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Westham Golf Club to get second nine holes in Chesterfield County

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Westham Golf Club – owned by iStar Financial and managed by Virginia-based Billy Casper Golf – has started construction on its second nine holes to complete the 18-hole Nicklaus Design course in the Magnolia Green development in Chesterfield County.

Westham is the only golf course in greater Richmond that's being done by the firm founded by golf legend and designer Jack Nicklaus.  The new holes, crafted by Nicklaus Design in association with architect Tom Clark, will meld with the existing nine, which feature wide, Bermuda-grass fairways, scruffy-edged bunkers and levation changes.

Nine holes opened to public play in 2010. The additional nine, along with a practice facility, are scheduled to open in spring 2015.  A new clubhouse is expected to open in late 2016.

Sanders Golf, known for its work at Jack Nicklaus-designed Valhalla, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and Pinehurst No. 2, is doing the construction.

Westham Golf Club  is the centerpiece of Magnolia Green, a master-planned community.  iStar Financial assumed ownership of the club  in 2009 and completed the first nine holes.

Magnolia Green is a resort-style development approved for 3,550 homes, 200 acres of commercial, an elementary school and a 28-acre county park.  Westham and Magnolia Green are located on the north side of Hull Street Road (US-360 W), 6.2 miles west of Virginia Route 288.

Billy Casper is the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S., with more than 150 properties in 28 states.  The company has its headquarters in Vienna.

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