Our History

Pinecrest Country Club

Pinecrest Country Club, the oldest golf course in East Texas was founded in 1921. Grover Finch, started the golf course with the help of Harry Turner, Jere Tuner, Mack Turner and L.D. Kelly. Syd J. Cooper did the layout for the nine-hole course and his son, Harry, who later gained fame as “Light Horse” Harry Copper, accompanied his father to Longview.

During the oil boom of 1932, Pinecrest Country Club hired its first golf professional, Oren Williams and a year later a new clubhouse was built.

Through the years, Pinecrest has been four different golf courses, but the most significant change came when the course was expanded to an 18-hole layout designed by Press Maxwell, son of Perry Maxwell and it opened for play on Labor Day 1958.

Today Pinecrest boast a 30,000 sq ft clubhouse, award winning food and the largest practice facility in East Texas. Our 70 par, 6,541 yard championship course is host to over 25 tournaments and Pro-AM’s a year.

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