By Bill Nestor
This week’s focus is on the Barbour Country Club. This nine hole venue is located just outside of Phillippi and is one of the most improved tracks in north central West Virginia. Just a few years ago, the Barbour Country Club was in disrepair, but recently it has seen a resurgence of epic proportions. There have been several individuals that have stepped up as difference makers around the grounds and have brought pride back to the club.
I was fortunate enough to participate in the member-guest tournament this year and the greens were among the best in the Mountain State. During the event, I met several of the members and the hospitality was overwhelming.
Barbour Country Club owns four sets of tees ranging from 5839 yards from the blue tees. These options provide a great golfing experience for players of all skill levels.
My favorite is number 15, a par five that plays 519 yards from the blue tees, sports a narrow fairway followed by a dogleg right. It’s a great scoring opportunity if you can put together a pair of quality shots. By the way, it is the third most difficult hole on the course.
The price is right at the Barbour Country Club. It provides a great day of golf for a minimal cost. You will enjoy the course and, for the price, you might even pay it twice. It’s worth a short trip to play the Barbour Country Club.