Long ball hitter? Come see us. You may bomb it, but to score well on our little treasure, you have to shape the ball both ways and putt like a professional. Our 1915 Donald Ross golf course is a testament to the enduring viability of quality design that hews to the natural terrain. The course is not long by modern standards, lies on a very small piece of prime real estate, and uses every inch of it to maximum effect. If you can make it through the first four holes, you will breathe a sigh of relief as Mr. Ross's routing begins to show its gentler nature. But don't let your guard down just yet. Number 5 is the toughest 320 yard par 4 in the area. Until you get to number 10.
Jefferson Lakeside Country Club's golf course is the most naturally beautiful golf course in the Richmond area. The course plays through the woods with no houses on the golf course. Jefferson Lakeside is a great place to get away and enjoy nature just minutes from the city. We have hawks, geese, and the occasional bald eagle graces our landscape.
Much of the course's natural beauty can be attributed to the unaltered terrain and a variety of 56 types of trees. Many of these trees were personally selected and imported from Europe by the original property owner, Lewis Ginter.
In the summer, Lakeside is the coolest course in town because most of the playing area is shaded by majestic trees. Because of Lakeside's limited membership, the course is available for prime tee times for both men and women.
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Tim Shanley - PGA Apprentice
Tom Barry - PGA
Tom was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He is the 5th of eight children (five girls and three boys). Tom began his love of golf at age 9 when introduced to the sport by his father, Joe Barry at Cherry Hills Golf Course. As a child Tom spent a lot of time at Flossmoor Country Club in Flossmoor, Illinois and credits his decision to make golf a career to the Head PGA Professional there, David Ogilvie III. His first golf-related job was as a caddy at age 13. Tom became a golf professional in June 1973 and was elected to PGA membership in 1979.
He has been recognized for his outstanding service and dedication to the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA with numerous awards over the years.
Tom says he has been most fortunate to work for outstanding professionals who provided him excellent advice. He feels that golf is a great game that can be played at any age and it is truly a thrill for him to be able to lend his assistance to enhance the experience for his members.
He is known fondly as “Smiley”, which is a nickname he acquired in Chicago when he started as an Assistant Golf Professional. Tom’s signature is his sport coat. He is rarely seen without it. Adam Strickland, our Assistant Golf Pro, remembers the first day he met Tom 29 years ago on Memorial Day. Adam reminisced about that day saying that it was at least 104 degrees as Tom approached him wearing a sport coat. He also shared that he is still amazed how Tom never forgets a name. What a talent we would all love to have. He is known as the gentleman who never likes to tell his members that he can’t accommodate them for almost any request. Tom is such a great asset to all of us at Jefferson Lakeside Country Club and we just would like for him to know how much we value his years of service. So please stop in to the pro shop, say hello and show him some love. We appreciate you Tom!
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Congrats to Tom Barry of Jefferson Lakeside Country Club who was inducted into the