Birkdale Golf Club is a first class golf course for all skill level golfers. Dan Maples designed the course to challenge the best golfers while remaining fair and enjoyable to everyone. Just 20 minutes from downtown Richmond, it's a short and worthwhile drive. Most recognizable on this course are the par 3 No. 4 and the par 5 No.9 and 18. The 4th is short iron over a lake jutting out to surround the front and left of the green. The 9th is a 500 yard jewel that requires patience and the sense to lay up in front of that same lake with the second shot. The 18th is a true par 5 that has become one of the best finishing holes in the Richmond area. Golf amenities include a two-tiered oversize practice tee and putting green. Other amenities include a 7,000 square foot clubhouse , four clay tennis courts, and a swimming pool with bathhouse.