Getting To Know: The Resort at Glade Springs
An Insightful Interview With Mike James - Director of Golf & Recreation
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Michael Buckley who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
We have 54 holes of world class Championship Courses, each with significantly different characteristics. All three courses are fun to play for all ages and handicaps alike.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Each course has different characteristics which makes you play each course differently. The Cobb Course has extremely large greens with subtle undulation. Be sure to choose wisely on your approach shot or you could have a 150 foot breaking putt. Stonehaven allows ample landing area off the tee but plenty of bunkers and ponds that you must navigate to play the course. Like Woodhaven you must also learn how to judge significant drops in elevation. Balls travel farther in the air with an 80 foot drop from tee to green! Woodhaven is similar to Stonehaven in that there is ample landing area off the tee. What sets Woodhaven apart is there are little to no houses around the course and lots of trees and rock outcroppings. Focus your attention to the wide fairways...not the gunge that is outside of them. While most of the holes on Woodhaven are very playable, you must focus on a few! This is a course where the more you play it, the better you play it.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Cobb and Stonehaven have consistently been in the top 5 courses in the state rated by Golf Digest and Golf Week magazines. Woodhaven will surely join the group to make a trifecta.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
#16 on Stonehaven puts you on top of the world. The view from the top of the hole gives you a wide range of the beauty of West Virginia as well as the local ski resort 8 miles to the south.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Why? Any Tips to Play It?
#5 on Cobb is my favorite hole because it is a great risk reward par 5. A lot of matches have been altered on this hole. A small pond separates the first half of the hole to the second. If you don't hit a good tee shot, that pond will haunt you!
Must Have Dish or Drink at the 19th Hole?
Absolutely! After your round, stop by Bunkers Sports Bar to settle your bets. Flat screen televisions everywhere you look with all of the important games on. Good food and lots of fun...what's better than that?
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Rod Pampling shot a 64 on the Cobb Course in a recent PGA Tour Qualifier for the Greenbrier Classic.
The low round on Stonehaven is 65
And Woodhaven's low round is a 68 shot by John Ross - Senior Tour Player.
Course Stats From The Back Tees
Cobb Course - 7151 yardage 74.8/143
Stonehaven Course - 7203 yardage 75.0/145
Woodhaven Course - 7122 yardage 75.1/149
The Resort at Glade Springs
255 Resort Drive
Daniels, WV 25832
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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