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3.8
32 Reviews (32)
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
95.8%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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3.9
15 Reviews (15)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
3.9
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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3.9
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
100.0%
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19 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6599 yards
Slope 115
Rating 70.5

Also known as Hains Point Golf Course - Blue.

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East Potomac Park Golf Links-BLUE Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1916
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert White Walter Travis (1916)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
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

3.8
32 Reviews (32)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 6
Beginners 6
Walkers 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 6

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Played On
Reviews 241
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great vibes, tremendous potential

Getting to play East Potomac as part of the National Links Trust Symposium on Municipal Golf was a treat. I'm sure that for locals, playing golf practically in the shadow of the Washington Monument, less than two miles away, feels somewhat normal. But as an out-of-towner, it gave me goosebumps to get to swing a club and chase a ball so close to the institutions of our great democracy.

The ambiance is so overwhelming that the nuts-and-bolts golf experience at East Potomac seems secondary. But thanks to the National Links Trust's stewardship, it is rapidly improving, and if the NLT's big plans for course restoration (Tom Doak restoring Walter Travis' original, reversible design) come to fruition, the course will be a bona fide national treasure. For now, it shows its age and decades of mostly benign neglect, but the greens are among the best I've putted all year, public or resort or private golf course, and they have enough interesting shaping and movement to keep you on your toes.

When you hang out at "East Po," you get to play the game you love in a unique setting, among a diverse and energetic crowd of fellow golf lovers. That's a value at almost any price, but for $38 to walk, it is hard to imagine many golf experiences in the country where that money feels better spent. If you love your country, you should adore this place.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Will play again

Visiting from out of town and thought the coursewas s great value. Not difficult and well managed. Will play again when the rain passes

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First Tee Time

Had the first Tee Time as a 3some.
Finished 18 in 3 hours 40 minutes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot day

Blue course was tight but fun. Good conditions but some standing water on course. Would certainly play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good for the money

Is this the best course ever? Absolutely not. Is it good for a weekday round? Absolutely. The greens are ok - if people fixed ball marks they’d be able to care for the greens and let them run better. The fairways are fine but not great. The rough is fair.

You’re getting what you pay for, but you might be getting more than your money is worth. The course isn’t going to wow you but there are some pretty great views of monuments. It’s an affordable, decent, and very convenient course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better!

The change in management is obvious. The greens are cut and rolled. The rough is much more consistent... and they aren’t over-watering so it played fast and you could compress the ball. Much better course conditions!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Worth what you pay for

This course is nice for the average golfer. Very forgiving! As long as it doesn't rain 1-2 days prior, it will be great. If just a little rain it will be dreadful and drainage is terrible. Today was fantastic.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Major improvements made

The course conditions were good, a major improvement.
All the greens rolled smooth and fast. Fairways and rough were improved but need minor touch ups. We finished the round in 3.5 hrs on a busy day. Not bad for a historic municipal golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Jack M

Fairways are awful and greens are beat up. Good Views!

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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