This print features the 1st hole at Laurel Valley Golf Club, a scenic and beautiful golf course nestled in a valley between Laurel Ridge
Mountain and Chestnut Ridge Mountain in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Laurel Valley was designed by Dick Wilson on a 260 acre tract of land
that also served as a pheasant shooting preserve. It was also what Wilson called, "...the most natural beautiful site I've ever seen for a
One only needs to stand on the first tee to see what Wilson was referring to - with Chestnut Ridge rising 2,500 feet above sea level and
the historic town of Ligonier serving as a backdrop to this impressive panorama, concentrating on the first tee shot of the day can be
Laurel Valley officially opened for play on July 11th, 1959 and only 6 years later, it hosted the 1965 PGA Championship. Having Arnold
Palmer as its touring professional was significant especially since Arnold's hometown of Latrobe was only 10 miles away and Arnie was
the one who recommended Laurel Valley to the PGA. Not resting on its "laurels," Laurel Valley has also hosted the PGA National Team
Championships in 1970, 1971, and 1972. Laurel Valley also hosted the 1975 Ryder Cup and the 1989 US Senior Open.
The original painting is in the private collection of Laurel Valley Golf Club and hangs in the Laurel Room overlooking the 1st hole.