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Rock Creek Golf Course

Rock Creek Golf Course is located in northwest Washington D.C. Par for the 18 hole course is 65; it consists of mostly long par threes and short par fours. Its best features are its location, affordability, and unique layout. While Rock Creek has suffered from condition-related issues in recent years, the back nine recently underwent a facelift.
Last Played: 
July, 2013
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 (#)
3120
TeesRatingSlope Yards
White69.31074886
Red66.9974624
Condition1-5 : 1=Poor, 5=Excellent
Greens3
Tee boxes2
Fairways2
Bunkers3
Amenities
Driving RangeNo
Putting AreaYes
Short Game AreaNo
RestaurantNo
Golf Course Location: 
Rock Creek Golf Course
6100 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Green Fees: 
$20-$25. Check the website for up-to-date pricing.
Additional Notes: 

Rock Creek Golf Course is conveniently located for golfers living in the heart of D.C. Like all three GolfDC courses, it is very affordable.

The layout is interesting, as you would expect for a course where par is 65. The front nine is mostly long par threes and short par fours. The back nine features some longer par fours that can be very challenging due to narrow fairways.

The course exhibits some good size elevation changes and can therefore be challenging to walk, especially in the summer heat.

Rock Creek has suffered some maintenance issues in the past few years. In general, as with many public courses, it can suffer from hot and dry weather in the summer. The course has reacted generously in some cases by offering reduced greens fees.

The back nine closed earlier this year to fix some issues, and recently reopened (July 4th weekend). We played the week after and the greens on the back nine, overall, looked pretty good. Nonetheless, do not play at Rock Creek expecting pristine greens, lush fairways, and excellently manicured bunkers. The course's best features remain its location, affordability, and unique layout.

The course is popular with high handicappers, so it also can be slow on weekends.

There are stakes marking 100 yds (red) and 150 yds (white). Pin placements are marked by flag color, red being front of the green, white the middle, and blue the back.

The pro shop has some light snacks, as well as drinks, including beer.

Images: 
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Golf Course
Rock Creek Golf 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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