We don't think there's a better place to enjoy a round of golf than Maryland! Golf Digest has ranked the 100 best golf courses in the nation, and one in Maryland made the list!Maryland snatched a spot on Golf Digest's 2017-18 list of top 100 golf courses. Thirty-one states were represented on the list, with New York and California courses combining to make up a whopping 25 percent! So which club made the list from our great state? None other than the elegant and elite Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.
Bethesda, Maryland Ranked #75 nationwide 7,278 Yards, Par 7 This golf course has consistently appeared in Golf Digest's rankings since 1966. Opening in 1923, the private Congressional Country Club was originally created to specialize in serving members of Congress. It features two challenging 18-hole courses and has been host to numerous championship tournaments throughout the years, including the U.S. Open in both 1997 and 2011. Its gorgeous rolling terrain and wide variety of animals (including beavers, deer, foxes, rabbits, turtles, geese, and birds) are sure to delight any golf enthusiast and provide a tranquil setting for a lovely round of the sport.
Avenel is not a bad golf course," Davis Love III once said, referencing golf course TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland, "unless you have to drive past Congressional to get there."Are you an avid golfer that packs your clubs whenever you travel? Check out the rest of the list and see how your favorite courses ranked overall! What do you think? Have you ever had the privilege of playing golf at Congressional Country Club? Where's your favorite place to play golf in Maryland? Tell us in the comments!