Great country club, but the food could be much better. I'd expect top end food for the top end ambience, but the food lacks flavor. The food is border line unacceptable. The mashed potatoes tastes as though they came out of a box and the produce is far from fresh. I have eaten here many times and always leave disappointed. Whether in the founders pub or buffet in dining room on special occasions, the food is sub par. It is especially disappointing when you compare the food to other clubs. Kenwood, for example, serves much better, fresh, flavorful food. The best Congressional has is French fries by the pool.
What a gorgeous place! I can't say enough about how beautiful and properly luxurious this country club is. It's really nice to see in this day and age, country clubs that still resemble country clubs of yesterday's glory.
That all being said, and despite the beauty and phenomenal service I was left wanting after lunch. The salad while beautiful was lacking flavor, the stuffed chicken was over cooked and bland, and the cake was boring. Unfortunately what the food possessed with its phenomenal presentation, it lacked in quality and palatability.
Hopefully next time will be better, still a great place and this deserving of 4 stars.
Our family belonged to Congressional from the late 1980s - early 2000s. It is a very nice place and the food was OK. I NEVER, even to this day, have had a truly stellar meal here. It has greatly improved the facilities in recent years and have been very impressed when I've been at the club in recent years.
We usually used the pool and bowling alley in the summer. Of course, weekly or multiple dinners per week in the dinning room as well as family weddings and events were included. I personally always felt like I was in a glorified old-age home (which I guess I technically was...) dressed "to the nines" and could only take so much of it per week.
If you have the cash, it is the place to be. But still, even though we used pretty much all of the amenities regularly, I wouldn't want to be a member again.
Congressional Country Club is as good as it gets. Well, it's currently ranked #77 on the top 100 list so there are a couple better ones out there but I mean come on, it doesn't get much better than this. It's all about the golf. They've got 36 holes and all kinds of great practice areas. The iconic Devereux Emmet (1924) Blue Course that was redesigned by the famed Robert Trent Jones (1962) is host to many tour players annually during the week of Tiger's AT&T National. The club has been the site for numerous other championship events including a few US Opens. It's one of the nicest facilities in the world. We were there for a wedding and I got to play. Unbelievable experience. I had a great time. Came out of the gates with back to back birdies. Two under through two holes. I ended up grinding out an 84 but the differential was actually okay because I was playing way back....it tips out at a mean 7,500 yards with a course rating and slope of 76.8/141. The guys on TV make it look easy. It's not. Caddie was cool and super helpful. Golf shop was one of the best I've seen and the professional staff is top notch. The wedding was amazing. Their clubhouse is massive. I got lost exploring at one point. I can't believe I've played this track. Once in a lifetime experience. I'll never forget it.
AT&T Nationals 2013.
Was easy to get to off the Beltway, paid $20 to park in someones lawn and then a easy shuttle ride to the course. Was well laid out with food, drinks and toilets. Grey Goose lounge was a hit! So was the support to the military by Lockheed Martin! Will go back next year if around!