Laurel Hill Ranked Within Top Ten Municipal Courses Nationwide
Golfers who frequent Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va., already consider the course designed by architect Bill Love and owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority to be among the best for value and golf experience in the region. However, local knowledge is now confirmed by a recent Links Magazine rating which ranks Laurel Hill as #7 in the top ten municipal courses nationwide.
Laurel Hill Golf Club, an impressive 18-hole course is located on property that once housed the D.C. Department of Corrections facility at Lorton. Laurel Hill Golf Club will host the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, adding yet another accolade to the long list of recent accomplishments and recognitions. These acknowledgements include selection as one of the Top 10 Best New Courses in America by Golf Digest magazine, as well as ranking within the Top 10 Virginia Public Access Courses in 2008 and 2011, according to Golf Week magazine.
Laurel Hill was also selected as a USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Qualifier site in 2008 and 2010; USGA Amateur Public Links Qualifier site in 2009, 2010, 2011 and again this year; as well as a VSGA Public Links Championship site for three consecutive years in 2008, 2009 and 2010. This course has also joined the notables in the world of golf with a prestigious ranking at number 13 of Golfweek’s 2011 roster of the Nation’s 50 Best Municipal Courses, announced annually in the magazine’s May edition.
This latest honor from Links magazine places Laurel Hill in very good company with the likes of Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, NY and Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.
Laurel Hill Golf Club is unique in its approach to municipal course excellence with a robust membership program as well as a strong commitment to environmental stewardship and the preservation of natural and cultural resources onsite. Laurel Hill was designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2009. This certification recognizes environmental quality in environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and water conservation and water quality management.