By Bill Nestor
This week’s edition of “Tee It Up” focuses on the Clarksburg Country Club. This is a place that’s rich in tradition, founded in 1912 as a nine hole course. It has grown in so many ways, while overcoming adversity along the way, to become one of North Central West Virginia’s favorite places to go.
The Clarksburg Country Club owns a 19 hole course, a junior Olympic heated swimming pool, and a restaurant that offers an exceptional dining experience.
The course is a tale of two dramatically different mines. The front side is much tighter and the room for error, especially off the tee, is minimal. The back side is wide open, but there is added length that will challenge golfers with risk versus reward opportunities. The 16th and 17th holes have water hazards that force players to lay up or roll the dice.
The rough provides a real penalty throughout the course. There is an emphasis on fairways and greens at Clarksburg Country Club, which is exactly how it should be, which doesn’t make low scores come cheap. The greens are in the best shape they have been in for years. The overall condition of this tract is rather impressive. It is a tribute to the hard work put in by the staff.
The people make the difference at C.C.C. and that includes the total team of workers that take pride in their club.
The membership is growing and it would be a great place to call home. Give the Clarksburg Country Club a chance. You will be glad you did!