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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.9
86.0%
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86 out of 100 reviews
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4.1
89 Reviews (89)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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5 Stars
33
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.9
86.0%
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National Golf Club

About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6764 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.7

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1965)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness

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4.0
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden DMV Gem.

Although this course isn’t in the main area of all the rest of the Virginia & Maryland courses, it does not disappoint. The front 9 is littered with right hand draw tee shots (left hand fade) along with an interesting, unique course layout to test both you off the tee box as well as on your approach shots. The back 9 opens up more into a true bombers course but still tests your accuracy with tight tee shots. The entire course is bermuda/zoysia mix fairway grass with a recently renovation drainage system so there’s very little wet areas. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a shorter, very challenging course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, griffinireland! We look forward to seeing you again soon at National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Hello u314161462218,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day for Golf

Wish the course made an effort to blow leads off the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/30/2021

Hi, u235482578. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course, no club house.

It’s a beautiful course that is in great shape. The greens were fast and pristine. There is no club house or proshop at the moment, which definitely had me worried before the round began. Ultimately, a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/16/2021

Hello, richard7461808. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/16/2021

Hello, u1574609865. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course layout, on-going improvements.

This was my first visit to National Golf Club as a non-member. Loved the course design with water and bunker hazards. A few tee boxes were in need of replanting, but you could tell it was a work in progress. The club house is currently closed for renovations so there are minimal amenities available beyond golf. The golf experience was worth the going rate and I do plan to return!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/15/2021

tomjball20, thanks for the amazing review and for choosing National Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Hello, Mark9869339. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at National Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course

Great course, challenging and fun. The clubhouse is under renovation so no other ammenities

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/09/2021

Hi, carlosmtz1985. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

in transition but a fun layout

The clubhouse is closed and being renovated...looks like a major redo is in progress from the website. So I can't comment on any amenities, bar, food, or pro shop. I hope they get it all worked out in time for spring but I don't see it unless they bring in an army.

Big generous driving range!

As for the course, I was very happy overall. The bunkers are a mess..Useless mud that are obviously being ignored....Boo

The fairways are bermuda strain and in good shape! The greens were nice and rolled fine.

The layout is two different styles. The front is narrow with old ramblers surrounding the course. There's a few weird greens with unneeded hump(s) to try to add some variation. But there are some tough demanding tee shots to clear lakes and you can easily get out of position if you go right....the entire design is setup for a draw/straight ball player. You don't need driver on some holes. I can see in summertime that you'd hit a good shot that would bounce into the woods, so accuracy is a premium.

The back is wide open, wide fairways, much more through McMansions with huge watering ponds as the only real problems. The course finished on a par 3.

So kudos to management who are trying to keep this place going during a major renovation. It's further from DC than advertised with travel time down in PG county near the Potomac (but like Potomac shores, no views of the Potomac river ).

So my overall view is to check back in 2022 to see how their renovations are doing and this might be a good lower cost country club like a hidden creek. Good luck to the new owners, I just hope they have money to put money into this project as there's a huge need for mid level country clubs in the dc area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/09/2021

Hello, bluemelonheads. Thank you for visiting us at National Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Incredible

We had an incredible time playing the course on Friday. Friendly staff, challenging layout, and incredible pace of play made for a great round. I particularly appreciated the detail the pro shop put into making sure we were comfortable and even taking time to show us around some of the new renovations in the clubhouse. I’ll definitely be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/12/2021

Your feedback is important to us, u314160379867. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/12/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Very nice course in a nice neighborhood. Good variety of holes and very good greens and fairways. Traps need lots of work and amenities are slim to none.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/03/2021

Thank you for your review, carantha. We will pass along your positive experience and feedback to our team at National Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/26/2021

Hello u738219637,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hi, Maynor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing National Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Good course decent shape no service due to renovation

It is our first time playing this private course that has interesting layout. It has tree-lined fairways that are quite dry and hard, small fast greens with undulations that are rolling true and in great shape, rock-hard bunkers that are borderline unfair to play, inconsistent rough that is generally in okay shape but are not fair in some spots, and quite a few water features although most are not in play. Some of the tee boxes are in rough shape with bold spots. It is an experience playing this old-school style course in an old neighborhood club. The drive range has relatively new balls but there are unmarked for yardage. The club house is in renovation and not accessible; no water anywhere for drink or even washing hands.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello, sunqing. Thank you for visiting us at National Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice value near DC

Played 3.5 hours today. Conditions of course were below average but greens in great shape. Great value for 20 minutes outside DC. Strange layout, with small greens and several narrow fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/25/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, scottnelson06. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting National Golf Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/28/2021

Hello Raymond7850351,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Clubhouse closed

The course itself is in excellent condition, but the clubhouse is STILL closed for renovation No pro Shop, no food, no permanent toilets, no cart service, etc.

Do better!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Hello, Steve8Wilberger. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back National Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

First time playing this private course. The greens ere immaculate. Holes were a challenge… a lot of water. Lots of fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Hello, u911282362. Thank you for visiting us at National Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Highly recommend - great course + hospitality

Really enjoyed the time out at National! Great course with some challenging setups and very well kept. Extremely nice staff and very helpful, we felt at home as ‘members for the day’. Will be back, very good experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/18/2021

u000004249999, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing National Golf Club.

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