Most Challenging Golf Course (Editors’ Picks)
Congressional Country Club
Congressional Country Club’s famed Blue Course routinely tops Golf Digest’s Best in State rankings for Maryland, and is a constant presence on the magazine’s list of America’s 75 Toughest Golf Courses.
(Readers selected it as the Best Private Golf Course in 2011.) Prized for its sloping terrain and wide greens, the private course has hosted a variety of major tournaments, including the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open.
8500 River Road, Bethesda, 301-469-2000, www.ccclub.org