Best golf courses: Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Clark & Strange

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Richmond, VA

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Thomas E. "Tom" Clark (of Ault, Clark & Associates) in collaboration with Curtis Strange.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Maples, Dan

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Richmond, VA

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Father/son team of Ellis & Dan Maples designed Ford Colony's original Marsh Hawk course (1985). Dan Maples designed the Blue Heron (1999) and Blackheath (1999) courses.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Fazio, Tom

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Richmond, VA

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Original design by Tom Fazio (2001); updated by Lester George (2014).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Weiman, Joel

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Richmond, VA

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Joel Weiman
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Richmond, VA
George & Giles

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Private club

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Richmond, VA

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Lester George & Vinny Giles.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
LaFoy, John

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Richmond, VA

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John LaFoy
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Richmond, VA
Nicklaus Design

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Richmond, VA

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Original 9-hole course (built in 2010 and known as Westham GC) was completely redesigned and extended to 18-holes by Nicklaus Design in association with Tom Clark (2015).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Richmond, VA
Lohmann & Benkusky

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Richmond, VA

Designer

Bob Lohmann & Mike Benkusky
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Richmond, VA
Stranz, Mike

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Richmond, VA

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Mike Stranz
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
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Richmond, VA
Stranz, Mike

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Richmond, VA

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Mike Stranz
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Richmond, VA
Jones, Rees

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Richmond, VA

Designer

Rees Jones

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