Playing With History

While playing on the grounds of Laurel Hill Golf Club, you can't help but feel like you are being watched, especially on holes 10 through 14, which are rimmed by guard towers and fences.

The images tell the story, from prison to parkland. Constructed on the grounds of the former Lorton Correctional Facility, the 18-hole course does not run from its past. Hole No. 15's terrain was formerly the prison guards' shooting and tear gas practice range and just outside the 7th and 18th fairways, you'll find remnants of the two former Nike missile sites that were active during the Cold War.

Have you had the opportunity to play at Laurel Hill Golf Club or want to know whether it is worth a visit?

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By Laura Cochran |  May 3, 2006; 5:53 PM ET
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There's hardly a tree on the entire course. I guess you could call it links style. It was really windy when I played, especially on the elevated areas. I may play it again after the clubhouse and other amenities are complete. I thought the rate should've been discounted since there was only a trailer and a lot of unpaved areas - the course was fine, but you're also paying for the ambiance. The starter was a complete yahoo. Cartpath only is bogus when the weather/ground is dry.

Posted by: Tom (Annandale) | May 5, 2006 12:42 PM

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