The history of Longview dates back to the 1800’s when it was first known as The Longview Black Jack Farm. In 1953 Mel Graham’s father purchased the property in order to relocate the family dairy farm. In 2001, the dream of The Club at Longview was put into action. As Jack Nicklaus stood on this property, and looked at the gentle rolling hills with its pines and hardwoods, its creeks, ponds and nature preserves, he said, “It’s as if it was always meant to be the home of a great golf course.” Two years later, on October 20, 2003, The Club at Longview officially opened!
Looking over the 18th
Background: Named for the highest point on the property, which boasts an unobstructed view of Uptown Charlotte, The Club at Longview was formerly the Graham family’s dairy farm and is comprised of 500 acres.
Grand Opening: October 20, 2003, with special guests including Jack Nicklaus and the Rev. Billy Graham, who performed the dedication for his nephew, co-developer Mel Graham.
Status: Private Club
Golf Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (a Nicklaus Signature Course)
Golf Course Acreage: 160 acres
Average Size of Greens: 5,500 square feet
Spikes: Non-metal, soft only
Playing Policy: Guests must be accompanied by a member
Greens: A-1 Bentgrass
Fairways: Tiffway 419 Hybrid Bermuda
Fringes: Penncross bent
Rough: Tiffway 419 Hybrid Bermuda and fescue
Par: 36 (out) – 36 (in) —72 (total)
Timeless and Iconic…
A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course