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Conditions
2.5
Value
3.5
Layout
3.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.6
67.4%
Recommend this course
8 out of 12 reviews
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4.0
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3.0
Value
4.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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3.1
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Conditions
2.4
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Layout
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Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.2
StaffFriendliness
3.9
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Recommend this course
4 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Par 27
Length 1142 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Also knwon as Beginner at East Potomac Public Golf Course and Hains Point Golf Course - Red

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East Potomac Golf Links- Red Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert White

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $13
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Sports

FootGolf, Minigolf

Reviews

3.3
12 Reviews (12)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 81
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Potomac Red

Good course for beginners and fun to practice short game for more seasoned golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible conditions

They simply don’t care about this course. More of a mud pit than a golf course…

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

East Potomac GC- Red

Beautiful views all around. Great Experience Golfing in the City

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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