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Laurel Hill Golf Club


Laurel Hill Golf Club

Laurel Hill Golf Club

Welcome to Laurel Hill!

8701 Laurel Crest Drive
Lorton, VA 22079
703-493-8849
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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 sandals.

NOTE: Due to course maintenance, Laurel Hill Golf Club opens at Noon on Tuesdays.

LHGC Tee Times

Teetimes.comPlease arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time. Failure to report 30 minutes prior could result in the loss of your tee time.

Tee times are available seven days a week through an automated phone-in system for all Park Authority golf courses. All callers may access the system by calling 1-888-989-9077 twenty-four hours a day for reservations up to 72 hours in advance. Subscribers to the service receive access up to fourteen days in advance. The annual subscription fee is $26. To subscribe call 1-888-325-8808 or go online at TeetimesFCPA.com. Same-day reservations may be made by calling the course of your choice.

LHGC Practice Facilities

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.

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.

LHGC Clubhouse
Laurel Hill Golf Clubhouse Sketch

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.
LHGC 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.

Catering

Our catering staff can create a variety of mouth-watering menus to accompany any function. Whether the function is a continental breakfast buffet or a plated reception our highly trained staff is ready to accommodate you.

Banquet Facilities

Laurel Hill's full size banquet room and private dining/conference room are available and offer a pleasant atmosphere, reminiscent of the late 19th century "Arts and Crafts Style." 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.

For smaller functions or meetings, our conference room/private dining room can accommodate 16 people and is equipped with state of the art audiovisual equipment. This quaint, yet very functional, space is the perfect setting for small business meetings, family get togethers, bridal luncheons, or private dining.

For more information or to book an event, contact Mary Cline, Membership and Event Manager.

LHGC Pro Shop

Laurel Hill Golf Club's fully stocked pro shop provides the latest up to date fashion and trends in the golf industry.

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.

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"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 municipal'." --Golfinamigos.com

"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 Pass

"Laurel Hill Golf Club promises to be a one-of-a kind arrival on the Virginia golf scene." --Virginia Golfer

"Visually stunning...
a classic golf experience for those who really love golf." --Pros N' Hackers


LHGC Laurel Hill Golf Club Course
Hole 1
#1
Par 4
445 yds
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.
Hole 2
#2
Par 4
365 yds
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.
Hole 3
#3
Par 4
352 yds
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.
Hole 4
#4
Par 3
188 yds
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 club.
Hole 5
#5
Par 5
524 yds
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.
Hole 6
#6
Par 4
500 yds
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.
Hole 7
#7
Par 4
321 yds
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.
Hole 8
#8
Par 3
240 yds
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.
Hole 9
#9
Par 5
538 yds
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.
Hole 10
#10
Par 4
350 yds
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.
Hole 11
#11
Par 3
168 yds
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.
Hole 12
#12
Par 4
413 yds
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.
Hole 13
#13
Par 4
418 yds
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 surface.
Hole 14
#14
Par 3
218 yds
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.
Hole 15
#15
Par 5
612 yds
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.
Hole 16
#16
Par 3
203 yds
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.
Hole 17
#17
Par 4
493 yds
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.
Hole 18
#18
Par 5
562 yds
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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RATINGS
Men/Women Course / Slope
Black 74.6 / 145
Blue 73.3 / 142
White 71.7 / 139
Gold 75.7 / 140 (W)
70.1 / 133 (M)
Red 70.1 / 129 (W)
67.6 / 118 (M)

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Reminders

  • 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 greens.
  • 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.
LHGC Benefits of Membership

Serious golfers who appreciate the convenience of Laurel Hill's location and the sensibilities of the course design will want to consider membership.

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
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LHGC Contact/Directions

 Directions 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
703-493-8849


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