The Club at Longview had an interesting opening ceremony during 2003, when the Reverend Billy Graham performed a dedication on behalf of his nephew, one of the developers behind the project. Those hoping the course features divine mercy may be disappointed; Graham, an avid golfer, once famously stated that “the only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.”
More relevant to your round at Longview is Jack Nicklaus, another celebrity attendee at the club opening (as well as the course architect). You too may turn to prayer while challenging the final four holes at Longview, where the Bear shows his teeth.
Nos. 15 and 16, a long par three and medium-length par four, respectively, will require the players to navigate both bunkers and an excess of marshland to secure par. The No. 17 hole, a par five of 525 yards, is a temporary relief, as the temperate player can take three shots and get home easily. But the temperate player might need to go for the green in two to win a match point! No. 18, the longest par four on the course, will truly bring the penitent to their knees. The 465-yard hole features water all the way down the right.