Glade Springs Resort
The Cobb Course
By Brian Weis
Located in the New River-Greenbrier Valley Region, the Resort at Glade Springs boasts three championship courses, The Cobb Course, The Stonehaven (2003), and The Woodhaven (2010). The resort is located 75 miles from the Charleston (capital of West Virginia) airport. The Charleston to Glade drive features a beautiful drive through the Appalachian Mountains.
The Resort at Glade Springs was established in 1960 with the original Cobb Course opening in 1972. Some fifty years later Glade Springs boasts of 200 guest rooms, 13,000 square feet of conference space, and 1400 acres of a gated community dotted with 450 luxurious homes.
The Cobb Course features rolling fairways, mature hardwoods and sand bunkers as big as the state of West Virginia. Many of the greens are three club differentials and remember it's better being short of the pin than deep. The 16th hole on The Cobb Course acts as the signature hole and requires carrying your ball over three water features. On the tee a well struck drive is needed to fly a C-shaped lake. Before you swing out of your shoes, any ball over the hill will flirt with a third lake. Head Professional Mike James chuckled, "I have not played too many par-4's that require carrying three water features." If you have aqua phobia the hole is no laughing matter.
Cobb Course at Glade Springs
255 Resort Drive
Daniels, WV 25832
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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