Congressional Country Club

2012 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Congressional Country Club

John Lyberger, PGA Director of Golf

8500 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817


Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (45)
  • Bays with Mats (45)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 7

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 1

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to range per year: 25,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 2,200,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 40,000

New balls are acquired: Yearly

A list of technologies used in instruction: Ball Flight Monitor

Best range promotion: Each year we run a Golf Expo/Demo Day which includes 23 vendors spanned across a range tee that is 150 yards wide. Our members and their guests look forward to this annual event and come out to try the latest equipment…rain or shine. Last years sales were $81,000 for this one day event! We also conduct a Junior Golf Expo Day which revolves around the annual registration of our Jr Golf Program. We had 260 juniors in the program this year and generated $7,700 in equipment and $17,000 in overall sales

Special programs: Being a private club…it is difficult to stay with in the tax guidelines and cater outside the clubs walls. However, the Board of Governors set up a separate Club Foundation that is intended to help employees in need as well as people in our surrounding community. We had our first annual golf tournament to raise money for this foundation in June of this year. We raised $140,000 and have already started to play for next year. The Foundation has had numerous recipients from the charity.