East Potomac Golf Links - Red Course
Also knwon as Beginner at East Potomac Public Golf Course and Hains Point Golf Course - Red
|Red (W)||27||965 yards|
|White M: 25.7/98 W: 26.4/102||208||154||102||108||171||64||66||111||158||1142||1142|
|Red M: 25.1/97 W: 25.8/100||175||132||65||98||138||63||65||96||133||965||965|
Available SportsFootGolf, Minigolf
Nice Little Par 3 Course...With Great Views!
My wife and I play the Red Course at East Potomac about once or twice a month. The condition of the course is very dependent on the weather (if it rains, be ready for mud and lots of excess water due to lack of drainage). However, for $18 and a decent amount of availability in the DC area, it is hard to complain too much.
The first hole on the course is probably the toughest, coming in at a little over 200 yards with a fairly small green. The 2nd hold is pretty standard at 150, while the 3rd and 4th hole are both under 100 yards (and the 3rd much less sometimes). The 6th hole is fun certain times of year due to tree limbs that somewhat block the tee box. The 9th hole is pretty great with a view of the Washington Monument right in front of you.
Overall, if you want to hit a few balls in about 1-2 hours (depending on the time of day and weather, as nice weekends can get backed up like crazy), then this is an alright spot to check out.
4 stars for a fun little 9-hole executive course.
For people living in DC, the Red Course at East Potomac is one of the few places you can play after work on a weekday.
Good things about the course:
-The $14 walking price (no reason to ride) is really reasonable
-The greens are in pretty good shape for the traffic the course gets.
-The views (hitting towards the Washington Monument on the 9th hole is cool)
Bad things about the course:
-The pace is often absolutely dreadful. Not surprising since this draws lots of beginning golfers, but it sometimes takes 2 hours to get through a round.
-Conditions really depend on the time of year. Sometime everything looks great, but other times the fairways and greens can be in pretty awful shape from the traffic.
-The bunkers can be in horrific conditions at the first hint of rain.
Love Red Course
Issue regarding riding cart. Was not allowed to use riding cart and when questioned the staff said the cart path was not wide enough for cart. Questioned starter was told course was muddy . Staff gave different answers. Then person behind us showed up with a cart. A very respectful young man. Employee of course did not know the rule. Offered his cart to us.Two seniors but we declined. Everyone should have the same message.
For an urban par-3, it's worth it.
It seems like many of the reviews on this page are actually for the Blue course and not the red. The red course is a 9-hole, par-3 course. It's not in the greatest condition, but for $13 per round (a price which had not gone up in over three years), it's a total deal, especially for someone who is either beginning or working on their short game. I'm a solo golfer, generally, and I've gone out early in the morning and walked this entire course by myself in 45 minutes, which is awesome. Whenever paired with others, it's been an enjoyable experience. Keep in mind, that it caters to less-advanced golfers, so the pace may be slowed down by parties in front of you, but for the money, it's a nice little public par-3 course.