Northwest Golf Course is located seven miles north of the Beltway in Silver Spring. The course is fairly flat and most holes play straight ahead, thus it is not the most visually interesting. The hole lengths also lack diversity, meaning that you will probably use certain clubs repeatedly. On the good side, the course has six sets of tees so that players of most skill sets will find an appropriate challenge. It is fairly open, although some long rough lurks behind many greens. Most importantly, we played in the course in late August and found it to be in great shape, especially considering the time of year.