Beautiful RARE $100 uncancelled Gold Bond certificate from the Congressional Country Club
issued in 1928. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a photo vignette of the clubhouse. This item has the original signatures of the Company's President, J.C. Koons and Secretary, and is over 85 years old. Signed by the president of Riggs National Bank on the verso.
Congressional Country Club is a country club and golf course in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Congressional opened in 1924 and its Blue Course has hosted three U.S. Opens and a PGA Championship. Founding life members include William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. It is currently an annual stop on the PGA Tour, with the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods. Previously, Congressional hosted the Kemper Open until its move to nearby TPC at Avenel in 1987. While Avenel was under renovation in 2005, the tournament returned to Congressional, then known as the Booz Allen Classic. Congressional hosted its third U.S. Open in 2011. Tournament winners at Congressional have included Rory McIlroy, Ken Venturi, Ernie Els and Tiger Woods, among many others.
The current initiation fee for the club is $120,000. The waiting list is approximately 10 years. Once admitted to the club, the applicant may enjoy the club’s social facilities for a monthly fee while waiting an extra two years for use of the golf facilities.
Notable past members
Members of Congressional have included:
William Howard Taft
Warren G. Harding
J. Calvin Coolidge
Herbert C. Hoover
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Gerald R. Ford
Vincent T. Lombardi
John D. Rockefeller
William Randolph Hearst
Walter P. Chrysler
James Cash Penny
Many Washington, D.C. dignitaries attended the 1997 U.S. Open.
Congressional Country Club has an indoor bowling alley, tennis club, grand ballroom, one indoor and two outdoor pools, fitness center, fine dining and grand foyer. It also has overnight guest accommodations and a paddle tennis area. It has hosted a number of famous weddings. It also has a spa, massage services, indoor jacuzzi, men's and women's locker rooms, two bars with large plasma televisions, and a grill for everyday eating. Congressional's expansive clubhouse is the largest clubhouse in the United States.
History from OldCompany.com, wikipedia and
(collectible Savings Bonds website)