Destination fun: golf & gaming in Charles Town

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Charles Town. Just one hour away from both DC and Baltimore, this charming, idyllic town is nestled away in the Shenandoah Valley, surrounded by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. It is the perfect luxurious getaway retreat that you’ve been looking for. Explore the town’s rich history, eclectic artwork, exciting gaming opportunities, and pretty soon Charles Town will become your home away from home.


Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Experience fun in many forms at the stunning Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races where there is something for everyone to do. Try your hand on the slots or play a round of poker at the casino. Take in the thrill that is live thoroughbred horse racing under a starry sky all year long. Or take in a show or concert from some of your favorite comedians and musicians under the spotlights. While you’re there, make sure to dine at one of the five delicious restaurants on site where one night you can indulge on Asian-style cuisine and a high-quality steak dinner the next.


This beautiful area has no shortage of incredible golf courses that are both challenging and exciting to play. These courses are a perfect way to spend the day relaxing your mind before you spend the night gaming or taking in some entertainment.

Locust Hill Golf Course

Play a round of golf at Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town, one of the state’s best golf courses. Locust Hill Golf Course has been rated #5 by Golfweek Magazine in West Virginia for best public access courses, daily fee and resorts and has been given a 4-star rating by Golf Digest Magazine. This amazing course is only one hour away from Washington, DC, and Baltimore and is only a half hour away from Winchester and Leesburg, Virginia and Hagerstown and Frederick, Maryland. Each tee offers challenges across the 35 acres of lakes, ponds, streams and a number of bunkers all set against the stunning backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Locust Hill Golf Course is sure to become one of your favorite courses to play.

Cacapon Resort State Park

Head to the nearby and gorgeous town of Berkeley Springs where you’ll find Cacapon Springs State Park. The Cacapon Springs State Park golf course is a stunning golf course located in the state park. This course is perfect for all skill levels and even offers private lessons from professionals. Experienced players will also enjoy playing this course as it was rated as one of the 130 best-designed courses in the United States. The Cacapon course features 73 well-places sand bunkers and an incredibly challenging double green that is more than 100 yards wide.


The Inn at Charles Town

Conveniently located on the grounds of the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, the Inn at Charles Town is the perfect place to rest after an exciting day of gaming and golfing. The Inn at Charles Town offers first-class amenities and rich interiors just steps from the casino and thoroughbred horse racing. Never miss a thing by staying in one of the 18 luxurious suites, which all have premier views of the thoroughbred race track.

Turf Rodeway Inn & Suites

Located directly beside the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, the Turf Rodeway Inn and Suites is a beautiful hotel with a fun atmosphere. Stay in one of the 67 cozy rooms and try the Surf and Turf Restaurant for fresh seafood and succulent steaks while you are there. The Turf Rodeway Inn and Suites is the perfect place to stay if you want to see that all that Charles Town has too offer.

Next Destination

If you still yearn for even more golfing and gaming, then head to The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs for a fun yet luxurious experience. At The Greenbrier, you’ll find a collection of golf courses unlike any other in the world including the Old White TPC, which is home to the Greenbrier Classic, PGA Tour FedEx Cup Event. Or head to the resort’s casino, which has been described as Monte Carlo meets Gone with the Wind for a night of blackjack, roulette, craps and more. The Greenbrier Resort is truly the definition of fun.

Which experience are you going to try?

This post was last updated on March 1, 2022