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4.5
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
35
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
90.7%
Recommend this course
115 out of 130 reviews
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4.6
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
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4.6
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.0%
Recommend this course
24 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7135 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.6

Independence Golf Club in Midlothian is situated on the edge of the Piedmont region, routed through the area’s mature woodlands and natural wetlands. Tom Fazio designed the course; it's his only daily-fee course design in Virginia. The challenging layout features narrow fairways lined with high, thick rough areas. There are also numerous strategically placed bunkers lurking along the greens. It's a tough golf course but not overly punishing for high handicappers. The course strikes a nice balance between being challenging and playable, a reason that it often serves as host to many Richmond-area tournaments. The layout finishes with an uphill dogleg left that plays over water, with a good drive you can avoid the bunkers that are to both the left and right of the fairway. For beginners, Independence Golf Club also has a nine-hole short course for training as well as a learning center.

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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (2001) Lester George (2014) Tom Marzolf (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Golfers must wear collared shirt. Denim is not permitted.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

FootGolf, Disc Golf

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
130 Reviews (130)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Entertaining Clients 6

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Okay Fazio

For a Fazio course I was a little disappointed but it was in pretty good shape overall. I scored well but I just didn't come away with the Fazio feeling I usually get playing his courses. Would I play it again...absolutely. I guess I just expected a little more but hey I can't complain about a 77 but so much.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

Following a 5-some (3 who were walking) from the 10th tee on was annoying.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 119
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Just Amazing!!

In the 30 years I have played golf I don't even know if I can say that there has been a course that I've played that was in better shape than Independence! Perfect tee boxes, perfect fairways, perfect greens!!! Great day!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Fastttttt Greens

First time playing Independence. Loved the course. For a Sunday, the pace of play was great. Marshals were on top of it. The greens were great. No pitch marks and they are fast. Can’t wait to play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot & Wet

The course was very wet. It was very hot and humid. I couldn’t finish. Got overheated.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 119
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Always nice!!

It's hard to say anything bad about this course other than the price of it is a little bit too high! For the money, Royal New Kent is a much better deal as it is in just as good condition but Independence is very nice!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful, but..

18th hole wasn't open as they were watering (at 2 pm?). I get that we're in a dry stretch, but water earlier so all holes can be open OR don't charge full price. Not what you expect from a $100 course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 119
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Except for the price, a great experience!!

I have to imagine that Independence is as close to a PGA tour course as any in the Richmond area! I don't think I have ever played faster greens except at Kingsmill! But I truly enjoyed the experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Finding Golf in Richmond

While visiting family I stayed in Short Pump. The app led me to Independence. It was a delightful first time experience. I’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens like glass, and conditions great overall but.....

To have 18th hole closed for watering at 2pm is ridiculous when they charged full 100 green fee. I get it we need the rain but water early in the morning or don’t charge full price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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