The Moseley, Va., property was first unveiled as the nine-hole Westham Golf Club in 2010. The golf course has been expanded to 18 holes and 7,150 yards through a $3 million investment.
The new 18-hole Magnolia Green Golf Club in Moseley, Va., will open to the public on May 22.
First unveiled as a nine-hole Westham Golf Club in 2010, the club is a semi-private Nicklaus Design in association with Tom Clark. It has been expanded into a par-72, 7,150-yard layout under iStar Residential, a developer of master-planned communities. iStar invested more than $3 million to build the new nine, making Magnolia Green only the second 18-hole course to open in Virginia since 2010.
The Billy Casper Golf-managed layout is enjoyable for players of all abilities. To date, iStar has invested nearly $50 million in the community with a second residential phase and $10 million amenity package—which will include an aquatics center, golf clubhouse and tennis facility—scheduled to break ground in 2015.
“Magnolia Green has more of the look and feel of a course in the Carolinas, making it unique to the Richmond market,” said General Manager Bobby Kidder. “It’s a strategic, second-shot golf course with wide fairways, short rough and sloping greens.”
Nicklaus Senior Design Associate Chris Cochran oversaw design and construction of the new nine, incorporating the area’s indigenous natural beauty with Bermuda grass fairways and bentgrass putting surfaces draped over undulating terrain. His team worked hard to meld the pre-existing nine with the new holes.
“We developed a fresh strategy for each hole while massaging what was already there,” Cochran said. “We kept the course’s basic routing the same, but worked on design features like yardages to create more variety and excitement.”
The course will be open to members beginning May 18. Greens fees range from $40 – $60 on weekdays and $50 – $70 on weekends, and club memberships are available.