A Proper Dose of Old and New at Oglebay
By Brian Weis
Oglebay is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Wheeling, West Virginia. One year removed from the resort's 90th anniversary in 2018, Oglebay offers both classic and modern golf layouts that appeal to purist and contemporary architecture enthusiasts. With the Crispin Course's debut in the 1930's, Robert Trent Jones Sr. Course in 1971 and Palmer Course in 2000, few resorts can boast a near 70-year span between course openings set amid one of the most beautiful backdrops in America.
In 1900, Cleveland industrialist Earl Oglebay purchased a stately mansion surrounding 750 acres to serve as his summer home. For the next 25 years, Mr. Oglebay spared no expense in turning his property into a beautiful country estate and model farm, which included extensive research in soil culture and crop rotation.
Upon his death, the philanthropist willed his property to the City of Wheeling for as long as they "shall operate it for public recreation." The picturesque estate has since expanded to 2,000 acres of year-round recreational activities and exceptional overnight accommodations.
Today, Wheeling Park is studied by planners worldwide as the only self-supporting public municipal park in operation in the United States. As part of Oglebay's dedication to offering first-class public experiences, their price levels remain reasonable to the everyday guest.
In a state not typically acclaimed for its golf courses, Oglebay is truly a diamond in the rough. The Jones Course previously hosted the West Virginia LPGA Classic for 11 years. The Palmer Course, Oglebay's second championship design, possesses all the characteristics of a modern resort course, and the Crispin Course - Oglebay's original design - is perfect for players of all skill levels.
Oglebay is one hour's drive from Pittsburgh and easily accessible from Columbus, Charleston (W.V.), Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit and numerous Midwest and Northeast metropolitan areas.
For more information, visit www.oglebaygolf.com.
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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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