James River Nurseries was proud to be selected landscape and hardscape contractor for the multimillion-dollar renovation of the Belmont Golf Course in Henrico County.
Originally known as Hermitage Country Club, Belmont was designed in 1917 and boasts a long rich history. Part of the history includes Ben Hogan winning the 1945 Richmond Invitational as well as hosting the 1949 PGA Championship won by Virginia's own Sam Snead.
Today Belmont is entering a new and exciting phase of it's on going story. First Tee of Richmond leased the course from Henrico County and has, along with Love Golf Design, led the effort to modernize and redesign the facility. It will continue to be open to the public, but will now have an increased focus on youth golf participation.
Part of the renovation included converting the existing 18-hole course into a 12-hole course, construction of a six-hole short course, as well as adding a driving range and practice area.
At James River Nurseries, it's gratifying knowing we played a role in the reimagined iconic Belmont Golf Course, and wish all the best to the folks over at First Tee as they continue to advance their mission as a youth development organization.