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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7200
Slope 138
Rating 74.2
Type Public
National Golf Links in South Charleston is a links-style layout that has a distinctly European feel. The beautiful setting of rolling hills sprinkled with tranquil ponds and meandering creeks adds to the course's unique character. Originally opened as a nine-hole course in 1995, a second nine was added five years later, extending the golf course to 7,200 yards from the championship tees. Many of the holes are open, subjected to prevailing winds, but there are also several narrow holes as well. The layout features lush, rolling fairways and large, undulating greens that are framed by strategically placed bunkers. Water hazards also come into play several times throughout the golf course. In addition to the championship layout, there is also a driving range and a practice green with a bunker available.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7200 yards 74.2 138
White 72 6618 yards 71.6 132
Gold 72 6016 yards 68.9 126
Red 72 5319 yards 69.2 115
Scorecard for National Golf Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.9/129 426 182 535 459 412 435 173 408 592 3622 377 441 541 227 390 463 360 181 598 3578 7200
White M: 71.6/124 396 161 510 436 385 392 140 372 554 3346 337 411 484 191 365 426 330 165 563 3272 6618
Gold M: 68.1/120 W: 74.0/132 360 139 478 395 352 354 115 345 492 3030 303 373 455 164 321 397 310 132 531 2986 6016
Red M: 65.0/113 W: 69.9/116 321 122 435 366 311 341 82 323 450 2751 278 330 394 132 278 326 249 103 478 2568 5319
Handicap 8 14 5 1 11 10 17 16 12 18 3 4 13 9 2 15 7 6
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Blue/Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jodie Kinney (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper Golf Attire Required. Collared Shirts Required

Reviews

4.8
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great place in between two major highways.

Liked the layout, interesting location being between I70 and US40 (if you're really picky about noises during your swing it may not be the best place for you.) Great staff and good course conditions. Would definitely play again just to get another crack at the front 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Solid Course, Even for October

Taking I-70 by this course frequently, I've wondered for a while how good this course actually is. Finally got the chance to play it and it was surprisingly good. The greens and tee boxes had been punched recently (it's the middle of October, kind of expected by now), but the fairways were still rolling very well. Bunkers had plenty of sand in them. Leaves weren't a problem, except for a couple of spots.

Layout has plenty of undulation to it, including a couple of blind shots (the second shots on 9 and 18 come to mind). Course has a couple of excellent holes that really make you think, including the risk-reward par 5, 3rd hole. But there are some holes that are very generic and feel little out of place with the rest of the layout. The wind can play a big factor on the course, and it was howling making some holes extremely tough.

My one issue here is that the course is too long for many amateurs. The gold tees should be the whites white tees should be the blues, the blues should be the championship one. I had to play from the golds because 6,600 yards is just too long for my game. An intermediate set of tees at about 5,600 could be of benefit here.

Overall, very good course, hope it's even better in peak season

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

Golf Trip

A long course, but easy to get around. Well kept and the heather areas are there. You could loose several ball if you don't stay close to the fairways. Sand bunkers throughout the course. The greens are a little slow, but like most course, you don't want the same thing, fast, fast. It make it changeable. You can look right at most greens, but there are some doglegs on the course, along with water.

You are right off Interstate 70 East Bound, exit 62.

The staff, we had tee time, got there early and was given the okay to start early.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Worth The Stop

Having driven past the course several times on I-70 I finally got the chance to stop in and play and I'm glad I did.

The course has a fun mix of holes and some elevation change. Greens rolled true and were not too big or too small. You are close to the highway on a few holes, but you'll need a big leftward miss to hit it.

There is nothing else near the course so take a few drinks. Seems like locals and seniors play it a lot, and it did run a little slow in pace at spots. But if you're driving through on I-70, it's worth the time to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Very challenging. Excellent value.

The course is in good condition considering all of the rain.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course - a lot of fun

I love this course. SInce it was a weekend it was a bit higher price than I am used to paying - but I'm cheap. I love this course, it's a lot of fun and there are some challenging and fun holes. Since it's a links course, the rough is THICK but that's what makes it tough. The sand traps could have used a little TLC but so it goes. I will definitely play this course again, especially when there are deals through Golf Now

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Scary tee shots

Not quite great, but well maintained. A lot of scary drives. Sits pretty close to the highway so it makes talking during 2-3 holes kind of hard. Otherwise enjoyable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

This course has challenging for any skill level.

I liked the different types of holes the course has to offer. Lots of hills and valleys to go with the average holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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