Newport News, Virginia
A full-service, private club providing golf, tennis and aquatic activities, along with banquet and dining facilities for its membership.
Located on the banks of the historic James River, the Club was founded in 1932. A very unique feature of the Club is its world renowned golf museum located in the clubhouse. Many golf artifacts can be found within from the early conception of golf to more recent golf memorabilia.
The James River Country Club golf course and clubhouse were officially opened during the Fourth of July weekend in 1932. For the residents of the Peninsula, it combined the facilities of the old Newport News Golf and Country Club — which was opened in 1924 and occupied the present site of Stuart Gardens in Newport News — with the Tidewater Club — a city club which was organized in 1919 and was housed at the foot of Thirty-fourth Street.
Experience the Excellence, tradition and beauty of James River Country Club!
We Welcome new members to join James River Country Club, a Club rich in Tradition, providing its members with an ideal location for social and athletic activities.
Our Spring Membership Campaign offers so much opportunity for new and existing Members.
A full Membership which allows access to our facilities: dining, pools, tennis, including greens fees. This membership appeals to golfers and families who would like to take full advantage of all our amenities and programs.
A full Membership which allows access to our facilities: dining, pools, tennis; however, a pay-as-you-play policy in effect for the golf course. This membership appeals to families who would like to take full advantage of the Club and all our amenities and programs.
One of the benefits you can find at James River Country Club is the recently renovated golf course.
Championship golf and recreational fun can be had from a wide set of tee markings where all players of any skill level can seek interest. Golf associations for both men and women along with an extensive junior program run throughout the year. Tournaments range from a fun social event to a challenging club championship. One of the most popular tournaments, the Member-Guest, hosts golf matches with over three days of play with a special dinner and dance drawing the event to a close. A beginner or a golf enthusiast will find everything they need and more at the James River Country Club golf course.
With the combination of beautiful landscaping and picturesque view of the James River, the golf course makes a memorable day that everyone needs to experience. Located behind the city life of Newport News and tucked away from residential living, makes a peaceful and enjoyable round of golf for practice, fun play or competition. With Membership at the Club, this masterpiece is at your fingertips and available all year round.
Our state of the art tennis facility awaits with five outdoor Har-Tru (clay) tennis courts, four indoor hard courts (heated), a full-service tennis shop, and an extensive tennis program put on by our first class tennis professional. The options are limitless for league or instructional tennis for adults at JRCC. There are men’s and women’s leagues virtually each night of the week from the 3.0 level to the 4.5+ level, and include seniors, doubles, and singles leagues. A few daytime leagues are available. There are opportunities for new members or those at the beginning level to join a hitting clinic or league in the spring. Please refer to the Tennis Calendar of Events for updated information.
Tennis play at JRCC doesn’t end in November or with colder weather. A few groups play year-round outdoors at JRCC. Other league groups are migrating indoors to JRCC’s new indoor tennis courts for the colder months.
Please call Brian Hogge at the pro shop, (757) 595-9121, or to FIND A MATCH, just click firstname.lastname@example.org to get plugged into a league that fits your skill level. Please let Brian know your e-mail address, your tennis level and what time of day might work best for a match.
The clubhouse at James River Country Club offers a total of four different dining areas, banquet and event space for private parties and meetings, a golf shop with full locker room facilities, and the oldest golf museum in the world. As you walk through the clubhouse, history is evident in every room with paintings and artifacts that date back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The clubhouse is the center of the social life at the Club, where a welcoming staff awaits you. At the end of a perfect day here playing golf, tennis, or just lying by the pool, members come to the clubhouse to enjoy a drink with friends, or an elegant, relaxed dinner in a beautiful setting!
The River Dining Room offers a sophisticated and elegant, yet casual dining experience. Good taste reigns supreme as only the freshest ingredients are utilized in all of our creative recipes. Sweeping panoramic views of the James River are available from every seat and complete your dining experience.
The Huntington Lounge is a great place to unwind after a long day. Master mixologist Brandon serves outstanding cocktails along with a great bar menu when you want something light. The fireplace will warm you in the winter, and the flat screened TV is great for that must see sporting event. The Lounge is a great start or ending to a perfect evening!
The Cabana offers casual outdoor seating with the view of the James River. A great place to get drinks and food after a round of golf or while watching your children play in the pool!
No matter what your interests or hobbies may be, James River Country Club has something for everyone.
With a wide variety of events held at the Club, great times and memories are enjoyed throughout the year. Our events offer activities for members of all ages to enjoy!
Our capital reinvestment is starting to take shape
Phone: (757) 595-3327
1500 Country Club Rd, Newport News, VA 23606