RedGate Golf Course in Rockville, Md.: Small-town feel near Washington, D.C.

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Longtime residents here like their lone municipal course so much that when it faced a financial crisis a decade ago, many of them -- even non-golfers -- came to the rescue. Such is the value of "open space" in a crowded, bustling community.

And there is much of it at rugged, rolling RedGate Golf Course. Though located just 12 miles from the District Line and in the middle of Montgomery County (population 1.02 million), the course is a secluded parkland oasis, free from surrounding homes. The only encroachment comes on the 18th hole, overlooked by balconies of a condominium development.

RedGate is gaining traction under the direction of Billy Casper Golf Management. Few golf courses in the Washington, D.C., area can beat its convenience or price. And none can match the neighborhood feel of the traditional 6,378-yard par-71 track, which dates to 1974.

Jul 28, 2014

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pdc3578 wrote at 2018-05-13 12:43:02+00:00:

One of the worst courses in the area. The "signature 14th" is a terrible hole. It runs alongside the roadway and vehicles are most certainly susceptible to be getting hit by golf balls. This course is a joke and should have been scrapped years ago. That property is worth a lot more as something else besides a crummy golf course.

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Kevin Dunleavy is a longtime resident of northern Virginia, a graduate of George Mason University, an award-winning reporter covering golf, colleges, and other sports for the Washington Examiner, and a single-digit handicap still seeking his elusive first hole-in-one. Follow Kevin on Twitter at @KDunleavy.