Pikewood National Golf Club

Pikewood National Golf Club


Pikewood National Golf Club

Pikewood National’s layout embraces the region’s stunning natural topography providing a breathtaking and challenging golf experience. The course is unmarred by commercial and residential development. It is a “core” golf course crafted in the tradition of preeminent “Golden Age” architects such as Donald Ross, Alister Mackenzie and Seth Raynor.

Spectacular rock outcroppings frame tees, greens, and fairways and views stretch for hundreds of miles in every direction, extending into neighboring Pennsylvania and Maryland. Designed to reward well-struck shots as much as it punishes mishits, Pikewood National provides a notoriously difficult, yet fair challenge. Bob Gwynne and John Raese are low-handicappers who set out to build a course that rewards good players for consistently solid ball striking. Mission accomplished at Pikewood National, where 23 bunkers belie the true difficulty of this demanding layout.

Designed to fit the lay of the land, Pikewood National has a natural look—a look that is indistinguishable from nature. Hole highlights include hole No. 5, 164-yard par 3, which is a small, peanut shaped green is framed by a reflection pond in front and a limestone ledge complete with a natural waterfall in the rear. Another exciting hole is No. 8, a 561-yard par 5. The entire length of this “Cape Hole” is fraught with danger on both sides, with trees framing the left side and a gorge on the right. Once in the fairway, the gambler will give this cliff-side green a rip in two shots. Better make it count. Any shot to the right will cascade down an 85-foot cliff. Anything short will be swallowed up by the abyss.

To preserve the time-honored traditions of the game, walking is required and rounds are enjoyed with the company of a caddy or carrying one’s bag.

Located high atop a mesa in the mountains of West Virginia, Pikewood National Golf Club is a breathtakingly scenic and demanding golf course. Just outside of Morgantown, it features miles of unobstructed views of the surrounding countryside.

The Finsterwald, Pott and Goalby Cottages are available to members and their guests. The Cottages, named after pro emeritus and 1958 PGA Champion Dow Finsterwald, three-time Ryder Cupper Johnny Pott, and 1968 Masters Champion Bob Goalby, are the epitome of understated elegance. All three provide everything necessary for a relaxing overnight or weekend retreat.

Cottages include four spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms, soaring 22-foot ceilings, hand-scraped hardwood floors, a fireplace, outdoor gas grill, a fire pit, and a 60” LCD television with satellite reception.

Morgantown, West Virginia • 304.864.3312 • PikewoodNational.com


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