Congressional Country Club

Congressional 18th Hole

Address 8500 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone 301-469-2000
Website http://www.ccclub.org/
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Course Description

Congressman Oscar E. Bland and O.R. Lubring of Indiana, founders of the Club, set out to provide an informal common ground where politicians and businessmen could meet as peers, unconstrained by red tape. They took their idea to Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, who agreed to serve as Founders’ Club President and, from 1922-1923, Honorary Founding President of a soon-to-be-built Congressional Country Club. Primarily because of the determination of these original two visionaries, the Club was incorporated in December 1921. Construction of the Club took two and one-half years from concept to completion. Its international recognition, intended for the world of politics, has been achieved instead in the world of golf. 

From the USOpen Website

The Blue Course has hosted all of the significant golf tournaments contested at Congressional. The course is often considered among the best 100 courses in the United States; Golf Digest ranked it 89th in its 2006 listing of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses. In 2007, Golf Digest ranked it 86th in America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. The Blue Course has been redesigned by Robert Trent Jones in 1957 and Rees Jones twice, in 1989 and 2006. The course measures 7,250 yards from the back tees. It is a par 72 (but plays as a par 70 for all PGA tour events with holes 6 and 11 being played as par 4’s) with a course and slope rating of 75.4/142. Bent grass is used for the fairways and for the greens. Until renovated in 2009, Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua) was used for the greens.

From Wikipedia

The Gold Course has always been the shorter course in comparison to the Blue Course. It has been renovated twice; with George Fazio and Tom Fazio redoing the final nine holes in 1977. In 2000, the course got a complete renovation by Arthur Hills. Not only did Hills lengthen the course, he also reconstructed the tees, fairways, greens, and cart paths. The course is now as challenging as the Blue Course. It ranked 5th Greatest Golf Course in the state of Maryland according to Golf Digest Greatest Golf Courses in 2007. It now measures 6,844 yards from the back tees. It is a par 71 with a slope rating of 73.6/135. Bent grass is used for the fairways and Poa annua grass is used for the greens.

Course Info

Rates / Fees
The current initiation fee for the club is $150,000. The waiting list is approximately eight years, including a 2-3 year wait once admitted to the club for the use of golf facilities.
Course Type  


Holes 36
Par Blue Course: 72/70 (Par 71 for 2011 U.S. Open)
Gold Course: 71
Fairway Bent Grass
Year Built 1924
Course Designer Devereux Emmet 


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Club Info

Dress Code
Head Golf Pro John Lyberger

Tee Info (Blue Course)

Yardage Rating Slope Par
Red 2973 69.2 126 72/70
White 6199 70.6 121 72/70
Gold 6727 73.2 135 72/70
Blue 7280 75.4 142 72/70

Tee Info (Gold Course)

Yardage Rating Slope Par
Red 66.8 116 71
White 69.8 129 71
Blue 71.7 132 71
Gold 73.2 135 71
Black 6844 75.4 142 71


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