The Longview Lifestyle

Alive and Well in Booming South Charlotte

Tucked behind the scrolled-iron gates, and just across the Union-Mecklenburg border off Tom Short Road, is one of the Queen City’s best-kept secrets. The Club at Longview features the Piedmont’s one-and-only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and boasts a no-tee-times-needed policy for its members. This is no typical residential golf course, however, as Nicklaus took full advantage of the property’s natural topography, hardwoods and protected wetlands. The result is a highly playable, but challenging variety of golf holes, which are fun to tee up again and again.

Opened in 2002, The Club at Longview is the realized vision of club founder and owner Mel Graham. “We farmed this land when I was young. Longview is an incredibly special place to me,” says Graham. Now in its second decade, The Club at Longview has matured into a gem of a golf course. “We’ve stayed true to our original vision of a world-class golf experience, with a full complement of dining, sports and social amenities for our membership. We are a small club, by design, which allows us to deliver a very personalized service experience. Our playing conditions, service and consistency — which we provide every day — are beyond compare.”

The Club at Longview features the Piedmont’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course as well as dining, sports and social amenities.
The Club at Longview features the Piedmont’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course as well as dining, sports and social amenities.

The club’s general manager, Jim Sutton, is proud of the facilities. “Longview is a lifestyle club,” says Sutton. “The golf experience here is exceptional, but what truly sets Longview apart is the intimacy of the club. Our culture is to know every family by name, not by their member number. The clubhouse is elegant and well-appointed, but the membership is casual and fun-loving. This is the kind of club where it’s easy to make new friends.”

The south Charlotte market is on fire right now. Commercial and residential developments seem to pop up virtually overnight. Somehow, while perfectly situated in the heart of it all, Longview is a haven from the frenetic pace of life. “It’s peaceful and quiet out here, just like God made it,” says Graham. A historic farm silo, more than 100 years old, still stands proudly on the second golf hole as a reminder of the property’s history.

“You don’t have to own a home in Longview to enjoy this lifestyle,” says Sutton. “Our membership is quite diverse, with nearly 30 percent of our members residing elsewhere. If you are the type of person who appreciates quality, world-class amenities and the exclusivity of a small club, come by and take a tour.”

Membership at The Club at Longview is by invitation only. In addition to the traditional golf and social categories, the club introduced a Signature Membership category in 2017, where a one-time annual fee covers golf and social privileges for 12 consecutive months, with no initiation fee and no monthly dues. “The Signature Membership option is perfect for executives who are new to Charlotte, or who are concerned about future relocation, as well as for avid golfers looking for a second club option,” says Sutton.

To schedule a tour, contact Debi Blair, director of membership, at 704-443-2554 or dblair@theclubatlongview.com.

“Longview is an incredibly special place to me.”

— Mel Graham