Congressional Country Club (Blue course)


Private course - for members and their invited guests only.
   Congressional Country Club (Blue course) Est. 1924

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Private and much revered, Congressional Country Club (known to its members as "CCC") is home to two excellent 18-hole parkland golf courses. It has also been (and still is) a golfing sanctuary to U.S. Presidents, Senators, Congressman, top government officials, wealth creators, oil barons and other members of Washington's elite. The highly-ranked Blue course is as good a parkland layout as you'll find anywhere in the world. Keeping it company is the also highly rated and pleasantly testing Gold course.

One imagines the outstanding Blue course owes as much to Robert Trent Jones Sr's 1957 redesign, as it does to Devereux Emmet's original 1924 layout. In classic Jones style, many holes play downhill to good width fairways from wonderfully elevated tees, then back uphill to heavily bunker-defended elevated greens. Each hole appears easy-on-the-eye, but laced with golfing challenges. The bunkering along the way is bold and plentiful, while blind shots are kept to an absolute minimum.

This gently undulating and pleasantly open parkland layout is home to a wonderful variety of mature trees that handsomely define the holes, but never too densely. Water puts in only one telling appearance on the front-nine, greenside at the par-5 6th. On the back-nine water is again sparingly used, but can't be ignored at the 10th, 11th and 18th holes.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLES: Played in front of Congressional's iconic and palatial clubhouse, the par-3 10th and par-4 18th both make good use of the same attractive pond. From elevated tees the 10th plays away from the clubhouse, demanding a tee-to-green carry over water to a wide but shallow green. Coming back to the pond from the opposite direction, the peninsula green of the par-4 18th poses one of the best risk-reward approach shots in golf, not least when the pin is positioned at the far end of the promontory.

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Making Contact

Congressional Country Club
8500 River Rd,
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
USA
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Office   +1 (301) 469 2000
Pro Shop   +1 (301) 469 2032
Fax

  +1 (301) 469 2318

Email  
Website   www.ccclub.org
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Golf Pro
 
John Lyberger (PGA, Director of Golf); Greg Stark (PGA, Head Golf Professional).
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Blue course: Original layout by Devereux Emmet (1924) with later revisions by Tom Winton, Donald Ross & Alfred Tull. Substantially redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1957) and Rees Jones (1989). Gold course: Devereux Emmet.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7570 6199 5479
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.4 70.7
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Blue course. Also at Congressional is the also excellent 18-hole Gold course (par-71, 6844 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

2 mi SE of Potomac / 11 mi NW of Washington, DC (The White House).

Essential information

Green Fees:
Outside visitor fee not applicable; members only course.
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Who can play and When?
Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member. 
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Other Information
Members' guests permitted to walk if accompanied by caddies.
Caddies and forecaddies available at all times.
Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Congressional boasts the largest Country Club clubhouse in the United States. This iconic and labyrinthine building is home to numerous excellent restaurants, bars, a ballroom, and fabulous collections of golf artwork and memorabilia.

Congressional Country Club's Blue course has hosted numerous USGA championships and PGA Tour events. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Congressional Country Club.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: Blue course - 75th best course in the USA and No.1 in Maryland; Gold course - 5th best in Maryland.
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Location

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Latitude: (38.997291)
Longitude: (-77.177088)
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