When Reston’s two golf courses were established, the potential population densities of their areas were shifted elsewhere to preserve the open space as “golf course.” Developers are trying to circumvent the established densities to build more and more.

Reston cannot let them get away with this. Green space must be there for our children’s children’s children…

Just the facts, ma'am

The developers have been spreading disinformation about the impact of RNGC on Reston’s environment. Read their claims and the facts.

Make no mistake! The developer/owners of both golf course properties want to put housing on these open spaces.

Reston National Golf Course’s developer-owners are very actively probing our community under the guise of a “Reston National Neighborhood Study Group.”  For background and more detail, watch this 43-minute briefing from Rescue Reston leaders (password for video is mGEhXpn9).

The Plot Thickens

The developer-owners of both golf course properties may be planning their next moves during the upcoming North County Site Specific Plan Amendment Process

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.

3 days ago

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News you should know. Weller Development is one of the two owners of Reston National Golf Course. baltimorebrew.com/2022/05/19/ousted-as-port-covingtons-developer-marc-weller-leaves-behind-a-650-... ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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#SouthRestonAmenityThe Reston Masters’ Jim McDonnell Lake Swim is Saturday, June 4 this year. Mark your calendars to come out to the shores of Lake Audubon to watch the 1-mile and 2-mile competitive swims. Better yet, sign up to volunteer - link in the comments.www.restonmasters.com/jmls-lake-swim/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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There will be plenty of parking along Glade Drive in case you don't want to walk home in the rain with your native plant purchases! (Just because a developer tells you that you must walk everywhere all the time, that does not mean you have to listen to them!)UPDATE Spring Festival will operate on a rain plan this Saturday, May 7 from 1-5 PM. Due to the weather forecast, boating and fishing activities are canceled. Other activities will proceed including entertainment in our pavilion, the native plant sale and booths inside Nature House and under canopies. Grab a rain jacket or umbrella and let us lift your spirits. Please park on Glade Drive. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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"There is NO density left for either golf course. It was ALL reallocated to other areas when Reston was planned so that Reston could have open space AND dense areas. THE END." - Tammi Petrine#restonvoices #openspace ... See MoreSee Less
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News & Updates

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

Facts You Need To Know

The owners of Reston National Golf Course, War Horse Cities and Weller Development, are starting a new disinformation campaign in their attempt to push our County District Supervisor to allow housing on that Open Space. They communicate with the public sometimes under...

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Alcorn: No Golf Course Redevelopment Without Public Support

Supervisor Walter Alcorn, March 1, 2022: "As public outreach by the owners of Reston National continues into this spring and summer, I will also continue to listen to the residents most affected by any proposed change.  Your thoughts on this matter are noted and...

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Golf Courses by the Numbers

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Golf Course Acres


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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.”