Top Montgomery County Golf Courses

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Needwood Golf Course

Photo of Needwood Golf Course in Montgomery County

Needwood Golf Course in Montgomery County. Photo from mcggolf.com.

Needwood Golf Course offers an 18-hole course that is very playable and well maintained, but challenging enough to be fun. The special part about Needwood is that it offers a 9-hole “executive course” for beginners or golfers looking to sharpen their skills. The practice area offers a driving range as well as putting and chipping greens. Golfers also appreciate the reasonable price of golf gear and great food. Tee times are available up to two weeks in advance.

6724 Needwood Road
Derwood, MD 20855
(301) 948-1075
http://www.mcggolf.com/Courses/Needwood.aspx

Redgate Golf Course

RedGate Golf Course in Rockville has been around since 1974. Players love the beautiful setting but find the greens a bit rough. RedGate also offers a practice facility with a driving range, and a putting and chipping green. Tee times are available up to one week in advance online.

14500 Avery Road
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 406-1650
http://www.redgategolf.com/

Blue Mash Golf Course

Blue Marsh opened in 2001, designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Hills. Golfers enjoy the great condition of the course and comfortable playing time. However, this course is a little more expensive than other public courses in the area. Nonetheless, it may be worth it. Tee times are available up to three weeks in advance online.

5821 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Laytonsville, MD 20882
(301) 670-1966
http://www.bluemash.com/

Laytonsville Golf Course

Laytonsville Golf Course has one of the most player-friendly designs in the county. It offers “confidence building” play and is in great condition year-round. If you’re pressed for time, Laytonsville is the perfect option because of the quick play time. The course also offers a practice facility with a driving range, practice putting and chipping greens, and a practice bunker. Tee times are available up to two weeks in advance.

7130 Dorsey Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20882
(301) 948-5288
https://www.mcggolf.com/Courses/Laytonsville.aspx

Little Bennett Golf Course

Little Bennet Golf Course

Little Bennet Golf Course in Montgomery County. Photo from Mcggolf.com.

Little Bennett Golf Course sits at the north end of Little Bennett Regional Park. The hilly course is made easier through rental of a golf cart. Players really enjoy this well-kept course, even though it’s relatively difficult compared to others in the region. If you need some practice before starting, there are three practice greens. Because of its popularity, Little Bennett staff suggest reserving tee times early. Tee times are available up to two weeks in advance.

25900 Prescott Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
(301) 253-1515
https://www.mcggolf.com/Courses/LittleBennett.aspx

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Bethesda Country Club

Bethesda Country Club Golf Course was established in 1947 as a 9-hole course and was expanded to a full 18 holes two years later. It’s been renovated a number of times since then, including a major course renovation in 1992, by architect Arthur Hills. All memberships require sponsorship from a current member.

7601 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-1700
http://www.bethesdacountryclub.org/

Burning Tree Club

Burning Tree Club is unique because it is an all-male golf club. The course in Bethesda, Maryland, is important to many men in politics around DC and has been played by presidents, members of Congress, foreign dignitaries, and military leaders. Membership is by invitation only—and the list of members remains private.

8600 Burdette Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
(301) 365-2588 ‎
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burning-Tree-Club/105533622813485

Congressional Country Club

Congressional Country Club opened in 1924 as a meeting spot for Congressmen. It hosted its first PGA golf tournament in 1964 and added a second 18-hole course in 1977. Now a regular host for PGA tournaments, including the U.S. Open, the course has welcomed famous golfers such as Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, and Ernie Els. There is currently a 10-year waiting list for membership.

8500 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 469-2000
https://www.ccclub.org/

Kenwood Golf & Country Club

Kenwood Golf & Country Club was founded in 1928 and covers more than 100 acres in Bethesda. The club includes two 18-hole courses. Its proximity to DC and range of golfing events make this course a favorite with Washington-area residents. All memberships require sponsorship from a current member.

5601 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 320-3000
http://www.kenwoodcc.net/

Chevy Chase Club

Chevy Chase Club was founded in 1892 as a hunting club. A golf course was built in 1910, and since then it has transitioned into a well-known DC-area country club. It’s known for its difficult course, as well as clubhouse amenities. All memberships require sponsorship from a current member.

6100 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 652-4100
www.chevychaseclub.org

Woodmont Country Club

Woodmont Country Club was established in 1913, with one 18-hole course opening in 1950. Woodmont now has two 18-hole courses as well as a practice course. It regularly hosts a U.S. Open qualifier and enjoys a national reputation. All memberships require sponsorship from a current member.

201 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
(301) 424-7200
http://www.woodmontcc.com/