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Updated West Virginia State Parks season golf passes available

Twin Falls Resort golfers (Photo courtesy of WV Dept. of Commerce)

Now is a good time to clean up the golf clubs and buy a season pass to West Virginia State Parks golf courses. Season passes encourage play by those new to the sport and encourage those who haven’t played in a while to return to the course.

Golfers who purchase or receive West Virginia State Parks season golf passes for 2017 will have the opportunity for reciprocal play at any of four West Virginia state park golf courses. The passes are good for play at Cacapon, Canaan Valley, Pipestem and Twin Falls resort state parks. In addition, the passes provide a discount greens fee at the Palmer Signature Course at Stonewall Resort State Park Monday through Friday after 1 p.m.

“Golf is lifetime pursuit that can be played by those who are young or more mature, and it doesn’t cost as much as you might think,” said Paul Redford, district administrator for West Virginia State Parks. “West Virginia state parks have golf courses to fit most peoples’ budgets of time and money, especially with the purchase of a season pass.”

Seven types of golf passes are available for purchase, including the latest Family Adventure Pass for a household of up to four individuals, good for any day of the week. For details about the different passes and how to purchase, contact the golf professionals and golf staff onsite or visit www.wvstateparks.com/packages/Season_pass.html.

Cacapon Resort State Park Golf

At 2,300 feet, the golf course at Cacapon is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design. The course layout makes prime use of the rolling foothills at the base of the ridge of Cacapon Mountain. Rated as one of the 130 best-designed courses in the United States, the Cacapon course features 73 well-placed sand bunkers. There are three ponds on the course which come into play on four holes. The course has several other water hazards in the form of small streams coming from the mountain side. The course is known for a double green that is over 100 yards wide. 304- 258-1022

Canaan Valley Resort State Park Golf

Test your game on the Geoffrey Cornish-designed golf course. Canaan earned four stars from Golf Digest Magazine thanks to spectacular mountain views, which are just par for this course. The meticulously groomed fairways, 65 sand bunkers, water hazards, and lush greens are challenging enough for the most experienced golfer, yet friendly for the beginner. The Pro Shop is equipped with all the accessories you might need for a day on the course, driving range, and putting green. The course is open April through October. 304-866-4121

Pipestem Resort State Park Golf

Pipestem features two challenging, beautifully manicured courses. The 18-hole par 72 championship course, designed by Geoffrey Cornish, features views of the Bluestone Canyon. The course comes complete with rental carts, pro shop and driving range. A resident PGA Golf Pro is available for lessons. The 18-hole course is open year round, weather permitting. 304-466-1800

Twin Falls Resort State Park Golf

Twin Falls features an 18-hole par 71 championship course. The original 9-holes were designed by Geoffrey Cornish in the late 1960s and a nine-hole addition designed by George Cobb, Sr. completed a challenging 18-hole golf property. A pro shop with club and cart rentals, sales and assistance is on site. The 18-hole course is open year round, weather permitting. Twin Falls provides some of the best golf play you’ll find anywhere at a more relaxed pace of play. 304-294-4000

Stonewall Resort Palmer Signature Golf Course

Ranked 23 among the nation’s top 100 resort courses by Golfweek Magazine, Stonewall Resort’s Palmer Signature Course strikes the perfect balance between difficulty and playability, science and nature. In the midst of rolling mountains, alongside beautiful Stonewall Jackson Lake, enjoy the 18-hole golf course, designed exclusively by Arnold Palmer. The course features a full practice facility with both grass and synthetic hitting areas, Golf Shop and convenient clubhouse dining in Lightburn’s Restaurant. 304-269-7400


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