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4.0
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4.3
Layout
4.2
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4.7
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3.7
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3.1
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About

Holes 12
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6268 yards
Slope 129
Rating 71.1

Belmont Golf Club originally opened in 1916, making it one of Henrico County's oldest courses. The original design was updated in 1927 by Donald Ross and in 2020 by Love Golf Design. The course has a traditional layout. The length and design are indicative of the time when it was built, but it is just as challenging as any modern course. There are a few tough holes that will challenge even the best golfers. Mature trees line Belmont's fairways and there are strategically placed bunkers along the greens. Being one of the most affordable rounds in the area, Belmont Golf Club has become a favorite amongst locals over the years.

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Course Details

Year Built 1916
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1916) Donald Ross (1927) Love Golf Design (2021)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.4
59 Reviews (59)
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played

Good layout. Very good to good green conditions. Great bunker conditions. Price is high for 12holes walking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

New Renovations, Historically Preserved

Beautiful gem for Richmond. Love that you can still play 18 holes…well 36 if you count the putting course. Tee boxes were stiff but I think after some rain they’ll soften.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

First time around the new Belmont

There is not a better value for a traditional golf experience in the Richmond area. Where else can you play a 100 year old course designed by Tillinghast and Ross for less than $50? It will take some time for the greens to mature but what it lacks in length it more than makes up for with small greens and treacherous bunkers. And the 405 yard uphill 11th is a monster. Thanks to the First Tee and RVA saving this classic course from the developers bulldozer. And great work by Davis Love with the creative layout. The 12 hole layout is a novel but satisfying idea - we walked the course in about 2:45 and didn't feel like we needed six more. Wonderful practice area and nice amenities to boot!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Belmont restoration is a winner

The renovated 12 hole course was in great condition. The bunkers had bright white fluffy sand with immaculate edging. The greens have very interesting slopes/curves characteristic of Tillinghast/Ross designs. Both greens and fairways were in excellent condition. This made the round challenging but very interesting. We liked the 12.-hole format. It’s a great option , especially on hot Virginia summer days. We will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 375
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A gem of a course for Richmond

What a cool concept. Love Design took this 1917 A.W. Tillinghast design (Donald Ross would later do the greens) and renovated it into two golf courses that can be played into one. They kept the integrity of many of the original holes (which actually hosted the 1945 Richmond Invitation won by Ben Hogan and 1949 PGA Championship won by Sam Snead) and even restored some bunkers and features that were removed over the years. But now golfers have so many options. You can play a 12-hole course with traditional holes, play the six-hole Little Bell Course or combine the two for an 18-hole experience, which is actually rated. When combined, of course, you end with six par 3s, but they are not easy, despite some of them being short, so it's a full golf experience. Best of all, the entire 18 holes are interesting, very well maintained and beautiful. If I lived here, I would play this course regularly because as a muni run by The First Tee of Greater Richmond, it's a great value as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow!

As a previous member of Hermitage CC , this course is at the same level as far as the fairways and greens. Plus , this is the first time I’ve walked a course since leaving Hermitage. There is not another Public course in the Richmond area that is as walkable!
So, kudos to everyone at Belmont! Your hard work in creating a excellent City golf course for all level of golfers!

THANK YOU!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Oh happy day!

Belmont has all the makings for a delightful round of golf. It’s a beautiful layout, the holes are challenging while fair; and an all-around enjoyable sporty course. You get a full round of enjoyment in 12 holes- a bargain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Welcome Back

So happy to have this classic course restored to its original glory! Rebuilt green complexes and re-imagined bunkers make this renovation worth the effort.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Updated course is great

Played this on the first weekend opened since the David Love remodel. Fairways and bunkers in excellent shape. Greens will be great after a couple more weeks of growing and mowing. Easy to walk, as the course is compact, but not short when you play from the tips.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs more thought.

It’s inconvenient. Feels like no thought has been put into the golfers experience when they get there and attempt to use the facilities. Feels awkward. The placement of everything is off. Parking is disconnected from where you actually need to go with no real path to starter hut. The range is inconveniently located as well as the ball dispenser which also requires a long wait at the the starter hut. It’s not somewhere I would choose to practice with everyone crammed together in one spot within inches of a broken skull and on uneven ground. The price charged is not worth it for twelve holes. When it was still 18 holes that price would be a big ask. The greens are amazing and the bunkers are perfect but it’s also lost a lot more than it’s gained with the remodeling. People clustered up at the starter house blocking the carts from going out to the first hole is awkward. The practice green next to the first hole which is away from everything else is awkward and inconvenient. Overall it’s frustrating and doesn’t truly work as a place to go and relax and practice or play a round. I don’t know if it’s fixable at this point. I didn’t play the par 3 course because I’d had enough. If you have the misfortune to need a rain check you will be required to pay for the cart again. It feels pushy and desperate for money without any consideration for the golfers. The staff there are incredibly kind and helpful but can only do so much. I loved Belmont back in the day and now it just feels broken and frustrating.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Belmont is back

This is a great 12 hole track that many golf greats have played. Course conditions were very good. I really enjoyed playing this course. Combine it with the 18 hole putting green and the short par three course my son and I enjoyed ourselves.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing

Absolutely my new favorite course in Richmond, and certainly the best public course in RVA/ chesterfield/ henrico

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great 12 holes.

It’s a great 12 holes. Walked the course in about 2 1/2 hours. Greens are perfect, fairways are smooth. It is great to see the course back to its original design. You get to see what Ben Hogan and Sam Snead saw in the 40’s. 12 handicap and played from the tips. Some of the par fours were pretty long. Both par fives are fun. You’ll need to play once to get an understanding of where to hit your tee shots. Lots of blind shots due to elevation changes.
There is a new parking lot close to the starter building and practice area. I failed to realize this. Decent walk from the practice range to the first tee, it no big issue. There is a practice putting green right by the first tee. I recommend a few putts prior to teeing off.

For a quick 2 hour-ish 12 holes, it was pretty nice.
My new go-to between full 18 rounds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Just no

Golf Now needs to remove ALL reviews prior to the First Tee takeover bc there is no relevance. This beautiful historical Tillinghast course was butchered beyond belief. They, the county, could have done better; they just gave up, didnt even try to make it better. Sorry, this track is a pass for me, I dont play 12 real holes and 6 holes of par 3s and consider it a real golf course. When you prorate the price, its like 70+ bucks a round with only 12 real Tillinghast holes. They screwed this place up, bunkers are super super deep and the rough around them are even more punishing; not exactly what First Tee learning kids would expect. No, I dont recommend this place, to anyone.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Amenities Poor
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