Potomac Country Club

Designer: Brandon Pugh

Course Description:

Potomac Country Club is my Us Open entry course for TGCTours.com. The greens are fast, but the firmness is set to hold shots. The course requires you to learn the slopes of the greens to know where to place your iron shots, giving you the best chances at birdie. The bunkers are over run with long grass, hopefully helping with the US Open feel. Landing zones are narrow, but not too narrow. Hole names and tips to playing them: #1 "Washington" is a 487 yard par 4 that has a fairway that snakes through bunkers down to a peninsula green. When hitting your second shot in to the green make sure to club down allow for the ball to feed back to the hole. #2 "Ulysses" is a 204 yard par 3 down hill over lake "Tecumseh" to a green surrounded by bunkers. Take one club down and aim for the front of the green. Green slopes from back to front left any thing long will have a scary putt down he hill. #3 "Sherman" is a 644 yard par 5 ... more hole names in the "completed courses" on the forum.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2018 Indonesia Championship World Bradley Garcia
2018 Indonesia Championship PGA Iain Shaw

Other Courses by Brandon Pugh

Course Name Theme Par
Oasis Country Club Desert 72
Sleepy Willow CC(Blacks) Countryside 71
Pebble Beach Golf Links Links 72
Spring Meadows CC II Rural 71
Sleepy Willow CC(members) Countryside 71
Sleepy Willow Country Club Countryside 71
Sleepy Willow CC(Championship) Countryside 72
el Primero CC Links 72
Oasis CC II Desert 72
Sundance CC Alpine 72
TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course III Rural 72
Sleepy Willow CC Countryside 71
Spring Meadows CC Rural 71
Firestone CC South Course Autumn 70
TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course Rural 72
Baxter Pines CC II Boreal 72
Hobble Creek G.C. Countryside 71
Briarbanks Country Club Delta 71
Firestone CC South Rural 70
Pebble Beach Golf Links (blacks) Tropical 72
Pebble Beach Golf Links (rainy) Tropical 72
Pebble Beach Golf Links (CC) Tropical 72
Briarbanks CC (setup A) Delta 71
Turtle Creek Golf Club Highlands 72
Briarbanks CC (tour A) Delta 71
Turtle Creek GC (setup A) Highlands 72
Turtle Creek GC (setup B) Highlands 71
Turtle Creek GC (setup C) Highlands 72
Turtle Creek GC (setup D) Highlands 72
Turtle Creek GC (setup B2) Highlands 72
Pelikila Golf Club Tropical 72
Pelikila Golf Club (Tour A) Tropical 72
Potomac Country Club (Tour A) Boreal 70
Firestone CC South (Rustic) Rustic 70
Pebble Beach Golf Links (THUR) Tropical 72
TPC at Sawgrass TOUR Tropical 72
Pebble Beach Tropical 72
Palo Verde Golf Club Desert 71
Palo Verde GC (THUR) Desert 71
Palo Verde GC (Winter) Winter 71
Firestone CC South (SAT) Rustic 70
TPC at Sawgrass (TOUR A) Tropical 72
Firestone CC South (TOUR A) Rustic 70
Riverside Golf Club Boreal 72
West Fields Golf Club Countryside 70
Matterhorn Golf Club Swiss 70
Molokai Golf Club Tropical 72
Celebration Golf Club Rustic 72
East Lake Golf Club Rustic 72
Valhalla GC Rustic 71
Monument National GC Steppe 71
The Grizzly Rustic 71

Member Reviews:

Potomac Country Club is Brandon Pugh's (aka friendBOMBER) entry for the US Open Course Contest at TGCTours.com, and I bet he will be on the shortlist to win that contest with this awesome course creation!

If I had to find a synonym for this course, I'd definitely call it...

"Beauty and The Beast"

I played so many courses on TGC already, but this might be the one with the most effort & work being put into the (small) details of a golf course, while still being more than challenging, and not just a "cosmetic shell" to just look good.

Planting (I guess the best I've seen so far; and still no performance issues), bunkering, the lovely designed tee boxes, the huge number of retaining & stone walls... everything looks really impressive!

The designers course description says that #17 is the signature hole of that course, but to me it was Hole #1 (called "Washington"). I was overhelmed when I stood on that first tee box, maybe the best looking opening hole I've played so far.

If I had to complain about anything at Potomac Country Club, it is the fact that some of the green slopes are marginal. While I totally understand (and like) the intention to design greens with multiple tiers - where you simply have to hit it the right spot if you wanna score low, otherwise you'll be happy with Par - I'd still say that some (not all) slopes are maybe a bit overdone. Needless to say that some pin positions are accordingly difficult, but that's totally okay (with me).

For more details on the course, feel free to visit the forum thread:
http://tgctours.proboards.com/thread/2929/potomac-country-club-entry-times

Summary: Potomac Country Club is definitely one of the best courses in the TGCT-course-database so far. Grab your clubs and give it a go... you would regret if you don't!

Mr. Pugh... great job! All the best for you in the US Open Course Contest!
Reviewed by: Thomas Oberholzer on 4/26/2015