So what are the best golf courses in the Washington, D.C. area? We have listed five of the best public courses in the DMV area. Check them out, take time to walk around these courses since each are unique in its own way and talk to the other players. And yes, make sure you look the part- don't turn up on the first tee in trainers and an untucked t-shirt since this is the DMV after all.
Rock Creek Golf Course
6100 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20011 202.882.7332
The Rock Creek Golf Course is operated by the National Park Service; it is one of the best maintained public golf courses in the country. There are 18 holes of golf at Rock Creek and a putting green of 3,500 square feet. Nature is a part of the natural ambience of Rock Creek- home to deer, wild turkeys, hawks and many more wild animals. You will like the snack at Rock Creek too. Rental clubs, carts and handicap assistance is available as well.
Lake Presidential Golf Course
3151 Presidential Golf Drive Upper Marlboro Maryland 20774 301.627.8577
The Lake Presidential is a very challenging championship 18-hole golf course that is spread over 11,000 square feet of space. There are five sets of tees here that range from 4,960 to 7,320 yards. The slopes are not easy and a challenge even for the most experienced golfers. There's a large clubhouse here as well, full-service bar, banquet hall and more. The training facilities at the Lake Presidential are sufficient as well. Those who live in the same residential area as the golf course get discounted rates. Golfers are offered special seasonal rates as well.
Langston Golf Course
2600 Benning Road NE Washington, D.C. 20002 202.397.8638
The Langston Golf Course has been around since 1939 and offers top rated golf facilities for free to avid golfers in the Washington, D.C. area. It's a very popular course and has had several powerful politicians, popular celebrities and highly placed government officials and military personnel as its members. President Gerald Ford was one of Langston's most famous members. Langston Golf Course is operated by the National Park Service. It has a short games area and driving range, and comes with the standard 18 holes of golf as well as 5,000 square feet of putting green. There's a useful snack bar and beverage service as well. In fact, the Langston Grille is a full-service bar that is very popular with local golfers. Rental clubs, carts and handicap assistance are available as well.
Westfields Golf Course
13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue Clifton VA 20124
The very first thing that strikes you about the Westfields Golf Club is that it is far too grant to be a public golf course. Westfields Golf Club was designed by one of the greatest golfers of all time, Fred Couples. It covers an area of 11,000 sq. feet and features 18 holes. There's a useful pro shop, a cozy clubhouse and a full-service bar. Westfields Golf Club charges golfers between $49 and $109. Special discounts are offered to children, military personnel and seniors. Golfers have access to rental clubs, carts and handicap assistance as well.
East Potomac Golf Course
972 Ohio Drive SW Washington, D.C. 202.554.7660
The East Potomac Golf Course is very popular and much different from any other public golf course that you've been to. It has not one, but three separate golf courses, each with different levels of difficulty and layouts. The Blue Course has 18 holes, the Red Course has 9 holes and so does the White Course. The East Potomac Golf Course covers an area of over 18,000 square feet and is large in every way. There's a heated and covered driving range, a three-hole practice course, a short game area and driving range, a miniature golf course and much more. There's something at the East Potomac Golf Course for every type of golfer.
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