Rescue Reston is in its 10th year and stronger than ever thanks to actions taken by YOU.

"The Reston National Golf Course area should remain as open space forever." - Robert Simon, Founder of Reston, August 14, 2015

The legal case regarding the land use designation of Reston National Golf Course has made it clear: An investor bought into a golf course, and a golf course is what they have.

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Rescue Reston is a grassroots community organization that is committed to defending Reston's two golf courses which have land use designations of private recreation use, more specifically to remain as golf courses.

1 week ago

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We’re just four days from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Meeting starting at 9:30 a.m., where SSPA nominations are expected to be accepted or rejected. Here’s a link to the website page for the meeting, which you can watch online or on TV (Channel 16) remain optimistic and encouraged by the overwhelming support from the Reston community for keeping the golf courses as recreational open space, as they have been since 1962. Try not to let online media & social media posts inflame you; it’s just good for their reach/interaction rates ahead of the meeting. There were 15 applications in the Hunter Mill District, but just two were mentioned in our local online news sources.Let’s do a quick #FallbackFriday and read this Op-Ed & the response from Martha Pennino way back in 1985 to land use concerns at that time. #FallbackFriday #staycalm #countdown #wereunited #greennotgreed ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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We’re so thankful for all who wrote to Sup. Alcorn, including so very many who don’t border the golf course but care about Reston’s open space. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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It's never too late to learn! We know a Restonian who took it up when he retired at 70.This limited time offer is a great gift to give for the holidays! You can use this package for any Adult Group Tee It Up Class in the 2023 season! You can save up to $60 and receive 1 extra round of golf if you purchase now! ⛳️❄️ #restonnationalgc ... See MoreSee Less
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News & Updates

Stay up to date on the issues, latest news and events from Rescue Reston.

Reston National / Hidden Creek Golf Courses SSPA Nomination

UPDATE In our newsletter of November 23, we mentioned  that BOTH golf courses had been nominated by their respective owners under the Site Specific Plan Amendment Process. At today's Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Walter Alcorn did NOT include either golf...

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Rescue Reston is thankful for our community & supporters

In the weeks since our 10th Anniversary for Open Space on October 15th, we’ve had the opportunity to reflect on how fortunate we are to have chosen Reston as our hometown. Whether you’ve lived here for decades or are a newcomer, the community of Reston provides ample...

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Continue Helping to Save Reston’s Open Space

Golf Courses by the Numbers

166 + 164

Golf Course Acres


Open Space Since


Reston National Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course Since


Rescue Reston Supporters

Community Support

Rescue Reston is so pleased to have the support of the community! See what others have contributed!


The Kids of the 13th Fairway video!

Reston Association "Around Reston" Article

Reston’s Public Golf Course: Good for Wildlife, Too!
Article by Bill Burton with Photography by Ed Hass and Laurel Wanrow

Development/Environmental Song

Singer/Songwriter Chris Anderson shares her new release “Virginia” with our supporters. It rings true here in Reston.

“how your quiet manner eased my soul, Virginia, 
but there are others
watching you with bold desire.”