An institution in Richmond, Virginia, Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range is like a one-stop, all-purpose haven for golf in Virginia s capital city. Located at School Street and Chamberlayne Road not far from Virginia Commonwealth University, this facility operated by the First Tee of Greater Richmond features a six-hole par-3 short course in addition to its driving range and Trackman hitting bays. When you have a tee time to play the par-3 course at Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range, you can put your game to the test on holes that range from 44 yards up to 180 yards. Though six-, 12-, and 18-hole rates are offered, you ll be playing the same six holes. The layout, a design by acclaimed course architect Lester George, is ideally suited for beginners, players of all ages, as well as anyone looking to work on their short game and those who don t have time for 9 holes, let alone a full 18. You can usually play all six holes in under an hour. While there aren t any water hazards to threaten par, Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range s short course does have sand bunkers. Out-of bounds also looms on some of the holes. In spots the playing corridors are quite narrow. The strong suit of the layout is its greens. They roll surprisingly fast and true. All of the grass on the course is Bermuda grass,?including the Champion Bermuda?greens. Note that the Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range course is walking-only. Most players take about four clubs. If you don t bring your own clubs, the facility rents them on a per-club basis. Besides the short course, this welcoming facility features an extensive lighted and partially covered driving range. All hitting in the covered areas is off of mats. You ll also find a sand bunker, a practice chipping green, a putting green, and two Trackman simulator bays. The golf teams of Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University practice at the facility. Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range has a pro shop with teaching professionals. There is no food service. If you re in Richmond and want to play a quick six, make a tee time to play at The Elson Redmond Memorial Driving Range.?