The Course

The Course

About the Laurel Golf Club’s Course

Beautiful Golf Course in Laurel Montana

Come to Laurel Golf Course for a challenge…

The 18-hole course at the Laurel Golf Club facility in Laurel, Montana features 6,923 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 71.3 and it has a slope rating of 129 on Blue grass. Designed by Theodore Wirth, the Laurel golf course opened in 1967.
“Our members don’t come to Laurel Golf Club to play tennis, take a swim, or have a cocktail party – they come to sharpen their skills, they come to be challenged, they come to golf.”

History of the Course

Golf Course History
With George Lackman, state FHA director smiling in the background, Harry Smart searches for the best club with which to hit the gold ball that was the first officially played on the new Laurel golf course. At left is Bob Mace, an association director. Standing immediately to the right of Smart are Max Long, director, and Louis Crow, treasurer.—Outlook Photo
Laurel’s New Golf Course Open A gold ball—a gold tee—and a dream that was finally a reality—thus Harry Smart, Laurel Golf and Recreation Association President, officially started play on the front nine early Sunday morning following dedication ceremonies of Laurel’s 18 hole golf course. Approximately 200 people braved the chilly winds to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Montana’s governor, Tim Babcock, and George Lackman, Farmer’s Home Administration State Director. Bob Mace, LGRA board member served as a master of ceremonies, introducing speakers which included Smart, Mayor Kenneth Olson, Governor Babcock, and Lackman. Governor Babcock’s busy schedule did not permit him to stay for the day-long activities, but the Governor promised to return some day to play a round of golf on the course. Governor Babcock who quipped, “I’m glad this wind was blowing before I arrived, or I’d be credited with that too,” commended the association for a fine recreation area. Association directors commended for their hours of hard work, planning and attending many board meetings, received a warm applause from the audience when introduced by Mace. This group includes Smart, Herman Schessler, Bryant Nutting, Ray Stevens, Leon Foote, Bob Mace, Louis Crow, and Max Long. Some new memberships in the association were received during the open house Sunday and “a lot of promises to join”, Harry Smart said. Favorable comment was received about the course after golfers had completed play on the front nine, Vern Burks association golf pro, said. The first foursome on the course was Smart, Lackman, Max Long, and Bryant Nutting. A very good response was received from golfers even after the opening day. Ardent golfers could be seen on the course at just about any time during the day this past fore-week. “Many visitors” came throughout that opening day to golf, to partake of the smorgasbord being served at the association clubhouse.