Recent WV Golf Course Reviews


4Aces
Severn, MD
321 Reviews
  
Haven't played this course since 2000. I remember liking the layout and the scenic views--that hasn't changed. The layout is nice--not overly difficult--and the scenic views are still beautiful (although there are more houses lining the course than I remembered). I was surprised, though, that the fairways were in average shape as there were patches of dirt in many of the fairways. The rough was also showing signs of wear and tear with rough splotches of dirt and dried up grass. The tee boxes were a tad long--needed cutting. The bunkers and greens were in good shape. You do not go back to the clubhouse on the turn and the beverage cart did not have many options for food, so you better take something you like with you. The rack rate on a Saturday is $56.50 + tax ($59 and some change) so not bad; but the travel time is about 1 hr 50 mins from the Baltimore area. The round was about 4 hrs 30 mins to complete, but we waited on every hole.

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Date Played: August 16, 2014 | Cost: $59


aka13013
Gambrills, MD
62 Reviews
Stonewall Resort of Walkersville, WV
  
Played this course after an inch of rain fell this morning. Course drained pretty well but obviously was damp and the greens were soft and a little slow. Conditions were very good, from tees to fairways to greens. Rough was very thick, but that's to be expected after some rainfall. Enjoyed the layout, nice variety of holes, some elevation changes but nothing too severe. Was a little disappointed that there was only one hole where the lake comes into play, and only two others with any view of the lake at all. Still, a very enjoyable round. Recommended.

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Date Played: August 12, 2014 | Cost: $84


Enforcer 73
Morgantown, WV
1 Reviews
I'm pretty sure the lakeview course was an award winner once upon a time. I encourage you to read one of the funniest articles written about a golf course by Stan awtrey. He writes about the course as if it is the 1980's or whenever the course was cared for. He goes on to write about the 18th hole and how nobody has ever reached the green in two. It plays 602 from the whites, with a dogleg and an elevated green. Very comical. He makes it sound like a wonderfully hard hole when in all actuality it is just a dumb golf hole. It is as reachable as an 800 yard par 3. That doesn't make the course good it just makes it an impossible hole. Also he speaks of the devilish first cut. Listen, intentionally leaving your first cut the same length as the rough is pure stupidity. I am fine with it if you simply don't care about the course but please stop trying to sell it as devilishly hard. The first cut is just about three inches long. So when you hit a nice shot in the fairway and then the difficulty of the slope of the course has your ball trickle an inch or two into the first cut, you are rewarded with a shot out of the rough a.k.a the first cut. Anyway that is to the award winning lakeview course. Now I can write for days about this joke of a course at mountainview but the three pictures I uploaded should say it all. The easiest way to see that a course has been let go is to see grass growing in the bunker. Also, if you play this course you should go ahead and pull it out of the bunker as to not damage your club on the fist sized rocks that are in it. If you are driving through the area and are looking for a decent course to play, just keep driving. Within 30 minutes of Lakeview you can find actual golf courses at nemacolin resort, PA and the wisp resort in deep creek, MD. Enjoy the pictures I uploaded, it truly says it all. By the way I would have rated the course lower but it wouldn't let me give negative star value.

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Date Played: May 31, 2013 | Cost: $42.50


ExtremeVI
Mitchellville, MD
13 Reviews
  
What a gem of a course!!! Played in a glo ball tournament (9 during the day, then 9 at night) for $30.00. It is only a 9 hole course, but it is in better shape than any of the other courses I've played. Course layout is not very difficult, and you can score well. From tee box to green, the course was in perfect shape. Greens rolled true, and fairways, rough, and bunkers were well taken care of. If you are ever in the area, and want to get a great deal at a fun course, I would highly recommend you give it a shot.

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Date Played: October 13, 2012 | Cost: $30


4Aces
Severn, MD
321 Reviews
Cacapon State Park Resort of Berkeley Springs, WV
  
Met some friends at Cacapon--haven't been there in years. Only 2 hrs. from Baltimore and $46 w/cart for weekday regular rate, and $33.50 w/cart with the Tee Time Book, which is a real deal. The course is in good shape...some burned out spots on some fairways and the edges of a few greens but not a big distraction. Bunkers needed to be raked--they were packed from the overnight rain. The greens were rolling a bit slower than normal, but probably not cut or rolled due to recent storms and expected heat. Tips are 6827 72.1/134 and the whites are 6267 70.0/129. The red tees are a little longer than the average course at 5647 72.9/128. Nice breeze today and no one else on the course for a 12:04 tee time. We finished in a about 3.5 hrs. Great track--no houses or roads/traffic, and only wildlife.

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Date Played: July 2, 2012 | Cost: $33


DrTom
Manassas, VA
1 Reviews
Stonewall Resort of Walkersville, WV
  
I just returned from Stonewall Resort in West Virginia. The resort is located in the middle of nowhere but has easy access directly off of Interstate 79 that runs down the middle of WVA.

The Arnold Palmer designed course is just a spectacular venue for wilderness/mountain golf. The course is carved out of some of the most gorgeous mountains that rise above Stonewall Jackson Lake, which is the 2nd. largest lake in the State. The golf course has beautiful views of the lake as well as the Stonewall Resort hotel and grounds that sit on the shores of the lake.

The course is tough but fair, and with 6 sets of tees to chose from, it can be a very playable course for any skill level golfer IF the correct set of tees to play from are selected. We played from the Blues which measured just under 6,300 yards. I felt that the rating of 70.0 and the slope of 131 were slightly off. Both numbers, IMO, should be set higher. That is because this course puts a premium on getting the ball on the green with your approach shots.

Very few of the greens are left unprotected to provide for a bailout shot to an open area around the green and most greens are surrounded on all sides by a variety of challenges. Those run the gamut of the usual sand bunkers and various mounding to the use of the natural contours of the property to include steep drop offs to hazard areas close to the lake shores for those holes running along the lake and steep hills behind a couple of greens on the holes in the higher elevations. Water comes into play on some holes also, but the lake itself is not utilized as the primary water hazard. Only one par three, hole #6, requires a shot over a finger of the lake itself. All of the other water hazards come from another source.

For example the second hole is a beautifully designed par three that is surrounded by trouble on three sides. Only the front of the green is left unprotected. The right side has a large bunker that runs the length of the green and on the left side a small pond surrounds the green. This pond is fed by a little mountain creek that trickles down from behind the green producing a wetlands hazard there as well. With the green tucked back between all of those defenses, the only good shot is on the green or just short. The use of these naturally occurring water sources are utilized throughout the design of the course with wetlands and small streams complicating many of the mishit approach shots to these well-protected greens. The final component of this green protection gauntlet is by the use of the naturally occurring native grasses, left high and uncut around some of the greens to gobble up any arrant shots directed their way.

After playing the course for three days in a row, I became more enamored by the course design with experience. It is a golf course that really requires you to consider each shot prior to pulling the trigger in order to manage your subsequent score. If you get sloppy with your game here expect some big numbers to show up on the scorecard. Add to that the premium condition and maintenance given to the course and the result is a four star rating for this venue.

Considering that the course is but one aspect of a large scale resort that includes a full service clubhouse/pro shop, restaurants and bars, a spa, pools, hot tubs, saunas, etc. all with the staff being attentive to their guest's desires, this sums up to nothing but a good time if you decide to try out Stonewall Resort for a few days of golf in a fantastic mountain setting.

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Date Played: April 21, 2012 | Cost: $55


frawley87
Ranson, WV
1 Reviews
  
Sleepy Hollow is a great course for begginers to learn on. There is no wait for tee times and anyone can walk on as long as there isnt a tournament in progress. The course isnt as nice as private courses, but for the price you cant beat it. The little course has some charm to it

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Date Played: January 28, 2012


SmackIT
Charleston, WV
1 Reviews
Riviera Country Club of Lesage, WV
  
The staff was very nice/helpful. Inexpensive. Small course with fairways running next to each other. No bunkers. Has a few interesting holes but you could leave your driver at home and still do well.

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Date Played: December 26, 2011


fdunn59
Harpers Ferry, WV
1 Reviews
  
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Date Played: November 28, 2011


Dee
Severn, MD
55 Reviews
Stonebridge Golf Club of Martinsburg, WV
  
Didn't know what course to play while making a drive through that area. Took a chance, and wished I hadn't. The layout is actually not bad, but this course needs a lot of attention. The cart paths are overgrown with trees (they just need a little trimming), there were large holes on some cart paths, and little to no manicuring around hazards and tee boxes (some weeds blocked the tee shot...in front and behind in your backswing). I was very disappointed and will not return. Their website boasts of their renovated course and club house, and it is very misleading. Unfortunate... I couldn't wait for the round to end.

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Date Played: June 19, 2011