The University of Richmond Spiders men’s and women’s golf teams moved their home base to Independence Golf Course in 2014-15, with a brand-new practice facility in the works.
At Independence now, the Spiders enjoy top-of-the-line amenities, including locker rooms, offices, a practice tee, a short game area including sand traps and chipping, as well as a nine-hole par-3 short course and an 18-hole championship course.
Stretching across gently rolling terrain on the edge of Virginia’s Piedmont region, the Club’s 18-Hole Championship Course meanders through woodlands and along quiet, reflecting waters. Tom Fazio, whose course designs have populated Golf Digest’s Top 100 for years on end, has created in Independence a varied and inventive course appealing to golfers of many skill levels.
With multiple tee placements, strategic bunkering throughout, and numerous holes that might be described as character building, it is a course that promises to excite and challenge both champions and amateurs, alike.
Independence is a true marvel in central Virginia because it offers 2 full size driving ranges that allow you to hit off immaculate grass tees year round! We have 3 putting greens, as well as a chipping green complete with a beautiful bunker, large enough for 5 players to practice at the same time. Nowhere else in the state can you find facilities this dedicated to simulating a real golf environment.