August is National Golf Month, the perfect time to get in a few holes at your local golf course. The Washington, D.C. area has an overwhelming number of public and private golf courses. Whether you are an avid golfer or have only played miniature golf before, you can find a golf course that suits you. These are the best golf courses in the area.
Westfields Golf Club
13940 Balmoral Greens Ave.
Clifton, VA 20124
(703) 631-3300
www.westfieldsgolf.com

A certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, the natural landscape of Virginia makes Westfields Golf Club a beautiful, unique and challenging course. With no distractions surrounding the club, you will feel like you are playing on a professional course. Fred Couples designed the course, making it an expertly crafted course for golfers of all skill levels. The clubhouse, fitting studio, pro shop and golf lessons are an added bonus to this world class course.

Congressional Country Club
8500 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-469-2000
www.ccclub.org

Bethesda is known for it’s beautiful, family-friendly neighborhoods, and as being one of the wealthiest cities in the country. There are a variety of activities to take up in the city, but one of the most popular is golfing. And the best golf course in Bethesda is the Congressional Country Club. Originally conceived as a golf course for congressmen in 1921, this course has had everyone from the Rockefellers to U.S. Presidents as members. It has also served as the location for several major golfing events, including the U.S. Open and PGA Tour.

Creighton Farms
22050 Creighton Farms Drive
Aldie, VA 20105
(703) 957-4800
www.creightonfarms.com

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, Creighton Farms is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the area. Located in the Creighton Farms community, the course is a private club with an Audubon International certification. It has been ranked as a top course by publications like Golf Digest and Golfweek, including “Best in State” and “Best Residential Course.” Even though it’s located in the private community, you don’t have to be a resident to enjoy the course. They have multiple types of membership, including non-resident and corporate memberships.

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Lake Presidential Golf
3151 Presidential Golf Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(301) 627-8577
www.lakepresidential.com

Lake Presidential Golf is a top-notch golf course that makes you feel like you belong there. A championship public golf course, this local golf course boast a 11,000-square-foot clubhouse, a training facility, full-service pro shop,  indoor and outdoor dining and private a conference area, all on a 30-acre lake. With affordable rates and special promotions for groups, this golf course is great for getting to learn the game or corporate retreats.

East Potomac Golf Course
972 Ohio Dr. S.W.
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 554-7660
www.eastpotomacgolf.com

There are plenty of award-winning golf courses in the DMV, with luxury amenities and private memberships. But sometimes what you want most is to have fun. East Potomac Golf Course is one of the most fun golf courses in the area. They frequently have entertaining events like “Nine and Wine,” “Play With a Pro,” workshops, celebrations and more. With the Washington Monument in the background, this historic golf course is a favorite in D.C.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.