FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Rescue Reston Expands Mission to Include Hidden Creek Country Club

Reston, VA December 5, 2017 – Due to overwhelming requests that Rescue Reston received from citizens for advice and support, the Rescue Reston board of directors voted to extend its mission to include Reston’s sister golf course, Hidden Creek, which has the identical land use designation as Reston National.

Hidden Creek Country Club is on the north side of Reston, located at 1711 Clubhouse Rd. It offers tennis and social memberships in addition to golf. HCCC changed ownership in October. Wheelock Communities, a subsidiary of Wheelock Street Capital, LLC, is fairly open that they did not buy the property to keep it as an 18-hole golf course.

Rescue Reston’s revised mission statement reads:

Rescue Reston works to defend Reston’s recreational green space at the 159-acre North Course, Hidden Creek Country Club, and at the South Course, Reston National Golf Course, a 166-acre Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program Golf Course on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

A North Course Committee has been formed. Lynne Mulston, an active golf member at HCCC, chairs the committee. Co-chair is Sue Beffel, who currently also serves as chair of the Reston Association Environmental Advisory committee. Anyone wishing to assist with projects as they arise should contact the North Course Committee at northcourse@rescuereston.org.

To assist the community in learning more about these new developments, Reston Impact host and producer John Lovaas invited Rescue Reston’s president, Connie Hartke and the North Course Committee team of Lynne Mulston and Sue Beffel to join him in a discussion of the issues to be aware of regarding this latest development. It can be viewed on December 10 at 8 p.m. on Reston Community Television, Comcast channel 28 and Verizon Channel 1981. It is available anytime at youtu.be/8F9C4BzDouM.

A lot of ground is covered, and to lighten the broadcast you will hear interesting anecdotes about the wildlife and resources on the Hidden Creek Golf Course. Lynne tells about a clever fox that is fond of golf balls, and Sue talks about the clear creek that was once used to make Reston’s bourbon. Sue’s commentary regarding other uses of this private recreation space starts at http://bit.ly/beffel-enviro.

The centerpiece of the Club is the award-winning Ed Ault Signature Golf Course, renowned for its outstanding course conditions and tour-quality greens. Golf Course Island Cluster, one of the largest clusters in Reston, borders the course. Adjacent to the course is Island Walk Cooperative, a 102-unit affordable housing community. Other homes surrounding the course include apartments, town homes, and single-family homes on Wedge Drive and Hook Road off of Fairway Drive.

The public is encouraged to stay aware of ongoing developments. The owners of both golf courses are keeping their “options open” and we will alert as developments occur. Follow Rescue Reston on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to the newsletter on RescueReston.org. Contact northcourse@rescuereston.org if you have a particular interest in that front.

Rescue Reston and its supporters are standing between the green space and the developers who want to reduce, repurpose or eliminate green space for yet even more housing. There is precious little green recreational space in Reston to support the greatly increasing density that is already planned for all of Reston.

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