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Laurel Hill Golf Club at 8701 Laurel Crest Drive in Lorton is one of several Fairfax County Park Authority municipal courses for those looking to play. In 2009 it was ranked No. 15 on Golfweek’s list of the top 50 municipal courses in the country. It is an 18-hole, par-71 course including the 612-yard par-five 15th, the longest hole on the course, and the 500-yard par-four sixth hole, the longest par four on the course. Greens fees in primetime (April 1-Oct. 31) are $74 on weekdays (Monday-Thursday), $64 on weekdays at twilight, $89 for weekends (Friday-Sunday) and holidays and $79 for weekends and holidays at twilight. Non-prime time (Nov. 1-March 31) fees are $64 for weekdays, $54 for weekdays at twilight, $79 for weekends and holidays and $69 for weekends and twilight. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/laurelhill/ or call 703-493-8849 for more information.

Greendale Golf Course at 6700 Telegraph Road in Alexandria is an 18-hole, par-70 regulation course with 148 acres of rolling terrain and asphalt cart paths. The 17th hole provides a view of the entire course and surrounding area. Greens fees are $24 for nine holes and $35 for 18 holes in prime time (weekends and holidays, mid-March through mid-December and Fridays-Sundays and holidays May-September) and $19 for nine holes and $28 for 18 holes in non-prime time. Visit www. Fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/Greendale or call 703-971-3788 for more information.

Burke Lake Golf Course at 7315 Ox Road is a slightly wooded 18-hole, par-three course for all ability levels. Burke Lake also has a lighted driving range with 40 hitting stations, a practice bunker and an 8,000 square foot putting green. The course’s signature hole it the 177-yard second, which features weeping willow trees and a fountain on the right side. The hole has a severely sloping green from back to front. Greens fees are $18 for nine holes and $25 for 18 holes in primetime (weekends and holidays, mid-March through mid-December) and $15 for nine holes and $21 for 18 holes in non-prime time. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/burkegolf/ or call 703-323-1641 for more information.

The Pinecrest Golf Course at 6600 Little River Turnpike in Alexandria is a nine-hole, 2,462-yard, par-35 course. The course is features several challenging hills and ponds. Prime time greens fees are $21, $14 at twilight. Non-prime time fees are $17, $11 at twilight. Winter rates from mid-December to mid-March are $15 daily. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/golf/pinecrest/ or call 703-941-1061 for more information.

Woody's Golf Range at 11801 Leesburg Pike in Herndon was opened by Woody FitzHugh in 1980 after time on the tournament trail with the idea of serving the golfing public with good golf balls, good mats and well maintained fairways. Since that time, the range has grown to include baseball and softball batting cages, birthday party and picnic areas and Perils of the Lost Jungle Miniature Golf Course. Also offering a driving range with artificial and Bermuda grass tees and the PGA sanctioned driving range game, Ironmasters Challenge. Call 703-430-8337 or visit woodysgolf.com.,