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

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3.8
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.2
95.4%
Recommend this course
133 out of 139 reviews
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3.8
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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3.8
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
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17 out of 18 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

Reviews

3.8
139 Reviews (139)

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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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Greater beginner course to practice irons

This is a great beginner course to practice iron play in particular but it is just an average course. The conditions are always just ok. The pace of play is usually slow because ALOT of people play this course, and in particular it's a very family friendly course so it can move pretty slow. The course isn't super challenging, but it's a great weekday night type course. It's not a course I'd recommend if your coming from out of town though and want to play something nicer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 118
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

...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!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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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 4
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
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great condition despite all the rain!

The course was excellent even though we had a ton of rain!!!!
Cart path only was still the order of the day and rightfully so considering many spots were a bit soggy.
I never had to move my ball out of water!!
Beautiful day of golf!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 26
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Mud in the bunkers

The greens are good for the price. Big pet peeves is mud in the bunkers nothing worse then having your ball completely covered in mud.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
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.
Art DeVita

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
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