The original Pine Lake Country Club course was built in the early 1960's and underwent an extensive renovation in 1988 by renowned golf course architect John LaFoy. LaFoy has a reputation as a devotee of the legendary Donald Ross. The club occupies 157 acres with five fresh water lakes and manicured grounds with Azaleas and Bradford Pears.

Due to the nature of the design, Pine Lake's course is very "walkable" and provides golfers of all skill levels an enjoyable challenge and a welcomed respite from the hectic pace of today's world.

Meet Our Golf Professionals

Brian McLaughlin

Brian was born in Northwest Indiana and moved to the Charlotte area when he was 8 years old. He started playing golf at the age of 11 at Raintree Country Club where his parents were members for several years. He played golf for Quail Hollow Middle School on a team that won their conference every year during his middle school tenure.  Brian started golfing more frequently after high school while working at Piper Glen and Raintree Country Club.  

Over the past 20 years, Brian has been in the golf business at three different clubs, he began his professional career at TPC Piper Glen in 1995 then moved to Raintree Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional in 2001.  In 2006 he accepted the First Assistant Professional job at Pine Lake Country Club. Brian has 15 years experience in teaching, club fitting and club repairs and is working his way towards his PGA Class A Certification. 

Brian is married, his wife Michelle is an Oncology Nurse, and they have two children; Savannah and Shelby.  They reside in Indian Trail, NC.

Playing Career:
Played in two Carolinas PGA Assistants Championships
Played events on the NGT-Piedmont Series Tour
Played in several Carolinas PGA Section events

Teaching Career:
Worked with Amateurs of all skill levels and ages for over 15 years
Taught and worked with numerous high school, collegiate and mini tour players

Professional Career
Assistant Golf Professional at:
Raintree Country Club, 2001-2006
Pine Lake Country Club, 2006-2016

Head Golf Professional at:
Pine Lake Country Club, 2017- present

Quentin Alston

Quentin grew up in Monroe, North Carolina, where he started playing golf at the age of 10. He attended Parkwood High School and played on the golf team his Junior and Senior year.  
Over the past 5 years, Quentin has been in the golf business at two different clubs starting at Charles T Myers then moving to Pine Lake Country Club in 2013 as the Outside Staff Supervisor and then becoming an Assistant Golf Professional here in 2016
Quentin passed his PAT (Playing Ability Test) in May of 2015.  He is currently enrolled in the PGA Apprentice program, where he is pursuing a class “A” PGA membership.  

Professional Career:
Assistant Golf Professional at:
Pine Lake Country Club, 2016-Current

Teaching Career
Has taught two seasons of Golf Squad at multiple local Elementary Schools.

Playing Career:
Played in several CPGA Assistants Association Tournaments