Overview of golf course named Congressional Country Club - Blue Course

Congressional Country Club - Blue Course

Bethesda, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1924

Type

Parkland, Forest

Architect

Devereux Emmet, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Rees Jones

Access

Members and their guests

Congressional Country Club in the DC suburbs takes its name from the fact that membership has included congressmen, senior officials and even presidents since it opened in 1921. The Blue Course was the work of legendary designer Donald Ross, and is the more prestigious of the two eighteens here. Ross's vision largely remains intact, though many minor alterations have been made over the years. The US Open Championship was played here in 1964 and again in 1997, and in preparation for the latter competition Rees Jones refurbished the greens, converting most of them into clover leafs with 3-4 pin positions, and arranged the bunkering along the fairways to correspond to the distances that the pros drive. There is near the clubhouse a short hole that causes some consternation, having served as the 18th in 1997 and now serving as the 10th. This quibble aside, Congressional is a great club with a correspondingly luxurious clubhouse.

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Absolutely the most fascinating clubhouse anywhere. 5 U.S. Presidents founded the club just outside Washington DC. It is a very cool golf course. Hilly and tree lined fairways prevail. #18 is a great finishing hole with the green sitting behind some water...
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