GREG NORMAN COURSE

Designed by the legendary “Great White Shark,” this Greg Norman golf course incorporates the undulations of its setting along the Potomac River. The 7,332-yard par-72 golf course winds through a mature hardwood forest and beside rocky outcroppings. Those natural elements combine with historic sites on the 3rd and 4th holes to form the course’s distinct character using Norman’s “Least Disturbance Approach” to design.

 

Capable of hosting championship competition, the Greg Norman Course remains enjoyable for everyday golfers, with tees that fit a multitude of skill levels – including the memorable “island tees” on the par-4, first hole. Players will be challenged on a particularly demanding four-hole stretch dubbed “the hardest mile in golf” by Norman himself.

 

Upon its opening in 2005, Golf Magazine named this course one of the “Top 10 New Courses You Can Play.”

 

You can click on a hole number for more information below.

Hole
Black
Gold
Blue
White
Green
Par
Men’s Handicap
Women’s Handicap
1
413
343
335
299
212
4
7
~
2
427
401
385
352
342
4
9
~
3
331
298
284
261
216
4
13
~
4
605
584
584
536
456
5
1
~
5
184
173
160
126
112
3
15
~
6
408
394
362
354
322
4
5
~
7
442
422
392
384
365
4
11
~
8
663
640
610
572
520
5
3
~
9
247
222
171
148
133
3
17
~
OUT
3720
3477
3283
3032
2678
36
 
 
10
421
409
379
365
308
4
6
~
11
473
437
398
361
272
4
12
~
12
554
536
520
479
445
5
10
~
13
176
150
138
123
101
3
16
~
14
331
314
302
265
235
4
14
~
15
429
421
396
380
355
4
4
~
16
434
421
398
380
358
4
2
~
17
208
184
162
135
117
3
18
~
18
586
552
538
529
502
5
8
~
IN
3612
3424
3231
3017
2693
36
 
 
TOTALS
7332
6901
6514
6049
5371
72
 
 
Rating
Men
Women
Black
75.5
~
Gold
73.7
~
Blue
71.8
~
White
69.7
~
Green
~
71.2
Slope
Men
Women
Black
145
~
Gold
142
~
Blue
138
~
White
132
~
Green
~
130
X
This short par 4 will help get the round off to a good start. Avoid the left side hazard. A right-center tee shot will leave the best angle to this elevated green. A 200-yard tee shot should leave you a short to mid-iron approach.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
7
Women:
~
Tees
413
343
335
299
212
X
With hazards down both sides, finding the fairway is the key to any chance of getting to the putting surface on your approach. Left-center of the green is a great shot avoiding the right hazard.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
9
Women:
~
Tees
427
401
385
352
342
X
A great risk/reward par 4 for the big hitters, but a misplaced tee shot makes bogey or worse a reality. The safe play is 200 yards off the tee with a wedge to the appropriate area of the green. Pin hunters beware, missing the green leaves no easy up-and-down.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
13
Women:
~
Tees
331
298
284
261
216
X
As the #1 handicap, this hole requires length and accuracy. Avoid the right side with a left-center tee shot. A very straight and long layup shot is needed to give you the most manageable approach shot to a large and well-guarded green.
Par
5
Handicap
Men:
1
Women:
~
Tees
605
584
584
536
456
X
Probably the hardest tee shot on the course! Don’t be short or left. A right-center tee shot is best and par is a great score.
Par
3
Handicap
Men:
15
Women:
~
Tees
184
173
160
126
112
X
A straightforward tee shot, anything in the fairway is good. On the approach shot don’t be short—bunkers and hazard guard the front of the green.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
5
Women:
~
Tees
408
394
362
354
322
X
A very intimidating tee shot with water guarding the entire right side. Aim towards the far fairway bunker and make a confident swing. From the fairway, a shot to the left center of the green is prudent to avoid the water.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
11
Women:
~
Tees
442
422
392
384
365
X
Off the tee, it is time to let the Big Dog eat on this monster hole. Likewise, your second shot needs to be as close to the green as possible for the best chance to hit this very small, elevated target. Middle of the green in three is great and par is a good score.
Par
5
Handicap
Men:
3
Women:
~
Tees
663
640
610
572
520
X
This beautiful water hole is the signature par 3. It is a very large multitiered green. If you are not within 20 feet of the hole it may be a tough 2 putt.
Par
3
Handicap
Men:
17
Women:
~
Tees
247
222
171
148
133
X
This is the start of a tough three-hole stretch. Avoid the left side of the fairway with a right-center tee shot to give the best angle into the hole. Once in the fairway, be safe with the approach shot and avoid a tough up-and-down from the bunkers.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
6
Women:
~
Tees
421
409
379
365
308
X
A narrow-driving hole. Laying back short of the fairway bunkers leaves a long shot into an uphill shallow green. On the approach shot, take a bit more club to avoid the hazard short of the green.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
12
Women:
~
Tees
473
437
398
361
272
X
A huge tee shot is not required on this par 5, but accuracy is essential. Something in the fairway about 220 yards off the tee, helps set up a straight-forward lay-up with a long iron to clear the hazard and leave a short iron or wedge into the two-tiered green. Be on the correct tier for a chance at birdie.
Par
5
Handicap
Men:
10
Women:
~
Tees
554
536
520
479
445
X
A straightforward par 3 with a multi-tiered green and slightly uphill. Finding the correct tier of the green typically produces a good score.
Par
3
Handicap
Men:
16
Women:
~
Tees
176
150
138
123
101
X
Another driveable par 4 for the big hitters. The approach shot here is difficult—with a small and undulating green.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
14
Women:
~
Tees
331
314
302
265
235
X
Despite a big fairway, a tough approach shot will test even the longest hitters. A slightly uphill, well-guarded green favors a longer shot.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
4
Women:
~
Tees
429
421
396
380
355
X
This is an extremely difficult bottleneck par 4. Hazard is both right and left off of the tee and the approach shot has to be very precise to hit the green. Par will earn you boasting rights.
Par
4
Handicap
Men:
2
Women:
~
Tees
434
421
398
380
358
X
A medium-length par 3 with hazard left. The green is multi-tiered—being on the correct tier opens the door to par or birdie.
Par
3
Handicap
Men:
18
Women:
~
Tees
208
184
162
135
117
X
A great finishing hole with a very generous fairway. Hazard down the entire right side—long hitters have a chance to get home in 2. Otherwise, play for position, favoring a good angle and distance on the left side of the fairway. Knock it tight and finish strong.
Par
5
Handicap
Men:
8
Women:
~
Tees
586
552
538
529
502