Belmont Golf Course

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2.1
Value
2.7
Layout
2.9
Friendliness
2.2
Pace
3.1
Amenities
1.7
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6268
Slope 129
Rating 71.1
Type Public/Municipal
Belmont Golf Club originally opened in 1916, making it one of Henrico County's oldest courses. The original design was updated in 1927 by Donald Ross. The course has a traditional layout that plays to a seemingly mild 6,268 yards from the back tees. The length and design are indicative of the time when it was built, but it is just as challenging as any modern course. There are a few tough holes that will challenge even the best golfers. Mature trees line Belmont's fairways and there are strategically placed bunkers along the greens. Water doesn't have a prominent presence on the golf course, it only comes into play on two holes. Being one of the most affordable rounds in the area, Belmont Golf Club has become a favorite amongst locals over the years.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6268 yards 71.1 129
White 71 5818 yards 68.9 124
Gold 71 5526 yards 67.6 120
Red (W) 73 5094 yards 70.0 118
Scorecard for Belmont Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.6/129 353 327 294 170 470 384 317 353 496 3164 504 438 413 171 366 334 307 427 164 3124 6288
White M: 68.2/125 W: 73.7/133 326 318 267 154 438 332 303 341 471 2950 498 364 397 155 350 328 299 320 157 2868 5818
Gold M: 67.0/122 W: 72.1/130 313 309 253 144 420 297 292 333 383 2744 492 352 385 145 340 322 289 307 150 2782 5526
Red W: 69.6/125 301 300 236 134 402 291 276 325 373 2638 436 319 373 111 272 303 258 285 99 2456 5094
Handicap 9 7 17 15 1 5 13 3 11 14 6 2 8 10 12 16 4 18
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 35 71
Handicap (W) 4 6 18 12 10 8 14 2 16 9 3 1 15 13 5 11 7 17

Course Details

Year Built 1916
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect A. W. Tillinghast (1916) Donald Ross (1927)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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2.6
36
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Handicap 20-24
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Fair course, but overpriced.

Belmont is a Henrico county owned course, so its budget is probably the least of the counties worries and it reflects on the course, clubhouse, staff and amenities.

However, the fairways and tee boxes are usually well kept...Greens need some improvement. Watch out for certain bunkers as they will be full of rocks.

Overall, I gave an average rating, because the course is a manageable, decent easy course...but the staff and lack of amenities does not justify cost.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Waste of money

Staff is incompetent and unfriendly. Course conditions terrible, fairways were unkept, greens were long and slow. Greens were very spotty and burned out/scalped. No driving range and no off course amenities. All around terrible course for the money. Unacceptable that this course can charge 40 for a round, when Hunting Hawk is right up the road and 3X as nice for the same price. Will never return to Belmont. What an absolute waste of money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

4 Stars?

I don't see how this course has a 4-star rating on Golf Advisor. First off, Belmont does not have any practice facilities. No driving range, no chipping green, just a bland putting green next to the first hole. The course is in mediocre shape at best. The bunkers are a big problem for this course. Do not be surprised to find club-head sized rocks in the bunkers. I have seen them many times. The greens are bumpy and do not run true. The overall layout of the course is nothing to write home about. It's relatively flat and straight forward. Finally, the service at this course. I finished the 9th hole and walked up to their "halfway house". There was no one working it. So, I had to wait another couple of hours to get food and when I walked into the "clubhouse" their only employee was smoking a cigarette right outside of her establishment. I don't know about you, but I don;t want someone who just smoked a Cigarette making my food. I exited the door, probably for the last time.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Previously Played

Average

Nothing to write home about here , but looking at the absence of reviews on this course , that goes without saying. Course old, and worn. Fairways weak and greens spotty at best. Clientele not your passionate golfing crowd. One player in jeans and by the absence of reviews on golf advisor , not frequented by your weekly golfers. Layout very uninivting. Most courses have a signature hole , one that makes you remember the challenge and uniqueness . Can't think of one hole that stood out, all pretty much the same, straight up and back. No real 19 th hole , no driving range or real practice facility so amenities nonexistent . Weather was great and we enjoyed the day , but don't plan on returning anytime soon.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fairways & Tees Good, Greens sucked

The course is fairly tight. The tee boxes and the fairways & roughs were in good shape however, golf carts did not have sand bottles to fix divots. The greens, sand traps and fringes were awful. Fringes were mostly weeds. Sand traps were rocks and dirt. The small Greens were a combination of mud and ball mark craters. Apparently players on this course don't believe in fixing their ball marks. A shame because with better Greens this course could have gotten a higher rating.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather

Well Past It's Glory Days

Belmont is coming up on 100 years old. Thousands and thousands and thousands of people have been chopping the daylight out of it since 1916. Not saying it's threadbare. Just kind of worn out. That said, I can't imagine it being maintained any better. They do pretty good with what is left. And it was re-built by Donald Ross, for crying out loud! It's cheap to play. It's a muni course. It is not a destination course. I was visiting and chose it because Richmond had just got some rain and I wasn't going to pay $50 to play in the mud. Must drain well, because standing water was never a factor. Belmont is relatively flat and an easy walk. TONS of well-maintained bunkers, both in the fairways and around the greens. The consistently wide fairways are okay, as far as grass coverage goes, until you get closer to the greens where in high traffic areas it has been worn away. Oddly, several of the greens have lush fringes. The greens' "trueness" are probably not as bad as I would describe them. (I've been spoiled after recently playing two courses with the best greens ever.) But, there's no denying the the usual bumpy roll, odd turn thing Muni players are used to. No bare or sandy spots though. There is no wow factor at Belmont. There is one sorta cool hole: the first par-3 on the back is elevated from way way up (again on an otherwise flat course) to a bunker protected green. Be advised, the pictures of the hole layouts on the scorecard are inaccurate. One hole claims a creek in front of the green that isn't there. Another fails to report a creek.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Virginia Advisor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Perfect day to play

Ok, first off the weather may have overshadowed the course . 70 degrees , all sun and very little breeze, could not have been more perfect. Played afternoon and to our surprise , by ourselves. The tees were a little soggy at times and the greens were fast , as in very fast. Back nine the greens started to get weak and patchy. To those that have never played this course the front nine and back nine have a totally different personality . Front narrow and short , back wide open and easier. Back little boring with straight up and back , but plenty of sand to help add to the challenge . Almost wish could start on back nine to warm up before tackling the tightness of the front. Overall nice course and great to walk or ride .

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very Nostalgic

Loved it. Can hardly wait to play again. Short but challenging with small greens. Greens were fast and true. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Crowded, Forced 4-some

I have played this course many, many times and I am always disappointed when a inflexible starter forces a 2-some to play with two single walkers who don't know each other. Golf is my time to relax and spend time with my friends and I pay good money to do it. When a starter makes you start 15 minutes prior to your tee time with 2 strangers who don't even know each other either, and who are walking, not riding, it really dampens your experience. We had ample time to start later, but the staff was inflexible. So much for having a good time...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has a tradition of greatness.

Belmont is a great course and well maintained. It is challenging despite it's relatively short length.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is a GREAT value!

Although some of the greens had some rough patches, we have seen this at numerous courses this summer because of the abnormal amounts of rain we have had. Overall, the course was in very good condition, and we played in 3 1/2 hours. Some of the green-side bunkers needed sand, i.e. #11.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course for being county owned!

Tee time was flexible. Pace of play was good! Other people out there learning to golf midweek! Would recommend to beginners midweek.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Single golfers will notice a decidedly unfavorable policies towards them. Most singles expect to be paired; however, try to register a tee time now.

Single golfers will notice that new management policies will deter those who would like to play the course. I must add the course is in the best shape ever. I personally experienced this myself. I expect to, and should be paired when the course is busy (and even when it's not). But, I e come to realize that it's new mg t's desire to discourage single Greta. Try to register a tee time as a single golfer. Remember, this is a municipal course, not private so there should be some accommodations for tax paying reside t's who like golf but doesn't have a foursome to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would love to play Belmont again!

The Belmont is a nicely maintained course, with a few tricky tee shots. The water that ran along several fairways was fun.... The fairways and tees boxes were great, the greens a bit bumpy.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

well laid out course

good course for the money good play for any golfer

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course for $$

Great course. challenging enough to not get bored, but still fun to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course, great greens

Grabbed the "hot deal" for a Saturday and played with my son we paired up with another golfer and had a great time. The course was in great shape, especially the greens. We were playing steady through the front 9 and then were waiting every hole on the back 9 due to a foursome 4 groups ahead of us. They were playing extremely slow. There is a nice snack bar on the course. I liked that set up and the food. The girl at the snack bar was super friendly. Overall a good experience. Look forward to playing here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the greens

Had a great time. Challenging course. Love the greens!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great!!

Greens had been aerated, and were bumpy, making putting much too difficult.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

good bang for the buck,especially w/golf now

great fairway conditions, tough greens, pleasure to play

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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