The Washington D.C. metropolitan area is rich with quality golf clubs, and while the majority of these are located in the western suburbs near Bethesda, those looking for a prime private membership on the other side of the national capital can look to the Country Club at Woodmore. Arnold Palmer laid out the 7,050-yard route during 1981.
Palmer did not need to do much legwork to create meaningful water hazards, as the property revolves primarily around a long, natural pond and wetland area that stretches across the entirety of the property. Players beginning on both the front and back nines will first cross a lengthy bridge across the body to find their tee.
The hazard comes into play most excitingly during the closing holes of both nines as well; at the former, players will launch their tee shot across a legion of lily pads to reach a green 195 yards away, and on the latter they’ll need to contend with the water as it imposes itself along the final 250 yards for this long par five.
When they’re not considering this waterfront property, players will be led by Palmer through the woods, away from limited residential development.