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Woody’s Golf eyes One Loudoun

The region’s beloved miniature golf course -- Woody’s Golf -- could be making a comeback at One Loudoun.

The driving range and mini-golf course closed in Herndon in late 2015 after 35 years in business.

According to the Washington Business Journal, Woody’s Golf will not be bringing along its driving range, but will open its popular Perils of the Jungle mini-golf at One Loudoun.

The mini-golf course will be decked with animatronics, smoke machines, lighting and sound effects, according to the Business Journal.

Officials with both Miller & Smith and Woody’s Golf declined to comment or confirm the move, but the Woody's hinted at plans for Loudoun in a recent Facebook post.

“Hello Woody's Fans. In our ongoing saga with Loudoun County we are now awaiting the results of our next hearing,” Woody’s Golf said on its Facebook page March 21. “Hopefully this will be the positive vote we have been waiting for to start construction of our new Perils of the Lost Jungle. Stay tuned...please.”

Woody’s Golf published the post just days before the Board of Supervisors voted March 23 to approve a major rezoning at One Loudoun that included adding 200 residential units as well as reducing the building setback along Route 7 from 300 to 235 feet.

Owner Woody FitzHugh told the Fairfax Times in 2015 that when the Fairfax County Parkway/Route 7 overpass was built nearly a two decades ago, the construction headaches cost his business.

FitzHugh sold his 30 acres to residential builder Northern Virginia Homes for a non-disclosed price.

Two years ago FitzHugh said he was scouting out locations to relocate Woody's. He was considering a an area off of Route 7 in Berryville at the time.


Good for Woody.  Meh for One Loudoun.

That should be HE sold not I sold.  (Wish I had been the realtor on that one)

Route655—I sold 30 acres in Fairfax on Route 7 that he owned for at least 20 years.  I don’t think you need to feel bad for him.  He’s doing just fine.

Johnny Coyote…...

Did you not read the article, just one of the usual who skip everything just to write about townhouses.  It’s only the putt putt part of it, totally different than TopGolf.  Just more entertainment for the area.

Isn’t that like a couple hundred yards from TopGolf? Would have been so much better to have a baseball stadium there like they promised a decade ago. On the bright side, they won’t be able to build more townhouses where the driving range will be.

We miss Woody’s and would love to see it come back.  It was a lot of fun.

That said, I fear the One Loudoun location is going to drive the price of mini golfing waaay up.

Would love to see a comeback by Woody’s, felt bad for them and the consequences of the Route 7 construction there in Dranesville.

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