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. 

Enjoy one of the premier Richmond golf courses today! Contact Anne Gail Jennings for membership details (804)798-4996.


Golf Lessons At The Federal Club


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 PGA Certified Professional in Golf Operations in 2009.

Daniel Soehren, PGA
First Assistant Golf Professional

Daniel was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, IL called Glendale Heights. Golf has always been a great passion of his, and he pursued a degree in PGA Golf Management from Campbell University in North Carolina, where he completed internships at Ford's Colony Country Club, Pronghorn Club in Bend, OR, and Keith Hills Golf Club in Buies Creek, NC. Daniel became a member of the PGA of America in 2012, and  spent time working for DICK's Sporting Goods and the PGA Golf Management Program at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS, where he earned an MBA degree. Daniel is very passionate about instruction and playing competitive golf, having qualified for the 2017 PGA Professional Championship. In his instruction, he takes a "green-to-tee" approach and focuses on "expectation" management. He leads our junior golf program, offers private and group instruction, clinics, and game evaluations.

Ryan Zylstra
Assistant Golf Professional

Ryan is a native of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, but came to the U.S. to attend Virginia Commonwealth University where he played collegiate golf. Beyond college, he spent 14 years playing on various professional golf tours across the country, earning moderate success. He recently joined The Federal Club to pursue a career as a club professional, focusing on instruction and player development. Ryan is still a fierce competitive player, winning the 2017 State Open of Virginia and the 2017 NCR Assistant PGA Professional Championship! He offers private and group instruction, clinics, and game evaluations.
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. We currently fit for Mizuno and PING irons, and have Titleist and PING woods/hybrinds in stock!
Lesson Rates
Individual Lessons: 
Students 16 & over: 45 minutes - $75.00
Children 15 & under: 30 minutes - $30.00
Playing Lesson:  9 holes - $100.00; 18 holes - $175.00
*Lesson incentives - Take 4 lessons & get the 5th for free! Expire 1 year after purchase
Group Instruction: 2-5 players, 60 minutes - $100.00
Clinics: 6-8 players, 60 minutes - $120.00; 9-12 players - $150.00

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


TFC Golf Academy
TFC Golf Academy was founded in Fall 2017, with the introduction of the Operation 36 Coaching Platform. The Academy offers player development activities to golfers of all ages and skill level, from a long-term coaching program for families, to private instruction, clinics, game evaluations and golf schools! Our Professional Staff is excited to help our members and families grow their skills and love for the game of golf through our first-class programs!

Operation 36 Family Coaching Platform

In 2017, we introduced TFC Golf Academy, powered by the Operation 36 Family Coaching Platform. Operation 36® is organized by a network of golf professionals who believe to grow the game, we need to have a motivating player development roadmap to help introduce and develop skilled golfers.  The challenge we set for our players is the score of 36 (par for 9 holes). By working from green to tee-box versus the traditional tee-box to green it lowers the challenge point, and is a motivating way to learn and progress in the sport. 

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Operation 36 works for players of ALL AGES and ALL SKILL LEVELS! Juniors, Ladies, and Seniors; Social or Competitive players can learn and develop their skill and enjoyment of the game through the simple, structured framework and curriculum of this platform. We believe in three core tenets to developing and loving the game of golf:

Playing: In Operation 36, we play Matches to test the skills being learned by challening players to shoot PAR (36) or better for 9 holes. All players start from 25 yards and progress to longer yardages once the objective is achieved!

Learning: Our Academy Classes provide a small group environment (5-7 students) to learn and develop golf skills through the structured Operation 36 curriculum. Players advance through the six (6) Levels of Operation 36, demonstrating competency to their Coach in each of the 12 subject areas. Subjects include: Posture, Grip, Alignment, Putting, Green Reading, Power, Ball Flight, Work Ethic, Mastery, Honor, Fitness & Nutrition, and Performance (Operaton 36 Matches).

Training: Supervised Practices are structured training sessions with their Coach, which allow students to gain feedback from their Coach to ensure efficient and proper practice.

Operation 36 Academy Classes and Supervised Practices are held once a week, and Operation 36 Matches are held bi-weekly. For the Fall 2017 semester we plan to host an 8-week Program. If you are interested in learning more, contact Daniel Soehren, PGA, via email or call the Golf Shop, 804-798-4996.

**Operation 36 is available to Full Family Golf Members ONLY**

In addition to Operation 36, we also offer private instruction for junior golfers. Call the Golf Shop for more details, 804-798-4996.

Individual Lessons
One-on-one private instruction is available for students seeking to better their playing ability.  Our Professional Staff can tailor a program to each student's needs, but offers a standard 45-minute lesson to cover any aspect of the game; putting, short game, irons, or woods; or we can take the learning environment to the course with one of our playing lessons (9 or 18 holes). Learning to play the game properly and manage your skills on the course will help you play better and have more fun!

Learning in a group setting is a fantastic alternative to private instruction! Our clinic offering will be expanding in 2018, with weekly stand-alone clinics and clinic series being organized by our Professional Staff. We will have more information after the New Year on a formal schedule and pricing.

Group instruction is available for our members and their business associates or family gatherings! If you would like to schedule a clinic with our Professional Staff, please call the Golf Shop, 804-798-4996, or email Head Professional, Tim Dale, PGA at 

Golf Schools
New in 2018 will be full day golf schools! We will cover all aspects of the game in a limited group environment, to include 6 hours of private and on-course instruction, lunch, video analysis and more! More details to come in 2018.


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 is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, playing golf, and traveling.

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - Dan Sabina

Education : A.A.S. Turfgrass Management, Oakland University

Past Experience: Five Oaks (Lebanon, TN), The Governors Club (Brentwood, TN)

Bio: Dan comes to us from Nashville, TN. However, he has resided in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Michigan as well. He has worked at numerous top tier facilities, but is most excited about his residency at The Federal Club. He was most recently employed at Governor’s club in Brentwood, and Five Oaks CC in Lebanon. He is currently working towards a Degree from Penn State University. His hobbies include Music, Golf, and most importantly, spending time with his wife Amanda, and daughter Charlie. He always has a smile on his face and loves to talk about golf and his work. 

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, 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.

Insanity Tour

March 10, 2018

Insanity Tour
Two-Person Scramble
11:00 shotgun
Course closed for this event


March 12, 2018 @ 12:00am - March 16, 2018 @ 12:00am

Spring Aerification - golf course closed

Aerification flex date

March 19, 2018 @ 12:00am - March 23, 2018 @ 12:00am

flex dates for aerification

VSGA Team Championship Qualifier

April 7, 2018

Two Man Best-Ball format (gross)
Qualifier for the VSGA Team Championship at The Foundry G.C - 4/30
This qualifier will be tee times approx. 9:00-9:30

Pairings draw for Opening Day

April 13, 2018
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Blind draw for the Opening Day Event (Sunday, 4/15)

Facilities at The Federal Club

Golf Shop


The Federal Club offers the best in equipment and apparel to compliment your game. Stop by our fully-stocked Golf 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 Golf Shop for assistance, or to make an appointment for lessons.

 Useful Links
The Rules of Golf

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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.



The Eagle's Nest Menu

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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
Will return in the Fall.
Ages 6 to 15 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




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-only 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!!

Download the 2017 Federal Club Pool Application Here

Download the 2017 Federal Club Swim Team Registration Form Here

2017 Pool Hours

Open from Friday of Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day ·
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-7 ·
Thursday & Sunday & Holidays 11-8 ·
Friday & Saturday 11-8:30 ·
Open weekends in September with no lifeguards 


2017 Swim Practice Schedule

**Subject to Change
**Starting Monday, May 15th

Monday - Friday
Guppies – 4:30-5:05pm        Minnows – 5:10-5:55pm            9 and up - 6:00-7:00pm

Sunday Afternoon Clinics
Guppies – 1:30-2:15pm        Minnows – 2:30-3:30pm            9 and up – 3:45-4:45pm
**Starting Monday, June 19th
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings
Minnows – 8:00-8:45am       Guppies – 8:45-9:30am             9 and up – 9:30-10:30am
Thursday Morning Fun Practice –  everyone at 9:30am  

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons
Guppies – 4:00-4:45pm        Minnows – 4:50-5:50pm            9 and up - 6:00-7:00pm
Sunday Afternoons
Guppies – 1:30-2:15pm        Minnows – 2:20-3:20pm            9 and up – 3:30-4:30pm
  No swim team practice May 29th or July 4th  

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2017 Swim Team Meet Schedule 

All meets begin at 6:00 pm. Division 4
Thursday, June 15th Goochland YMCA at The Federal Club
Wednesday, June 21st The Federal Club at Wembly
Wednesday, June 28th Battlefield Green at The Federal Club
Wednesday, July 5th The Federal Club at Bell Creek
Wednesday, July 12th Antioch at The Federal Club
Tuesday, July 18th The Federal Club at Goochland YMCA

Download 2017 TFC Swim Team Registration Form Here

2017 Swim Championships

12 and under will swim Saturday, July 29th
13-18 will swim Sunday, July 30th

Swim Lessons

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

Coach Phil at or (804) 833-1017
Coach Blake at or (803) 237-0459


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 $20.  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.  

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
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2017 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 lunch, dinner, snacks, ice cream, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  The facility is available for birthday and corporate outings.

The 2018 pool application and swim team registration form will be available online by February 1st, 2017.  We will start accepting applications on Monday, February 19th.

Pool Hours

Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-7
Thursday & Sunday & Holidays 11-8
Friday & Saturday 11-8:30
Open weekends in September with no lifeguards

Annual Membership

Family - $800
Single - $600
Adding Family Pool to Existing Single Golfer - $350

Guest Fees

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

Download 2017 Pool Membership Application Here
Download 2017 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.  

Questions may be directed to Kim Ennis at 381.6266 or

The Signature at The Federal Club

April 21st and 22nd, 2018

2017 Final Standings - click here

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

13450 Palmers Way, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Pro Shop – (804) 798-4996 ext. 100

Membership – (804) 798-4996 ext. 205

Business Office – (804) 798-4996 ext. 203

Anne Gail Jennings
Managing Partner
Membership and F&B
# 804-798-4996 ext. 205
Matt Drayton
Golf Course Superindendent
# 540-223-3403
Tim Dale 
Head Golf Professional 
# 804-798-4996 ext. 102

Nancy Enright 
Accounting Services
# 804-798-4996 ext. 203

  Chris Gilman 
Managing Partner
HOA, Water & Sewer Manager
# 804-690-8322
  Carl Filipowicz
General Manager
#804-798-4996 ext. 207





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