West Virginia

Situated within the Appalachian Mountain range, it is no surprise that West Virginia is nicknamed “The Mountain State”. Billed as “Wild and Wonderful” by the State Tourism Board, WV is all about the outdoors and golf is no exception.

With around 130 golf courses from which to choose, you might want to follow John Denver’s “Country Roads” and play WV’s best – a large percentage of which are open to the green fee paying public. You’ll need to befriend a member to play the top golf course in West Virginia – Pete Dye Golf Club – but, just as Pinehurst is to North Carolina and Gleneagles is to Scotland, West Virginia can proudly crow about its own iconic golf resort.

The Greenbrier is a magnet for golfers seeking spectacular scenery, crisp, clean air and great golf. The resort’s first course opened for play in 1913 and it’s as popular today as it was almost 100 years ago and the redesigned Old White played host in 2010 to the Greenbrier Classic, a new PGA Tour event… Greenbrier’s popularity is perhaps set to rise.

Our West Virginia Best In State Rankings were last updated in May 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - West Virginia

Greenbrier (Meadows)

11th West Virginia - Best in Area

Uniquely, the Meadows course actually came about as a means of spreading and disguising the spoil from construction of The Greenbrier Hotel’s Cold War Bunker...


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Canaan Valley

12th West Virginia - Best in Area

The Canaan Valley layout was designed by respected Canadian architect Geoff Cornish in two returning 9-hole circuits with open, forgiving fairways routed up, down and around a hill...


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Oglebay (Palmer)

13th West Virginia - Best in Area

Speidel Golf Club operates from the Oglebay Golf Resort & Conference Center, where golfers have the use of two championship courses. The Jones layout arrived first in 1969, followed three decades later by the shorter, more user-friendly Palmer course.


14th West Virginia - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout at Cacapon Resort State Park is a mid-1970s Robert Trent Jones Snr design, with fairways laid out around three lakes and a number of small streams in a wooded valley to the south of Berkeley Springs.

Twisted Gun

15th West Virginia - Best in Area

Opened in 2002, the course at Twisted Gun Golf Club occupies the site of an old coal mine near Gilbert, in Mingo County. Recently transferred to the municipal authority, it’s one of the county’s most prized sporting assets.