Westham Golf Club at Magnolia Green to Start Second Nine Holes by Nicklaus Design

Westham Golf Club will begin construction next spring on its second nine holes to complete the 18-hole Nicklaus Design course in Moseley, Va., just southwest of downtown Richmond in Chesterfield County.

Westham is the only golf course in greater Richmond by Nicklaus Design. The new holes, crafted by associate architect Tom Clark, will meld with the existing nine and feature Bermuda-grass fairways, scruffy-edged bunkers, and dramatic elevation changes.

Nine holes opened to public play in 2010, and the additional nine is scheduled to open in spring 2015.

The course is within Magnolia Green. iStar Financial, which assumed ownership of the property through foreclosure in 2009, completed the first nine holes and continues to complete the course and surrounding community.

"With its current nine holes open, Westham has received rave reviews from media, loyal daily-fee golfers, and Magnolia Green residents," says Tom Page, vice president of iStar Financial. "The second nine will bring additional harmony and balance to the routing and golfer experience, and we are excited to team with Nicklaus Design to complete this world-class course."

Managed by Billy Casper Golf, the course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Abundant wildlife and restored streams lined with native shrubs and grasses create a natural environment.

Magnolia Green is zoned for 3,550 homes. The master-planned community offers a variety of housing options for first-time home-buyers, families with children of all ages, empty-nesters and active adults. Arbor Walk, which opened last summer, contains a junior-sized Olympic pool with a children's play area, a multipurpose sports court and walking trails. Tennis courts, playing fields, parks, playgrounds and other amenities are planned, along with commercial and retail additions.

Magnolia Green will also be home to a county elementary school, along with a new county park. Approximately 25 percent of the development is allotted for open space, including a major portion of Blackman Creek that traverses Magnolia Green's 1,896 acres.

Westham and Magnolia Green are situated on the north side of Hull Street Road (US-360 W), 6.2 miles west of VA-288.

For more information, visit www.westhamgolfclub.com or www.magnoliagreen.com.