Laurel Valley Golf Club

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Laurel Valley Golf Club

Architect: Dick Wilson
Year: 1960

175 Palmer Drive
Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15658
(724) 238-9555

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations

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The Itinerant Golfer

Laurel Valley Golf Club

When I tried to research it on the web, Laurel Valley is one of those courses that I simply could not find much info about. Located just about an hour from Pittsburgh and 10 minutes from Latrobe, this is the heart of Arnold Palmer country. Laurel Valley is one of the numerous courses that is considered home for Mr. Palmer. This course opened in 1959 and was designed by Dick Wilson. Since opening it has hosted the 1965 PGA Championship, 1975 Ryder Cup, 1989 U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in 2005 as well as numerous other events not as highly publicized. Over the years Arnold Palmer has tinkered with the layout considerably and to call it a Dick Wilson design seems a bit misleading at this point. Only 2 of the greens are original and there have been countless changes made elsewhere on the course. I was surprised to see it sprinkling when I left my hotel. The previous day had been so nice that weather difficulties hadn’t even crossed my mind. I drove down the road until I saw the simple wooden sign that is the only roadside indicator of what lies beyond.     Once turning at the sign the narrow driveway winds back around to the clubhouse and you get your first glimpses of the course as you drive pull up to the parking lot. and My friend from Philadelphia, Fred, was with me again for this round and we arrived between by 7:30 and… More >