East Potomac Golf Course is a public 36 hole golf facility located in Washing D.C. The facility has a 9-hole par-3 golf course (The Red Course), a 9-hole executive course (The White Course) and an 18-hole course (The Blue Course).
The East Potomac Golf Courses opened for play in 1920. They were designed by Robert White and have been rennovated by William S. Flynn.
Located in the shadow of the Monuments, historic East Potomac Golf Course is a part of the National Park System. Most noticeable is the Washington Monument, visible from any location on the course. Other landmarks include Ronald Reagan National Airport, Fort McNair, the Naval War College, and the Jefferson Memorial.
East Potomac Golf Course, The Blue Course ____________________
The Blue Course (the eighteen hole course) has wide fairways and large greens. East Potomac's Blue Course is the most challenging of the three courses with a links layout that plays into the wind. The signature hole is #8, a 211-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot to a green with the Washington Monument in the background. Several sand bunkers have been incorporated into the design. The Blue Course plays to a par-72 and a maximum distance of 6,649 yards.
East Potomac Golf Course, The White Course ____________________
The White Course is a nine hole, par 34, executive course. An open layout and short par 4's make this course perfect for intermediate golfers who are not quite ready for the Blue Course. Experienced players can work on their iron play while taking in the views. The White Course has wide open fairways and small greens. Several sand bunkers have been incorporated into the design. TheWhite Course plays to a maximum distance of 2,480 yards.
East Potomac Golf Course, The Red Course ____________________
East Potomac's Red Course is nine holes of par three practice holes ranging from 100 to 200 yards. The Red Course has tight fairways and small greens. The Red Course is an excellent location for beginners just taking up the game. TheWhite Course plays to a maximum distance of 1,929 yards.
East Potomac Golf Course, Extras ____________________
In addition to the three golf courses, East Potomac G.C. features an expansive lighted driving range with 50 covered and 50 uncovered stalls. There is also a putting green and three practice holes, each with their own tee box, bunker, and green
$21 (cart not included), played on Monday, October 2018 at 9:30 AM
In the DC area for the week and decided to check out a few of the courses here. Being this course is located between two (2) rivers and it’s been raining, it was walking only. I was told this is normal after a rain, so I strapped the clubs to my back and off I went. With the five (5) tee boxes to choose from, we chose the Blues which are the tips. The card was showing Blues at 3,255/3,344yds / 70.5 / 115 for this Par 36/36 Links layout. You can play all the way down to the Green tees at 2,350/2,288yds and have a relaxing day with the irons. This is a very flat course with straight away views from tee to green. Yardage sticks in the center from 100 - 200 give good targets to focus on. Good size full greens that hold good with slight tipping and putting (6-8) slow but true. Sand traps were very soft with white grainy sand that was recently fluffed. Lots of casual water pockets in the fairways but that’s Mother Nature so we played accordingly. Even though holes run side by side, the trees offer good separation and knock down stray shots. For the $21.50 to walk 18, great views of Washington Monument on #16-18 holes, planes/helicopters on both sides, shooting 41/42 w/34 putts this was one great day. If you’re in the DC area, you won’t find anything better for a tuneup before hitting the other tracks.
$31 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, December 2012 at 10am
Very heavy play makes course conditions appear tired and over-worked. Offset by the spectacular views of the Wash Monument and other DC landmarks. Air traffic from Wash Reagan and Copter traffic around Whitehouse lend charm, rather than a distraction. Overall a fun, classic muni-style course, that would be an enjoyable visit for out-of-towners needing a break from the museums.
$41 (cart not included), played on Thursday, March 2012 at 8am
No frills course with several interesting holes but nothing spectacular. Played from the tips with horrible rental clubs (Top Flite) and still shot a 77 (38-39). I'm currently a 3.4 handicap.
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