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4.0
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
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3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
71.7%
Recommend this course
44 out of 58 reviews
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4.2
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
3
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5
3 Stars
1
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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3.6
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
59.3%
Recommend this course
16 out of 27 reviews
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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

4.0
58 Reviews (58)
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4.0
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Previously Played

Wish it was still 18

The course was in good shape for this time of year greens were really good and bunkers were great to. Just wish it was still 18. Playing 12 then going to the par three course to finish 18 is not ideal. The practice area is one of the best in the area. So I guess it is what it is, if you want to work on your game this a affordable way to have a fun day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value in the 804

The place is amazing and the staff is too legit to quit

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Can be tricky

It's a fun walk for 12 holes, but there are some holes that can be tricky. There's not much length but you have to avoid the deep bunkers if possible. The greens had just been aerated when I played the last time, so that curbed my enjoyment a bit. I'm surprised this course isn't more crowded than it is.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Renovation

Did NOT play the last 6 holes due to course renovations, could NOT use golf cart for these 6 holes, had to walk.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad

First thing when trying to play in the fairways there was lots of grass all over where it has just been cut. Second thing play the first 12 holes and when I got to the six par threes there was quite a few people already backed up on the first tee on the third hole of the par three there was a family of four kids that was Stanley hit one ball right after another off of the Teebox went to the gentleman that was working in the little building and asked could he do something to speed them up or would it be OK if I went and played the first six holes again . He said he could not allowed to do that that I would have to wait to play the six par threes. I decided to go ahead and put the pushcart back where it belongs and load my clubs up and I will not return to play again. When you get one group holding up three other groups and no one wants to speed them up or get them out of the way that makes it for a long day of golf. The best thing on this course it did have some decent bunkers and sand in them.

One unhappy golfer that will not play there again. Paid $48 to try to have an enjoyable day and could not do it

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf rethought

Such a fun day at Belmont. Bring your rangefinder for the par 3s. Much better if you walk.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good

It’s a fun course, they’re still working on the Tee Boxes. I’d say 6/12 were rock solid. The design and layout were both fun and challenging, greens ran fast. Little bell was okay, first time playing the addition. Only 1 long par 3, the rest were 50-70 yards. For the amount of money, I’d probably just play somewhere with a full 18.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It's a shame

For what ever reason you've taken a good 18 hole golf course and turned it into a 12 hole what ever you want to call it. Finally did something good with the bunkers and raised the price to something no one thinks it's worth. And.....the maintenance of the tee boxes is nothing like I've ever seen anywhere....poor.....never cleared of any old tees and hard as brick.....

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for the price

Great course for the price. 12 legitimate holes + a 6 hole par 3 course. This could be a pro or con depending on the golfer. Bunkers have perfect sand, however people are being lazy and not raking bunkers or fixing ball marks. That’s the only complaint…. Not the course but the lazy people playing it. People just need to respect the game and the course. This is a problem everywhere. If you fix all the marks in the way, the greens roll true and have enough undulation to make it tricky.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting holes. You can imagine what it was like as an 18 hole layout.
Too bad only 12 holes.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

What were they trying to do?

When heard Love Golf Design renovated Belmont, it sounded like we'd have a very enjoyable, some challenging aspects and twists, but overall a very playable course again. First Tee becoming the principle of the course sounded awesome, extending golf's reach to the next generation of golfers. If that was the intended target, the DESIGN MISSED THE MARK. Its a punishing layout, resulting in a frustrating round. We don't need to teach kids that golf can be very difficult to succeed playing. WHY? I've never seen the majority of a courses greens to be entirely sloped, very few greens have any flat areas here. The greens' speed is inconsistent, one is relatively fast, the next one greatly slower, that's 30% of the greens problem, the remainder is their difficult playability. The result is an extremely difficult 2-putt paring of a hole. Now if you drop your 2nd shot 5' from the hole like we see the Pro's do sometimes - well, I'm not a Pro - far from it. Greens lack of consistency is usually a sign of poor greens' maintenance. Was this maintenance considered in the redesign? It appears not. SAND TRAPS - it was great to see pictures of the white fluffy sand. It's a different story when faced with deep traps with heighten walls facing the direction of the hole. Landing in a fairway trap is punishing enough, being unable to reach the green due to the tall walls - is simply just no fun. This is not a championship course any longer, it's a public course that should be inviting to the general public golfer. The Belmont Golf Course needed restoration largely in part due to the lack of sand trap and greens maintenance. Will the restoration be sustainable? I hope so, but appears to already be a challenge after one year; the maintainability requirements will continue to increase. That requires increased green fees revenue; IMHO, I'm afraid they have missed the mark and shot themselves in the foot. I won't be back anytime soon, there are more enjoyable choices.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ed

Everything in great shape! Divot sand was short for a full round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not great

In theory 12 normal holes and 6 holes of par 3 would be fun. Unfortunately, the course conditions were poor and the par 3 side is very underwhelming in all aspects. One of the holes was closed with no warning from staff and many of the par 3 holes are very short.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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