Best Golf Courses in the Washington D.C.

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Our Picks for The 5 Best Golf courses in the District Of Columbia

1. Langston Golf Course & Driving Range

Address: 2600 Benning Rd NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002, District of Columbia County
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Public 
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 121
Course Rating: 70.9
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,652
Scorecard: Link
Langston Golf Course was established in 1939. Named for John Mercer Langston, an African American who was the first dean of the Howard University School of Law. Langston Golf Course is considered the best publicly owned course in the city and described its driving range and practice tees as “excellent” by a local newspaper in 2004.

2. Red At East Potomac

Address: 972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024, District of Columbia County
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 9-hole course
Slope index: n/a
Course Rating: n/a
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  1,142
Scorecard: Link
East Potomac Golf Course formerly known as Hains Point Golf Course. It’s home to the Nation’s first Cherry Blossoms. Designed by Robert White, the Red golf course opened in 1935.

3. White At East Potomac

Address: 972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024, District of Columbia County
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 9-hole course
Slope index: 105
Course Rating: 31.3
Total par (men’s tees): 33
Total yardage (men’s tees):  2,420
Scorecard: Link
The White Course has wide open fairways and small greens. The White Course is also “The Family Course” which houses blue and gold tee markers to give everyone, young or old a choice for closer greens. Built in 1920 and designed by Robert White.

4. Rock Creek

Address: 6100 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20011, USA
Type of field: Parkland
Course access: Public
Length of play: 9-hole course
Slope index: 107
Course Rating: 63.9
Total par (men’s tees): 65
Total yardage (men’s tees):  4,951
Scorecard: Link
Rock Creek Park was established on September 27, 1890. Rock Creek Park Golf Course is one of three golf courses in Washington, D.C., all of which are owned by the National Park Service. The Washington Post described the course one way in 1999.

5. Blue At East Potomac

Address: 972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024, District of Columbia County
Type of field: Links
Course access: Public
Length of play: 18-hole course
Slope index: 109
Course Rating: 68.5
Total par (men’s tees): 72
Total yardage (men’s tees):  6,599
Scorecard: Link
Designed by Robert White, the Blue golf course opened in 1935. The Blue Course (the eighteen-hole course) has wide fairways and large greens. Often described as a Links style course, your most difficult round at East Potomac will come when the wind coming off the Potomac River is at its strongest.

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