Golf Course Maintenance at The Federal Club

Welcome to the golf course maintenance page at The Federal Club. On this page you will find information on our key staff, course conditioning philosophies, monthly updates and useful links regarding turf care. We hope that this page can give you a little insight into how and why we manage the golf course the way we do. Enjoy and don't be afraid to ask us questions along the way!!!

Our Conditioning Philosophy: We manage the conditions at The Federal Club for firmness and speed. We don't just mean this with respect to the putting greens, but with respect to all of the playing surfaces. From the fairways to the approaches, we want to see the golf ball land receptively, but firmly. We manage this way so that the golfer gets the utmost enjoyment out of a well struck golf ball. Of course in Richmond, Virginia it is hard to manage cool season grass with firmness and speed while keeping it lush and green. As such, particularly in the summer months, we push our turf in an effort to create great playability. Although green is good, fast and firm is better.

Our Staff

Matt Drayton, Golf Course Superintendent at The Federal Club in Glen Allen, Virginia

Matt Drayton
Title: Golf Course Superintendent
Education: B.S.A. Turfgrass Management, The University of Georgia
Past Experience: Spring Creek Golf Club, The University of Georgia Golf Course, and The River Club (Suwanee, GA)
Bio: Matt started at The Federal Club early in 2014. He came to us from Spring Creek Golf Club where he served as the Superintendent. Originally from Georgia, he moved to Virginia in 2010. Matt is an avid University of Georgia football and Atlanta Braves fan. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, playing golf, and traveling.