Since the 1920s, our golf course has been a favorite place for golfers in our community.
Back in the 1920s, golf courses were growing in popularity as Bobby Jones became one of the most popular and successful golf amateurs in history. Golf courses were being built throughout the U.S,. and as Lenoir, North Carolina expanded following WWI, T.H. Broyhilll started developing the land between downtown Lenoir and the golf course.
By the 1940s, J.E. Broyhill had assumed leadership at Broyhill furniture and eventually hired Donald Ross to make over Lenoir Golf Club in 1945. Ross made a drawing for 18 holes and renovated the existing 9, never getting around to the last holes for the course. These additional 9 holes were added in 1959-1960 by Pat Allison.
This is the golf course’s earliest history, and from the 1960s onward, LGC continued to become a favorite hub for amateur and professional golfers alike. Now, LGC has undergone a new and exciting change in 2020 as Lennie Younce and Daniel Cook take over its ownership.
Younce played on LGC’s course from childhood onward and is excited to restore this historic golf club. Cook played on LGC’s course for the first time in 1977 and has spent his professional career as an energy entrepreneur in Mississippi and Texas. Steve Caldwell, who was a PGA professional for over 40 years, has also taken over as the course’s new General Manager.
Under new management and ownership, we look forward to what the future has in store for our historic golf course while still keeping our longstanding traditions of excellence alive. Join us for a round of golf and come enjoy everything LGC has to offer!