Whiskey Creek Golf Club

Golf Course
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Editorial Review

Holes: 18
Fees: $80 and above (Prices represent high-season, weekend rates for 18 holes and cart rental.)
Washington Post Rating: Among the best golfing experiences in the area

One of the finest courses open to the public in the area. No. 18, the signature hole, features the stone ruins of an old farmhouse smack dab in the middle of the par 5 fairway. How do you top that? Several other holes try and come close. The course has a good amount of elevation changes, most notably on the fifth hole which drops 100 feet from the tee box to the narrow green. There are no holes at Whiskey Creek that golfers can take a mental siesta on. Driving range, putting green.

--"Swing: A Guide to Washington Golf," The Washington Post, May 4, 2007

Clubhouse Bar Review
Styled as a Western hunting lodge, Whiskey Creek's clubhouse takes pride in -- what else? -- its selection of Scotch and bourbon whiskeys, from Makers Mark and Johnnie Walker to rarefied selections like Elijah Craig, a smooth, 18-year-old single-barrel bourbon, and several aged varieties of Wild Turkey.

Drink in hand, you've got two options: the airy lounge, with large leather armchairs grouped in front of a stone fireplace and deer heads mounted on high wooden walls, or the wide outdoor veranda. Given nice weather, I'd take the latter -- rattan chairs are arranged for a good view of the Ernie Els-designed course, including the ruined stone house and pond that mark the 18th fairway.

-- Fritz Hahn (April 19, 2005)