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8701 Laurel Crest Dr
Lorton, VA  22079-5705
United States
P: (703) 493-8849
F: (703) 690-4896
www.fairfaxcounty.gov
Laurel Hills Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 7,010 yards

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Laurel Hills Golf Course


The 18-hole "Laurel Hills" course at the Laurel Hill Golf Club facility in Lorton, Virginia features 7,010 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.Designed by William R. Love, ASGCA, the Laurel Hills golf course opened in 2005. Ryan Carmen manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews


Overall the outside staff are rude and not consumer friendly. I was there a couple of years ago in January on a 40 degree day and was told by the staff( I called ahead to check) that I could not play in a NIKE warm up suit. After complaining I was allowed to play and was then corrected for having a cart tire on the grass. That did not make for a relaxed round of golf. This past week I was practicing at the putting green and had a couple of old range balls in a ball bag. When I was inside the club house I left my clubs and bag of balls outside. A staff member went through my ball bag and accused me of stealing the range balls from the course. These guys are like Nazi police. I have never been at a course where people act like that.

This is a very fine public course. The staff inside and the marshals outside were friendly and attentive. The pace of play was exceptional in the afternoon, and the course was in excellent condition. I highly recommend it; however you need to play the proper tees as even the gold tees for seniors are over 6000 yards.

Played 18 holes today in 4 1/2 hours. Marshal came by several times to make sure we were OK because of 2 slow groups in front of us. Course was in good shape after yesterday's rain and we were 90 degrees off the cart path rather than cart path only. Even the bunkers had been power-raked (they would have been unplayable otherwise.)

Staff was very accomodating and got me off immediately as a walk-on.

My experience was very positive.

This is one of the five finest public courses you will play. Greens are fast and full of hidden undulations. The course design is superb. Wide open fairways but still plenty of trouble for wayward shots. Great conditioning even for the first week of December. Perfect weather on this Friday morning and not many golfers. Tee placement guidance was incorrect so I'll blame that for my 84. This isn't your thirty dollar muni which may keep some hackers away. That's a good thing. An annual membership is only $4,300.00 which includes cart & greens fees, range and pro shop discount. That's a steal!

A very challenging golf course.
Excellent course condition and very friendly staff

Horrible customer service ruins what otherwise could be a really nice (yet overpriced) muni course.

I've played here 8 times since it opened 3 years ago – after today I do not intend to play there again. There are too many other nice courses in the area where they want you to be there, and treat you as a valued customer. Laurel Hills has a reputation of being a snooty muni, and its gotten worse instead of better over time.

Other reviews are correct - the staff is rude (and incompetent), the rates are high (especially given the economy), pace of play is horrendous (I've never seen a ranger try to speed things up), and good tee times are impossible (unless you're a "member"). All signs point toward a situation where the County will have too make up for non-members like myself who won’t go back (and certainly won’t recommend it to friends).

On a whim, I called yesterday (Saturday) and asked the pro-shop if they had any super early tee times for me a fellow early riser who'd never played the course before - the guy I spoke with asked if 5:37 worked? I was pleasantly surprised since every other time I've tried to get an a.m. weekend tee time I've been told that only "members" can book the premium times. The few times I've played in the afternoon on weekends it took more than 6 hours, so I resolved to only play Laurel Hills on weekdays early (I'd played last month on a Friday around 6:30 a.m. and we finished our round in 3 hours without seeing anyone else on the course).

A non-early-riser friend of mine said he could play on Sunday too, and he had just booked a tee time online at 10:37 a.m. Since it looked to be a beautiful golfing day, I figured I'd go ahead and play 36.

I knew things weren't right when we showed up at 5:10 a.m. and the fence was still locked. It wasn't until after 6:00 that a lady finally drove up to unlock the gate, and inexplicably she shot us a look of disgust as she pulled in. We said "good morning" and explained that we had a 5:37 tee time, she abruptly told us that we were wrong, told us must have called the wrong course, said that the first tee time wasn't until after 7 and that they're always booked solid so we could not get a tee time. I showed her the number I'd called at 5 p.m. the day before and explained how I'd booked it - she again told me I was wrong, and said that she could not get us a tee time until after 9 a.m., and that she definitely could not let us out before the "members" tee times at 7. When she reviewed the tee sheet she found that we had in fact been booked for 18 holes at 5:37 *p.m.* (with 3 hours of daylight?) - she then pointed out that "if you've played here before you must have known that we're not open that early". I said that I have played there earlier than 7, but I did not know how early they were open, I was going off what the guy told me on the phone the day before - I'm assuming he thought he was booking us for 5:37 a.m. and he messed up – but I was perfectly clear when I called that we were looking for an early bird round of 18 holes.

I then pointed out that I had a 10:37 a.m. tee time, so her offer to get us out after 9 would not work. She then pointed out that the tee sheet showed that 5 people had been booked at 10:37 so that tee time wasn't valid either, since the online system was in error, we would get bumped – because there was a “member” booked at that time.

There was no effort to be polite or to accommodate us in any way, she insisted that we were in the wrong about everything. Given no alternative, we decided to bag the round and the second tee time as well. Its one thing when staff screws up booking a tee time, its another to be completely unaccommodating. I was told the club pro would give me a call – I am still waiting….

This was the most rude/snooty experience I've had at ANY course in the DC area – and I’ve played more than 20 private/public courses in the region. Unfortunately, past rounds at Laurel Hills have not been any better. One time I brought my dad, he was wearing jeans, they not only told him that it was inappropriate, but they berated him and told him that the "members" voted not to allow anyone with jeans to play the course. Other times I've simply found them to be thoroughly unaccommodating – the attitude is that of a snooty country club – and all deference is paid only to the “members” who act like they, not the County, own the course. I know that other courses are struggling, when you golf there they treat you even more special than usual, and do everything they can to get you to come back. Save yourself the aggravation and try Cannon Ridge ($79), Old Hickory ($75), Pohick Bay ($44), or Greendale ($38) next time – they’re all within 15 minutes, and I’ve had positive experiences there in the past year.

I'm not sure what jjlachance is saying about the course being marked, EVERYTHING is marked just look down. I see the marshal all the time. I get out before 8 am and trust me if we have slow play the cell phones are calling into the club house.

Laurel Hills is a great course to play, fast greens, great wide open fairways but don't let that fool you. The word trouble means your in trouble and if you find it you will know what I'm talking about. Slope is 143 at the tips over 7000 yards. The course is very challenging good golfers will love this place bad golfers are going to hate it. Laurel Hills is not flat lots of up and down holes and your going to need a good putter for the fast greens. I would put this course on par with Raspberry Falls.

I hope you have a sand game, your going to need it.

Besides the price, this is a very challenging course. There are a couple holes you will rethink why you even play standing at the tee box. Fairways and greens very well maintained. This is one course you can open up and go all out with your hits.

Played this course yesterday, as they have finally gone to 90 degree rule. The course itself is great. Challenging layout, well maintained, greens are immaculate and nice and quick. Five sets of tees give you options to play to your skill level (though I wish more courses gave better guidance as to which tee you belong on - a simple handicap guide goes a long way).

The problem, as others here have already noted, is that it is decidely NOT player friendly. The rates are way too high ($65 for twilight in October? For a muni?) and I found the staff to be innattentive and rude. The pro shop attendant made me walk out to ask the starter if I could go out, though he had a radio right next to him. The starter could barely pull himself off his cell phone long enough to point me to the first tee. There is nothing in the way of a ranger or anyone on the course to monitor pace of play - playing alone, I was stuck behind a foursome for the last 8 holes, as I watched them read every putt from every angle and mark 2 footers as if it were the US Open. I found out after the round that the club pro was in that group ahead of me. When your pro doesn't understand etiquette, how can you expect it of your guests?

They also seem to skimp on the small stuff. There are water jugs on every other hole, but not a single one was cold - how much does ice cost? I often found myself in or near a group of 3 or 4 bunkers (lots of sand on this course) to find one rake for all of them. The course is poorly marked and if I didn't have a range finder, I would have had a lot of trouble judging yardages. A few of the divot mix boxes on par 3's were empty, as were the bottles on my cart.

In all, it's kind of a shame because the course itself has a lot of potential, but it just seems so poorly managed and run. Yes, its a muni, but with tax dollars and the high rates, there's no reason to skimp on such details to save $$. It's unfortunate because it points to the course going downhill quickly. The average golfer isn't going to go the extra effort to maintain the course if the tools are not readily provided to them. And 5+ hour rounds only lead to frustration.

Great course,,,clubhouse just opened.....take a cart.

This course will appeal to everyone if played from the appropriate tees. Do not be fooled by this being a county course. It's as good as any public course in the DC area. The new clubhouse has all the amenities of an upscale public course. You will want to come back after playing here.

Bear04

It is quite ridiculous for this course to continue to be cart path only all the time. You need a second bag just to have a chance to have the correct club or spend time going back and forth across the course. And we're talking long distances. There are no yardage posts in the fairways to even give you a hint at the distance. The course saves a bundle on maintenance by keeping carts off the course but for the players it's not a good value. My taxpayer dollars are not being spent wisely at all.

country club wannabe

This course is striving to be a Rude Country Club and only have the RUDE part working. Shame tax payers are paying for this kind of crap!

Do Not Waste $95

I guess this course is relatively new. The course itself is in great shape (although they aerated the green in June - wassupwitdat?) and is a challenging venue.

However - and this is a big one - it is "cart path only." Folks, they have to allow for carts to a least go 90 degrees on the fairways. You often o-f-t-e-n walk a hundred yards if you're ball is on the opposite side of the fairway from the cart path. And we're not talking about a flat course either. "Carts on paths only" slows play and is unnecessary.

Oh, did I tell you that they do not have yardage posts on the fairways? Nope. So you have to find your ball, wander around to find your yardage and then go back and forth to the cart for your club. Unless you want to schlep 3-4 clubs with you every time you hit.

BTW, simple things like cups at the water dispensers would be a nice touch.

Spend your $95 somewhere else until they make the course more player friendly

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
0 A E. 28 109 83 04/26/18
1 Rafael M. 54 104 50 01/14/10
2 Bill P. 13 78 65 05/30/10
3 byung L. 18 85 67 12/06/12
4 Bernie K. 23 91 68 09/10/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
0 A E. 28 109 83 04/26/18
74 Gene W. 20 103 83 09/24/14
69 Aaron J. 14 96 82 06/09/14
80 Victor D. 26 114 88 07/14/13
12 Rick G. 16 89 73 06/05/13

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About Laurel Hills

Laurel Hill Golf Club

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Ryan Carmen, General Manager
Gene Orrico, PGA, Director of Golf/Golf Professional
Rick Owens, Superintendent
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