The Hollows Golf Club - Cottage/Road
Located in Montpelier, Hollows Golf Club has a 27-hole layout that is considered one of the best values in the area. The holes are divided into three nines that provide three different 18-hole combinations. The Cottage, Lake, and Road nines come with enough variety to offer something for players of all skill levels from low handicappers to more experienced players. The green fees are applicable the whole day, which allows golfers to play all three courses if they have the time and the inclination. The Cottage/Road combination only has water on one hole, but it is a memorable one. The hole is Cottage's par 3 third, which is the golf course's signature. There is not only a formidable pond along the right but also an 8-foot bunker on the left. In addition to the golf courses, the Hollows also has an all-grass driving range and putting green.
|Red (W)||70||4642 yards||65.5||107|
|Blue M: 67.4/125||349||525||190||305||426||333||171||365||308||2972||6061|
|White M: 65.2/117||320||486||138||305||406||333||159||352||280||2779||5695|
|Gold M: 62.8/106 W: 67.3/122||290||458||138||230||356||283||138||331||261||2485||5089|
|Red M: 61.6/104 W: 65.3/114||270||401||70||215||345||283||124||331||251||2290||4675|
This was my first round of golf since a recent heart attack. I wanted to play a familiar course as I’ve been here many times before. My playing partner and I played Road/Lake and it sure felt great being out! The course was in good shape except for one fairway under repair. The greens ran true and were perfect. The staff was very pleasant too. I highly recommend.
Great Course for the $; HUGE improvements
I have played The Hollows since it first opened. After Tommy Pollard, the original owner and architect- a local suburb HS player who crafted this course - passed away from a severe heart attack at a young age - the course was sold by gamily to it’s present owners (young and ambitious).... they have spent a ton of money improving the fairways and greens and are constantly putting money back into the course. It is in the best condition and all I can say is Pollard would be so proud. It is a very fun course... not difficult yet a very fun course that does have a small handful of difficult holes but if you play smart can shoot a good score. A friendly course, friendly staff - not “in-your-face” friendly, just an”country-friendly” for those that get that. Each year it gets better, the owners put their profits back into the course and thrilled by their outlook and long term direction. It’s a FUN course - and a family friendly course. A gem for it’s appeal and focus. Definitely a value the money and worth the drive..... only a 1/2 hr from center of center city of Richmond.
Incredible golf course for the money!!
The Hollows is an incredible golf course, with 3 very straight forward 9 hole courses. Each one has it's own unique character. You can play 9 or 18, or if you really feel up to it, you can continue on and play the whole entire 27 holes!
You will use every single club in your bag. I know it sounds strange, but, you'll hit a crisp 7-iron one time, and then next time, you'll have to drop down to a 6-iron because either the winds changed, the flagstick changed, or maybe even the "Golf Gods" are making it play a little tougher! Ha ha ha...
Great staff, very friendly people, and just an overall favorite course to play! In closing, I hope you can see the very excited video that I shot today (4/22/19) from Lake #6, where I did an amazing "bump 'n run" with a 9-iron from roughly 20 yards away, and holed it out for a Birdie!
Played the Saturday (before Easter Sunday) after 15 tornadoes touched down in VA and the course was still in great shape. 90 degree rule and the greens were rough but the course played fair. Going back very soon and when my friends want to play I always make it their first time at The Hollows. Thank you to my old boss from Valentine Electrical, Dennis B, for introducing me to the enigma that is The Hollows! -JD Scott-
The weather warmed up nicely and the course is getting into shape. Greens were just aerated so slow , sandy and bumpy. Should be ready in a couple of weeks .
Good For the Money
It’s winter so fairways were thin, greens were rolling good for the time of year. For the price the golf course was a good deal.
Rain and snow has taken it's toll on the road course. Even the cart paths are a solid mud bog. The greens and fairways are 85% but they have lost the ruffs and paths. They'll get it back in spring but I would not recommend the course now.
even being the off season greens resembled tee box patches missing, rough worse than being ariiated fairways were in great condition and course over all qas great but had tee times backed up ontop of eachother and wouldn't move people to diffrent starting holes . overall a decent experience but qas constantly waiting to take a shot could get no flow to round
Hardly any yardage markers; not hard to put a stake in the ground. Cart paths are like the Oregon trail. Tarps on some of the lake greens. Recently took the porta Johns off the course; might be using the savings to buy some gravel.
P.S. The men’s association think they own the place
Hello Christophe9175830, thank you for taking the time to review our course at The Hollows Golf Club. We are very sorry to hear that your recent experience with us was poor. We greatly value your feedback regarding the yardage markers and cart paths and will continue to make the necessary improvements to your overall experience with us. We hope that you would give us another chance to improve upon the course and hope that you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.
The course is in great shape compared to 6 weeks ago. The greens are really decent, the fairways are we good and we caught pass are much better than they were when I played a few weeks back. Are they friendly staff to a course in decent shape and you have a great bargain on GolfNow.
Course was wet of course after a few inches of rain but Cottage was mostly still 90 degree with the cart. Greens in good shape and true , but as more rain fell it got a bit tricky.Always a fast round here and able to practice some shots .
We had a great weather day. The course is in pretty good shape. Some greens had a few rough spots but they were all very playable. Tees some good some not so good. They were very thin on grass. Fairways were very nice. Overall the layout is fair and forgiving. Not real long from the white tees with lots of 300-350 yard par 4's. Staff was friendly and helpful. We will return.
Great Day as usual
Love that I can play quickly. Sometimes run into some slow players but they will let you play through or you can play out in front.
Greens were wet from all the rain plus watering, so soft landing.
Staff and other players are always friendly!
The course had red pin flags in back of of greens and blue ping flags in the front of the greens. (Supposed to be the opposite.) From a distance you can not tell so go with flag color. A number of tee boxes completely closed for re-turfing so only Gold tee boxes available. (Why not close 1/2 of each box at one time??) A par 4 under repair was turned into a par 3 indicated by notices printed on regular paper and weathered. The tee box was a golf range matt, not an actual substitute tee off area. Wish it was just a well managed course with no surprises.
Could be better
The course itself looked pretty nice but it was not well marked and even starting tees were not well marked. Several holes had rough areas or were damaged . Pace of play was slow.