The Tattersall Youth Development Center at The First Tee Chesterfield Golf Course

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4.0
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
96.3%
Recommend this course
128 out of 134 reviews
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3.7
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
9 out of 10 reviews
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3.9
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 66
Length 4604 yards
Slope 105
Rating 62.4

The Tattersall Youth Development Center at The First Tee Chesterfield Golf Course, as well as the First Tee of Richmond, was established to provide educational golf programs for junior players. This comprehensive learning facility includes an 18-hole golf course, a three-hole practice loop, a large grass practice tee, a putting green, and a short-game practice area. There's also a staff of qualified coaches and golf instructors that can help you improve your score no matter what your weakness is. As a learning course, it might not be what low handicappers are looking for if they want a challenge, but it's a perfect place for beginners and high handicappers to get some practice with the game. The layout is very forgiving with wide-open fairways that offer plenty of room. The greens are fast and sometimes framed with bunkers. There are several par-3 holes that will give you a chance to work on your short game.

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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Lester George (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

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4.0
134 Reviews (134)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Elevation Changes 6
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 15
Walkers 14
Seniors 12
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
In the 'Burbs 6

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...Forgot how bad this course was!!

This course is barely A step above the driving range! It's pretty bad when you get an eagle on a hole but you can't count it because the par-5 was only 421 yards! The course layout is as crummy as it gets too! I have to remind myself... Don't go back!

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Commented on 05/03/2021

Ok... it's a youth development center, but I was more frustrated with the conditions than anything!! And 421 yard holes should be par 4s, youth development center or not!! Although I never saw 1 kid out there the whole day, I feel bad that they have to play such a crummy course!!

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Commented on 05/02/2021

It is a YOUTH development center.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Try once and Return many

Try it once. I guarantee you come back and score the next round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very Playable

Course was in good shape, for time of year. Greens were very nice. Reduction of gnarly grass, around greens and bunkers, was greatly appreciated. This was probably do to time of year, do to minimal growth, this time of year. I wish that would be the protocol, year round. Staff at counter was very helpful and friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 10
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Early in the season in Richmond

I have played this course numerous times and the current conditions are consistent with the emergence from winter and recent ice storms. At current the tee boxes, fairways and greens are various shades of brown and tan. It will begin to green up with the continued coming of spring. I will be back.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I Don't Like the Grass Around Greens

The course was generally in good shape. I object to the long, wryly, gnarly grass in various places around the course, but especially, around the greens. Ending up in that after hitting good shots, the reward is too often having to play out of these over-challenging areas. For the average "Sunday Golfer", I would enjoy playing on the course, a lot more, if this gnarly grass, wasn't so prevalent, and most significantly, around the greens.
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Some continual problems; 1 situational problem

Unfortunately, there are many places on the course, that are not well drained. This day the course was extremely wet and muddy, following rain from 2 days earlier.
My other disappointment was that the grass was too long, both on the fairways as well as around the greens and sand traps. It is especially unacceptable, to be losing balls in the fairway. Around the bunkers and greens, the grass is 4-5 inches long, which is hard to play from, and many balls are lost there on a continual basis.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

$8.50 for a bucket of range balls???

New clubhouse, that’s it. Nothing else is different. Range balls are totally ridiculous. You can get range balls from Independence Golf Course cheaper and these two courses aren’t even in the same universe.

Still, if you are a beginner and/or are working on your short game, not a terrible track, but not a course that I would revisit a lot, like Vineterra, or Dogwood Trace, which offer comparable pricing.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Unfortunate experience

I play here often. Pace is usually slow, but what do you expect from an affordable public course? However, lately there has been chaos and today I couldn't have had a worse experience. Scheduled a tee time as a single at 8:10. I was happy to be added to another group but the the other 3 people of my tee time were nowhere to be found. I was told that "all those groups are behind you, so go tee off". I got to the first tee and there were multiple foursomes that had tee'd off, and one group on the box with a much later tee time ready to tee off. They let me play through reluctantly. Play was so slow that I was able to play through the groups ahead. The last group let me play through, only to call the clubhouse and complain! The cart guy raced out to tell me that I couldn't play through because "they were the first group and you've caught up to the maintenance guys". So after completely misshandling all tee times in the morning, I do my diligence to play through, to only be told I couldn't continue because I "wasn't the first group" and i've caught up to the mowers. What a joke! After 10 holes I had to leave, with no chance of a refund from Golfnow.

Long story short, if you want to play here, come in the afternoon on a weekday. All other times are a mess, with no starter, and no order to tee times. There is a large contingent of senior foursomes that prevent any chance of having a good round in the morning. This is not in line with the mission of the First Tee.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great little course

My buddies and I are getting into golf and decided to play here on a whim. Course facilities seem nice enough. Welcoming type of atmosphere.

Carts were nice and clean. Semi newer looking as well.

I think there were 8 or 9 par 3s out there?

Greens were pretty slow and beat up a little bit from other golfers not fixing their dents.

Would return again and thanks for having us.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

1st T Chesterfield

Course is in very good shape, shame on those golfers that won’t fix their divots on the greens though, that’s the only knock I can give the course, greens are being abused

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Tee

Staff was very professional and courteous. There was a senior league from another course and the pace was pretty slow. Course was in great shape. This course is for all levels of play. You only get to hit driver several times but using your 3 fairway wood can get you in play. Greens was rolling great. All in all a fun day at the course. Great job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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