Lake/Road at Hollows Golf Club, The

3.8488941176 3.8 stars from 5 (144)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5966 yards
  • Slope: 112
  • Rating: 68.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5966 yards 68.0 112
White 70 5661 yards 66.6 109
Gold 70 4999 yards 63.7 104
Red (W) 70 4715 yards 66.2 106

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 144 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
76
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

128 out of 140 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"Public course in the country"


u1367903's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you want to go out and play and get your game/swing in shape here is a place to go for the price. Greens are small and rolled well. If you’re expecting plush conditions this is not the place. There are three nine hole layouts - cottage, road, and lake. The staff is friendly but the amenities are lacking. Played here b/c the ease of making a tee time with GolfNow. I don’t know why any golf course wouldn’t use this app.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Hollows Golf Club on 11/20/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Hollows Golf Club, in the Richmond area. We are glad to hear that you enjoy our course for the practice and that greens were in good shape when you played. It also sounds like you had a friendly experience with our staff, so we are happy to hear that. Your feedback is appreciated, especially regarding the course conditions and the off-course amenities. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.

"Fun round"


lccrossgaze's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were great, rolling faster than I expected. The fairways were good, too. I like the layout, which combines inviting fairways with enough approach challenges to keep you thinking. Thankfully, all three sets of 9 were available, because a seniors tournament was on Cottage/Lake. I was able to play Road/Cottage pretty quickly (under 2.5 hours) as a single.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"An Old Favorite"


w3aVanhOseL's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I like the course layout, and the greens are always in great condition. I have to travel almost 30 miles to get there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This place is great!"


u000005046655's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I don’t live near Richmond any more, but when I’m nearby, I always try to play the Hollows. This place is absolutely awesome and the people who run this place (Andy Bemis) do a really great job keeping things running well. Plus, I love the 27 hole layout. It offers a lot of variety and provides an option at the turn if the pace is a little off.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fall golf"


RG948383ADAAD6E1D62C's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a beautiful fall day, so play was a tad slow but enjoyable. Over all course was in decent shape. Greens ran true.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Hollows Golf Club on 10/19/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Hollows Golf Club in the Richmond area, and for the 3 stars. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the great weather with us, but we hope you'll see improvements with the pace of play during your next round. We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again soon!


daniel5623649's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



w3aVanhOseL's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the price"


05131966's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Some challenging holes on lake course. Tee boxes were very good. Greens had some crabgrass around edges but were okay. Play off blue tees for some challenge white a little too short. Staff was super friendly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Hollows Golf Club on 09/14/2017:

Hello Bruce, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Hollows Golf Club, and for the 3-stars. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed playing our golf course and that you had a friendly experience with our staff. Thank you for your feedback regarding the conditions of the greens and we hope you will see an improvement for your next round with us. We appreciate you recommending our golf course, in the Richmond area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Staff in the pro shop was very rude!"


u000004464847's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having played here before I was not anticipating any problems. However the guy in the pro shop collecting the fees was extremely rude and talked to us as though we had never played golf before and gave several stern warnings about particular rules of the course. He held us up for at least 15 minutes!

Don't want to go back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Hollows Golf Club on 09/08/2017:

Hello Pamela, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Hollows Golf Club, in the Richmond area. We are sorry to hear that you had a poor customer experience at our course and your feedback is appreciated. We hope that you enjoyed your round and we are glad to see that the pace of play was smooth. Thank you for playing our golf course and we hope to earn your business again soon.


ruaridhmcnicol's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great condition for August in Central VA, the greens were soft and very consistent. Excellent value for money course with very fast pace of play for a Sunday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ho hum"


eman1148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

OK course ,just not very interesting, conditions were OK ,greens were slow , road nine was OK just kind of back-and-forth ,don't think I'll be back anytime soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Hollows Golf Club on 08/28/2017:

Hello Derek, thank you for giving our course, The Hollows Golf Club, in the Richmond area, a three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you did not find our course enjoyable. We are always looking to improve our course conditions and to make it an enjoyable round. But, we are glad to see that you had a smooth pace of play and found it to be great value for your money. Thank you for playing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Crowded"


Speedblade54's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Surprised us , not usually bad pace but Thursday afternoon had tee time after 1 and were backed up three deep . Moved ok once got going , but usually waiting minute or so each tee shot and second . Must disagree with earlier review , greens not great . Burn spots numerous but we're cut consistent . That have worked on traps and a lot more sand . Fairways good but the tees here have always been hard . Didn't get to play lake , wanted to see the work they had done . Got to first hole on lake after playing road and both groups ahead of us were waiting on third group to finish hole . With pro shop permission we just played the cottage and yes played right on thru with no delay . Didn't get to see the greens on lake of course and that's where they have done some work . Overall just nice easy course and the 19th hole is comfortable . Driving range isn't much , but good course for the weekly hacker, beginners and seniors . Easy course to walk .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value!"


Quincy2135569's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed it! The cafe (food) is the best in Richmond


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Greens, Short Course"


Hodog's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is in the burbs. Into the deep woods but, worth the drive for their greens. A mid to lower handicap player like myself will eat this place up but, it is fun and for the price, it is worth putting on these greens. Kudos to the greenskeeper here. The greens are slick, true, and in excellent shape. No forced carries and not much trouble around the lake. You can go really low.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Always enjoyable"


u791366312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our go to go course. We always enjoy ourselves. Could be faster at times and better cart paths, but still really like the place.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course to play"


u000007447709's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had not played at the Hollows in a long time, but it was a very pleasant experience to be back. The course is good for new to intermediate players for sure to just go out and play. The course is fairly straight forward. The greens are a little small, but that is just being picky. The fairways and rough were in good condition, the greens were in excellent condition. For an intermediate golfer like myself, it was a great day to work on my game, but also not feel like what is around the corner for me on my next shot. I was able to go truly work on hitting my drives, irons, etc. and just enjoy playing golf.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



wpsusko's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Hollows Golf Club on 07/27/2017:

Hello Will, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Hollows Golf Club in the Richmond area. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the course layout and that it was a smooth round. I hope the course conditions were up to par when you played and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for the 3 star review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not worth the money for what you get"


drewsdad08's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Every single time I've played here the last 4 or 5 years, my group has never been allowed to play the Lake nine. Most of the greens on the road nine are terrible. The staff is unfriendly most of the time. The mowing is inconsistent. Not worth the money at all.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Hollows Golf Club on 08/04/2017:

Kenny, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Hollows Golf Club. We regret to hear about the poor customer service. Your feedback is very helpful to us. We appreciate the 3 star rating and hope to see you again soon in the Richmond area.

"First time was fun."


smjw7981's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good conditions on the course. Fairways were being mowed after several days of rain. Greens were a bit soft but were fair.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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