Lawrence Andrew Laughridge, CGCS

123 Mirrormont Drive * Highlands, NC 28741 * Phone & Fax 828-526-5706 * Mobile 828-507-4954



Professional Experience:  laughridge Golf, LLC


Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Asheville, NC

New Construction - Greens, Tees, Bunkers and all areas of course development. 


Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, Highlands, NC

Renovation – Enhanced "Billy" bunkers.


Augusta National, Augusta GA



Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers, NC

Renovation – Enhanced "Billy" bunkers and green surrounds.


Walden Golf Club, Aurora, OH

Reconstruction project of all tees, bunkers and green surrounds.


Mount Vintage Plantation, North Augusta, GA

Renovated bunkers on the course in preparation for an upcoming L.P.G.A. event using the enhanced "Billy" bunker method.


Maggie Valley Resort, Maggie Valley, NC

Reconstruction Project: Remodel # 9 and # 16 holes for development expansion, including new tees, bunkers, fairways, irrigation, and cart paths.


Kenmure Country Club, Flat Rock, NC 

Bunker and tee reconstruction.


Rock Barn Club of Golf, Hickory, NC

Construction of new 18th green complex and new putting green as part of master plan renovation by Robert Trent Jones, II. Project included 17,000 square feet of new putting surfaces and 8,000 square feet of new bunkers. Installed subsurface drainage to specifications to be used with SubAir system.


Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway, NC

Renovation of practice tee with Estate Golf Synthetic Turf.


Mill Creek Golf Course, Franklin NC

Construction of new chipping green and bunker complex.


Rabun Gap Nachoochee School, Rabun Gap, GA

Responsible for the development and construction of sports complex, consisting of baseball, softball, soccer fields and walking trails.


Professional Experience


Highlands Country Club, Highlands, NC

Certified Golf Course Superintendent, 1988-1999

Responsible for the course maintenance, budget proposals, purchases, clubhouse grounds and common areas, and equipment maintenance of a 1928 Donald Ross designed private country club. Owner’s representative for the installation of a Toro Network 8000 computerized irrigation system in 1991. Designed and constructed the renovations to driving range 1992. Assisted in construction of concrete tunnel under state road to connect nines 1993, co-coordinated the clean-up and reconstruction after the “Storm of the Century” in 1993 and Hurricane Opal in 1995, assisted the golf course architect in the preparation of the Master Plan 1995. Owner’s representative in completion of 1998/1999 restoration of Highlands Country Club. Restoration included all greens, bunkers, approaches, several teeing areas, with major renovations to the driving range and additions of a croquette court and nursery.


        Fairfield Sapphire Valley, Sapphire, NC

        Golf Course Superintendent, 1981-1988

Owner’s representative in re-design and major renovation of Holly Forest Country Club.  Supervised construction process of building new holes, irrigation installation, and final preparation and seeding.  Responsible for cart path placement and installation, sand trap installation, budget controls and programs related to turfgrass management. Added two new holes to existing layout to create in and out nines.  Responsible for clearing, drainage systems, greens construction, irrigation design and installation, cart path placement and installation, final grading and seeding.


        Country Club of Sapphire Valley, Sapphire, NC

        Golf Course Superintendent, 1981-1982

Supervised and managed all aspects of course maintenance while re-building Holly Forest.  Established all schedules and programs related to turfgrass management. 


        Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Burnsville, NC

        Assistant Superintendent, 1976-1977 & 1979-1981

Responsible to course superintendent. Assisted in late stages of construction and management of new course.  Aided superintendent in day to day procedures of 18 hole course maintenance.


        High Vista Country Club, Asheville, NC

        Golf Course Superintendent, 1977 - 1979

Owner’s representative in early construction, assisted in greens construction and drainage, irrigation installation, final preparation and seeding. Responsible thereafter for all overall supervision and management, including budget proposals, equipment purchases, and all other programs related to turfgrass management.


        Mimosa Hills Country Club, Morganton, NC

        Golf Course Technician, 1974, 1975

Overall golf course maintenance as apprentice to superintendent, fulfilling summer seasonal experience as required while attending Penn State.


        Marion Lake Club, Marion, NC

        Golf Course Laborer, 1969, 1970, and 1971

        Overall golf course maintenance.


Formal Education


        Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania

      Turfgrass Management, Graduated 1976

        3.42 GPA


        Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

        Four Quarters of Accounting and Business, 1973 & 1974


continuing education


        GCSA Turfgrass Conference and Show

        Attended - 1979, 1983, 1987 thru 1993 and 1995 thru 1999


        Penn. State Golf Turfgrass Conference

        Attended - 1975 - 1982, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1995


        North Carolina Turfgrass Conference and Show

        Attended - 1981 thru 2000


        Carolinas Golf Course Superintendent’s Conference & Trade show

        Attended – 1992 - 2000


gcsaa seminars      tested CEU credits

Preconstruction and Construction Management: anaheim

The Superintendent as grow-in manager: anaheim

Golf Greens: History, Theory, Construction and Maintenance: las vegas

Classic Golf Courses and the Master Architects: las vegas

Wetlands and Golf Courses: charlotte

Golf Course Restoration, Renovation and Construction Projects: Orlando

Writing Integrated Pest Management & Environmental Programs for Golf Courses: charlotte

Environmental Considerations in Golf Course Management: san Francisco

Turfgrass Stress Management: charlotte

Protection of Water Resources: anaheim

wildlife management and habitat conservation: myrtle beach

Computers in Golf Course Management: new Orleans

Implementing Strategies and Plans for Turfgrass Management Systems: charlotte

Golf Course Design Principles: las vegas

Negotiating: Orlando

Maximizing Job Satisfaction: Orlando

safe pesticide management: Raleigh



Activities and organizations



        Certified Class AA life Member - Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

        Associate Member – Golf Course Builders Association

        Member – Western North Carolina Turfgrass Association

        Class A Member - Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association

        Member - North Carolina Turfgrass Council

        Member - Pennsylvania State University Turfgrass Alumni Association

        Member - Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council

        Member – National Golf Foundation