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Nestled in the rolling hills of Loudoun County, Virginia, Belmont Country Club is rich in history dating back to 1799. The club is anchored by a spectacular 18-hole golf course designed by the king, Arnold Palmer. For families looking to fill their calendars with golf, racquet sports, aquatics, fitness, luxurious dining, and upscale social and charity events, Belmont is the place for you.

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Our History

Belmont's Manor House was once part of the vast landholdings of Lord Fairfax, and is located at the heart of the community. The Manor Home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in the 1790s by Ludwell Lee, son of Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The name Belmont means “beautiful mountain” in French. Overlooking the 1,000-acre plantation, the manor house is the crown jewel of this magnificent place. It is situated on the highest point of the property, and when you look out at the stunning views, you can almost see life as it was in the 1800s.

One of the most exemplary expressions of Federal-style plantation architecture in the Middle Atlantic region, Belmont Manor House was built between 1799 and 1802. The builder, Ludwell Lee, was the son of Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and an aide-de-camp to General Lafayette. Often a center of lavish entertaining, the Belmont Manor House hosted many distinguished guests, including Presidents John Quincy Adams and James Madison.

In 1836, the plantation was purchased by Margaret Mercer, daughter of former Maryland Governor. Miss Mercer established the home as a school for girls and built Belmont Chapel, renowned as a place of spiritual enlightenment and “the place” for weddings.

Other notable owners include Mr. & Mrs. Edward B. McLean. Mr. McLean was the son of the owner and publisher of the Washington Post; Mrs. McLean once owned the Hope Diamond.  It was Mr. McLean who brought foxhunting, thoroughbred racing, and other spectator events to the Belmont Manor House.

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“We chose Belmont Country Club as the neighborhood to raise our family and it was one of the best decisions of our life! We lived outside the gates for many years, as our children grew we moved inside the gates for better access to all the amenities the club offers. We love riding our bikes to the pool and gym, and being a short walk away from the tennis courts, clubhouse and golf course - such access keeps the entire family very active and, most importantly, doing things TOGETHER! With 3 young avid golfers, we love having one of the best practice facilities in the area available to us."

Matthew Carlin, Member Since 2004