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Best golf courses near Arlington, VA

Below, you’ll find a list of courses near Arlington, VA. There are 60 courses within a 15-mile radius of Arlington, 25 of which are public courses and 35 are private courses. There are 41 18-hole courses and 19 nine-hole layouts.

The above has been curated through Golf Digest’s Places to Play course database, where we have collected star ratings and reviews from our 1,900 course-ranking panelists. Join our community by signing up for Golf Digest+ and rate the courses you’ve visited recently.

Congressional Country Club: Blue
Private
Congressional Country Club: Blue
Bethesda, MD
4.5
78 Panelists
Congressional's Blue Course had been an icon of traditional American parkland golf since the 1964 U.S. Open. Prior to that event, Robert Trent Jones combined nine remodeled Devereux Emmet holes with nine new ones of his own to create the modern Blue, and those holes were remodeled and reshaped several times by son Rees Jones for the 1997 and 2011 Opens. All the while, the trees around them matured, creating dense, shadowy corridors of wood. Drainage issues and declining course conditions motivated the membership to considier a major overhaul in 2020, and that's what they received when architect Andrew Green reimagined the course as somethiing that Emmet might have originally designed, denuding the property of its forests and creating broad, rollicking fairways that tumble through meadows of long fescue punctuated by fearsome bunkers and bold, segmented greens. Parkland golf Congressional is no more, and the remodel, which included a new, drop-shot par-3 10th hole, earned the course our Best Transformation award for 2021 and a jump of 18 spots in the 100 Greatest ranking.
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Columbia Country Club
Private
Columbia Country Club
Chevy Chase, MD
4.3
39 Panelists
Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Maryland. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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River Bend Club
Private
River Bend Club
Great Falls, VA
4.2
34 Panelists
River Bend Club is one of the best courses in Virginia. Check our experts reviews and find tee time information
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Burning Tree Club
Private
Burning Tree Club
Bethesda, MD
4.2
50 Panelists
Burning Tree is one of golf’s most exclusive jaunts. The club remains all-male—the story goes that a foursome of golfers fed up with slow play by a female group at Chevy Chase founded their own men’s-only club, and it’s remained that way. It’s an enclave of politicians past and present—with a former member list that includes presidents such as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush. There are no tables in the grill room—just long benches where you sit next to other members and their guests, regardless of political affiliation. The golf course is unique, too, boasting a C.H. Alison routing that includes some fun variety, despite all but one hole doglegging left to right. Alison produced variety in the form of bunker and green complexes, which have been renovated in recent years by Gil Hanse.
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Trump National Golf Club Washington DC: Championship
4.1
43 Panelists
Trump National in Washington, D.C., features the Championship and Riverview courses. The Championship course, host of the Senior PGA Championship, is a Tom Fazio design.
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Chevy Chase Club
Private
Chevy Chase Club
Chevy Chase, MD
4.1
23 Panelists
Chevy Chase Club is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Maryland. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Woodmont Country Club: North
Private
Woodmont Country Club: North
Rockville, MD
3.9
46 Panelists
Woodmont Country Club's North Course in Rockville is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Maryland. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Laurel Hill Golf Club
Public
Laurel Hill Golf Club
Lorton, VA
3.8
17 Panelists
About 20 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., Laurel Hill is a scenic layout that plays over undulating terrain. The course has terrific bunkering and typically gets high marks from our panelists for being in good condition. The Bill Love design hosted the penultimate U.S. Amateur Public Links in 2013.
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Congressional Country Club: Gold
Private
Congressional Country Club: Gold
Bethesda, MD
3.7
49 Panelists
Congressional Country Club's Gold Course in Bethesda is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Maryland. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Belle Haven Country Club: Belle Haven
Private
Belle Haven Country Club: Belle Haven
Alexandria, VA
3.7
36 Panelists
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Trump National Golf Club Washington DC: Riverview
3.6
19 Panelists
Trump National in Washington, D.C., with 36 holes, is the former Lowes Island Club purchased about a decade ago by Trump.
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TPC Potomac At Avenel Farm
Private
TPC Potomac At Avenel Farm
Potomac, MD
3.6
30 Panelists
TPC Potomac At Avenel Farm is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Maryland. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Bethesda Country Club
Private
Bethesda Country Club
Bethesda, MD
3.3
18 Panelists
Bethesda Country Club is ranked as one of the best golf courses in Maryland. Discover our experts reviews and tee time information
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Lakewood Country Club: Lakewood
Private
Lakewood Country Club: Lakewood
Rockville, MD
3.3
12 Panelists
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University of Maryland Golf Course
Public
University of Maryland Golf Course
College Park, MD
3.2
14 Panelists
Situated on the western edge of the University of Maryland campus and just north of Washington, D.C., the university’s golf course is a great option for both students and those looking to get out of the city for a round. The George W. Cobb design starts strong, with several uphill approaches that play to greens with false fronts. Most holes are tree-lined, though the fairways are generous. With $50 rates on weekdays, the University of Maryland Golf Course is a great deal in the D.C. area.
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Rock Creek Golf Park
Public
Rock Creek Golf Park
Washington, DC
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Argyle Country Club: Argyle
Private
Argyle Country Club: Argyle
Silver Spring, MD
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East Potomac Golf Course: Blue
Public
East Potomac Golf Course: Blue
Washington, DC
Dating back to the 1920s, East Potomac has long been a fixture in our nation’s capital, offering accessible public golf with stunning views of the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial. Sitting on the Potomac River across from Reagan Airport, East Potomac hosted the second edition of the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1923. The National Links Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring the nation’s preeminent municipals, has recently made a multi-million-dollar investment in Washington, D.C.’s three premier public layouts, including East Potomac.
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