Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Congressional Country Club (Blue)
Bethesda, Maryland
Image: Congressional Country Club (Blue)
Course Type
Design Role
Complete Redesign
(1989, 2010)
Greg Muirhead, Steve Weisser

Client Course Description

The Congressional Country Club Blue Course is considered among the best 100 courses in the United States; Golf Digest ranked it 89th in its 2006 listing of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses. In 2007, Golf Digest ranked it 86th in America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. The course measures 7,250 yards and is known for its rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways, and wide challenging greens. Water hazards also come into play.

Designer Notes

In 1989, we completed a renovation in which all greens and surrounding features as well as all fairway features were rebuilt. We substantially regraded nine fairways and built several new tees. In 2006, we reversed the eighteenth hole to become the tenth hole. In preparation for the 2011 U.S. Open all of the greens were rebuilt to USGA specifications in addition to a number of new championship tees and bunker and fairway adjustments.

Course Photos


Tournament Year(s)
AT&T National 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
PGA Championship 2011
Quicken Loans National 2016
U.S. Open 1997, 2011
U.S. Senior Open 1995


Award Publication
America's 100 Best Classical Courses Golfweek
Top 100 Courses in the World and U.S. Golf Magazine
America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses Golf Digest


Headline Date
2016 Season Brings Top Players to 13 Compelling Rees Jones-Designed Courses January 26, 2016
Congressional Country Club (Blue Course) Redesign Summary – 1989 To 2010 March 14, 2011
Congressional Fully Prepped In Advance Of U.S. Open January 4, 2011
Congressional Fully Prepped In Advance Of 2011 U.S. Open December 17, 2010

More Information

For more information about Congressional Country Club (Blue), please visit the course’s website.