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Oglebay Resort - Speidel CourseRoute 88 N Oglebay
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304)243-4050Fax: (304)243-4111
This municipal resort has three eighteen hole courses and an eighteen hole par 3 course. A new eighteen hole course designed by Arnold Palmer was completed in 2000.The highlight of this 1,500-acre complex, set near the Allegheny Plateau on the former summer estate of a wealthy industrialist, is the Speidel Course, a regulation eighteen hole design that can be very strenuous to walk. This course was the home of the West Virginia LPGA Classic for eleven consecutive years. The narrow fairways are tree lined, and the greens are medium in size and speed. There are water hazards coming into play on seven holes, and the terrain is hilly. The signature hole on the Speidel Course is #13, a 192-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over water.The Crispin Course is a regulation eighteen hole course. The fairways are wide, and the greens are medium in speed and size. Only one water hazard comes into play on this rolling to hilly course.The latest addition to the resort is the par 71 championship layout designed by Arnold Palmer. It ranges in distance of 6,800 yards from the tips to 4,200 yards from the forward tees and is designed to accommodate golfers on all handicaps. The Palmer Course's signature hole is #13, a downhill par 3 carrying over a lake, to a well bunkered narrow green.This facility also has a par 3 course. The scorecard for the Par 3 Course doesn't show handicaps for individual holes. Ladies tee off from the same set of tees as the men while playing the Par 3 Course.The telephone number for tee times is (800) 752-9436. The fees for rental carts for the Crispin Course are slightly lower than on the Speidel Course's. For resort guests, tee times are accepted up to 365 days in advance. Caddies are available from June 15 through August 1. There are two driving ranges, one located near the Par 3 Course that is open to the public, and one at the Speidel Course that may be used by the public with the pro's permission at which you must supply your own golf balls.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bent Grass|
|Dress Code:||Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK|
|Season:||Jan 31 to Nov 30|
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Number of Reviews: 2
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| 0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Did not like, Mar 30, 2004
|reviewer: Billy Smoot
from Seattle, USA
|I hated this course, a lot of walking for only a few holes.|
| 1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
The Best Course Ever, Mar 25, 2004
|reviewer: Bob Smoot
|It is an amazing, very difficult course. It is the best in West Virginia. The holes are the best you will find.|