Best Washington DC Golf Courses, Stores, Driving Ranges & More

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Everyone who found this post better be ready to read a full break down of the Washington DC golf scene. Courses, stores, driving ranges, Topgolf, and miniature golf near you will all be getting a shout out right here.

We thought about getting creative but the truth is there is no better way for us to begin than by listing the best public and private golf courses in your area. After they are out of the way we will mention the best local golf stores to buy new clubs, bags, balls, tees, apparel, and all kinds of great gear.


Then it will be time to talk about golf driving ranges in Washington DC along with putting greens for anyone that is itching to get some practice swings in. Topgolf and miniature golf courses in town will round things out before we share our map that has all of the various places we mention pinned on it.

Feel free to check out our other posts on cities around the Northeast if you want.

Best Golf Courses In Washington DC

Many would agree that the best public and private golf courses in Washington DC are:

Old Soldiers’ Home Golf Course opened in 1948 while Sligo Creek Golf Course opened in 1956 and both have 9 holes with lengths of 2,517 and 2,416 yards for pars of 35 and 34 respectively.

Langston has a great 18-hole golf course near you with a par of 72, course rating of 70.9, slope rating of 121, and a length of 6,652 yards.

You can find a fun private 9-hole par 35 course with a total length of 2,942 yards, 34.3 course rating, and 111 slope rating at Washington Golf and Country Club which opened in 1924.

Pinecrest Golf Course opened in the mid 80’s and has 9 holes for a total length of 2,459 yards, 32.3 course rating, 107 slope rating, and a par of 35.

Mount Vernon Country Club has an18-hole private local par 71 golf course where 14 of the holes have challenging water hazards. It has a total length of 6,358 yards, course rating of 76.8, and a slope rating of 142.

Belle Haven Country Club offers a private 18-hole course which has a par of 72, course rating of 74.2, slope rating of 130, and a length of 6,965 yards.

Argyle Country Club and Congressional Country Club feature private 18-hole par 71 courses with lengths of 6,500 and 6,844 yards, 71.1 and 73.6 course ratings, and 129 and 135 slope ratings respectively.

Another private 18-hole par 70 course with a total length of 6,729 yards, 73.2 course rating, and 133 slope rating can be found at Manor Country Club.

Norbeck Country Club and Lakewood Country Club have private 18-hole courses with pars of 72, course ratings of 73.7 and 74.4, slope ratings of 133 and 134, and lengths of 7,019 and 7,119 total yards.

TPC Potomac opened in 1986 which has 18 holes, a par of 70, 74 course rating, 140 slope rating, and 7,139 total yards.

Anyone searching for the best golf lessons in your area can probably find them at any of the above, most of which should have PGA certified trainers on staff.

Best Local Golf Stores

These golf stores near you are great places to buy new clubs, balls, bags, apparel, or any other supplies:

With more than 50,000 hittable head and shaft combinations Club Champion will make sure that you are playing excellent clubs for your next game. They offer over 50 different brands including PXG and have all sorts of custom club fittings.

Training and lessons are provided at Peak Golf Fitness. The Golf Doctor is one of the best places to get custom club fittings in the DC Metro.

Driving Ranges & Indoor Simulators

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The more time you spend at one of these local driving ranges and indoor simulators the better your handicap will be:

Rudy’s and Olney Park are outdoor driving ranges while Five Iron DC and CitySwing are indoor driving ranges with great simulators. Any of the above would also be a good place to take golf lessons near you.

Topgolf In Your Area

There is a Topgolf in Germantown at 20101 Century Boulevard.

Miniature Golf Near You

Get some putting practice in or just have some fun at one of these miniature golf courses in your area:

Both Swingers Crazy Golf and H Street Country Club have 9-hole miniature golf courses while Upton Hill Regional Park offers miniature golf on an 18-hole course.

H Street Country Club is actually a bar with an indoor course in addition to many other games.

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Enjoy Golfing In Washington DC

For now that is all we have to share but we will be back to update this post often. The best public and private golf courses, local pro shops, driving ranges, practice putting greens, Topgolf, and miniature golf courses in your area were all covered and you should be ready for your next round.

Don’t be afraid to use the comments to let us know if we got anything wrong or if you notice that anything we posted has become dated. Now go have fun playing golf in Washington DC.

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