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Congressional Country Club - Gold Course8500 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: (301)469-2032Fax: (301)469-2318
This club features two fabulous eighteen hole courses. These extremely scenic courses played host to the U.S. Open in 1997 and 1964, the U.S. Senior Open in 1995, and the Kemper Open. Both courses feature tree-lined fairways that afford generous landing areas, plus greens that are large and have medium speed. The terrain is rolling, and water hazards come into play on both courses. The Blue Course is more challenging because of its length and natural hazards. The signature hole on the Blue Course is #18, a 179-yard, par 3, featuring a pond with a waterfall in the middle of its fairway. "Golf Digest" rated this course 68th best out of "America's 100 Greatest Courses" for 1995-96, and 69th best for 1997-98. Additionally, it was rated the 2nd "Best in State" course for the years 1995 through 1998. Other awards include "GOLF Magazine's" 77th ranking in the category of "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." for 1995, 47th for 1995 and 53rd for 1999. "GOLFWEEK" ranked it 69th among "America's 100 Best Classical Courses" for 1997, 40th for 1998 and 38th for 1999. The Blue Course has been redesigned several times over years, most recently by Rees Jones in 1989. Robert Trent Jones added nine new holes on the Blue Course in 1957. The back nine on the Gold Course was designed by George and Tom Fazio in 1977.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Greens Fees:||$125 +|
|Dress Code:||No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Great experience, May 24, 2004
from Portland, Oregon
|Congressional is a terrific experience and should not be missed given the opportunity. The Gold course was available for guest play, and I certainly have no complaints (maybe another time the "blue" course). The holes had a good variety of terrain and demanded a variety of shots to score. Particularily the back nine. Surprisingly the course seemed remote even in the high density population center of Bethesda. No houses or roads or distractions were evident. Overall one of the best golfing experiences I have had in 30 years. My only regret is the lack of opportunity to play it again given that invitations are limited , and I live 3K miles removed here in Portland, Oregon.|