Belmont Country Club
About Belmont Country Club
Belmont Country Club is Toll Brothers’ first effort at a golf course community in Northern Virginia. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the course opened in 2001 and was promptly named a Best New Private Course by Golf Digest Magazine. Like most Arnold Palmer courses, Belmont has wide fairways and large greens. Stretching to 7,212 yards with a rating of 75.1, it is one of the longest and most difficult courses in the area from the back tees. The good news is playing from the proper set of tees will afford you an enjoyable round without losing too many golf balls.
Each time I’ve played the course it has been in spectacular condition, lush bent grass fairways and greens which are fast and true. Over the last couple of years the driving range has been renovated and now offers multiple grass tees in addition to pitching greens and a huge putting green. Think twice before carrying your own clubs though, there are a bunch of long walks from green to tee that make for at least a 5 mile journey. Club memberships offer everything from social to full golf and include a health club, recreation center, swim and racquet facility, and the clubhouse.
As with most of Loco there is a little bit of history to the property as well. The manor house, which is now acts as the clubhouse, was built in the late 1790’s and was once part of Lord Fairfax’s holdings. We’ve attended a wedding here on the front lawn and aside from being a scorcher of a day it was beautiful. I’ve also had a few beverages in the grille room looking back down the 18th fairway and it is one of the better settings in our area. Nothing quite like heckling your friends from the patio as they make a mess of the last hole to ruin their round.
The community itself is made up of villages named after famous courses around the world. Each village features a distinct home type, from townhomes, to carriage home, to single family homes. Everything was built by Toll Brothers and many original owners still call Belmont home. Prices range between the mid $400,000’s to over $1,000,000 depending on how large the home is and what type of view you’ll have.
One of the things I like about Belmont is how homes are set well away from the fairways. With the exception of the townhomes on hole 17 you would have to purposely try to break a window. Generally having a home lining the course is not something I would recommend, however Belmont is one of the places I would consider it.
Overall I give Belmont Country Club high marks. They definitely built the course to help sell homes, but the layout is excellent for all levels of skill and the amenities are second to none. If you ever get invited to play I highly recommend you take advantage of the offer, you won’t be disappointed.
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