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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 65
Length 4951 yards
Slope 107
Rating 63.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 65 4951 yards 63.9 107
White (W) 65 4951 yards 68.6 116
Red 65 4559 yards 66.9 97
Red (W) 65 4559 yards 66.4 111
Yellow Family 65 3680 yards
Scorecard for Rock Creek Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 63.9/107 W: 68.6/116 302 285 160 173 202 360 202 270 330 2284 400 160 315 170 339 371 370 200 342 2667 4951
Red M: 66.9/97 W: 66.4/111 292 270 150 159 170 340 185 240 310 2116 365 150 280 142 314 365 325 175 327 2443 4559
Yellow W: 64.2/108 260 255 140 125 130 240 125 220 275 1770 285 125 240 130 220 290 240 160 220 1910 3680
Handicap 12 14 18 16 8 2 4 10 6 3 15 13 9 7 1 5 11 17
Par 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 4 4 32 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 33 65

Course Details

Year Built 1923
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Love William S. Flynn (1926)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $16
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes - "GolfDC Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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3.4
2 Reviews (2)
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4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Quiet course in the middle of the city . . . Could use some updates to the facilities

If you are looking for an affordable 18 holes of golf with some challenging holes, this is a great course. The front nine is wide open with long fairways. The back nine provides a different challenge with narrow fairways bounded by the woods. It's beautiful year round, but especially in the fall when the leaves are changing (beware the fact that the leaves will be all over the greens . . . see photo). For the most part, its far quieter than the other public courses in DC, with an older demographic. The facilities could use some updates - the pro shop is rather disappointing, they don't have a full concession stand, and the bathrooms could use some work. It is, however, an awesome mid-century building, so with some TLC it could be an outstanding facility. Also- it's literally just off all of the 16th street routes, so for those without a car, or who don't want to drive inside the city, it's quite accessible by public transportation.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Summer Heat and Bad Irrigation

I had been warned about the conditions at Rock Creek Park Golf Course before I played, but living in the nation's capitol at the time, I felt compelled to play it at least once. Unfortunately for me, the course was in terrible shape. The greens, fairways and tee boxes were scorched by the summer heat leaving everything a straw brown/golden color even in late September while the rough was still lush and green.

The course itself had some fun challenges as it dips in and out of Rock Creek Park, but those challenges didn't make up for the course conditions. I've heard that since Rock Creek Park Golf Course is on federal lands, there are restrictions in place regarding how much the course can be altered. Suffice it to say that it is not properly irrigated and after a summer of extreme heat, the course is in pretty bad shape.

I will probably play again, and on the recommendation of friends, will try to play in the spring when the ground is in much better condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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