The rolling fairways, strategically placed bunkers, natural wetlands and undulating putting surfaces, make Sycamore Creek Golf Course a delightful challenge for players of all ability. The course is a signature Michael Hurdzan design, with no two holes the same. Not an especially long course, pinpoint shot-making and golf course management skills are a must to master this course. Verdant fairways, manageable roughs, manicured greens, and glistening bunkers are the norm, not the exception. As described by Dr. Hurdzan, “we encourage the use of multiple tees, wide landing zones, offset angles of play and forgiveness or containment for errant shots of the less skilled, but a demanding array of risk and reward shot values for competitive golfers. We design greens which are sensitive to the approach shots of all golfers, which drain well and make skillful putting a reasonable part of the game.”
Fantastic Green Conditions
Sycamore Creek is consistently ranked by local golfers as having the finest public course turf conditions in the Central Virginia area. Naturally fed by an abundance of lakes, creeks and fresh water springs, the Bermuda fairways and bent grass greens are lush (“40 shades of green”) and a joy to play. We are one of a handful of area courses (public and private) that fertilizes and overseeds in the winter. The proof is in early spring when our greens are actually green and not brown. Working 365 days a year, we believe our talented grounds keeping crew is among the best in the country, and time and time again, our well-conditioned greens prove it. Recently, the Richmond Times Dispatch voted us “Best Greens” in Richmond.
Golf Capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Sycamore Creek Golf Course is located in the prestigious Manakin-Sabot area in the heart of Goochland County’s horse country (the wealthiest county in the United States1). Surrounded by large estates, farms, and private hunt clubs, Manakin-Sabot is also home to the highest concentration of elite golf courses in Virginia including Kinloch Country Club (Golf Digest’s #1 course in Virginia, Golfweek’s #9 in the United States), the Country Club of Virginia’s James River course (Golf Digest’s #7 in Virginia), Hermitage Country Club (Golf Digest’s #9 in Virginia), Richmond Country Club, and, of course, Sycamore Creek. Unlike these other member-only clubs, Sycamore is the only course on this golf trail open to the public. That is why Golf Digest recently named us a “Best Places to Play 2008-2009.” Country Club quality golf at daily fee prices! Savvy Richmonders looking for the area’s best golf course value (more bang for the buck) tend to play here.
Convenient to Anywhere in the Richmond-Petersburg Area
No matter, if you live or work in Henrico, Chesterfield, Richmond, Hanover, or Goochland County, Sycamore Creek is conveniently located minutes from the I-64, I-295/95, and 288 interchanges, just 5 minutes from Short Pump Town Center, 10 minutes from Innsbrook Office Park and 20 minutes from downtown Richmond (far West End Richmond, get directions). We are the closest golf course to Short Pump (quick drive down 250/Broad St). With the new route 288, Sycamore has become an extremely convenient option for golfers who live or work in the growing communities in western Chesterfield County (Midlothian, Woodlake, Brandermill, Swift Creek Reservoir, etc) and Powhattan. Even Charlottesville-based golfers only have a short 50 minute drive to play one of Greater Richmond’s best public golf courses.
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