Welcome to Laurel Hill!
8701 Laurel Crest Drive
Lorton, VA 22079
Come experience Laurel Hill Golf Club, Northern Virginia's newest
premier daily fee golf experience!
Designer Bill Love, whose credits include the Iron Forge Course at
Penn National and Hunting Hawk in Glenn Allen, Virginia, has created an
impressive 18-hole course on land
that formerly housed the D.C. Department of Corrections facility at
Lorton. Paying homage to the early architects of American golf, Love's
objective was to let the natural beauty of the property dictate the
character of the course. By all accounts he has succeeded with the golf
press already describing the course with accolades like
"one-of-a-kind" and "visually stunning."
Please arrive 30 minutes ahead of time for your tee time. Proper
golf attire is required. No tee-shirts, jeans, cutoffs or
NOTE: Due to course maintenance, Laurel Hill Golf Club opens at
Noon on Tuesdays.
The FCPA Golf Tee Time Reservation system has changed. Please select the appropriately labeled link to register and reserve tee times. Once registered all golfers will enjoy a 10 day advance reservation window.*
If you are a FCPA Tee Times PAID Subscriber you are already registered in the new system.
If you did not receive an email with your new user name and password, please call the course
*Current FCPA Tee Times subscribers will have a 14 day window until subscription expiration or September 30 (whichever date is later). Laurel Hill members will continue to take advantage of 21 day advance reservation at Laurel Hill Golf Club.
The old adage "practice makes perfect" is certainly true in
the game of golf. Ensuring that you have the necessary facilities to
fine-tune all aspects of your game is an important part of the golf
experience at Laurel Hill.
Our 30-station practice range, featuring both mat and natural grass
tees, is sprinkled with target greens set at varying distances to
give all of the clubs in your bag a workout.
Hone your chipping and putting skills at the adjacent short game
practice area where an expansive, multi-tiered putting green and a
chipping green with practice bunkers are both available for your use.
Don't forget, like your car, your golf game needs the occasional
tune-up to stay in top form. Contact our golf professional to arrange
a time for your next lesson.
And remember, a complimentary bag of range balls is included with
your greens fee so arrive early to allow plenty of time to warm-up
before your next round.
View Rates for fees
for additional range balls.
An elegant 9,400 square foot clubhouse is the site's centerpiece.
The clubhouse contains an expanded pro shop, and meeting and dining
facilities that allow us to serve tournament and outing groups. The
Clubhouse design features materials and architectural details that
celebrate the rich heritage of the former DC Department of
Corrections Facility. Warm interior design details evoke a club
atmosphere. Key features of the clubhouse include:
A banquet room capable of handling groups of 144, suitable for
hosting full shotgun start tournament outings.
A bistro area featuring an American pub style menu.
A private dining/small group conference room ideal for hosting
small business meetings.
A full-service kitchen capable of supporting large catered events.
A pro shop offering a complete array of golf merchandise and warm
friendly service. Generous square footage will allow us to offer an
assortment of golf retail items - rain suits, more crested
clothing, a greater selection of clubs and soft goods will be some
of the enhancements.
Changing areas adjacent to the men's and women's rest rooms
allowing for a quick switch from business to golf attire.
Meetings and Banquets
Laurel Hill Golf Club's 9,400 square foot clubhouse offers a full
in-house catering service, banquet facilities, and dining facilities
all tailored to your needs. Whether you are hosting a golf event, a
reception, or just want to throw a party, Laurel Hill Golf Club can
accommodate your request. Our spacious banquet room can accommodate
up to 144 people comfortably and guests in this room will be
mesmerized by the spectacular panoramic view of the golf course. The
banquet rooms are available for rent for any occasion...weddings,
family reunions, business meetings or birthday parties.
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Laurel Hill Golf Club's fully stocked pro shop provides the latest
up to date fashion and trends in the golf industry. From the finest
in men's and women's golf apparel to top of the line golf equipment,
our highly trained staff, along with our certified PGA professionals,
will answer all your new product questions. In addition to offering
you outstanding service, our qualified staff will also assist you
with golf lesson information, club rental, custom club fitting and
special ordering, just to name a few.
Our pro shop offers an array of brand name products such as golf
balls, gloves, golf accessories, and many more unique gift items
perfect for souvenirs and golf outings. If you are looking for
corporate or tee gifts, we will gladly customize any of our
merchandise with any company logo.
"Laurel Hill golf club shatters all municipal stereotypes with a
high-end masterpiece that rivals any course in Northern
Virginia...The conditioning, layout and pure beauty of the course
makes you think 'five star resort' instead of 'county
"The decidedly different 'municipal' course occupies 280 acres
and takes full advantage of the site's outstanding features and views
of the historic prision compound. Bar none, it rivals any course
you'll play in Northern Virginia." --Bud Key of Teetime Golf
"Laurel Hill Golf Club promises to be a one-of-a kind arrival on
the Virginia golf scene." --Virginia Golfer
a classic golf experience for those who really love golf."
--Pros N' Hackers
Now Hear This!
All active duty and veteran
military personnel get special
pricing privileges for golf at
these Fairfax County Park Authority Golf Courses.
Now through October 31, 2016.
First Tee Life Skills Experience Comes
to Laurel Hill Golf Club
The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC provides young
people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf
as the platform. Through The First Tee, young people discover how
skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them
flourish in life.
is now in progress for 6-week summer sessions. Two summer session
will be held Tuesdays, July 19-August 23, 5-6:30
p.m. OR Saturdays, July 23-August 27, 11 a.m. -
12:30 p.m., both at Laurel Hill Golf
Hill Golf Club Course
The first hole presents a comfortable start to the golf course.
A medium length par 4 that begins with a tee shot slightly
downhill to a landing area protected on the left by native
grasses and large and deep sand bunker. Gentle rolls and two
small bunkers past the landing area define the right side of
the hole. A solid tee shot aimed at the old silo often gains
several extra yards of roll and offer the best second shot to
the green, which is guarded by a series of small bunkers on the
left. The green is open in the front and on the right, but
contains several rolls and grass hollows to make for exciting
recovery shots that miss the putting surface. The putting
surface is divided by subtle undulations, creating numerous
exciting pin placements.
This short par four presents players with a number of
interesting strategies. The fairway winds around several small
bunkers down the left side of the hole. A narrow landing area
lies beyond the bunkers and players must carry their tee shot
over the bunkers to safely reach it and have a clear second
shot to the green. Playing away from the bunkers brings a
bunker into play on the right side of the fairway. The green is
flanked by bunkering on both sides in the front and just beyond
the putting surface the surrounds fall off sharply. The
undulating putting surface offers a variety of pin placements
that all demand well-placed short-iron approach shots. Although
the hole is short, accuracy, not length, is the key to success
on this hole.
After playing two holes to warm-up, the long uphill par 4 third
challenges the length of any golfer this early in their round.
The course's first demand carry from elevated tees offers
players their first attempt at hitting across Giles Run. The
landing area is generously large, but forces players to
negotiate a small pot bunker in the center of the fairway. A
shot hit too far to the left of the bunker has a longer uphill
second shot to a partially hidden green. Contrastingly, a shot
hit too far to the right may require a very difficult blind
uphill shot. The terraced green is slightly larger than average
with a false front and two bunkers guarding the left side. If
the pin is up front, golfers may be better off coming up a
little short with their second shots rather than leaving
themselves a long down hill putt over the terrace. It takes two
solid shots to reach this long par 4 in two.
With the long and grueling third hole behind them, players are
met with one of the shortest holes on the golf course. The 4th
is a scenic downhill par-3 that drops nearly 70 feet from the
elevated tees to a green tucked along a creek. Mature deciduous
trees provide a unique backdrop to the green that is guarded
only by a single bunker in the front left that many shots have
to carry. Native grasses, remnants of old fences and scattered
round bales of hay frame the hole and reveal the agricultural
history of the land. The hole unfolds in front of you and may
seem straightforward, but do not underestimate the prevailing
breeze and drop in elevation when carefully selecting your
This beautiful par five fits seamlessly into the native
landscape. Rolling terrain covered in native grasses frame the
hole and set up an elevated landing area guarded on the left by
two deep bunkers. With a solid tee shot, the green is very
reachable in two if a player is tempted to challenge the
expansive bunkering and steep surrounding slopes guarding the
front, left and rear of the green. Taking the safer route to
the second landing area avoids the deep bunkering and still
offers players an excellent chance at birdie with an accurate
approach shot. The green offers unique undulations including a
large terrace the bisects the center of the green designed to
check up long irons and woods from players attempting to reach
the green with their second shot, but provides a challenging
third shot for players choosing to lay up. Recovery shots are
very difficult, so players need to choose their strategy
carefully to avoid missing the green.
This sixth hole is the longest par 4 on the course and one of
the most difficult. Elevated tees provide players with a clear
view of the landing area that is defined by two bunkers on the
right and one on the left. A tee shot hit down the left side
shortens the hole by a few yards, but may not be worth the risk
of flirting with the bunker. The long second shot is downhill
to a green guarded in the back by two bunkers and in the front
right by a small bunker that catches many balls from rolling
into a small creek that runs along the green to the right. A
wide approach accommodates shots landing short of the green and
allows easier recovery shots to one of the more subtle putting
surfaces on the course. Keeping the tee shot in the fairway and
a long accurate second shot offer the best chance at making par
on this lengthy hole.
This picturesque par 4 is the shortest on the course. The tee
shot needs to be well placed to avoid a series of bunkers on
both sides of the narrow landing area. The green, one of the
smallest on the course, is elevated and protected on three
sides by several deep bunkers and grass hollows. Approach shots
have to be carefully judged for distance and accuracy if a
player wants a chance at birdie. The shortness of the hole
tempts the longer hitters to try for the green in one, but
players should not underestimate the difficulty of the hole and
challenge of recovery shots if they miss the green. Strategy,
placement of shots and patience are the keys for a low score on
this short par 4.
The second par 3 on the front nine and the longest on the
course, No. 8 requires a long and straight tee shot. Native
grasses line the approach that leads to a green surrounded by a
series of rolls and grass hollows. The length tests a player's
confidence on the tee, while the surrounds challenge a player's
ability to make recovery shots should they miss the target. The
putting surface has subtle undulations that make scoring par
difficult even if a player is fortunate to hit the green with
their tee shot.
The finishing hole on the front nine is a double dogleg par 5
that challenges players for a second time to carry Giles Run.
The landing area is guarded on the inside by bunkers and
defined on the outside by several smaller bunkers. Tee shots
hit convincingly down the right side of the fairway can take
advantage of a downhill slope beyond the bunkers on the right
to gain some extra yards. The green is elevated and guarded in
front left by some of the deepest bunkers on the course.
Reaching the green in two is very difficult and requires not
only carrying the deep bunkers, but also negotiating some tall
trees that block a portion of the green. While players may be
tempted to go for the green in two, but the more realistic
strategy is to the second landing area. Approach shots from the
second landing area offer the best chance at making birdie, but
undulations in the putting surface present challenging putts
for any shot that has not been hit close to the pin.
The back nine begins with this dramatic short par 4 and the
best view of the prison on the whole golf course. The hole
plays downhill from the elevated tees to the landing area
guarded to the left by a series of bunkers that cut into the
fairway. Playing away from the bunkers adds more distance to
the hole and brings areas of native grasses into play on the
right. The prison walls and guard towers provide the backdrop
for the green that is guarded in the front and left by deep
bunkers. Distances must be carefully judged and approaches must
be accurately played to land safely on the green and avoid a
difficult recovery shot. The putting surface is of decent size,
but has several subtle undulations creating unique pin
placements and difficult putts. While the dramatic views and
generous landing area tempt players to hit driver, a shorter
wood or long iron may be the better play to ensure reaching the
fairway safely and set up an easier approach shot.
This par 3 is one of the most dramatic holes on the course and
offers a closer view of the prison. The hole begins with two
separate sets of tees offering different angles at the green.
One set of tees requires hitting across a deep ravine and
carrying a large bunker wrapping around the front of the wide,
but shallow green. The other set of tees tucks adjacent to an
old barn and silo and players hit to a long a narrow green
protected on the left by two small bunkers and to the right by
a large bunker cut into the steep slope. The putting surface
has subtle undulations that allow for a variety of pin
placements and challenges.
This medium length par 4 begins with a demand carry across a
large ravine and pond. Tee shots need to be straight to land
safely in the fairway and avoid the steep slopes along the
right side of the hole and the native grasses to the left.
Approach shots must hit with authority to carry two bunkers
that guard the front of the green, but cannot be hit long
either or they may find additional bunkers that define the rear
of the putting surface. The green has many pin placements and a
few large rolls that test a player's ability to read the
contours and make putts.
This strategic par 4 plays slightly downhill aiming players
back towards the prison. The beginning of the landing area is
generous and wide, but narrows drastically as bunkering comes
into play and pinches the fairway on both sides. Players may
find that a long iron or shorter wood is the best option off
tee, taking the bunkers out of play while still leaving a very
reasonable shot to the green. Longer hitters may attempt to
thread the needle between the bunkers with a driver and, if
successful, catch a down slope gaining several extra yards
leaving a pitch shot to the green. The approach is downhill to
a green guarded on the left and right by deep bunkers, but open
in the front allowing an easy run-up shot to the putting
This uphill par 3 is the second longest on the course and truly
tests a player's shot making ability. The tee shot must carry a
creek running in front of the tees as well as a deep bunker in
the approach that will make judging the distance to the green
very difficult. A series of deep bunkers cut into the steep
hillside right of the green save shots hit wide, but result in
a very challenging recovery. Playing to the left may avoid the
bunkers, but may require a player to negotiate a large tree.
The putting surface has a large terrace running through the
center creating upper and lower areas for a variety of pin
placements and challenging putts.
This true three shot par 5 is the longest hole on the course
and plays uphill the entire length from tee to green. The tee
shot will need to be solid, but accurate to provide a player
with the best opportunity for their second shot. A bunker
guards the left side of the landing area and prevents shots
missing the fairway from going into a wetland. The second
landing area is very generous and bunkered only on the right.
The approach shot is to an elevated green guarded in the front
right by a large bunker. The surrounds are fairly subtle and
provide a decent chance at recovery from shots missing the
green. The putting surfaces is the largest on the course, but
long and narrow with numerous undulations making long putts for
par or birdie an adventure.
This medium length par 3 begins a strong set of closing holes
for the course. The hole has two sets of tees offering slightly
different angles at the green. The left set of tees requires
tee shots to be played over a pond to a green surrounded by
sand bunkers. The right set of tees requires a shot that must
carry a creek and wetland as well as a small bunker in the
center of the approach. Shots hit to far left are likely to
bounce off the steep slope and roll into the water. Playing
long or right to avoid the water runs the risk of catching a
bunker and resulting in an exciting recovery shot back towards
the pond. The well guarded green has subtle undulations and
several challenging pin placements.
This second longest par 4 challenges even the best players. Tee
shots must carry several creeks and a large naturalized area to
reach an elevated landing area. Two bunkers short and right of
the landing area may present a challenge depending on which set
of tees you are playing from. The fairway is rolling creating a
variety of challenging lies for a player's second shot.
Approach shots need to carry a meandering creek that cuts
across the fairway. Three bunkers and several grass hollows
surround the green and will provide a variety of challenging
recovery shots. Birdie is difficult, but two solid and accurate
shots offer the best chance at par.
The finishing hole presents one of the most dramatic challenges
and prettiest views on the course. The clubhouse, which sits on
top of a hill just beyond the green, articulates the horizon as
players tee off over a stream and naturalized area. Several
bunkers guard the right and left side of the landing area
requiring strong and accurate tee shot. Strategy will come into
play on a player's second shot. A big tee shot hit over the
many deep bunkers on the right results in the opportunity to
reach the green in two. The green is surrounded by water in the
front and right and players trying for the green with their
second shot need to carry the water. Players who hit away from
the water are likely to find a deep pot bunker in the approach.
Players choosing to lay up need to negotiate three bunkers that
cut into the fairway short of the second landing area and
several bunkers beyond the second landing area. Laying up
leaves a very challenging approach shot to a green surrounded
entirely by water and bunkers. Par on this hole is a satisfying
end to an exciting round of golf.
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Laurel Hill Scorecard
Course / Slope
74.6 / 145
73.3 / 142
71.7 / 139
75.7 / 140 (W)
70.1 / 133 (M)
70.1 / 129 (W)
67.6 / 118 (M)
Repair your ball mark and 2 others on each green.
Replace divots or where provided, fill with sand.
Rake bunkers after use.
Please obey daily cart rules.
Power carts must remain on paths on all par 3's and around tees and
Power carts must exit the fairway upon reaching the white line in
front of the green.
Please keep pull carts and bags off greens and collars.
Appropriate attire is required at all times.
Please keep pace with the group in front of you.
Benefits of Membership
Serious golfers who appreciate the convenience of Laurel Hill's
location and the sensibilities of the course design will want to
Our Membership benefit package includes:
Unlimited greens fees for the year, including cart
Unlimited use of driving range and practice facilities
Advanced tee time privileges
USGA handicap service
Discounted guest playing privileges
Members only pro-shop discounts
Discounted member tournaments and member special events
may reference Dudley Drive. This road is not marked, but you will see
signs for Laurel Hill Golf Club.
Facility Address and Phone Number:
8701 Laurel Crest Drive
Lorton, VA 22079