The history of Longview dates back to the 1800’s when it was first known as The Longview Black Jack Farm. In 1953 Mel Graham’s father purchased a small portion of the property as an annex of the Graham Dairy Farm. Decades later Mel started purchasing any land that attached his Dad’s small farm and eventually assembled over 1,000 acres.

In 2001, Mel put the vision of The Club at Longview into action. As Jack Nicklaus stood on this property and looked at the gentle rolling hills with its pines and hardwoods, its creeks, ponds, and nature preserves, he said, “It’s as if it was always meant to be the home of a great golf course.” Two years later, on October 20, 2003, The Club at Longview officially opened! Mel and his wife retained his Dad’s original small farm as their personal property.

The old-world charm and architecture found throughout the Club and the Longview community is a direct result of Mel’s travels throughout Europe. The architecture withstands the test of time and improves with age.

Mel's keen eye for detail and insistence upon excellence and quality along with a fantastic staff are some of the many things that make Longview a special place