Spring, summer and sunshine are coming soon, which means it’s almost time to dust off your drivers and irons. For those who always keep their bag in the trunk, here are some of the best golf courses in DC.
East Potomac Golf Course972 Ohio Dr SW; 202.554.7660
Right by the river, this Par 72 is one of the only places where you can drive the green and see the Washington Monument in the back drop. Some holes also feature views of the Jefferson Memorial, and those who aren’t regular players can still take in the views from East Potomac’s mini golf course.
Washington Golf & Country Club
3017 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA; 703.524.4600
Located just twenty-minutes from the Capitol Hill Hotel, this country club provides the feeling of wooded seclusion while still being within striking distance of the city. A clean, well-manicured, Par 72, this is as quality a game you’ll find around DC, and the 3 Day Guest Memberships are ideal for travelers.
Langston Golf Course26th St and Benning Rd NE; 202.397.8638
This local course is a great spot to work on your game with its eclectic Par 72 layout, as well as a driving range and short game area to hit before a round. Whether you need a bite before heading out, or get hungry at the turn, the Langston Clubhouse Grille is a golfer favorite with breakfast all day and one of the city’s best cheeseburgers.
Lake Presidential3151 Presidential Golf Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD; 301.627.8577
About a half-hour outside the city, Lake Presidential is one of the best golf courses within driving distance of the Capitol Hill Hotel. Public rates are favorable for this Par 70 (between $40-50 per round) with its championship golf course, luxury locker rooms, striking lake views, and world-class training facility.
Rock Creek Golf Course6100 16th St; 202.882.7332
One of the historic golf courses of Washington, DC’s National Park Service, Rock Creek is just 8 miles from the Capitol Hill Hotel, but offers natural scenery that feels worlds away from our urban landscape. This Par 65 is open all year long for those ready to hit the links on the first warm day of the year.