The D.C area’s first public Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Potomac Shores Golf Course, is set to open this summer. The 18-hole, par-72 course along the Potomac River and Powell’s Creek in Prince William County, 30 miles outside Washington, will feature beautiful vistas, rolling greens and a 7,500 square foot luxury clubhouse with wrap around porch.

An aerial view of the golf course at Potomac Shores (Allen Kennedy)

The golf course, however, is just the start of an ambitious 10-year long project that the developer, SunCal is planning. The 2,000 acres of land, which straddles Dale City and Dumfries, will also include more than 3,800 single family homes starting at $400,000; 3.7 million square feet of retail space in a town center; a 450-slip marina; an eight-mile path through and around the neighborhoods; and hundreds of acres of open space that will include sports fields and courts.

An aerial view of Potomac Shores (Allen Kennedy)

The Virginia Railway Express is also planning a train stop for the community, between Rippon and Quantico, to be completed by 2017.

For vacationing golfers, a five star resort and spa is also in the works.

Golf will clearly be a big draw to the community. However, according to Casey Tischer, vice president of SunCal’s Eastern Region, the development is intended for everyone from empty nesters who may be buying a second home, to a single person wanting a little space from the city.  

An architectural rendering of Potomac Shores, a future community on the water in Prince William County. (Allen Kennedy)

“I think [the community] is going to appeal to a wide array of home buyers. You have everything you’re looking for,” he said.