The Federal Club

The Federal Club is located in Virginia's scenic southwest Hanover County in Glen Allen's Mountain Run Subdivision. We are the premier Richmond golf facility, complete with everything from tennis to tournaments.

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Course Details

Our unique course layout challenges experienced players while at the same time helping newcomers relax as they enjoy learning this classic game. The course manages this with six sets of tees spanning many distances.

We have bentgrass greens and fairways with Bluegrass/fescue roughs. The course plays to 7,073 yards at its longest, with a rating of 74.1 and a slope of 145. It is a par 72 with eight par 4s, five par 5s and five par 3s. 

Come out and enjoy one of the premier Richmond golf courses today!


Golf Lessons At The Federal Club

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Tim Dale, PGA Certified
Head Golf Professional

Originally from York, England, Tim came to The United States to study Golf Complex Operations and Golf Management at The Golf Academy of America in Orlando, Florida. Here he studied the golf swing under Carl Rabito, PGA Master Professional and one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Golf Instructors. From there he moved to Virginia where he has worked at Brandermill Country Club, The Country Club of Virginia, Kinloch Golf Club, The Foundry Golf Club, Head Golf Professional (2007-2010) and The Federal Club, Head Golf Professional 2010-present.  Tim has been a Class-A member of The PGA of America since 2001 and became a certified professional in 2009.

The Federal Club Instruction Program
The Federal Club Instruction Program is tailored to fit the needs of our students.  Please contact Tim Dale, PGA Certified at 804-798-4996 ex.702 or email You can also use the request form to the right of this page.
Individual Lessons
One on one instruction is available for students who want personalized attention.  Tim offers 45 minute individual lessons or playing lessons (9 or 18 holes) customized to fit the student’s needs.
Group instruction is offered to students which includes all game segments and aspects of the golf swing. Group sizes range from 2-12 students.
Junior Instruction
We offer individual instruction, a four-day Junior Golf Camp during the summer and after school program in the Fall.

Corporate Golf Clinics
Members can entertain a group of business associates or clients during a customized instruction program.
Playing Lessons
Playing lessons are offered at the club where course management and the mental side of the game supersede golf mechanics.  Tim offers 9 hole and 18 hole playing lessons.
Club Fitting
Have your next set of clubs custom fit at The Federal Club.  We analyze shaft flex, shaft length, lie angle and grip size.
Lesson Rates
Tim Dale, PGA

Individual Lesson 45 minutes for students aged 16 and over- $75.00
Lesson incentives - Take 4 lessons & get the 5th for free! Expire 1 year after purchase
Children 15 and under 30 minutes - $30.00
Group instruction 2-5 players 60 minutes - $100.00
Clinics:  6-8 players 60 minutes - $120.00
9-12 players 60 minutes - $150.00
Playing Lesson:  9 holes - $100.00
18 holes - $175.00

Here are some resources to get you started... 
Successfully Managing Your Swing Thoughts 
Don't Over-think It
Warming Up
Putting Drills 

Golf Course Maintenance at The Federal Club

Welcome to the golf course maintenance page at The Federal Club. On this page you will find information on our key staff, course conditioning philosophies, monthly updates and useful links regarding turf care. We hope that this page can give you a little insight into how and why we manage the golf course the way we do. Enjoy and don't be afraid to ask us questions along the way!!!

Our Conditioning Philosophy: We manage the conditions at The Federal Club for firmness and speed. We don't just mean this with respect to the putting greens, but with respect to all of the playing surfaces. From the fairways to the approaches, we want to see the golf ball land receptively, but firmly. We manage this way so that the golfer gets the utmost enjoyment out of a well struck golf ball. Of course in Richmond, Virginia it is hard to manage cool season grass with firmness and speed while keeping it lush and green. As such, particularly in the summer months, we push our turf in an effort to create great playability. Although green is good, fast and firm is better. 

Our Staff

Golf Course Superintendent - Matt Drayton

Education: B.S.A. Turfgrass Management, The University of Georgia

Past Experience:  Spring Creek Golf Club, The University of Georgia Golf Course,
and The River Club (Suwanee, GA)

Bio: Matt started at The Federal Club early in 2014.  He came to us from Spring Creek Golf Club where he served as the Superintendent. Originally from Georgia, he moved to Virginia in 2010.  Matt is an avid University of Georgia football and Atlanta Braves fan.  When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, playing golf, and traveling.


Assistant Superintendent – Tyler Herbst

Education: Turf Grass Science, Pennsylvania State University

Past Experience: Hermitage C.C., Locust Hill C.C, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Oak Hill C.C.
Bio: Tyler joined our Federal Club family in early 2014. He came to us from Hermitage Country Club where he was an assistant on their Manakin golf course.   Tyler is a native of Rochester, New York where he first found his passion for this industry at Oak Hill Country Club.  He has worked numerous PGA tournaments consisting of 4 major championships.  When not on the grounds at the Federal Club, Tyler enjoys golfing and his chocolate lab, Bogey.

Assistant Superintendent – Ryan Holbrook

Education: Associates of Agriculture-Landscape and Turf Management, Virginia Tech

Past Experience: The Tartan Golf Club and Two Rivers Country Club
Bio: Ryan started at The Federal Club early 2015.  He came to us from Two Rivers Country Club where he served as their Landscape Superintendent.  He is a native of the Northern Neck of Virginia.  In his free time, Ryan enjoys golfing, waterfowl, fishing the Rappahannock River and spending time with his Golden Retriever, Ford.

Equipment Manager - Matt Ramsey 

Past Experience: Kinloch Golf Club, Smith Turf and Irrigation 

Bio: Matt started with The Federal Club in June, 2012. Matt is an expert in mechanical reel grinding, small engines and many other types of machinery. Prior to working for The Federal Club, Matt was the head mechanic at world renowned Kinloch Golf Club. Matt's precision with equipment is vital to our ability to mow the turf at such aggressive heights. 

Useful Links: 
 Use these links to learn about our turf species, unpopular, but necessary cultural practices and some of the pests that we battle on an annual basis.  

Bunker Renovations:
Better Billy Bunker

Our Turf: 
Bent Grass
entucky Bluegrass 
urf Type Tall Fescue 

Some Cultural Practices: 
op Dressing 
and Watering 
ertical Mowing 
Rolling Greens 
et Wilt  
Grooming Greens 
Deep Tine Aeration

Common Diseases and Pests: 
Dollar Spot 
Brown Patch 
Bacterial Wilt 
Summer Patch 
Fairy Ring 
White Grubs 
Annual Bluegrass Weevil

Events at The Federal Club

To make reservation a please call (804) 798-4996 or fill out the form in the contact section

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Choose The Federal Club as the location of your next golf event. From the moment you begin coordination until the final award is handed out, we are here to serve you. Whether you plan to hold a large corporate or charity event, or just a group of 12 on a golf getaway, we desire to ensure your complete satisfaction. To get your planning underway, call (804) 798-1266.

The Federal Club combines a great golf experience with the unmatched beauty of the Richmond Landscape. Our seamless integration of friendly service and gorgeous natural surroundings is what will bring your group back year after year. Your guests are sure to enjoy the hospitality of our staff along with the graceful beauty of our facility.

Each year The Federal Club entertains numerous private groups and organizations. Regardless of the size of the group or the reason for their golf event, our staff works diligently to make their golf outing a success. Explore your options with The Federal Club and experience what has made our golf course one of Virginia's best.

Weddings & Banquets

The Federal Club is the perfect venue for weddings and banquets. With a 4000 square foot pavilion that sits between our eighteenth golf hole and pool deck, the scenery and service will exceed all of your expectations.

Our Richmond wedding and banquet pavilion will comfortably seat 120 people with a buffet, bar, band and dance space. It has removable sides for inclement weather and space heaters to reduce the chill. Additional space can be added by expanding to the pool deck.

Fill out the request form to receive more details.  May and June wedding dates are already starting to fill.


Upcoming Events

The following events are planned at our golf club.

Facilities at The Federal Club

Pro Shop

The Federal Club offers the best in equipment and apparel to compliment your game. Stop by our fully-stocked Pro Shop before or after your round and browse through name brands.

Our friendly staff will help you make start times,  rent golf carts and register you and your guests before each round of golf.  An excellent selection of golf clubs and related merchandise are sold in the golf shop and golf lessons are available. Contact the Pro Shop for assistance, or to make an appointment for lessons.

 Useful Links
The Rules of Golf
PGA Tour News  

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Voted one of the Top 50 Private Ranges by GRAA

On the north end of our range, we offer four spacious bentgrass tee boxes totaling over 1 acre of hitting space.  The golfer will immediately feel true golf course conditions while looking out to a fairway strategically designed with seven bunkers and five target greens.  In addition to traditional practice space, there is a putting/chipping green with an approach specifically designed for uphill lob and pitch shots.  A deep greenside bunker also has been strategically placed to fine tune your sand play.

At the south end of the range we offer a 3.5 acre area short game area. With two target greens, four bunkers and sprawling fairway that runs between, our short game area is one of the region's best. It was created for every golfer to work on the most important part of the game - the shot from within 100 yards.  There are few clubs that offer this extra level of practice.


Tennis at TFC

 If golf isn't your only game, get a tennis match going at the club. The Federal Club offers two lit hard-surfaced tennis courts. Reservations can be made through our golf shop at 798-4996 ext. 0. 

After School Juniors Tennis Clinics
Wednesdays  at  4:30 pm  September  17th  through  November  12. Ages 6 to 16 are welcome to join Chris on the courts from 4:30 to 5:45. Learn and practice forehand, backhand, serve, volley and matchplay. $15 per clinic. 4 player minimum. 12 player limit. Please RSVP to


Federal Club Singles Tennis Tournament Rescheduled!
October 20 - 24. Open to all ages and all members. Mens and Womens divisions. Play begins after work Monday. Players may request start times from 5:30 to as late as 8:30pm, and may request one (possibly 2) days off. $20 includes Gatorades, tennis balls, and awards. 16 player limit per division. RSVP to


The Pool Complex

The golfers in the family don't deserve to have all of the fun!! The Federal Club has a beautiful swimming complex stocked with a regulation size lap pool, a kiddie pool and an adult cocktail pool. And if that's not enough, we have pool volleyball, pool basketball and an 8' twister slide. Let our grill and bar staff serve you poolside while you swim, play or lounge!!


2015 Pool Hours

Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day ·
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-7 ·
Thursday & Sunday 11-8 ·
Friday & Saturday & Holidays 11-9 ·
Open weekends in September with no lifeguards ·


2015 Swim Team Practice Schedule

**Starting Monday May 18th
Monday - Friday
Guppies - 5-5:30pm              Minnows - 5:30-6:15pm             9 and up - 6:15-7:15pm
Guppies – 1:30-2:00pm             Minnows – 2-2:45pm                  9 and up – 2:45-3:45pm

**Starting Monday June 15th
Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday
Minnows – 8:15-9:00am       Guppies – 9:00-9:30am              9 and up – 9:30-10:30am
Thursday Fun Practice – everyone at 9:30am

Monday and Tuesday and Thursday
Guppies - 5-5:30pm               Minnows - 5:30-6:15pm             9 and up - 6:15-7:15pm


Swim Team Social

Join us poolside on Sunday, May 1st at 3pm for an ice cream social.  Meet the coach, Hallie Blevins. Try on and purchase team swim suits.  Sign up for volunteer slots, meet the other swim team families, and learn more about our team.

2016 Swim Team Meet Schedule

All meets begin at 6:00 pm. Division 4
Some time during the week of June 11-18th  
Wednesday, June 22nd  
Wednesday, June 29th  
Wednesday, July 6th  
Wednesday, July 13th  
Tuesday, July 19th  

Download 2015 TFC Swim Team Registration Form Here

2016 Swim Championships

12 and under will swim Saturday, July 30th
13-18 will swim Sunday, July 31st

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons
Private (1:1) Half-hour and Hour Lessons:
$30/half hour

Hallie Blevins,, (804) 252-7690


Update: July 27, 2015 Heavy timbers are installed.

Stone work begins.

Update: July 3, 2015 Some early views of the interior.
Dining Areas.


Future Pro Shop
Update: May 14, 2015 Another fantastic aerial from member
Daryl Watkins @ Creative Dog Media
Update: May 2, 2015 The future view from the grill.

Membership at The Federal Club

Come see why The Federal Club has become Richmond’s fastest growing club. With bentgrass fairways, tailored service and a full slate of family amenities, The Federal Club is coining a new term: Casual Sophistication. Experience country club life in a comfortable setting.

Full Golf Membership includes unlimited play on our tee to green bent grass golf course, full playing privileges at Spring Creek Golf Club and unlimited range practice at both facilities.  Members are also entitled to a discounted cart fee of $17.  In addition to golf, Federal Club membership includes usage of our pool complex, clubhouse, grill and tennis courts.  As a testament to the quality of our food, there are no food minimums at The Federal Club. 

The Federal Club sponsors many member only tournaments and events throughout the year such as Member-Guest, Member-Member, Club Championship, Couples Tournaments, Holiday events, monthly Third Thursday Socials and Federal Fridays during the summer.  Full golf memberships with The Federal Club are transferable.

Membership Options

  • Full Golf – Single and Family
  • Corporate
  • Senior (65+) – Single and Family
  • Junior (<30) – Single and Family
  • Associate
  • Out of Town – Single and Family
  • Sport – Single and Family
  • Social
  • Pool – Single and Family

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Membership Brochure Available Here 

Virginia Golf Membership Options
Anne Gail Jennings

2015 TFC Pool Membership

The Federal Club offers single and family pool memberships.  The pool complex includes a 25 yard by 20 yard lap pool with water basketball, water volleyball and a 450 degree turn slide.  In addition, there is a kiddie pool and an adult only float pool.  We have a spacious deck area and abundant lounge chairs for your use.  Our snack bar serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, ice cream, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  The facility is available for birthday and corporate outings.

The 2016 pool application and swim team registration form will be available online by February 1st, 2016.  We will begin to accept applications on Monday, February 15th.

Pool Hours

Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-7
Thursday & Sunday 11-8
Friday & Saturday & Holidays 11-9
Open weekends in September with no lifeguards

Annual Membership

Family - $750
Single - $550
Adding Family Pool to Existing Single Golfer - $350
Single Youth Membership for Swim Team Purposes Only - $150

Guest Fees

Weekday (Monday-Thursday) $5
Weekend (Friday-Sunday) $6

The application and registration forms for 2016 will be available by 2/1/16.

Download 2015 Pool Membership Application Here
Download 2015 Swim Team Registration Form Here

Contact Anne Gail Jennings at 798-1266 for more details.

Westwood Privileges

We are excited to announce a limited reciprocal agreement with the Westwood Club. Westwood is a private facility located mid-town at 6200 West Club Lane Richmond (Henrico) 23226, two blocks south of Broad Street, between Libbie and Horsepen.  Federal Club members are invited to use the dining, banquet, social and squash amenities at Westwood. Their fine dining includes the formal dining room, casual dining overlooking indoor tennis courts and covered terrace dining overlooking their pool. Federal Club members may attend any of their social events and use Westwood banquet and catering services. Please see and the below information for more detail. Federal Club members are also invited to use their squash courts and charge usage back to your Federal Club account. Federal Club members can only use the other Westwood amenities (tennis, pool, fitness) when accompanied by a Westwood member. We hope you will enjoy this new benefit.  

Dining.  Federal Club members and their guests are now able to enjoy dining, bar, banquet services and social functions offered at the Westwood Club.  Westwood offers lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Tuesday-Saturday, as well as a Sunday Brunch.  The chef changes the menu seasonally, and presents signature dining events such as monthly wine dinners, family pasta night and seafood buffets. Westwood has several banquet spaces available with superb banquet menu selections to make your next event perfect yet effortless.  We are happy to extend member pricing discounts to TFC members.

Squash.   Westwood is delighted to extend squash court privileges to TFC members.  Should your members like to try their hand at one of the fastest growing sports in the region, we feature two full squash courts, a training court and professional instruction.  Guest fees and instruction rates apply.


TFC members may bill all expenses incurred to their TFC account.  

Westwood will forward TFC our bi-monthly newsletter listing dining and social event opportunities to share with your members. Questions may be directed to Kim Ennis at 381.6266 or

The Signature at The Federal Club

Final Results - Click here
Click here for an invitation to the 8th Signature Invitational.

Since that first Memorial Day Weekend in 2008, The Federal Club continues to host one of the top VSGA Amateur Points-Rankings Events in the commonwealth. From amateur legends like Keith Decker and Tim Kelley, to upcoming stars like Garland Green, Adam Horton and Mark Lawrence, Jr., The Signature Invitational has become a defining event on the VSGA amateur circuit. We are very proud of this event and take great pride in establishing it's pedigree so that, truly, the very best of Virginia Golf is crowned.

With mid-spring weather and top flight tournament conditions, TFC is a special venue that tests the field with tour-like strategy while offering her champion an unmatched sense of victory! If you are an accomplished amateur player and wish to apply for entry, please follow the link below. Win or lose, 1st or 72nd, we promise that The Signature at The Federal Club will be one of your Defining moments of the season. We look forward to your participation!  

Use this link to view our past season's champions and results 

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The Federal Club

13030 Palmers Way, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Pro Shop – (804) 798-4996

Membership – (804) 798-1266

Business Office – (804) 798-4873

Anne Gail Jennings
General Manager, Membership and Food & Beverage
# 804-798-1266
Matt Drayton
Golf Course Superindendent
# 540-223-3403
Tim Dale 
Head Golf Professional 
# 804-798-4996 ext. 0

Nancy Enright 
Accounting Services
# 804-798-4873

  Chris Gilman 
Managing Partner 
# 804-690-8322





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