RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 18, 2024) – All three golf facilities operated by First Tee – Greater Richmond – Belmont, the Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range, and the Tattersall Youth Development Center – earned 2023 Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) awards, the organization announced last week.
Both Belmont and the Tattersall Youth Development Center earned recognition in the “Top 50 Public Facilities” category, while the Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range took honors as a “Top 50 Stand Alone Facility.”
“This accolade is a testament to the work of our PGA Professional staffs and grounds crews at our facilities,” First Tee – Greater Richmond Vice President of Operations Mark Lynch said. “Our team works tirelessly to ensure the highest-quality conditions – at affordable prices – and that each community member has the best experience as they find their connection to the game.”
All three First Tee – Greater Richmond facilities offer both green grass and turf driving ranges. In addition to its driving range, Belmont offers a wedge range, short game practice area, putting green, and recently opened the CapTech Innovation Center, which houses a Zen green stage putting table. Similarly, The Tattersall boasts a short game practice area, putting green, three-hole discovery course, and Trackman indoor hitting bay. Elson Redmond has a covered range to serve customers year-round, along with short game and putting areas, and a Trackman indoor hitting bay.
In its continued efforts to impact as many communities and youth as possible, all active First Tee – Greater Richmond participants can play and practice at the organization’s three facilities for free.
2024 marks the second straight year that all three First Tee – Greater Richmond facilities earned GRAA recognition. This year, Belmont and the Tattersall Youth Development Center shared top 50 recognition with some of the country’s most well-known golf courses and destinations, including Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Chambers Bay, The Greenbrier, and TPC Sawgrass.