By Bill Nestor
This edition of “Tee It Up” provided a welcome break from the dog days of summer. A trip to the mountains and Canaan Valley brought an exceptional day of golf.
This top shelf golf track is an 18 hole, par 72 gem that ranges 6,984 yards from the tips and offers five sets of tees that provide a fun, but challenging, round for golfers of all skill levels.
It’s been a while since I have visited Canaan Valley, but there are some things that never change, and as long as Sherri Harold is running the show, the expectations will be sky high. Harold takes great pride in the course and it shows in the details.
When you arrive at the course, you are greeted by a wide open and inviting venue. But beware to not let your guard down, as there are 65 sand bunkers, eight water hazards, and punishing rough designed to eat up strokes. Some of the largest tee areas in the Mountain State, groomed fairways, and oversized lush greens are found at each and every hole.
Hole number nine and hole number 14 are par fives and they are prime examples of risk versus reward holes. Water is found on both, but at opposite ends. Number nine makes you cross it on your approach with number 14 forces you to clear it off the tee.
Prepare for your round with the driving range, putting green, and sand bunker. The pro shop is where you will find an extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Golf apparel, along with anything that you would need for your round can be found there as well. The 19th hole offers a spectacular view of the course and the perfect place to reflect on your round.
Let’s play two! Sometimes just one round isn’t enough and their story and play packages guarantee you will get your fill. Canaan Valley golf, there’s nothing like it!