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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

In Praise of Richmond as a Retirement Golf Location

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        Richmond, VA, doesn’t get much love as a destination for retirees who play golf. But having stopped there to play a few rounds with my University of Richmond professor friend, Andy, and eaten ribs at Buz and Neds –- they beat celebrity chef Bobby Flay in a rib cooking contest – I can say with confidence that Richmond offers all a baby boomer golfer needs on a day of play.  And then some.
        Richmond is a modern city rooted in the past, just 108 miles down I-95 from The White House in Washington, D.C. Those who have not studied closely the Civil War may not realize that the capitals of the Confederacy and Union were that close to each other.  In fact, President Lincoln arrived in Richmond the day after it fell in April 1865 and left to return to Washington just six days before he was shot at Ford’s Theater.
        With a little help from my friend Andy, who has played most of the golf courses worth playing in and around Richmond, I will dedicate much of my next Home On The Course newsletter to the city and its wide range of golfing options. For those looking to relocate to an area with excellent golf and the perquisites of a modern and full-service city with a rich culture and history, put Richmond on your list. But first subscribe to Home On The Course – it’s free! – and read all about it.
Federal Club bunkersThe Federal Club in Glen Allen, VA, just outside Richmond.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.

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