Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by ILChicagoSub, Apr 28, 2015.
Is it true that midshipmen have access to the congressional golf course?
Interesting question, which I am throwing an answer at because it's well off the beaten track and could hang out there for awhile.
I don't believe there is a "congressional" golf course. Maybe there is!
There is a private Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD. I don't know if they offer courtesy access to midshipmen.
Midshipmen, as active duty, can play on any military base golf course, including the one at Naval Support Activity Annapolis. There are some military golf courses in amazing locations.
There is also the Army-Navy Country Club, a private club, with locations in Arlington and Fairfax, VA. Midshipmen can get a phenomenally low membership entry rate. Many USNA firsties take advantage of that before graduation, if they plan on being lifetime golfers, as there are local and remote annual dues. The initial membership fee climbs with rank.
It climbs big time as you make rank. The Army Navy club is beautiful.
The AF has some great courses. The old joke is that for the AF, after they put in the runway, the next thing they do is put in the golf course.
Joke or fact?
I might be old, but not that old when the 1st AFB bases were built so I can't answer that!
Off topic, but when Bullet was deployed to Iraq,(green zone) he stayed/worked in one of Saddams palaces....there was a lake off of a veranda...some how, some way a golf club was found. My Mom would mail him egg cartons filled with golf balls! His unwinding from the day was a cigar and them competing.
Back on topic I know several officers that do belong to the Congressional Country Club. One actually had their child's wedding reception held there.
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