The Resort at Glade Springs
A Golf Travelers Notebook
By Brian Weis
Located in the New River-Greenbrier Valley Region, the resort at Glade Springs boasts three championship courses. Located 75 Miles from the Charleston airport, the drive will provide ample spots to view the Appalachian Mountains.
In 1960, the resort opened featuring 200 guest rooms, and 13,000 square feet of conference space. The property also encompasses a gated community sprawled over 1400 acres. Today the development comprises of 450 homes.
The Cobb Course
When Mike James, Director of Golf, first set foot on property he thought the place was special.
"While the two new courses steal all the accolades the classic course has stood the test of time. I love the new courses but I always seem to gravitate back to this course," Mike said.
Designed by noted architect George Cobb. The 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. Locals will tell you that it is better to error on the side shorter. Longer on these greens will give you headaches.
#5 - A sweeping dog leg right par-5 that is reachable in two. A large pond hides after the bend that should not come into play. The elevates green is protected with the large signature sand bunkers.
#10 - Mike James gushed about his favorite hole, "Number 10, reminds me of Augusta. A long par-4 dog leg left. Your second shot is demanding with huge traps in the front and left.
While I have never set foot on the hallowed ground, I took his word for it. The hole is stunning from tee to green. Your second shot needs to stick the green or you will be in the beach.
#16 - The signature hole requires carrying a ball over three water features. On the tee a well struck drive is needed to fly a fairway hugging pond twice. Before you swing out of your shoes, any ball over the hill will flirt with a another pond. James chuckled, "I have not played too many par 4's that require carrying 3 water features."
If you have aqua phobia the hole is no laughing matter.
Bunkers Sports Bar is casual dining and features traditional clubhouse fare from burgers to pizza. For more upscale dining Glades Grill serves American Cuisine in a resort casual atmosphere.
Consisting of 7,203 yards from the black tees, the Stonehaven Course has an amazing topography featuring a meandering path looping around both sides of the 69-acre Chatham Lake and through a forest of maple, beech, hickory, and breathtaking oak trees. There are striking rocks outcropping along the way, and extraordinarily dramatic elevation changes of up to 80 feet per hole. This West Virginia golf course also offers the greatest variety of par 3's and par 5's anywhere on the east coast.
Designed by the acclaimed golf course architect Tom Clark, the Woodhaven Course opened in 2010.
This course prides itself on offering a majestic view of the gorge, in addition to spectacular mountainous terrain scenery. Created for the specific purpose of complementing Glade Springs' signature golf courses - the Cobb and the Stonehaven - the Woodhaven Course is designed with returning nines with shelters at the farthest extremes of the routing. The course follows a path through stunning rock outcroppings, and a breathtakingly beautiful forest of maple, beech, oak, hickory, and huge rhododendrons
Daily golf packages include overnight accommodations, breakfast, 18 hole green fees and cart on either the Cobb Course or Stonehaven Course.
Lodging options include rooms and suites in the Inn; two room executive suites; four to six bedroom Chestnut Hill Lodges; and two and three bedroom Villas or Manor Houses which allow groups to choose one bedroom, a floor of four bedrooms or the entire house. All have wifi
When To Go
In season is May-Oct. For those chasing fall colors book your trip for early October for beautiful autumn colors
For value hunters...The Cobb course is open year round and a round is free with stay.
The Resort at Glade Springs
255 Resort Drive
Daniels, West Virginia 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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