Henson Creek Golf Course



Henson Creek Golf Course is a premier beginner-friendly golf course located in Fort Washington, MD. The Facility opened in 1963, and offers a par 33 9-Hole golf course, driving range, practice green, and a fully stocked golf shop and snack bar.

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Hours of Operation

Daily: 7:30 am-7:30 pm

Open play is back on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Leagues are completed for the season.


  • 9-Hole golf course
  • Par 33 challenging golf course
  • Bermuda grass Fairways / Bent grass greens
  • Course plays up to a 2,464 yardage
  • Driving Range
  • Practice Green
  • Beautiful views and scenery 
  • Clubhouse Offers
  • Fully stocked golf shop
  • Snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Seating up to 30 guests
  • Golf Cart/Pull Cart Rentals

Important Information

  • Only golfers allowed on the golf course (participants only)
  • Metal spikes are prohibited
  • All play is on a first come first served basis

Accessible Golf

Accessible golf carts are available on our three courses!

We offer accessible golf carts to make the popular sport of golf more available to individuals with mobility impairments. Operated by hand controls, the seat raises and lowers as well as swivels to allow positioning to the ball. The golf bag is mounted to the front for easy access to the clubs.


The accessible carts are available for use by beginning golfers at the driving range; more experienced golfers may use the carts on the 9-hole course. The fee for use is $7 per round of golf, or free with a bucket of balls at the driving range.


Reservations with 24-hour advance notice are required, and may be made by calling:

  • Henson Creek Golf Course at 301-567-4646, TTY 301-699-2544

Scorecard & Ratings

  • 9 Hole Course, Par 33
  • Blue Tees: 2461 Yards, Rating 31.2, Slope 51
  • White Tees: 2235 Yards, Rating 30.1, Slope 49
  • Red Tees: 1949 Yards, Rating 30.4, Slope 47.5

Download a printable copy of the Henson Creek Scorecard (PDF)

Golf Policies

Policies and procedures are in place to govern the way golfers use the course. The purpose is to ensure the quality of the course and enable all golfers to play undisturbed and safely.

It is a player’s responsibility to know and understand the policies of each course prior to stepping on the course. Local course rules will be posted in the Pro shop, on score cards or on signage around the course. Etiquette is the consideration of other golfers.

Upon arrival, check into the Pro shop to pay your fees.

Basic Rules & Regulations

USGA Rules govern all play (except as modified by local rules):

Balls hit into unplayable water hazards require a dropped ball and a penalty stroke

Balls not found, require a dropped ball and a penalty stoke

Do not search for a lost ball for more than 5 minutes

Four players to a group (No spectators or caddies)

Free drop from cart paths, ground under repair and out of bounds

In case of lightning or severe weather, return to the club house

Make sure no one is in front or behind you when swinging your club

Make sure you play your own ball

Observe modified rules for golfers with disabilities

Play holes in order

Player farthest from the hole, hits first

Player with lowest score, hits first on next tee

Remove flagstick from the hole before putting

No Show Policy

In order to respect our paying customers, M-NCPPC enforces a No Show policy to ensure that reserved Tee Times are either fulfilled or cancelled prior to the scheduled time. Cancellations can be made by calling the Pro Shop or through our online reservation system. No Show policy is enforced according to the following schedule:

1st Infraction

Customer reservation privileges are suspended until such time as they speak with the staff at one of our courses to confirm understanding of the No Show policy. After speaking with staff, your reservation privileges will be re-instated.

3rd Infraction

Customer reservation privileges are suspended for a period of 90 days.

5th Infraction

Customer reservation privileges are suspended for the remainder of the season.

Please note, account suspension only affects reservation. Customers are still allowed to come play on the course, but will not be able to make advance reservations under their name.


Be quiet and still while other players are about to make their shot.

Be ready to play when it is your turn.

Coolers are not permitted. Alcohol may not be brought onto premises.

Don’t stand close to players about to swing their club.

Don’t take more than one practice swing.

Keep golf carts 30 feet from greens and tees.

Keep pull carts off greens, collars, aprons, and tees.

No bags on greens.

Observe cart paths and signs.

Rake sand traps after play.

Record your scores honestly.

Repair ball marks.

Replace divots.

Replace flag after play.

Shirts must be worn at all times. No tank tops or cut-off shorts are allowed.

Soft spikes required (no metal spikes).

Stay on pace of play with recommended times.

Stopping between nines may forfeit your turn on the 10th tee.

When necessary, allow the group behind to play through.

Write down scores while on the way to next hole to allow group behind you to approach the green.

Yell “fore” if a struck ball is heading into other golfers.

League Schedule

  • Leagues play from April – September. Course will be open for play when leagues are not in session.
  • Mondays: Spark Golf League – The last 18-hole green fees ticket sold to the public will be at 1 pm and the last 9-hole green fees ticket will be sold at 4:45 pm.
  • Tuesdays: Men’s League (Phil Martin) The last 18-hole green fees ticket sold to the public will be at 11 am and the last 9-hole green fees ticket sold to the public will be at 1 pm.  Shotgun starts at 3 & 5 pm.
  • Thursdays: Senior League (John Wolfe) shotgun starts at 8 am. Course closed to public until 1 pm.

Important Information

  • Only golfers allowed on the golf course (participants only)
  • Metal spikes are prohibited
  • All play is on a first come first served basis


Rates directly below are effective March 10, 2024.


9-Hole Walk9-Hole RideReplay WalkReplay RideHours
Adult$20$30$30$40Open-2:59 pm
Senior (60 & better)$17$27$27$37Open-2:59 pm
Daily Player Pass*$16$24$24$32Open-2:59 pm
All Play$16$26$26$363 pm-Close
Daily Player Pass*$13$21$21$293 pm-Close
Juniors (17 & under)50% OffAll Day

Weekend & Holidays

9-Hole Walk
9-Hole RideReplay WalkReplay RideHours
All Play$24$34$34$44Open-2:59 pm
Daily Player Pass*$19$27$27$35Open-2:59 pm
All Play$18$28$28$383 pm-Close
Daily Player Pass*$14$22$22$303 pm-Close
Juniors (17 & Under)50% OffAll Day

Driving Range Buckets

Effective March 10, 2023
Small Bucket: $6
Medium Bucket: $9
Large Bucket: $13

Daily Player Pass

Daily Player PassPriceAccessDiscountTerm
HCGC Players Pass$75Mon-SunSee *Daily Player Pass rates above03/10/24-03/08/25
  • -Residents of Prince George’s County can purchase the Henson Creek Player Pass at a 20% discount.
    -Electric golf carts are required on Weekends and Holidays until 12 noon.
    -All Fees are subject to MD state sales tax(es). Fees and schedules subject to change. Taxes Included
    -Valid ID’s must be presented at each visit to receive discounts.
    -Offers and discounts may not be combined, only the largest discount available will be used in calculation of final pricing.


Rates directly below are effective November 6, 2023-March 9, 2024.


9-Hole Walk9-Hole RideReplay WalkReplay RideHours
Adult$15$25$5$10All day
Senior (60 & better)$14$24$5$10All day
Players Pass (Membership)$12$22$5$10All day
Juniors (17 & under)50% OffAll day

Weekend & Holidays

9-Hole Walk9-Hole RideReplay WalkReplay RideHours
All Play$18$28$6$10All day
Players Pass (Membership)$15$25$5$10All day
Juniors (17 & under)50% Off

Cart Rates

Electric Golf Cart Rider Fee$7$11
Pull-Cart Rental$3$3

Driving Range

Effective November 6, 2023
Small Bucket: $6
Medium Bucket: $9
Large Bucket: $13
Tee TImes

Tee Time Booking

We are excited to announce that Tee Time Booking will be coming to Henson Creek! We expect online reservations to be available on August 1, 2024. Once it is ready, check back here for the Tee Time Booking link to GolfNow.

Golf Now Tee Time Booking Information

You will be required to sign-up for a log-on with Golf Now, if you don’t already have one.

  • Booking Problems/Issues:
    • If you have any problems booking your reservation or logging in, please reach out the Paint Branch Management team at 301-935-0330.
  • Reservations: 
    • All tee time reservations must be scheduled/reserved online in advance.
  • Walk-On Play:
    • Walk-on play is subject to tee time availability. 
    • Paint Branch Golf Course highly recommends you reserve your tee time in advance to guarantee your preferred tee time.
  • Incorrect Booking Rate:
    • If an incorrect rate is booked online, the player can pay the difference at the time of check-in.
  • Booking TIP: 
    • If some golfers in your group are riding and some are walking, select “Walking Rate”  and pay the appropriate cart rental fees during check-in.
  • Golfers with Disabilities:
    • Paint Branch Golf Course has a handicap golf cart available for those needing it. Please contact the golf course for more information.
  • Rain Checks
    • Rain checks are only issued when the management team deems the course to be unplayable or unsafe.
  • Junior Info:
    • Junior players ages 6-17 receive 50% off the posted rate public rack rate.
    • Any player under 12 years of age must be accompanied on the course by an adult.
Tee TImes

Lessons & Clinics

Learn and improve your golf game with our PGA Professionals.

Call us at 301-567-4646 for more information or to register for golf instruction.

Interested in becoming an instructor?

Please visit PGParks.com and apply for one of our golf instructor positions. No outside instruction is allowed.

Only instructors and/or staff who have been hired by our facility’s management team and approved to teach group and private lessons are permitted to provide instruction at department golf courses.  Outside private instructors are not permitted to train anyone at this facility or to use any of our equipment in connection with unauthorized instruction.

The Department of Parks and Recreation’s Park Rules and Regulations, Chapter IV: Prohibited Activities and Conduct, Section 11: Commercial Activities, states “No person shall solicit or otherwise undertake any Commercial Activity on Park Property, except as authorized by Permit or Park Directive.”

Additionally, Chapter IV: Prohibited Activities and Conduct, Section 22: Intended Use of Park Property, states “No person shall misuse or abuse any Park Property by utilizing it in any manner other than as appropriate according to its intended design or in another manner in which the Commission normally employs that Park Property in the ordinary course.”

For a complete list of our Park Rules and Regulations, please visit our website at www.pgparks.com.

Facility Management reserves the right to question any activity that may resemble private instruction or lessons for compensation.  For further clarity, some possible offenses may include, but are not limited to the following:

        – Providing detailed instructions to other patron(s) when you and/or they are on park property.

        – Soliciting business of and/or receiving payment from another patron.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission developed its Park Rules and Regulations to ensure the safety of our patrons, to avoid liability claims, and to maintain the consistency of the facility’s lesson program.  Unauthorized instructors who are not M-NCPPC staff are not covered by our liability insurance.

If you are interested in obtaining information on how to become an instructor for our agency, please contact our golf management teams for further information

Tee TImes


We are proud to offer exciting programs to enable our youth opportunities to learn golf and improve their skills. Learning the game of golf at an early age is much easier than when we are older and once you learn, it can be a lifelong hobby. The game of golf teaches us respect, patience, and concentration – skills we also need for the game of life. 

Current programs include:

  • First Tee of Greater Washington, DC
  • PGA Jr. League
  • Operation 36

To receive information about junior golf programs, email golf@pgparks.com with the subject line “Add me to your junior golf mailing list.”

Interested in becoming an instructor or volunteer for our Jr. Golf Programs?   

Please visit PGParks.com and apply for one of our golf instructor positions or visit our volunteer services page to register as a volunteer for our programs.



Golf on Social Media

Find out about upcoming programs, course maintenance and more on The Tee Box!

First Tee of Greater Washington, DC (Ages 7-18)

The First Tee started as a way to bring an affordable junior golf program to youth and communities that did not have them. What The First Tee soon discovered was that by blending the rules of the game with life and leadership skills, kids and teens didn’t just learn how to putt – they were learning important values. 

The First Tee Mission: To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. 

First Tee Registration

  • To sign up for the First Tee of Greater Washington, DC, go to firstteedc.org
  • To view available classes, visit the First Tee Class Schedule page. 
  • Click on LOG IN to join and then REGISTER by choosing one of the available classes located in Prince George’s County.

PGA Junior League

PGA Jr. League is changing the way golf is learned and played through its fun, team-oriented approach. Taught by professional golf instructors, players will participate in organized team practice sessions and matches held within the league.

  • Practice session: once a week
  • Team Match: Once a week
  • Two-person Format 
  • Ages vary per league between 8-18

Operation 36

Learning to play golf can be an overwhelming and frustrating experience if you don’t have a clear plan! That is why Operation 36 provides beginners with the most effective developmental programs and technology to learn to play golf. Become a skilled golfer by following a motivating roadmap to shooting Par (36) or better for 9 holes!  Spring and fall classes include on-course playing every week!

Learn and Develop Your Skills

  • Small group classes are led by trained golf professionals designed to help you develop your skills.
  • Fun, engaging classes that include games and training activities to help players improve.
  • Coaches use the 6-level curriculum to help guide your long-term development.
  • Learn with others of the same skill level in a supportive environment.
  • Build friendships that will last a lifetime.