This article was updated on December 21, 2021. Though January and February in NoVA can, on occasion, produce some beautiful, warm days, winter is in full swing. For many of the area’s passionate golfers, that means time off the links and the risk of some rust building up on their swings.
However, there are a number of indoor options in NoVA for duffers, scratch players, and everyone in between to practice at until spring arrives.
A lot of people may think of golf as a boring sport played at hoity-toity country clubs, but Topgolf has long been creating a party-like atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. Swing away at NoVA’s Topgolf locations with a variety of games, heated bays, good food, music, and more. For the serious golfer, there are also lessons available and winter leagues to partake in. 20356 Commonwealth Center Dr., Ashburn
Whether you are just picking up the game or want to spend the winter months refining something in your swing, get ready for the spring through individual or group lessons at Fairfax Golf’s indoor facility. Memberships are also available, which allow you to come in and hit unlimited golf balls during an hour session. 3887 Pickett Rd., Fairfax
Dedicated to helping golfers of all levels take a few strokes off their game, Next Level Golf has people covered year-round with its Herndon facility. Hitting stations, simulator bays, video analysis, a chipping area, and a putting green are all available. 312 Victory Dr., Herndon
The St. James really does have just about everything, and golf is no exception. Learn the basics of golf and develop your game with the help of St. James’ instructors, or get a team together and join in a weekly league using a simulator (individual leagues also available). 6805 Industrial Rd., Springfield
There are few things as satisfying for a golfer as watching a perfectly hit shot fly through the air and into the horizon, and at the Dulles Golf Center, that’s something you don’t have to be without just because it’s cold outside. Featuring a covered, lighted, and heated practice range, Dulles Golf Center says why can’t January be golf season? 21593 Jesse Ct., Sterling
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