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Westfields Golf Club

13940 Balmoral Greens Ave | Clifton, VA 20124

Westfields Golf Club offers a World-class layout situated amongst some of the most picturesque landscape offered in our area. Such experiences, which are typically exclusive to Private Golf Club members, is available to you at Westfields Golf Club year round. Our Fred Couples-designed golf course in Northern Virginia provides an unsurpassed golfing experience for casual and accomplished players alike.

Located in beautiful Clifton, Virginia, Westfields Golf Club is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. With no residences lining our links to intrude on the natural beauty of the course or to distract golfers from their game, Westfields offers a truly unique round of golf.

The course is characterized by dense tree-lined fairways, undulating greens and well-placed hazards, yet is more open and playable than might initially appear. With your choice of five tee boxes, it ranges from 4,600 to over 7,000 yards.

It’s easy to setup a tee time, get directions or contact us all online! Come visit Westfields Golf Club today for a golf experience like no other.

Membership Programs Overview for 2018

Annual Membership………………..$5,900

  • Unlimited Green and Cart fee for the year (based on course availability)
  • Unlimited use of the practice facility
  • 14 Days Advance Tee Time Booking
  • Complimentary USGA Handicap Service
  • Guest fees of $69 Monday – Thursday & $89 Friday – Sunday and Holidays (in season)
  • 20% Discount in Golf Shop and 10% Discount in the Tour Studio
  • FREE Club Fitting and Swing Analysis at the Tour Studio
  • Club Storage & Use of Day Lockers
  • Participation in Member events
  • Privileges at the Westfields Marriott Fitness Center
  • Privileges at selected Marriott Golf Facilities Worldwide
  • $3,500 for a second family member

Preferred Tee Time Membership………………..$3,700

  • (1) Fixed Friday Tee Time – March 30th through October 26th
  • Limited to 5 Fixed Tee Times Saturday and 5 Fixed Tee Times Sundays
  • Discounted Golf Fees Monday-Thursday – $59 (usually $89 in season)
  • Discounted Golf Fees Friday-Sunday -$79 (usually $109 in season)
  • Guest fees of $69 Monday – Thursday & $89 Friday – Sunday and Holidays (in season)
  • 14 days advance tee times
  • 20% Discount in Golf Shop
  • USGA Handicap Service – $40 Annual Fee
  • Use of Day Lockers
  • Participation in Member events
  • Eight principals permitted on each Membership

Corporate Membership………………..$2,100

  • Discounted Golf Fees Monday-Thursday – $59 (usually $89 in season)
  • Discounted Golf Fees Friday-Sunday -$79 (usually $109 in season)
  • Guest fees of $69 Monday – Thursday & $89 Friday – Sunday and Holidays (in season)
  • 14 days advance tee times
  • 20% Discount in Golf Shop
  • USGA Handicap Service – $40 Annual Fee
  • Use of Day Lockers
  • Participation in Member events
  • Eight principals permitted on each Membership

Eagle Card………………..$499

  • (1) 25 Visit Range Pass Complimentary
  • Complimentary USGA Handicap Service
  • Discounted Golf Fees Monday-Thursday – $59* (usually $89) *Peak Season
  • Discounted Golf Fees Friday-Sunday -$79* (usually $109) *Peak Season
  • Guest fees of $69 Monday – Thursday & $89 Friday – Sunday and Holidays
  • 14 days advance tee times
  • 20% Discount in Golf Shop
  • Use of Day Lockers
  • Participation in Member events

Other Membership Offers………………..

  • Driving Range Membership – $700 – Unlimited use of the Range
  • Driving Range Pass – $375 – 25 uses of the Range
  • Guest Bulk Passes – $2,100 – 25 Golf Rounds valid ANYTIME
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The Combustible Adjustable Mortgage

You’ll pay a little more for a fixed rate mortgage for the peace of mind that your principle and interest payment will never increase but that’s not always the most appealing choice for some homebuyers.

The longer you intend to stay in your home,–generally five years or more–the safer you are with a fixed rate. But if you plan to occupy your home for only a short time, the adjustable rate mortgage or A.R.M. might be worth considering. You can buy a more expensive home with a lower interest rate, or you can take the difference in what you’d pay toward a fixed rate and put it into savings, if you’re that disciplined.

On the downside, risk is greater with an A.R.M., depending on its terms–when and by how much the loan adjusts in interest. An A.R.M. isn’t a bargain if you have to come up with several hundred dollars more per month after a short period, or if you have to refinance your A.R.M. into a fixed rate for several thousand dollars a few years later.

A hybrid loan may offer the best of both worlds. A hybrid is fixed for a period of time, such as five, seven or ten years, then adjusts to a new rate when the term ends, giving you plenty of time to sell your home before the first adjustment.

Talk to your lender, ( if you need a lender referral I am happy to share my list with you) share your plans and calculate the differences in a fixed rate and an adjustable rate mortgage.

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Hidden Creek Country Club

Hidden Creek Country Club

MEMBERSHIP AT HIDDEN CREEK COUNTRY CLUB

Nestled in the heart of Reston only blocks from Reston Town Center, Hidden Creek Country Club is an inclusive, family-friendly private country club where Members enjoy championship golf, tennis, swimming, fitness and a social calendar filled with activities and events for the entire family. Hidden Creek offers flexible memberships to fit your lifestyle, all with full club privileges for spouses/domestic partners and children under 23 years old living at home or attending school. Unlike many other clubs in the area, at Hidden Creek Members never pay assessments.

Established in 1963, Hidden Creek is a family-friendly private country club with an array of first-class amenities. The centerpiece of the Club is the award-winning Ed Ault Signature Golf Course, renowned for its oustanding course conditions and tour-quality greens.

Off the course, Members enjoy year-round tennis on Reston’s only indoor and outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor golf practice facilities, private fitness center with personal training, swimming, a spacious clubhouse with casual, upscale and outdoor dining and a full social calendar of events. For our youngest Members, Hidden Creek offers year-round junior golf and tennis programs, swim lessons and numerous camps.

Conveniently located in Reston, Hidden Creek is just blocks from Reston Town Center and only 30 minutes from downtown DC with convenient Dulles Toll Road access.

Enjoy First-Class Private Club Amenities throughout the Year

  • Award-Winning Ed Ault Championship Golf Course
  • Indoor & Outdoor Practice Facilities
  • PGA Professional Instruction
  • Active Men’s & Women’s Golf Associations
  • Reston’s Only Indoor & Outdoor Tennis Complex
  • Private Fitness Center with Personal Training
  • Upscale, Casual & Scenic Outdoor Deck Dining
  • Full Social Calendar with Year-Round Events & Activities
  • Swimming & Championship Swim Team
  • Outstanding Golf, Tennis & Swim Junior Programs and Camps
  • Special Events & Meeting Spaces
  • Reciprocal Member Privileges at 10 Other Clubs

The Club offers a wide range of membership options, many of which are particularly attractive to young professionals and families with children.
View Hidden Creek’s Membership Categories>

Become a Member of Hidden Creek
We invite you to visit the Club and experience the benefits of membership. You will discover firsthand why Hidden Creek is fondly referred to as the “Hidden Jewel of Reston”. To schedule your complimentary Member Preview Experience and to learn more about Hidden Creek’s attractive memberships, please contact:

Maria Lavin, Membership Sales
703.437.3633  Membership1100@HiddenCreekCC.com

 

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Driving the Neighborhood

Whether you’re shopping for a home in a familiar location or a new neighborhood, remember that you’re buying more than a home. You’re also buying the neighborhood, so it helps to become familiar with your favorites, whether you drive them or walk them.

Why is that important? It’s the neighborhood that helps establish home values, which depend largely on location and local amenities (close to high-paying jobs, high-scoring schools, high-starring restaurants, etc.)

Neighborhoods can change over time, so look for signs of transition. Do you see reinvestment or decline? Homeowners reinvest by repainting, making repairs and refreshing their homes with updates. What kinds of stores and services do you see? Dollar stores or boutiques, payday loan shops or investment firms, fast food or upscale restaurants. Are you the right target demographic?

Visit the area at different times of the day and on weekends. What’s traffic like? How long is your commute?

As you drive, check a few home-buying apps. On your Realtor.com app, you can see crime stats and amenities and save your favorites to show me when we meet to discuss your home needs.

 

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Robert Trent Jones Golf Club

Robert Trent Jones Golf Club provides a total Member experience that is second to none.

The course architect and patriarch, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., set the bar high by creating his masterpiece from a special parcel on Lake Manassas that he considered to be the best golf course land he’d ever seen. The vision for the Club was crafted by its founding Trustees who insisted that every detail of the facility and the service be first-class. They shared the vision with the founding Members and instilled it in the staff in an enduring way. Members and their guests enjoy the fruits of the founders’ vision, The RTJ Experience, every time they visit the Club and it never gets old. It feels just as good on the 100th visit as on the first.

Lake Manassas is integral to the experience. It captivates you when you first step outside the clubhouse, and it soothes your soul as you walk the magnificent course. The lake and the course provide an incredibly serene setting that is complemented by the way Members and their guests are treated from the moment they enter the property until the time they leave. They can truly relax and enjoy themselves as they escape the outside world.

RTJ is a golf club in the truest sense–there are no tennis courts, there’s no pool, and the members are passionate about the game of golf and respectful of its traditions. Members’ families are welcome, but only when the Member is at the Club–there are no un-escorted minors. It’s all part of the vision to create a unique environment for golf and camaraderie without distraction. It is elegant and at the same time relaxed. You feel the magnificence of the surroundings and yet you can unwind and enjoy uninterrupted time with friends.

Membership is by invitation only. Members are the fabric of the RTJ experience and they’re careful to introduce only candidates who will preserve and improve it. They check their egos at the gate and they don’t try to outdo each other–it would be futile. Members are treated with utmost respect and they are compelled to reciprocate with staff and other Members.

The RTJ Experience is open to all as the Club embraces diversity within its membership, leadership and staff.

The RTJ Experience in Members’ Own Words

“When I go through the gates my world changes from black and white to color”

“It’s Golf Heaven”

“At RTJ the answer is always yes”

“It’s as close as I’ll ever come to feeling like I own my own golf club”

“It’s my perfect five hour vacation”

“One of the top three clubs in the world”
Santiago Badessich, Developer of TPC Cancun, and an International Member of RTJ who has played in the British Amateur, when asked how RTJ compared to the great clubs.

One Turtle Point Drive

Gainesville, VA 20155

Phone (703) 754-4050

Fax (703) 754-8555

Before You Paint Your Brick Exterior

The Brick Industry Association touts brick for its strength, energy efficiency and low maintenance, but sometimes brick can just be dated or downright ugly. A fresh new color on your home’s exterior brick can go a long way toward updating your home.

Whether you choose to do the work yourself or hire a professional, the same steps, particularly careful preparation, should be followed.

Clean the bricks: Use a wire brush, soap and water to clean the bricks, or use a power washer. For hard to remove stains, you can mix water with trisodium phosphate (TSP). TSP is phosphate-free and formulated for hard surfaces. Use approximately one-half cup to a gallon of water. For mold, mix one part bleach to three parts water and scrub with a wire brush.

Repair cracks and missing mortar: If you’re painting the brick for the first time, buy a premixed mortar patch, then caulk and seal any cracks in the brick. If your brick is already painted use the wire brush to loosen any paint that may be peeling.

Use masonry primer: Like TSP, latex masonry primer is made for brick. It ensures that the paint color will go on smoothly and evenly. Allow the primer to dry before you begin to paint. If the paint was originally painted with oil, you’ll have to use oil-based masonry primer and paint or the fresh paint will quickly peel. Apply two coats of paint for coverage, and wait for the first coat to dry before applying the second.

Belle Haven Country Club

The Belle Haven Country Club experience is a community filled with members having lifelong friendships, shared values and great memories.
  • 18-hole golf course renovated by renowned architect Arthur Hills,
  • Tennis complex with eight outdoor clay courts, five DecoTurf indoor courts, and two outdoor platform tennis courts
  • 2,500 square foot Fitness Center including separate aerobics and workout rooms equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, saunas, and steam rooms, all located next to an eight-lane 25 meter outdoor pool,
  • Beautifully appointed Clubhouse offering the best in formal and casual dining. A beautiful ballroom and the Potomac Meeting Room with a view of the Potomac River with social activities and events for the entire family.
  • Golf, tennis, fitness and swimming activities, lessons, clinics and competition for the entire family.

 

But with all we have to offer, our most valuable tradition continues to be… our Members.

The most important part of the Belle Haven Country Club community is its members!

Belle Haven is a wonderful, family oriented Club offering every member an opportunity to enjoy a variety of dining and social events, and recreational facilities: a beautiful 18-hole Arthur Hills renovated golf course, both indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, platform tennis courts, a state of the art fitness center and seasonal swimming pool! Members can create lasting memories with their families as they enjoy the Club’s annual events such as the Independence Day Celebration, the Halloween Extravaganza, Thanksgiving Dinner, New Year’s Eve, Easter Fun Day and Sunday Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day, and much, much more.

Belle Haven Country Club is proud to present its par 72, 6,965 yards, 18 hole championship golf course.

Redesigned in 2002-2003 by renowned golf course architect, Arthur Hills, the course is considered to be one of the finest courses in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic area. The course sits along the George Washington Parkway adjacent to the Potomac River–just a short distance from downtown Washington DC, Capital Hill or Tysons Corner–easily accessible for all participants.

Let our event planners and golf professionals assist you in planning your upcoming event at Belle Haven Country Club. We offer customized golf outing packages.

Belle Haven Country Club offers beautiful spaces for your meeting or special event.  The membership of Belle Haven Country Club kindly permits non-member use of the Club when hosted or sponsored by a Belle Haven member.


FAQ

Do you have to be a member of Belle Haven Country Club to hold your event at the Club?
BHCC is a private Club with ballroom and banquet space available to its members, as well as our member-sponsored guests, for their personal or business events. There are policies and procedures in place to ensure a positive experience and these will be reviewed as part of the booking process.

What is the responsibility of the member-sponsor? 
The member-sponsor endorses the guest and their event to the Club and assists in ensuring that this will be a positive experience for both the guest and the Club.  All financial charges are the member’s ultimate responsibility, though a customized party account is set-up for the one-time use of the host for direct payment.

What do I do if I am a non-member interested in hosting an event?

Once you have spoken to your member-sponsor, call or email the Catering Office to begin exploring the possibilities!

Is the Club’s pricing comparable with other fine venues?
The Club strives to be a value-oriented venue offering many options for different budgets in a beautiful location; we find that our pricing is quite comparable to many other esteemed locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

Request Information

Sandra Sawin, Director of Membership and Communications
Direct: (703) 894-5310
Main Number: (703) 329-1448

Belle Haven Country Club
6023 Fort Hunt Rd
Alexandria, VA 22307-1204

Telephone: (703) 329-1448
Fax #: (703) 329-8784

Help For Homebuying

Hot housing markets are seeing entry-level homes sell over list price and with multiple offers. So what you can you do to compete?

Meet minimum loan standards: FHA loans are guaranteed by the Federal Housing Agency. You can get a loan with a 3.5 percent down-payment if you have a credit score of 580 or higher. If your score is between 500 and 580, you’ll have to put 10 percent down to qualify.

Fannie Mae offers loans that must qualify for repurchase on the secondary loan market, and offers a program for first-time homebuyers called HomePath. Hompath loans require a minimum FICO credit score of 620 and only a three percent down-payment.

Loan requirements can be flexible according to higher down-payments, higher credit scores, and unique homebuyer circumstances.

Choose a lender who can preapprove you: A preapproval letter from a lender should state clearly that your loan has been through underwriting. Don’t risk your earnest money by finding out too late that you aren’t approved or not approved for as much as you thought you were.

Have your earnest money ready: Earnest money is paid by the buyer and escrowed by the title or closing company to show good faith to the seller. The amount required can vary, but is typically one percent of the purchase price. If the sales contract goes to closing, the earnest money is used toward the down-payment. Ask your Berkshire Hathaway Home Services network professional what amount is typical in your area. As always, please consult a tax professional before making tax decisions.

The Wrong Reasons to Price Your Home

Some sellers believe it’s smart to price their homes high, but flipping the logic on them could help you see the fallacy of pricing a home for any reason other than what a qualified buyer in the current market will buy, based on current market comparable homes.

Buyers want to negotiate: Some sellers believe buyers will automatically offer less than asking price. In reality, they offer what they think the home is worth, what they believe the seller will accept, and what their lender will agree to lend on the home.

For sellers to win, buyers must lose: If the seller assumes the buyer is a “greater fool,” who’s going to be accompanied by a foolish real estate professional, and a foolish lender, then their high-priced home might sell. But isn’t it far more likely that the buyer is well informed and will choose wisely.

Sellers are entitled to make a profit: Home prices historically beat inflation by one or two points annually, but sellers must keep their homes updated and well-maintained for them to hold value. Home flippers must make significant improvements to make it worth more to a buyer that what it sold for two years ago.

The home is also a bank: Sellers may dream of selling their homes to pay off debts, buy a more expensive home, retire, pay for collage, etc. Buyers don’t mind giving sellers a profit, but if the market conditions don’t support the seller’s expectations, they’ll move on to other homes.

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International Country Club

 

 

Founded in 1961, International Country Club is one of Northern Virginia’s finest private clubs – featuring a a golf course unlike any other in the area. The challenging par 71 Course has meticulously maintained rye-grass fairways and bent grass tees and greens. ICC is rated one of the top private courses in Virginia, noted for easy to get tee times and a round in less than four and a quarter hours, even on weekends and holidays! The Club has a large practice green, and a short game facility and driving range for our members to hone their game. Our five PGA golf professionals offer lessons to help take your game to the next level!

Our 18-hole championship par 71 course was completed in 1961 and has matured into one of the most popular in the area. The course measures 6,704 from the championship tees. Greens and tees are bent grass, while the fairways are composed of rye. International earned the distinction of being ranked in the Virginia State Golf Association Foundation’s top 25 golf courses in the State of Virginia and was recently awarded Best Golf Course in Fairfax for 2015 by the U.S. Commerce Association. Golf facilities include a recently renovated practice facility, which includes a 6,000 sq. ft. putting green and grass driving range.

In March 2017, an 11.4 million dollar clubhouse improvement project was approved by our membership. The project is scheduled to begin January 2018 and will take approximately one year to complete. The new 46,000 square foot clubhouse design has expansive windows that will provide exterior views of our golf course. Operable glass walls will enhance the indoor/outdoor experience.

The new clubhouse will include a relocated and enlarged Bar & Pub area, a new private Dining Room, a new covered outdoor terrace, aesthetic upgrade of lobby, indoor golf hitting bays and/or simulators, a multi-purpose room, in house bakery, larger kitchen and additional parking.

The Club’s pool facilities include a 25- meter Junior Olympic heated pool. The Club offers a competitive swim team, technique-based lessons, and stroke clinics for member’s children at all levels of experience. We also offer a full -service bar in the pool area for our member’s convenience. International boasts of four indoor Deco-turf and four outdoor Har-Tru clay tennis courts. Tennis clinics and lessons for both adults and children are available from our five tennis professionals.

Welcome to International Country Club…where members become friends for a lifetime and families share experiences that are cherished for generations to come.
Our commitment is to create lasting memories for our members through sport, fitness, laughter, relaxation and an active calendar of social events.

We are the perfect blend of what made the country clubs of the past endure, mixed with a modern day lifestyle. For over 56 years, Members enjoy the comforts and beauty of our 34,000 square foot clubhouse and are invigorated with golf, tennis, fitness, swim, and a warm hospitality from the staff and fellow members.

Whether you are drawn to us from the lure of our lush greens or simply looking for a place to unwind, International Country Club will exceed your expectations.
Membership at International Country Club is by invitation only.

Contact Gregg Hunt, Membership Director, with any questions you may have at 703-449-3421.