It starts with a scoring opportunity at the fabled 1st tee – a short par 5. The pond on the left is in play, the elevated green is flanked by flat-bottom bunkers, and in typical International fashion, it’s a bit more club than one might assume on approach. So begins a risk-versus-reward balancing act long recognized as one of the Commonwealth’s top courses…for the time being at least, one of Northern Virginia’s best-kept golf secrets.
ICC’s prestigious play is closer than you think. Hideaways shouldn’t be this accessible…yet here we are. Fairways of nearby courses are typically lined with homes…yet here they aren’t. Instead, natural beauty, rolling hills, and lush horizons converge to work wonders for scorecards and create the greatest golf getaway this side of Route 50.
Every one of them is manicured to parkland perfection. While the layout is reminiscent of International’s inaugural season in 1961, today’s experience is innovated by a talented crew of agronomy experts. Expert upkeep and devotion to the purity of the game keep International in championship-caliber shape…our Members in the groove of a lifetime.
Pure golf culture is enjoyed by all – and often. Junior Golf instills an early love with play days, summer semester clinics, and Parent-Child tournament pursuits. More seasoned players enjoy the Retired Men’s Golf Team for an incredibly active schedule of interclub outings. ICC ladies double-down on 18 Hole Ladies outings and more casual Lady Niners fun, while the Men’s League keeps the course record in play all season long.
Let the record books show that we love a good shotgun start. With league championships and holiday tournaments, there’s always a new International champion to rally around. Our Scorecard newsletter keeps members informed of the latest Iron Man leaderboard as players race to qualify for the finale heard ‘round Fairfax. Trophies line the horizon.
Celebrating hole-in-one moments is one of our finest traditions. Our secrets to enabling such highlights? A newly polished practice facility with top-tier personalized instruction, 6,000 square feet of putting green, a grass-tee driving range, and an indoor Trackman golf simulator. Your big moment is just a clinic or swing session away.
Our golfing roots go back further than they appear – when International’s all-fairway irrigation system was dedicated, the 1st tee was “baptized” with water from the Old Course at St. Andrew’s in Scotland. TWA transported a jug of the Old Course water to Dulles especially for this occasion.