- The Washington Times - Monday, July 2, 2007

John Lyberger, the director of golf at Congressional Country Club, breaks down the Blue Course:

No. 1

Par 4, 402 yards

This straightaway par 4 features bunkers on either side of the landing area, and only the longest hitters will clear the bunker on the left. The relatively flat green is guarded by yawning bunkers in front and back right and requires a mid- to short-iron approach.

No. 2

Par 3, 211 yards

Six strategically placed bunkers — front, right and left — protect this large, bowl-shaped green. The fast, undulating putting surface slopes from back left to front right with a ridge across the center.

No. 3

Par 4, 455 yards

Three bunkers lie to the right of the fairway landing area, and large pine trees border the left. The approach plays to a large, undulating green flanked by large and small bunkers to the left and two small pot bunkers to the right.

No. 4

Par 4, 427 yards

Trees grow close to the fairway on both sides of this dogleg right, creating a tight, demanding driving hole. Longer tee shots find a more narrow landing area. Bunkers guard the front of this moderately sized rolling green, requiring a high approach.

No. 5

Par 4, 407 yards

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