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3.9
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
77.8%
Recommend this course
39 out of 44 reviews
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4.3
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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4.3
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6725 yards
Slope 135
Rating 71.9
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Palmer Golf Course – Speidel (at Oglebay Resort)
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS 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
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in West Virginia (2018 #5)

Reviews

3.9
44 Reviews (44)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome

We were fortunate that we were able to get out a little earlier than our tee time. Nobody in front of us so we were able to play at a nice pace without any delays.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Palmer Course 7/14/20

Was a wonderful day on the Palmer Course at Oglebay. Have played this course a number of times and love it every time. It is a great course with a really cool layout. It is challenging but playable. The conditions, even with how dry it has been, were great. Some of the greens were hard but that was to be expected with the weather we have had. We love this course and would HIGHLY recommend it to everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for a HOT DEAL

Course was in great shape for 90+F degree day ( we teed off at 140 pm). Staff was friendly, but Covid-19 rules played in their ease in helping customers. Greens were superb, with a variety of contours, shapes, and sizes. As a higher end public course, this is definitely worth the trip. Our thanks to all employees there, please continue to be safe in these trying times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well maintained course

First off the Staff was very friendly and helpful. The course was in very good condition despite the lack of rain recently. Very nice course layout. Would recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course

Stunning views and a very interesting course layout that also had safety in mind. I definitely had to use every club in my bag for this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfer94

Course is literally on a mountain. Lots of shots with ball above and below feet. Greens were fast but very narrow. (Hard to hold) some what of target golf. Played high school state golf tournament there so nice to relive memories but deff not worth the rate they charge for summer time play. $45 max!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Day on a golf course

The course follows Coronavirus guidelines. Nice course. Finished my game in 3 hours 40 minutes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Well worth the drive

First time playing here. It was great! Course is in amazing shape considering how dry and hot it's been. Great layout Challenging but fair. Fairways were immaculate. Greens were on the slwer side, but rolled true. Played from the Whites, but will probably move back a tee next time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Challenging course but a lot of fun. Hope to play it again this year

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable

In spite of a lot of rain in the last two days, the course was in a very good condition - fairways, greens and tee boxes. Interesting layout. Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Amazing for this time of year

Amazing. Really. February and it wasn't really soggy at all. Saw 3 carts the whole time. Loved it. Will be back!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Classic Palmer Design

The course design is fun and well thought out. Beautiful scenic course with only a few blind shots. fairways and greens for the most part were in really good condition. Only a few spots of ground under repair. When our group played the bunkers had not been maintained in a while. Overall nice course with tremendous value in a beautiful setting.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Mountain like course...conditions meh

Based on the cost of this course and how it’s written up on the website, I had an extremely high expectation set for this place. I’ve played golf for years in the mountains so I knew what I was getting myself into in terms of difficulty, but I was honestly disappointed. I would still recommend this course to a friend, but only if you play during twilight and have realistic expectations set.

The conditions were average to decent. But not like you would expect for a course that charges over $70 a round at prime time. The course is difficult, which was to be expected. Pace of play was amazing as we barely saw any other golfers out there. This staff member inside the pro shop was extremely nice as well. It was surprisingly dead for a Sunday afternoon at a resort..

If you’ve not played mountain lake golf before and you are in the area, hit this place up after 3p, but expect conditions much closer to a good public course at your home and not a resort course charging twice as much.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We value customer feedback and use it to ensure we can provide our golfers with the best experience possible. We sincerely apologize for the course conditions but being up to par. We are conscious or the problem areas and are working to resolve them. We do enjoy hearing the positive comments regarding POP and our staff. Thanks again for playing a round with us - we hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Bad

The golf shop is the first thing you see before you play anywhere, it should not be a hassle or should you be treated like an alien .The round was ruined before even teeing off ...ie rude behavior from staff and no sign of golf now reservation even though clearly on my phone I had two confirmed times Saturday and Sunday.Even worse the second day hassled by lady in shop said no golf now t time after even confirming the day before that I would be playing the following day egod .....tried to get a cart and attendant was no where to be found don’t blame him I would run and hit balls too ...fits in well with rest of staff.play elsewhere

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/05/2019

Thanks for your review. We are sorry you had poor experience with us and would like to continue this conversation with you. Please reach out to us at info@oglebaygolf.com.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course.

Great layout and great staff. You can tell they keep the course in great shape. I played right after a heavy rain so the bunkers were hard but that was to be expected. You can tell though even from the rain that they rake the bunkers every day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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