The golf course at Glen Echo delivers an unparalleled, one-of-a-kind experience that can be found no other place. It is
arguably the most historic course west of the Mississippi. Opening in 1901, Glen Echo has hosted a multitude of amateur
and professional tournaments, including the legendary 1904 Olympic Golf Championship. At no other golf course in the
world can you walk in the footsteps of Olympic athletes and only Glen Echo flies the Olympic flag. In its 100+ years, the
course has seen numerous renovations. Through them all, membership has meticulously preserved the unique heritage of
the original, world-class design by 1896 U.S. Open Champion Jim Foulis. Most of the holes are fundamentally the same as
the day the club opened. Simply put, the Glen Echo golf course is a best of both worlds experience; a historic layout mixed
perfectly with modern day features and amenities.
As you would expect, the conditions are pristine. It is a testament to one of the most talented and respected golf
superintendents in the country. With three standard sets of tees, the course will fairly challenge players of all skill levels.
Plus, we have not forgotten the little ones. Glen Echo also has US Kids Junior Tees to accommodate families with children
of any age. No matter where you tee off, accuracy is essential. You will need to safely navigate undulating fairways, water
hazards and sand traps. Once on the green, your game will truly be tested. Birdies can be had, but be cautious. Poor
decisions, errant shots and misjudged putts will lead to a bogey or worse. It is a golf course you never tire of playing. Every
round is distinctive and memorable; wrapped in a backdrop of picturesque beauty. Before you head out, make sure to visit
one or all of our practice facilities.
Whether you are interested in joining a country club or planning a golf outing (Charitable, Corporate, Social), our friendly
members and staff are confident the authentic Glen Echo experience will exceed your expectations.
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"The Glen" surrounds itself with three bunkers - most with deep-set faces - awaiting the tee shot that fails to take into account the swirling wind, or the downhill drop which has many a golfer second-guessing themselves on the downswing! For the well-struck shot left below the hole, a run at birdie is the norm. But with a quick, sloping green your putts from above and to the side often leave you with a large breaking slider that will test your nerves.