It’s back to the old course for this week’s two-day, 36-hole 6D North Region golf tournament.
A long time ago, a couple of decades actually, the high-school event was annually-played for many straight years at the Algonkian Regional Park course in Sterling. It’s a long, flat, wide-open 18-hole setup tucked very close to the banks of the Potomac River.
Then, one year the venue site was changed, for whatever reasons. Instead, the region tournament was held all over at different courses in Northern Virginia – Fairfax National Golf Club, Twin Lakes, Brambleton, Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, Hidden Creek and Herndon Centennial one year to name some.
This fall, though, the region tourney, which began Oct. 4 and concludes today, has gone back to Algonkian on Fairway Drive in Sterling. For how long is not known. Could be just a one-year thing.
A lot of where the region is played depends on course availability. Hidden Creek, the most recent spot for the tourney, wasn’t available this year.
Instead, the old trek at Algonkian was available. That’s not a bad thing.
– Dave Facinoli