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Best Private Golf Courses In The DC Area

March 3, 2011 6:50 AM

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Creighton Farms

Creighton Farms (www.creightonfarms.com)

Creighton Farms

22050 Creighton Farms Dr
Aldie, VA 20105
creightonfarms.com

Creighton Farms, located in the beautiful village of Aldie, Virginia, boasts a nationally recognized Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. By visiting their website you can view the interactive course map before stepping onto the greens. The course has received numerous awards, including the Aubudon Sanctuary Certification for environmental preservation, as well as being named the best new private golf club of 2008. For the avid golfer, this is a must-see. Plus, designer/pro Jack Nicklaus will even be living at Creighton Farms when in the DC area…celebrity sightings?

The Members Club at Four Streams

19501 Darnestown Rd
Beallsville, MD 20839
fourstreams.com

In keeping with its original 19th century tradition as farmland, Four Streams is nestled among Maryland’s horse country and offers golfers a challenging course. The front nine offers an Old World feel, while the back nine is more like parkland. Additionally, Four Streams limits the number of members in the club to avoid a crowded experience. This is truly a course for the discriminating golfer!

Congressional Country Club

8500 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-469-2000
ccclub.org

The course was originally intended to serve the particular population of DC – politicians and businessmen! The club boasts two courses – blue and gold – and has hosted several major competitions. The U.S. Open has come to Congressional twice, the PGA Championship has been there once, and it is an annual stop on the PGA Tour (the AT&T National).

River Creek Country Club

43800 Olympic Blvd
Leesburg, VA 20176
703-779-2022
members.clubcorp.com/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=PCH&MFCODE=RIVCC

This 600-acre planned community is home to a championship Ault-Clark golf course that appeals to all levels of golfers. The course is stunning, and the club offers program above and beyond the norm – Play With The Pro Fridays, player development clinics, ladies clinics, and more.

Belmont Country Club

19661 Belmont Manor Ln
Ashburn, VA 20147
703-723-5330
belmontcc.info

Belmont offers an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, and is located in picturesque Ashburn, VA. The natural design of the course offers a challenge to golfers of any skill level.

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