That was a pet project for Hank Gordon, I think around 1990 or so, he apparently always wanted to design a golf course. Hank was a long time member at Fairfax CC, I think I played a B-Team match against him there.
I first played at Algonkian in about 1976, shortly after it was turned over to the NOVA Parks by PEPCO (I think it was), which had built it for its employees. Its pretty straightforward, with plenty of length, tree-lined so accuracy is important. I actually worked on the design team for Brambleton doing geotechnical explorations. @jsgolfer may recognize the designer, a civil engineering firm called Gordon Associates. I think I've only played the course once.
I took a quick look at the online booking system. Tee times are available at both courses, although not many for a foursome in the prime time frame of 8 to 11 AM. The price seems reasonable for this area, in the general $50 range.
I haven't felt a need to update anything since my post inquiring where on the spectrum of strong/weak my grip at the time was. I work regularly with an instructor who I trust and have a good rapport with, so I prioritize her feedback. When I have my next lesson, I will let her determine whether or not my grip needs further adjustment within the context of my swing.
I haven't found making changes to be uncomfortable. Some of the first changes my instructor implemented when I started lessons felt more comfortable compared to what I was doing. Any change feels different at first, but when I'm working on a change in a lesson, once I've had enough reps with the change to find the golf ball (seems to be around 10 balls), my instructor analyzes the launch monitor data and DTL / face on video with me to highlight and reinforce what I'm doing. When I head home after a lesson, nothing I have been working on in the lesson feels uncomfortable, and it's just a matter of reviewing the lesson summary when she emails it to me, and practicing what she wants me to prioritize on.