The Fourth of July Is For Families!

The day’s festivities begin at 9 am on the Practice Green for a tribute to America with patriotic music followed by a fun GOLF SCRAMBLE.  The Pro Shop will make the teams for this Mixed Team event featuring 6 holes Better Ball, 6 holes Scramble & 6 holes Shamble. Cost of $35 for members includes prizes & lunch!

Lunch in the clubhouse will be served at 12:30-2:30 pm.  The “cookout” buffet is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will include hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, brats, mac & cheese, potato salad, cole slaw, broccoli salad, watermelon & ice cream sundae bar, $20 inclusive

Back by popular demand, the Laurel Ridge Dog Show is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and free in the Pavilion at 3 pm. The event will include a dog parade, competitions, prizes and a demonstration by Waynesville Police K-9 unit! If you have a patriotic pup with hidden talents, sign up to participate by calling 828-452-0545, ext. 131!  Download the Dog Show Entry Form.  Dog can complete in the following categories:

  1. Best Tail Wagger
  2. Best Trick
  3. Most Patriotic
  4. Best Groomed
  5. Pet/Owner Look Alike Contest
  6. Junior Division (escorted by youth age 16 & under)
Overall Best of Show will be decided by silent ballot.  The winning dog from each competition category will be eligible for overall honors.  LRCC owners will make a $5,000 donation to Friends of Haywood Co. Animal Shelter in the name of the Grand Champion and their owner.

All members, guests, and dog lovers are invited to lunch in the clubhouse… bring the whole family!

WCU Golf Tournament Was A Success!

Thank you so much for hosting “The Mutt” Catamount Football Classic golf outing in October.  A great time was had by all our donors and fans!  We truly appreciate the time and effort you made to make the event a success!  The success of these golf outings in terms of fundraising dollars directly impact our Student-Athletes at WCU and the mission of the Catamount Club.

We loved being able to set up in the pavilion for registration and then dinner.  Everyone said the greens were in great shape and that they enjoyed the course.  They also loved the coffee, lunch and dinner!  Thanks again for all you do! ~Miffy Henley, Assistant Director, Catamount Club, WCU Athletics, 11/2/17

Fantastic 30th Anniversary Party

I wanted to say THANK YOU for a wonderful anniversary party this past Saturday night.    We had an amazing time!    The room was perfect – I loved the arrangement of the tables with the candles & the extra table for our pictures, flowers, & guest book & album.   The food was excellent & Robert did a great job bartending.   CJam DJ were amazing too – it was absolutely everything I wanted & hoped it could be.   Leshall  made all this seem effortless, although I know she worked hard to make it perfect.   I truly, truly appreciate it.    Thanks for providing us with a wonderful memory.  ~Tesa Burson 5/23/17

Melange in the Mountains

Thank you so much for your participation in Melange in the Mountains.  Your support made this an extraordinary event!  We look forward to working with you in 2017-18.  So until then, keep the cooking fires burning for the success of Haywood County!  Director CeCe Hipps & Craig Day, Haywood County Chamber of Commerce

Beautiful Place

“Beautiful place with delicious food and great service!” ~Libby Baldwin, November 19, 2016

Discounted Event Spaces When Booked for February & March!

LRCC is the perfect setting for your wedding, party, reunion or business meeting. Book your private event for February or March & receive a 25% discount on all room rental fees! For pricing, availability or a tour, contact Leshall, 828-452-0545, ext. 135 or

Haywood County Chamber of Commerce

“The food was amazing for Women In Business!” ~ Office Manager, Craig Day 8/30/16


My husband and I held our wedding reception in the pavilion at Laurel Ridge on March 19, 2016. The entire evening was exceptional from the food to the staff! The event was exactly what we had hoped for and Laurel Ridge provided the most picturesque and warm environment for our party with many friends and family!~Molly McClure Stanley, August 23, 2016

Exactly As We Imagined

“We were married at Laurel Ridge April 16, 2016. The ceremony & the reception were both exactly as we imagined. All the staff were extremely helpful, welcoming & very attentive. I would recommend Laurel Ridge for your special occasion!” ~ Alisha Ladowski, May 31, 2016

Talk Derby To Me

The 2016 Derby Horse Race included 10 teams running for the roses led by defending champions, Ron Cramm and Dawn Plifka.  R.Cramm & D.Plifka DerbyHorseRace Winners 5-7-'16 LR-1672 REDUCEAfter teeing off on #10, eight of the ten horses struggled right out of the gate, with Dawn Plifka being the only golfer to have her tee shot land and stay on the green!  From there only two teams immediately qualified to progress to the next hole:  Dawn Plifka and Ron Cramm putting up a solid par; and Howard Gottlieb draining a 20+ foot putt for par to carry himself and his partner Kathleen Korber into the next hole.  The majority of the field remained to compete in a 7-way chip off for five available spots.  After eliminating three total teams, all the horses rounded the corner into turn two and teed off on #18.  Scott Hickle hit his teams’ approach shot to about three feet leaving his partner Veronica Von Zwehl a sweet birdie putt which she had no problems dropping into the hole.  Then after being left short on the steep bank in the rough of #18 green, Dawn Plifka stepped up once again and hit a remarkable flop shot that hit the flagstick and settled about 6-8 inches, leaving her partner Ron Cramm with an easy par putt.  After missing the green on their approach shot, Deborah Beasley and Dave Matthys made a solid par to advance themselves as well.  This left two teams tied for a chip off for one more available spot for the final hole. It was a photo finish with Ron Petty and Kaison Gottlieb out-chipping their opponents to move on.

The remaining four teams went back to play #18 once again.  Ron Cramm hit a beautiful approach shot to leave Dawn Plifka with a 9-12 foot putt.  Cool under pressure, she drained the slight bender putt making yet another birdie for their team, securing the Overall Champs of the Derby Shootout…again!  There was a tie breaker for 2nd and 3rd place showings between the team of Scott Hickle and Veronica Von Zwehl  vs. Ron Petty and Kaison Gottlieb.  Scott Hickle stepped up again with another beauty of an approach shot to about two feet leaving a worry-free putt for Veronica to snag the second place title.R.Petty,L.James,D.Plifka&A.Rawley DerbyScrambleTeam Winne 5-7-'16 LR-1662 REDUCE  It was an exciting finish to the Shoot-out and the gallery went wild.

OTHER DERBY RESULTS:  The team of Lynne James, Dawn Plifka, Adam Rawley & Ron Petty took home the crown in Saturday’s MIXED SCRAMBLE with an impressive score of 59, winning by three strokes over second place team of Linda McHugh, Deborah Beasley, Dave Blevins & Ron Smith.  Tied for third with a score of 63 were the teams of Ann Cramm, Priscilla Boeye, Pat Mathes, Dick Oehme and Veronica Von Zwehl, Noel Kile, Bill Plifka, Roy Greene.  CLOSEST TO PIN awards went to Ron Petty (#3), Sharon Burchell (#8), Pat Mathes (#10) and Veronica Von Zwehl (#17).  Dawn Plifka and Roy Greene won the LONGEST DRIVE CONTEST.

IMG_0349Sixteen ladies competed in the Ladies FILLY RACE on Friday, enduring sub-par temperatures and above-par wind and drizzle.  The competition was neck and neck and hotly contested.  Gross winners were Kathleen Korber and Deborah Beasley, posting a 67.  They scored an amazing six  birdies n a row from holes #9 through #14 to achieve that fantastic score.  Winning the Net race with a superb 59.3 were Kaison Gottlieb and Sharon Burchell, followed closely by Dawn Plifka and Lynne James.  CLOSEST TO PIN awards went to Sharon Burchell (#3), Kaison Gottlieb (#8 & #17) and Deborah Beasley (#10).  Thanks to all our competitors; we are already looking forward to next year!

All ladies were asked to wear their fabulous Derby hats on Saturday evening and they did not disappoint!  The lovely Maggie Hickle won a prize for the best Derby hat and took home a complimentary bottle of champagne!
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LRCC’s DRIVING RANGE will close at 5 pm on Tuesdays.  This action is necessary in order to pick the golf balls to allow for mowing early Wednesday.

Clay, Lucas, John and Dennis have joined the golf staff and are excited to serve our golf members and guests this summer.  Let them know how they can be of service to you.

Three more clinics remain on Tuesdays/ Thursdays on May 12, 17 & 19 with instruction from our golf pros.  Get a jump start on the season with valuable tips and pointers on your game, from putting and chipping to full swing.  Call the Golf Shop to sign up.

The annual Men’s Member Member Tournament is coming up on Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22!  Two-man teams should sign up in the Golf Shop for this tournament consisting of 36 holes of Better Ball Stroke Play.  Winners will be awarded for Gross and Net Division.  Entry fee is $75/team; hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available for participants after Sunday’s play.

Make sure your holiday includes golf & dinner at LRCC!  Cost for golf is $30 plus cart (includes dinner) and golfers tee off at 1 pm.   If you’re not golfing, please join us for dinner beginning at 5:30 pm.  The buffet includes hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, baked beans, mac & cheese, slaw, watermelon & banana pudding for $18 inclusive.

At last!  The very popular BATTLE OF THE SEXES will be held on Sunday, June 5th.  Men vs. Women with bragging rights on the line. This year, the men will be looking for revenge. Look out, ladies!  Non-golfers are invited to the dinner buffet at 5:30 pm.

Weather permitting, the Men’s Golf Association will play a scramble on Thursday, May 12 followed by lunch in the clubhouse.  The spring business meeting will take place after lunch.