In the beginning…
Long Cove Club's Inaugural event began by selling home lots on August 11, 1980. Long Cove welcomed the first 100 Members soon thereafter. The back nine opened in November 1981 with the honor of Mr. Louis and Mrs. LaJunta Stovall hitting the first shots. The front nine opened in the Spring of 1982. In 1985, Long Cove Club was ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top 20 Golf Courses in the United States. When Long Cove Club was unveiled it lured to the island a bevy of selective golfers seeking world-class golf with a Pete Dye masterpiece as its crowning jewel.
The developers of the Club, David Ames (left), Joseph Webster and Wes Wilhelm (not pictured), inspect Phase 1 progress.
A group of early residents go walking down one of the first dirt roads in Long Cove Club.