Marvelous views. A glorious game. Par for the course when you indulge in a round of golf in Almost Heaven. From the breathtaking backdrops at the state park resorts to the gorgeous fairways at the luxury resorts, any of these incredible courses make for a great golf getaway.
State-of-the-art state park golf courses
Head in the clouds? Get down to earth and a little closer to heaven at one of these luscious green courses:
Stonewall Resort State Park
Experience the Arnold Palmer Signature Course at Stonewall Resort. Here, you’ll enjoy superb conditions, peaceful surroundings and an unmatched natural setting. After a perfect day on the green, relax at the Mtn. Laurel Spa or enjoy the spring blooms on Stonewall Lake. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Stillwaters, the resort’s signature lakeside restaurant, take in the panoramic view of The Palmer Course from Lightburn’s Restaurant, or celebrate with a handcrafted cocktail from TJ Muskies Bar & Grill.
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Practice your swing while surrounded by breathtaking views of the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains. Canaan Valley Resort is the ultimate spring getaway, perfect for the whole family. Canaan Valley offers plenty of activities on-site from hiking, biking, sporting clays, climbing wall and mini golf. Explore the charming mountain towns of Davis and Thomas and visit nearby Blackwater Falls State Park for more springtime fun.
Pipestem Resort State Park
Sitting on the east rim of the Bluestone River Gorge, Pipestem Resort offers something for everyone including exhilarating zipline tours, guided trout fishing trips, mountain bike excursions, rock climbing and more. Witness the spring colors of southern West Virginia and put your golf game to the test at Pipestem’s championship course, featuring stunning views of the Bluestone Canyon.
Cacapon Resort State Park
Nestled in the shadows of the highest peak in the eastern portion of West Virginia, Cacapon Resort State Park offers 6,000 acres of enchanting outdoor spring beauty. The park provides lake activities and hiking opportunities, vacation cabins, golfing, and exquisite restaurants in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. Rated as one of the 130 best-designed courses in the United States by Golf Digest, the Cacapon course beckons golfers to the rolling foothills at the base of the ridge at its location.
Twin Falls Resort State Park
Set on a high, wooded ridge in the rugged mountains of southern West Virginia, Twin Falls Resort State Park is the ideal site for nature lovers. With multiple lodging options, more than 25 miles of hiking trails, a championship golf course and its restored Pioneer Farm, Twin Falls offers an abundance of recreation and relaxation for guests of all ages. A creek winds throughout the Twin Falls course and comes into play on nine holes, the course offers enough variety of terrain to challenge the most advanced golfer.
Luxury mountain courses
Long drives. Shorter putts. Pure strokes of genius. Feel enlightened and expand your golf expertise with these resorts hidden in the mountains of Almost Heaven.
Not far from the heart of Wheeling, the 1,700-acre Oglebay Resort and Conference Center is home to three golf courses, including the Klieves, an Arnold Palmer signature golf course. The pristine fairways invite you way out in the wilderness for most of the course, so enjoy the secluded mountain views. It rolls peacefully the whole way through, so be on your game. There are some dramatic elevation changes in store.
Raven Golf Club
Not far from Snowshoe’s mountaintop village, Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe Mountain offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep this course difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. Raven Golf Club is a terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf or a new destination for you and friends when visiting Snowshoe. Golfweek has ranked The Raven Golf Club the #2 public course in the State of West Virginia and the #30 public course in the U.S.
The Greenbrier is home to a collection of golf courses unlike any in the world. This iconic resort is rich in golf history. It’s the home of the first-ever American golf course and a lineup of celebrities and legends have graced its grounds. The Old White TPC, open to public play, was a coveted stop on the PGA Tour. On days when outdoor golf is not available due to the weather, be sure to visit The Greenbrier’s Indoor Golf Simulator for lessons or simulated rounds.
Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa
Walk in the footsteps of legends like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, each of whom enjoyed a round of golf on the tree-lined courses at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa. The resort has two championship courses offering breathtaking views of Cheat Lake and the rolling hills of West Virginia, and was voted “Best of Morgantown” in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Resort at Glade Springs
Set in the stunning beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the three 18-hole championship golf courses at the Resort at Glade Springs combine the best of approachability and challenges. Consistently ranked among the top 5 golf courses in the state, Glade Springs boasts of some of the country’s finest championship layouts. The three courses – the Stonehaven Golf Course, the Cobb Course, and the Woodhaven Golf Course –unrivaled elevation changes and impressive scales bring together a breathtaking natural beauty. These are designed for seasoned pros as well as weekend golfers and beginners.
Pete Dye Golf Club
A former coal mine in the mountains of West Virginia transformed into a stunningly beautiful and engaging course that ranks #64 on Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Courses of America and #18 on Golfweek’s Best Modern Courses. Pete Dye Golf Club ingeniously weaves mining remnants and rambunctious terrain into a course that tempts and tests golfers from the opening tee shot to the final putt. Spread out over 250 acres amidst the Appalachian Mountains, the fairways bob and weave through wildly rugged terrain and graceful earth sculptures.
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