Laurel Hill Golf Club

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Course: Laurel Hill Golf Club
Address: 8700 Laurel Crest Drive
  Lorton, VA 22079
County: Fairfax
Phone: 703-493-8849
Rates 2012 In-Season
Mon - TH69Greens fee, cart, balls
Fri - Sun & Hol89Greens fee, cart, balls
Rates Subject to Change! Always check with the course for current fees.
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8/21/2008Perfect late summer weather drew two foursomes of us the Fairfax County Park Authorityís newest course. Incidentally, we used the US Golf Pass and paid half price! The FCPA entered the high end daily fee arena of golf with this course on the old Lorton prison grounds. Surprisingly the course is excellent. You might not expect such a fine golf facility in southern Fairfax, but it is first rate. The course is fairly wide open with the noticeable exception of the ninth hole. Here you better play this par five with three irons to the green until you get used to the blind twists of the fairway. Lots of forced carries exist so choose your tee box wisely. Greens run very true. Certainly the maintenance department puts attention to this gem of a course. The new clubhouse offers all you could want in a public course. The course is priced higher than the other FCPA courses, but worth the difference. Ayce
6/12/2006Last Fall just prior to the opening of Laurel Hill I had the opportunity to ride the course with the GM Todd Johnson and get a sneak preview of Fairfax County's attempt at an upscale offering. By the end of the ride I knew that the FCPA had created a special course at the old Lorton prison complex. Unfortunately my schedule didn't permit a round there after it opened. In January I found out that I would be playing in the Golf Styles Solstice tournament (54 holes in one day) there in June so I decided to wait for my preview and play it 3 times in one day.

At first the weather didn't cooperate. When you leave the house at 4:30Am to tee off at 5:45 and it's raining hard - the smart man goes back to bed - but on we forged. Even though it rained for the first 27 holes we were impressed with the course. Laurel Hill throws every type of hole at you - some straightforward, others tough, some require shotmaking and others you can blast away and not be penalized too bad for errant shots. I was particulary impressed with the bunkering - before you tee off take a moment, look at the holes and think about what designer Bill Love was trying to accomplish.

As the day progressed the sun returned, the course dried and so did we. The final 27 holes were very enjoyable - except for a final soaking when the PM sprinklers came on. Each round we played a different set of tees. Laurel Hill offers multiple tee boxes that make the course challenging yet playable for all level of golfers. Playing a new course 3 times in 1 day is a unique experience and a great way to get to know it. You should get to know this one for yourself! Bogeyman

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