First Tee Unveils “The New Belmont” Campaign

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Where the history of american golf meets the future of american golf

First Tee of Greater Richmond is proud to announce a new fundraising endeavor to gather needed support program development, provide capital improvements, and ensure the legacy of Belmont Golf Course.

The New Belmont Campaign Website:

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About the project

The First Tee of Greater Richmond exists to strengthen the character of our community, and that is our aim for Belmont. Following a thoughtful and extensive renovation, “The New Belmont” will be a community-focused, inclusive and affordable public golf facility for all ages and skill levels. It will prominently showcase restored original Tillinghast holes, routing, and features — celebrating the brilliance of golf’s Golden Age of architecture. It will also provide new entry points and playing options for those who are new to golf or do not have four hours to invest in an 18-hole round. The New Belmont will join other recent and upcoming innovative public golf course projects — including Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, Sweetens Cove in Tennessee, and the National Links Trust in Washington D.C. — in helping to usher in a new, more welcoming and inclusive era in golf.


Program Development

Support for program development will go towards enhancing experiences for the growing number of young people in The First Tee Greater Richmond’s programs and deepening community collaborations with other area youth service organizations. Program development includes building out the program team at Belmont that will require ongoing public relations initiatives and the necessary overhead to sustain growing operations.

Capital Improvements

Capital funds are necessary to ensure the proper upkeep and enhancement of facilities, equipment, and capital reserves.

Program Space

Funds will be used to renovate the current Proshop and turn it into an innovative and transformative youth-centric space. This reconditioned space will include an interactive classroom, a collaborative after school hangout that could deeply excite the minds of youth and enable coaches and mentors to increase the impact on the participants served. This renovation includes a welcoming public entrance to a First Tee branded building with a modest retail center.


Funds will also be used to update ageing turf management equipment at Belmont.

Ensuring Legacy

Led by the spirit of our Founders, First Tee of Greater Richmond will create a Belmont reserve fund. This resource pool will provide for continual innovation and planning, help ensure long-term continuity and sustainability, and allow our organization to evolve to meet the changing needs of the youth we serve.


Printable Pledge form


You can receive a behind the scenes look of First Tee of Greater Richmond’s progress at The New Belmont Golf Course. Tours will take place Tuesdays from 12pm to 4pm and Fridays from 8am to 12pm and will last no longer than 1.5 hours. All scheduling is based upon availability.


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