Providence Golf Course

3.2009833333 3.2 stars from 5 (36)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6529 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Simulator:
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6529 yards 71.2 134
Blue 71 6137 yards 69.1 129
Blue (W) 71 6137 yards 75.3 138
White 71 5594 yards 66.1 122
White (W) 71 5594 yards 71.6 130
Red (W) 71 4986 yards 67.6 121

Providence Golf Club in Richmond has a rich and unique history. The original location along the Pocoshock Creek closed in 1985 but the property and an adjacent parcel of land were then bought by a new development company. The additional land was used for six new holes while the original property now has longer and more spacious holes. The golf course then had another redesign in 2002 that was overseen by Virginia native Lester George, who is known for designing the highest ranked golf course in the state, Kinloch Golf Club. Providence G.C. wanders through a beautiful landscape of towering trees and wetlands. George utilized these natural features to create a number of risk-reward opportunities throughout the course. The golf course finishes with a risk-reward hole that is heavily guarded by both bunkers and a creek.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 2.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 36 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

34 out of 35 reviews


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"An Average Course For The Average Golfer"


MizunoBen's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

In an area that has no scarcity of great golf courses, Providence Golf Club is a modest member. It may not wow you with exotic course design or immaculate conditions or world-class service, but you won’t pay for those omissions either.

The course layout is inviting for the average golfer with wide open fairways on many holes and plenty of places to bail out or lay up if need be. That’s not to say the course lacks its challenges, as forced carries, water hazards, and other trouble are aplenty but this course isn’t going to beat you up.

The conditions for mid March aren’t far off others in the area and that’s to say as bad as you’re likely to see the rest of the year. That’s less a criticism and more an acknowledgement that without growing grass, there’s only so much you can do to make the place look nice and play well. The greens roll relatively smoothly and the bunkers are clean. Fairways are generally in good shape, the tee boxes have seen better days, but again, that’s expected.

The price for my nine holes of $27 seemed slightly high for this time of year but it’s not a bad value, especially in this area. I didn’t have much time to take note of the amenities off the course but don’t expect TPC out here, this is more of a muni level course.

I left not so much unimpressed with Providence as just lacking an impression at all. It’s ok, it gets the job done. It’s not flaunting anything because it doesn’t have much to flaunt, and sometimes that’s ok.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Design"


VSGAgolf's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

I like this course. It is in decent shape for a daily-fee track and it maintains a good pace of play all around. It is not a very easy course to walk, but it is a fun and challenging course. My favorite hole, the 18th is a 515-yard par 5 that features an absolute beautiful bunker on your left. It covers nearly 30 yards and is the true definition of a hazard. It is reachable in two, but you must carry wetlands in order to reach the putting surface. Now, this course is not cheap. For 18 holes it is over $60 and it is not quite on the level of Independence rather closer to Hunting Hawk.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"A Nice Day!"


Joey53's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I (ages 58 & 60) played 6/24/15 when it was clear and 102 Degrees with the heat index. Heat/sun doesn't bother us. We were quite impressed with the course - fairways and greens were the best we've seen lately, and we've played a lot of nice courses. Kudos to staff for their grounds work! Course challenging, and worth the price for the upkeep they have maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Soggy but fun"


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 01/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Course was very wet . Water standing in numerous traps and greens very choppy . Nice layout and tees and fairways good shape. Is a busy course, so periodic waits, but really did move well today. Only issue is that it is little expensive when compared to other venues. Brickshire, Viniterra and brookwoods little of a drive , but for the money more challenging and in better shape. If live Chesterfield and want to play close to home then this is the place.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Super fun course for any skill level"


RthrBDrvnSubaru's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course is great! Beautiful layout that requires every shot imaginable. Even the shorter holes can pose quite the challenge as the fairways can yield some pretty uneven lies (ball below/above feet etc.). Fun course for better players as most if not all par 5s can be reached in 2. But they will need to be 2 great shots! For beginners it is also really fun. I'm a low handicap but my friends never play golf and are nearing 30 and we all had a blast. The greens typically run a little slow but are always in great shape and roll true. Make sure you give those short ones a firm stroke and don't worry about it running out too far! Also make sure you check out this course if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course expensive"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course very good shape , little slow play. Expensive, have played numerous courses in area for much less and just as nice. Moderate challenge. Don't understand why driving range is always play from mats, especially with the beautiful summer we have had. Like courses can warm up on grass before play. Very nice putting green and separate chipping green .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course! Friendly staff and atmosphere"


u000007576394's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

June and the course is greened up well and is in prime shape. Challenging yet playable for all levels of player. Big difference in shots choices between depending on what tee boxes played. Something for everybody.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always in great shape"


u000005773893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is always one of the best maintained public courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent conditions"


JustaGOONER's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is November, so all of the courses are getting that brown tinge to them. This course was fantastic. Challenges everywhere, hazards everywhere, and the greens were impossible to read. Just what we look for in a course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course for beginners and experienced players."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/3/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in great shape for early November. Its a challenging course but still somewhat forgiving and landscaped beautifully.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I always enjoy playing this course!"


Richard7770669's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a great value now that they joined Golf Now!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nc"


kenny222's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, setup for all age groups and varying degrees of ability. Well marked for yardages with fairly flat puttable greens. Very enjoyable outing. Ken


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"good condition"


rondds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the end of October, the course was in good shape. Group in front of us was a little slow. Course is walkable as 3 of us walked.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very popular course...provides an excellent, enjoyable round"


Cecil5647317's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very well maintained; greens and fairways are well above average for a popular course that receives lots of play. Rough is fair when not too high.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Nice Course"


A514chic's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/2/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course on a ride to Richmond. Loved this course. Lady friendly. Shot an 86 and I usually average in the low 90's. Really nice layout. We would definitely want to play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in excellent condition"


Dalelee74's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/28/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with 3 other Golfnow users and had a great time. Course was in great shape. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to play in Richmond.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/18/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape and no two holes were layed out the same. Different drives everytime. I really enjoyed this course. I will play this more and GolfNow is a great way to get your tee times !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course fits my game well."


u000005679702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/17/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Good for the golfers that are not real long hitters.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"enjoyed this golf course"


lmtyson's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/4/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

not my first time,,, always have a good time at providence,,,, a slow group in front of us on this day,,, no marshall...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Layout and Fun and challenging Course"


u000007493088's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course that I will play at least 8-10 times a season. Really enjoy the diverse and challenging Layout the course has to offer. My only concern would be the 4 times I've played there has been no Marshall riding through the course. Though only reason this would benefit myself and others would be to help maintain a nice easy continued pace of play. Three out of the four time my group found ourselves having to wait several minutes to tee off, but also waiting for the party to ahead to exit the green. I understand it is a busy course, but just having the presence of a Marshal stops players from hitting more than one ball each hole as well as what I like to call lollygagging or Bojangling . Beside that I recommend playing this course to every golfer I meet. Fun Course!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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