Founded by congressman Oscar E. Bland and O.R. Lubring of Indiana, the Congressional Country Club was incorporated in December 1921. The construction of the Congressional Country Club took two and a half years. The Congressional Country Club is an annual stop on the PGA Tour. There are two golf courses on the premises: the flagship Blue Course, designed by Devereux Emmet, and the Gold Course. Tiger Woods began hosting the AT&T National PGA Tournament at the Congressional Country Club in 2007.
The Congressional Country Club was created as a way to provide an informal common ground for politicians and businessmen to meet as peers. The founders approached Herbert Hoover, who was Secretary of Commerce at the time, and he agreed to serve as the Founders#25; Club President and as Honorary Founding President while the club was being constructed from 1922-1923.