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Laurel Highlands G.C.- Sunday

Pico Heelis

  • Date Added: 1/11/2016
  • Theme: Rustic
  • Type: Fictional
  • Par: 71
  • Yardage: 7000
  • Green Speed: Fast
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Likes: 2

Course Description:

This is a new version using the Rustic Theme. I have created 4 different pin placement settings for tournament play. A few hole distances will vary to promote some risk/reward opportunities. Some fairways were made larger and re-contoured. This course uses a steady amounts of elevation change coupled with strategic shot-making around various streams and ponds. This layout is a total reconstruction of on of my early designs, The Golf Club of Pennsylvania, which hosted a web.com event on TGC Tours. Very few original holes remain. The signature 18th hole features a 100 foot drop from tee to green, closing lakeside to the clubhouse area. The goal in its design was to keep players with irons in their hands during approach shots. Length is not a neccessity. Medium firmness on the greens will keep the pins accessible from the right areas of the fairway. The course design and atmosphere takes cues from Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, OH and Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, PA.

Member Reviews:

(Saturday version played) Laurel Highlands is one of those courses that it’s difficult to pick any fault with. Aesthetically it perhaps doesn't quite have the ‘wow’ factor of the very best looking courses but everything is very tidy and smoothly sculpted and the designer has made good use of elevation changes to offer good views of each hole. The design of the holes is also top quality and, although I wouldn't describe it as a difficult course, a bit of thought is required if you are to score well.

This is one that will be added to my favourites list to return to at some point.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
2016 Copperhead Challenge True Sim Bradley Garcia

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