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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6237 yards
Slope 116
Rating 69.9

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Golf Season Year round
Architect Claude Evans

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

2.3
7 Reviews (7)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Unfortunate

This course was damaged by a tornado that took out a reported 300 trees. The trees are now gone and surfaces have been smoothed, but the lack of trees certainly changes the play. This, of course, is not something that management can change. However, the fairways were were in dismal shape. Lots of bare patches, and tough grass. It felt, many times, like hitting off concrete. Greens are manicured but lots of ball marks.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

This course is history

Played in July 2018. The course is awefull. I believe it is for sale. The conditions are deplorable except for greens. I think it was flooded and destroyed. Dead areas and crab grass fairways. Is in a depressed area and beyond repair Would require a great deal of money to make it nice. Dead fairways/crabgrass bare tees and snarely weedy rough. Too bad nice layout but unplayable now. Clubhouse is small and smells musty. Doubt it will survive very long. Was a nice trak few years back. It is a shame.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The best I've seen Big Ben in thirty years or more

This course was severely flooded one year ago, as many were in West Virginia. I have played this course on and off for more than thirty years and have never seen it so good. The tees and the fairways are near perfect and the greens are like billiard felt, fast but fair with enough undulation to challenge any golfer. I paid less than twenty five dollars on a holiday. I would recommend Big Ben to anyone who loves golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Regionals

Nice course, enjoyed it. To make it simple its a old mans course. Hit it straight and play smart and you'll do good.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

The Bender

When the golf course is in good condition Big Bend is fun to play at a great price. Enjoy!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Big Bend

When the course is in good condition Big Bend is a fun course to play at a great deal. Enjoy!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

My first impression of Big Ben was it has a lot of level fairways, which is difficult to find in this part of WV.

Overall, I found the course very challenging and a good value. The course has a lot of angles that can reward shorter hitters that can place the ball. I've played the courses several times each year over the past five years and have found the condition of the greens to vary. They can be very nice at times but generally are not considered to be among the fastest greens in the area. The part 3's are generally long 180-200 yds and water comes into play on several holes. This course is one of the most popular public courses around Charleston.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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