or www.westlandgolf.com

Oak Marr Recreation Center

Location: 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton

Directions: From the Beltway, take Exit 49 (Route 66 west). Take 66 to Route 123 north, then make a left on Jermantown Road. The recreation facility is at the second light.

Cost: Small bucket, $5; big bucket, $14.

Note: The facility is run by the Fairfax County Park Authority. There also are a nine-hole Par 3 course and a miniature-golf course. The driving range has lighted and covered tees and targets.

More information: 703/255-5390, or www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/golf/oakgolf.htm

Burke Lake Golf Course

Location: 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station

Directions: Beltway to Exit 54A (Braddock Road west). Turn left at Burke Lake Road, then left on Ox Road. The park entrance is on the left.

Cost: Small bucket, $5; super bucket, $14. The facility is run by the Fairfax County Park Authority. There is also an 18-hole, Par 3 course.

More information: 703/323-1641, or www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/burkegolf.htm

Woody's Golf Range

Location: 11801 Leesburg Pike, Sterling

Directions: From the Beltway, take Leesburg Pike/Route 7 west. Follow Route 7 to Sterling. The facility is on the left.

Cost: 30 balls, $5.75; 120 balls, $10.50.

Note: Woody's features heated, lighted and covered stalls as well as turf and natural grass tees and a miniature-golf course.

More information: 703/430-8337, or www.woodysgolf.com

Fair Oaks Golf Park

Location: 12908 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly

Directions: From the Beltway, take Route 66 west to Exit 57B (Fair Oaks/Route 50 west). The facility is at the intersection of Route 50 (Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) and the Fairfax County Parkway, on the right.

Cost: 39 balls, $5; $104 balls, $10. Grass tees: 39 balls, $10; 104 balls, $15.

Note: The facility features heated, lighted and covered tees.

More information: 703/222-6600, or www.westlandgolf.com

East Potomac Golf Course

Location: Hains Point and Ohio Drive SW, Washington

Directions: Take Interstate 395 to the East Potomac Park exit

Cost: 45 balls, $4.50

Note: This driving range features covered and uncovered tees with a view of the Potomac River and monuments. There also are a 9-hole course, an 18-hole course and a miniature-golf course.

More information: 202/554-7660, or www.golfdc.com

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