FARMINGTON IN THE NEWS
FARMINGTON IN THE NEWS
Racquet Sports Facilities Ranked #6 in the Country
Club + Resort Business | 2022
Farmington's Racquet Sports Facilities were recently ranked as the 6th best in the United States by Club + Resort Business. Click here to read more.
Bryce Corbett Wins 84th Kenridge Invitational
Radford Athletics | 2022
"Radford men's golf standout Bryce Corbett may be done with his collegiate season for the year, but he's not done winning tournaments." Click here to read the full article.
After Two-Year's Absence, Farmington's Kenridge Resumes Play
Jerry Ratcliffe | 2022
After a two-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, Farmington Country Club welcomes back one of the Mid-Atlantic’s oldest and most prestigious amateur tournaments. Click here to read the full article.
Farmington Members win the 2022 VSGA Senior Women's Four-Ball Championship
VSGA | 2022
Farmington members, Amy Ellertson and Natalie Easterly, won the 2022 VSGA Senior Women's Four-Ball Golf Championship. Click here to read the full article.
HR Manager, Carla Hallman, featured on UVA Today
UVA Today | 2022
Farmington's Human Resources Manager, Carla Hallman, will be graduating from the University of Virginia this weekend. Read more about her story on UVA Today.
Farmington Ranked as the #1 Culinary Experience in the Country
Club + Resort Chef | 2022
Club + Resort Chef ranked Farmington as the #1 culinary experience in the United States. Read the full article.
Farmington Ranked as One of the Top Clubhouses in the Country
Club + Resort Magazine | 2022
Club + Resort Magazine included Farmington on their list of the Top Ranked Clubhouses in the country. Read the full article.
Farmington Provides Meals for Police Officers Working on Christmas Day
NBC 29 | 2021
Farmington Country Club provided meals to Albemarle County Police Officers who worked on Christmas Day. Read the full article.
Taylor Babcock Speaks with Golf Digest About Women's Golf
Golf Digest | 2021
Wanting to grow your women’s league is the first step to actually growing your women's league. To help you boost participation, I talked to Taylor Babcock, the head pro at Farmington Country Club in Virginia who says she’s seen this issue at every course she’s worked at. Read the full article.
Executive Pastry Chef, Mellisa Root, to Appear on Season 1 of 'School of Chocolate' on Netflix
Farmington's very own Executive Pastry Chef, Mellisa Root, will be competing on Season 1 of "School of Chocolate!" The show premieres on Netflix on November 26, 2021. Watch the full trailer here.
Rob McNamara Celebrates 25 Years of Service as a PGA Member
PGA | August 2019
PGA Members who have served the PGA of America with honor and pride for 25 years are elected to the Quarter Century Club. Their steadfast promotion of our great sport is recognized with a letter from the PGA President, a special Quarter Century Club certificate and a gold Quarter Century Club lapel pin. Read the full article.
Farmington Awarded a Garden Club of Virginia Fellow in Landscape Architecture for 2019
In the fall of 2018, the Garden Club of Virginia chose Farmington to be one of two Virginia properties to receive the services of one of their Fellows in Landscape Architecture. Other recipients of this award include such notable plantations as Berkeley, Shirley and Tuckahoe, and Farmington’s choice for this honor elevates its status as a historic Virginia property.
Masters in landscape architecture from around the country apply for these fellowships, and the person chosen to work at Farmington for the summer of 2019 is Dania Khlaifat. Dania is a Fulbright Scholar who graduated from the University of Massachusetts on May 10 with a master’s degree in landscape architecture. Dania is a native of Jordan and her interest in landscape preservation was inspired by her country’s culture and heritage. Dania had strong recommendations from her UMass professors, and her excellent drawing and analytical skills were apparent in her work examples. She is very enthusiastic about studying Farmington’s historic landscape.
Dania will present a report of her study to specially invited members of the Garden Club of Virginia, to the Farmington Historical Society, and any interested Farmington members on Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00 in the ballroom.
Farmington Ranked 5th Best Golf Course in Virginia
Virginia Business | March 2019
The Virginia Golf Ratings Panel ranks Farmington Country Club as the 5th best golf course among the commonwealth's top 50 courses. Read the full article.
Can Old-School Private Clubs Become Cool Again?
Curbed | March 2019
Farmington is proud to be recognized as a club that continues to evolve by finding creative and thoughtful ways to best serve its growing membership. By addressing "demographic, generational, and lifestyle shifts at play," Farmington has adapted to the changing times. Read the full article.
Preparing Future GMs
Club Trends | Spring 2018
Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va., is renowned for its hospitality, beautifully landscaped grounds and its historic architecture from Thomas Jefferson. Set in a vibrant college community and catering to 2,500 members, including 1,450 Nonresident members, Farmington Country Club has an unmistakable energy that is buoyed by its staff. Read the full article.
Farmington Country Club Wins Mid-Atlantic Private Golf Leader Award - Honoring The Best In Golf
Mid-Atlantic NGCOA | October 2017
Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville has been recognized as the Private Golf Leader for 2017 by NGCOA Mid-Atlantic. The club earned the award by its leadership in member service, opening impressive new facilities and offering outstanding programming to its members. Read the full article.
Dad's Ring Motivated Gale's Successful Run
Richmond Tennis Association | September 2017
After she swept all three titles in the Davenport City Tennis Championships in 1993, Rachel Gale dedicated the tournament to the memory of her father, Les, who had just passed away earlier that year in Brockport, N.Y.
Gale wore her father’s wedding ring during the matches and continued to wear it for the next 13 years, when she won five more city singles crowns and finished runner-up twice. The little bundle of energy also claimed numerous doubles titles with Leslie Butterworth and Joe Cappillino. Read the full article.
How Club Chefs Use Social Media
Club & Resort Business | July 2017
Why Farmington CC Embraced Instagram
In 2015, Michael Matarazzo, CEC, Executive Chef of Farmington Country Club (Charlottesville, Va.) decided to leverage his Instagram aptitude and launch a dedicated account for the club’s F&B team. Operating under the handle @farmingtonchefs, the account currently has over 500 followers. Read the full article.
Yates Earns Comfortable Win At Kenridge Invitational
Daily Progress | June 2017
At twilight on Sunday evening, Yates stepped into their realm by winning the 81st Kenridge Invitational at Farmington Country Club. His four-shot victory over Kenridge firsttimers Kyle Bailey of Roanoke Country Club, and 17-year-old David Morgan of Naples, Fla., made Yates only the fourth Central Virginia player to win the event over the last half century (Jim Kite 1970, Tim Pemberton 2003, Nick Little 2008). Read the full article.
Golf Notes: Kenridge Golfers Impressed With Farmington
Daily Progress | June 2017
One thing about the 81st Kenridge Invitational at Farmington Country Club this past weekend, the golfers raved about the condition of the course.
Credit course superintendent Scott Kinnan for the superb playing conditions. Farmington featured firm, fast greens as always, along with a penal rough that tested the 135-man field, largely comprised of collegiate golfers from all over the South. Read the full article.
Club & Resort Business | June 2017
Two pastry chefs at Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Va., created a 603-lb. train named the Farmington Express made entirely of milk, white and dark chocolate. Read the full article.
Two Local Golfers Each Hit Hole In One On Same Hole On The Same Day
Daily Progress | May 2017
According to Golf Digest magazine, the odds of making a hole-in-one are 12,500 to 1.
The odds of two golfers recording a hole-in-one on the same hole less than three hours apart are incalculable. That’s exactly what two Charlottesville golfers did last week at Farmington Country Club’s par3 17th hole. Read the full article.
After Stellar Golf Career, McKnight Now Teaching The Game At Farmington
Daily Progress | April 2017
There was a time when Tom McKnight thought his golf career might be over. Thirtyseven years later, he can look back over a storied lifework and thank the heavens for his good fortune. The Galax native, who became one of Virginia’s most feared amateurs, then carved out a reputation on the Champions Tour at age 50, is now occupied with giving back to the game that he loves so dearly. Read the full article.
PGA Facilities React To The Changing Golf Landscape
PGA Magazine | April 2017
Farmington country club, nestled at the foot of the blue ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia, traces its roots to Thomas Jefferson, who built a house on the picturesque estate in the early 1800s. The country club itself opened in 1929 and has provided members with comfortable amenities and outdoor activities ever since, perpetually adding new features and programs to stay abreast of the changing times. Read the full article.
PGA Best Practices: Women & Golf
PGA Magazine | February 2017
Rob McNamara on Women & Golf: Create a Women’s Golf Program That Builds Skills Over Time. Read the full article.
Golf Business | January 2017
A short-term solution has become a “wheel” food-and-beverage mainstay for Farmington Country Club. Read the full article.
Club News: Culinary Olympics
CMAA Magazine | Winter 2017
Farmington Country Club Executive Chef Michael Matarazzo, CEC, and
Assistant Pastry Chef Megan Bamford brought home some very impressive souvenirs from the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung, also known as the Culinary Olympics, in Erfurt, Germany, last fall. Read the full article.
Scheduling Conflicts: For The Budget-Minded
c-ville | January 19, 2017
You’re engaged (congrats!) and have decided that Charlottesville is the perfect place for your wedding (great choice!). You’ve even started picturing yourself as an autumn bride at a local vineyard. Then you talk to an event coordinator and find out the venue has a two-year waitlist for Saturdays and a budget-blowing price tag (yikes!). Read the full article.