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East Potomac Blue Course

The East Potomac Blue Course is the flagship course of East Potomac Park in Southwest DC. The course is flat, generally free of water, and fairly wide open. Views of the Washington Monument add to the visual appeal of the course. The toughest set of tees checks in with a rating of 70.5 and a slope of 115, so it may not present a strong challenge to low handicappers. The course is reasonably priced and is usually in pretty good condition for a municipal course.
Last Played: 
October, 2012
Overall Difficulty (1-5: 1=Easy, 5=Difficult) Green Speed (1-5: 1=Slow, 5=Fast) Rough (1-5: 1=Short, 5=Long) Bunkers (#)Water Hazards (#)
332220
TeesRatingSlope Yards
Blue70.51156599
White68.71116226
Yellow66.11045706
Red68.61095203
Condition1-5 : 1=Poor, 5=Excellent
Greens3
Tee boxes2
Fairways3
Bunkers3
Amenities
Driving RangeYes
Putting AreaYes
Short Game AreaYes
RestaurantYes
Golf Course Location: 
East Potomac Golf Course
972 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC
Green Fees: 
$15-$31. See website for tee times and up-to-date pricing.
Phone Number: 
(202) 554-7660
Additional Notes: 

This course isn't the most exciting. It is as flat as they come and all the holes, for the most part, are straight ahead. However, the course is uniquely Washington. With the views of the Monument, military helicopters flying by, and airplane traffic from Reagan National Airport, it is hard to forget that you are in the Nation's Capital.

The course is reasonably priced and is generally in pretty good shape. Many public courses deteriorate rapidly in the summer heat, but the East Potomac Blue Course tends to do pretty well. The greens are usually in decent shape, as well as the fairways. The tee boxes, however, almost always could use some work.

The course is heavily played. Do not show up in July on a Saturday afternoon and expect to play a four hour round.

For the most part, the course is sparsely populated with trees. However, you could be chipping back into fairway a lot if your tee shots are too far off their mark. There is not much to speak of in terms of water.

Flags in the front of the green are red, in the middle are white, and in the back are blue. This is important, as many of the greens are large. There are also stakes along the fairway to mark 100, 150, and 200 yards from the center of the green.

They could use a few more water coolers, so bring a bottle to fill up.

There is a nice covered area to eat and have a beer after your round. There is also a grill for hot food and snacks.

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East Potomac Blue Course
East Potomac Blue Course
East Potomac Blue Course
East Potomac Blue Course
East Potomac Blue Course
East Potomac Blue Course
East Potomac Blue Course
East Potomac Blue Course
Disclaimer: 
Please remember that our rating information is subjective and course conditions can change on a day-to-day basis. We do our best to give you an idea of what to expect when you play the reviewed courses, but do not make any claims as to the accuracy of the information presented. By using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions. We are in no way responsible for any loss or injury that may occur due to the use of the presented information.

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