The Federal Club

4.9893058824 5.0 stars from 5 (13)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7073 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

  • 13450 Palmers Way, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059, Henrico County
  • (804) 798-4996
  • (804) 798-4997
  • www.thefederalclub.com

Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (2007)
Type: Private
Greens: Bentgrass
Fairways: Bentgrass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7073 yards 74.1 145
Blue 72 6549 yards 71.7 140
White 72 6300 yards 70.7 136
Gold (W) 72 6105 yards 69.8 134
Red (W) 72 5414 yards 71.4 133
Junior 72 3044 yards 58.1 109
Junior (W) 72 3044 yards 58.3 101

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 5.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 13 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

13 out of 13 reviews


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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2018

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Absolutely Beautiful"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

One should know that when you are playing an Arnold Palmer designed track that it should be top notch. But nothing can really prepare one for the amount of thought that went into the Federal Club. Expertly placed bunkers, smooth undulating greens, and lush second cut rough is only the beginning. Every single hole at this course has a sense of difficulty while yielding itself to a potential birdie opportunity. The finishing hole, a 430 yard downhill par four is an excellent example of giving players options. It has several fairway bunkers that divide up a large fairway into several parts. To ensure that one is safe in the fairway an iron is a correct play. But even playing iron has its downside. It leaves you with a long iron shot into a green protected by water. Another play would be to hit driver, bringing several of the fairway bunkers into play. These are the types of decision that a golfer is faced with on every single shot at this course. The practice facility is one of the best in the area with a chipping green, putting green, driving range, and a short game area where one can work on their game from inside 100 yards. I would highly recommend this course, it is in fantastic condition year round and is a pleasure to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"I'll be back"


Petey3810's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great course, layout and conditions. Cannot wait for it to be spring and come back. Membership may be in my future.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This club is incredible!"


WillisAnderson's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The Federal Club has come a long way! While they got off to a rocky start years ago, the place is in PRISTINE now. The entire course is kept in amazing condition, really the best I have seen in a long time in the Richmond area. The course is challenging but still fun to play. They are in the process of building the clubhouse which will be done soon and have added tennis courts. It is harder to get a tee time than a few years ago as the course has become so popular, but I am happy to see this great success story. The neighborhood around the club (Mountain Run) has really filled in with some beautiful homes as well. You get the feel you are way far out in the countryside when you play this course, yet you are only 10 minutes fro Short Pump area. I highly recommend this course. The staff is also friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Should be on "Best in State" list"


Dcc0801's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Near-perfect conditions. One of Palmer's best designs. Will become an elite club once the permanent clubhouse is completed. Superb practice facilities. Greens are lightning fast but true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Outstanding track"


Buffjonson's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Arguably the best course in central VA. Bent grass throughout. Conditions are superb. The first six holes are about as difficult as it gets - but still plenty of birdie holes out there. I have played a lot of golf all over the mid atlantic, and can honestely say, I'd put this course up with any of them. It recently was a US Amatuer Qualifier host site, and from the scores - more than held its own. I never miss an opportunity to play here - and would reccommend to anyone in the area to play it.


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


"BEST course in central VA. no guestion about it."


kglas24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/3/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

By far the BEST course in central VA, the greens were very tough and fast. It took me some time to get use to them. If u like tough course that will make u play all the clubs in ur bag this is the place.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Visual Challenging, Stay Focused"


youraway2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/5/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a fantastic course. It is difficult even from the White Tee. The fairways are the best I've ever played. Can you believe it, bent grass greens, tee boxes, and fairways. The first cut is I believe Bluegrass, with heavy deep Fescue in the second cut. Hit it here and forget it. The greens are very undulated and fast. if your in the wrong position, it will be a difficult two putt at best. The practice facility is tops. I just can't make enough positive comments. I do not believe it is public but they offer a very good membership plan. This is a growing club and I suspect will be difficult to join in the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Amazing course for a great price."


Kenneth6474328's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will play again for sure when specials are available.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lightning fast, excellent condition"


rickronnie's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course played pretty tough. The greens were pristine and fast and the pins were in difficult positions. The rough was pretty long. The course was in excellent shape and well worth the money. The only knock was some shallow bunker insulation hampered one shot. Great practice facility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


Ben9775720's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/22/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has been so much fun to play on. This is how a golf course should look. Well taken care of and I would recommend it to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


osatto's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2012
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Great condition & nice design.. Perfect course....


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout challenging greens"


whoffner's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/28/2012
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

AQccuracy is key when approaching the greens, narrowly missing will result in extra strokes. Green are quick and have plenty of movement.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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