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3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
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Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6237 yards
Slope 116
Rating 69.9
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6237 yards 69.9 116
Middle 71 6044 yards 68.7 114
Forward 72 5762 yards
Scorecard for Big Bend
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 68.3/106 329 382 337 147 320 482 467 197 384 3045 472 385 211 356 154 352 526 146 423 3025 6070
Gold M: 65.7/103 319 331 313 123 293 380 422 168 358 2707 434 320 184 345 137 330 466 114 398 2728 5435
Red W: 69.1/111 309 319 300 103 283 372 414 162 353 2615 426 291 177 338 123 324 460 106 391 2636 5251
Handicap 18 2 10 14 16 6 12 4 8 17 5 3 11 15 13 7 9 1
Par 4 4 4 3 4 5 5 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect Claude Evans

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

2.4
6 Reviews (6)
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Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

This course is history

Played in July 2018. The course is awefull. I believe it is for sale. The conditions are deplorable except for greens. I think it was flooded and destroyed. Dead areas and crab grass fairways. Is in a depressed area and beyond repair Would require a great deal of money to make it nice. Dead fairways/crabgrass bare tees and snarely weedy rough. Too bad nice layout but unplayable now. Clubhouse is small and smells musty. Doubt it will survive very long. Was a nice trak few years back. It is a shame.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The best I've seen Big Ben in thirty years or more

This course was severely flooded one year ago, as many were in West Virginia. I have played this course on and off for more than thirty years and have never seen it so good. The tees and the fairways are near perfect and the greens are like billiard felt, fast but fair with enough undulation to challenge any golfer. I paid less than twenty five dollars on a holiday. I would recommend Big Ben to anyone who loves golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Regionals

Nice course, enjoyed it. To make it simple its a old mans course. Hit it straight and play smart and you'll do good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

The Bender

When the golf course is in good condition Big Bend is fun to play at a great price. Enjoy!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Big Bend

When the course is in good condition Big Bend is a fun course to play at a great deal. Enjoy!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

My first impression of Big Ben was it has a lot of level fairways, which is difficult to find in this part of WV.

Overall, I found the course very challenging and a good value. The course has a lot of angles that can reward shorter hitters that can place the ball. I've played the courses several times each year over the past five years and have found the condition of the greens to vary. They can be very nice at times but generally are not considered to be among the fastest greens in the area. The part 3's are generally long 180-200 yds and water comes into play on several holes. This course is one of the most popular public courses around Charleston.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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