Congressional Country Club

Congressional Country Club

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Congressional Country Club

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The Congressional Country Club is a country club and golf course in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Congressional opened in 1924 and has hosted three U.S. Open and a PGA Championship, and is an annual stop on the PGA Tour, with the AT&T National, hosted by Tiger Woods. The tournament was first played in 2007, and is held in early July. Congressional hosted the Kemper Open from 1980–86, until its move to nearby TPC at Avenel in 1987. While Avenel was under renovation in 2005, Congressional hosted the tournament, then known as the Booz Allen Classic. Congressional hosted its third U.S. Open in June 2011.

The courses

Congressional has two 18-hole golf courses: the flagship Blue Course and the Gold Course. The Blue Course was designed by Devereux Emmet and has been renovated over the years by numerous architects, most recently by Rees Jones. The course was included in the Links series, and in 2011 is to be available for the Virtual Championship at World Golf Tour.

Both courses are known for their rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways, and wide challenging greens. Water hazards also come into play on both courses.

Blue Course

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...
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