Nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Laurel Ridge is a private golf course community on the outskirts of Waynesville, North Carolina featuring one of the area's most beautiful and challenging golf courses. At Woody Lane's mid-mountain elevation, it's easy to drive your golf cart down the mountain for your tee time!
LRCC members enjoy year-round opportunities to meet with friends, play, dine, dance and forge lifelong relationships. Golf and Social Memberships are available; each includes dining, unlimited seasonal access to our heated pool and tennis courts, a personal club account, and the option to participate in all club-sponsored activities. Golf Memberships (Lifetime, Associate, Junior and Adjoining County) include unlimited golf with cart fees only; golf members are eligible to play in the Men's and Ladies' Golf Associations. Social members have limited opportunities to play golf at a reduced rate; all additional rounds are full price. All members receive a 15% discount on select Pro Shop apparel. Memberships are year-round and include family members consisting of husband, wife and children under age 18 and full-time college students residing in the same household.
•19,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with restaurant and bar featuring stunning views of the course
•6,000 sq. ft. open-air pavilion with stone fireplace and bar
•18-hole championship golf course, practice green, driving range and Pro Shop
•Four Har-Tru clay tennis courts
•Heated swimming pool with waterfall
•State-of-the-art fitness center opening soon!
•Banquet rooms and meeting spaces
•Weddings, private events and catering
About the course...
Opened in 1986, the course was designed and sculpted by Robert Cupp, Jack Nicklaus’ chief designer for 14 years. The contour of the land, flowing streams, reflective ponds, sand and grass bunkers are all masterfully designed to give each hole its own unique character. The course offers every challenge expected of a mountain course, yet does so with a delicate balance of fairness and playability.
Laurel Ridge plays 6,904 yards from the back tees with a course rating of 72.4 and slope rating of 146. "Every shot must be visible", says Cupp. "If the player sees the shot, the player will remember the shot. My goal is for the players to remember their game."
Southern hospitality is only a small part of the charm of Laurel Ridge. Here are other accolades...
•Named the area’s finest private country club
•Chosen Most Challenging Course and Best Golf Course
•Selected as one of "America’s Best Courses" by Golfweek Magazine
•Immaculate groomed Bent Grass greens, tees and fairways
•Stunning scenic vistas
•Fully stocked Pro Shop
•PGA staff available for consultations and lessons
World class golfer and former Masters Champion, Bernhard Langer, left his mark at Laurel Ridge. Playing from the back tees, Langer shot an amazing 64, setting a new course record. The following day, he played the back nine with a score of 32. He described our championship course as memorable, saying, "every hole is distinctive and unique". He was especially fond of our signature hole, #12, saying, "the view reminds me of my native Germany".
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