When you think of going on a golf retreat, you probably think of the Meccas of the American golf world: Pebble Beach or Augusta, just to name a couple. If you’re looking for some place that can promise some great golf, however, you should seriously consider Richmond, Virginia. It may seem like it’s a little off the beaten path, but with a healthy amount of courses in the area and plenty conveniently located to any hotel or corporate housing in Richmond, Virginia, there’s plenty of reasons to choose the capital of the Commonwealth.
So Many Courses to Choose From
What good is a nice long golf retreat if you are stuck playing the same 18 holes every day? In Richmond, Virginia, you won’t have to find out the answer to that question. The region around Richmond has more than 20 golf courses to choose from. From the lush greens of the Glenwood Golf Club to the reasonably priced fees of Hunting Hawk public course, you may never have to play the same round of golf twice. Of course, with some of the most beautiful courses around, there’s no blaming you if you find a favorite.
With so many golf courses, if you’re merely interested in getting a quick round in, there’s no reason that you should have to travel very far to make your tee time. Richmond’s golf courses are scattered all over the region, so no matter where you’re coming from, you should find one in a quick drive’s distance. For example, if you’re in town on business and are living in corporate housing in downtown Richmond, Virginia, First Tee Richmond is not far, located in the Northside section of the city. Or, if you’re in a hotel in Brookbury, Meadowbrook Country Club is a mere stone’s throw away.
Did We Mention Mini Golf?
While it may not be exactly what you had in mind for a long golf retreat, if you’ve got the kids along for the ride, Richmond has got you covered. Located in nearby Chesterfield, the Putt-Putt Fun Center has exactly what kids go crazy for: games, prizes, and pizza. Even if your kids prefer go-karts and arcade games to practicing their short game, there’s plenty of fun to be had.
Take in a Little History While You’re At It
Whether you need a day to take a break from the links or you encounter some bad weather, it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan for your golfing schedule. Luckily, there’s so much to see in Richmond that you won’t have to spend too much time in the hotel room, even when it’s pouring. Richmond is rich in history and has plenty of sites to behold. If you’re a history buff, you may want to the select museums they have in the city, like the Museum of the Confederacy or the John Marshall House. If you’re more of a literature fan, Richmond is also the home to the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Of course, if you find those too stuffy, you can always take in a race at the Richmond International Raceway.
Pebble Beach and Augusta may be where the best golfers make a name for themselves, but if you’re looking for a getaway with lots of golf, Richmond, Virginia has you covered.
Mark has worked in the corporate world for over a decade and has spent plenty of time on golf courses while on business trips.