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4.5
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
91.4%
Recommend this course
55 out of 61 reviews
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4.0
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.3
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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4.5
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
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0
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 6725 yards
Slope 135
Rating 71.9

Also known as Speidel Golf Club At Oglebay Resort - Palmer Course

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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

4.5
61 Reviews (61)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

Have played Palmer multiple times over the years and usually enjoy it. However today was not the case. None of the bunkers were raked and # of greens not rolled. Almost felt like the resort cannot operate the course any longer. The half way house was open at one point but then closed mid day as we were on the back 9. In addition there was no beverage cart at all on a beautiful Friday afternoon. For $80+ Fee not worth it at this point. Ogelbay needs to decide if they can operate a quality course as they are not keeping a course designed by Arnold Palmer to the standard it should be. Very disappointing.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Not a flat hole on this course

This is a very hilly track with some tricky undulating greens. I wouldn't say that it's worth paying full rack rate but, if you get a "hot deal" rate then you should definitely play it.
The outside staff was extremely friendly, however, the woman inside was not.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Travelling through and stopped for golf

It's a Palmer course so you know it is going to be a treat. The course was in great condition for spring golf. My beef is the directions for the course at the website is wrong and the link to Goggle maps in the confirmation email actually took us to a university parking lot down town. Finally got directions from someone who had the same problem. Told the pro at the course and he just blew it off. Guess everyone has to have the same experience.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Day

First time playing this course and I must say it lives up to the hype. Great layout and not too punishing if you hit an errant shot. Really enjoyed playing this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always happy to go back

Course in great condition for this time of year. Always is. Play was a little slow but not to bad. A great staff also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome golf!

This is definitely a top 100 best public courses in America

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Quitting Golf Now

I will never use the app again to book tee times due to your cancellation policy. There is no benefit of using the app versus calling the course. I recently booked a foursome with GolfNow and had a last minute cancellation due to illness. NO REFUNDS UNLESS THE COURSE IS CLOSED.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
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
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