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Apr. 16, 2013 @ 04:34 PM

The Tri-State is a great place for golf. In fact, the Huntington-Ashland metro area recently ranked 15th among 300 metro areas for great places for affordable golf, according to Golf Digest Magazine. Here are some of the area courses.


Sugarwood G.C.
W.Va. 152, Lavalette.
Phone: 304-523-6500.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 69.
Yardage: Blue 5,846; White 5,565; Women 5,257.
Description: A fairly flat course. Variety of hazards.

Riviera C.C.
W.Va. 2, Cox Landing.
Phone: 304-736-7778.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 70.
Yardage: Blue 5,766; White 5,397; Red 4,741
Description: Flat with wide fairways. Back nine borders the Ohio River.

Little Creek C.C.
99 Fairway Drive, South Charleston.
Office phone: 304-744-9646
Golf shop: 304-746-GOLF.
Holes: 18, public
Description: The challenging layout winds over and around mountains, demanding a variety of shots and placing a premium on accuracy.

Twin Silos G.C.
W.Va. 152, Lavalette
Phone: 304-525-7405.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 71.
Yardage: Blue 6,262; White 5,922; Red 4,555.
Description: A hilly course.Water hazards on several holes.

Guyan Golf and C.C.
U.S. 60 East, Huntington
Phone: 304-736-1141.
Holes: 18, private. Par: 71.
Yardage: Blue 6,446; White 6,062; Gold 5,458; Red 5,347.
Description: Plenty of trees and slick greens.

Esquire G.C.
1 Esquire Dr., Barboursville
Phone: 304-736-1476.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 72.
Yardage: Blue 6,905; White 6,408; Gold 5,862; Red 5,245.
Description: Relatively flat, but requires the use of all clubs in your bag.

Orchard Hills Golf and Country Club
Allen Ave., Barboursville
Phone: 304-736-8225.
Holes: 9, public. Par: 69.
Yardage: White 6,269; Red 5,480.
Description: Outstanding conditions. Tree-lined fairways.

Meadowland G.C.
W.Va. 35, Winfield, W.Va.
Phone: 304-937-3065.
Holes: 9, public. Par: 36.
Yardage: Back 3,266; Middle 3,090; Forward 2,537.
Description: Formerly Deer Run G.C.

Scarlet Oaks C.C.
Poca, W.Va.
Phone: 304-755-8079.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 72.
Yardage: Pro 6,575; Men 6,021; Women 5,033.
Description: Tight fairways with varying terrain. Several dogleg fairways.

Sleepy Hollow G.C.
Sleepy Hollow Dr., Hurricane, W.Va.
Phone: 304-757-6581.
Holes: 18, private. Par: 72.
Yardage: Back 6,734; Middle 6,379; Forward 5,149.
Description: Gently rolling terrain. Large greens.


Cliffside G.C.
Cliffside Dr., Gallipolis, Ohio
Phone: 740-446-4653.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 72.
Yardage: Gold 6,598; Blue 6,230; White 5,975; Red 5,271.
Description: Very scenic. Somewhat open front nine. Back nine plays up the side of a cliff.

Ironton C.C.
County Road 43, Ironton
Phone: 740-532-2511.
Holes: 9, private. Par: 70.
Yardage: Men 5,970; Women 5,445.
Description: Fairways lined by pine trees. Well-bunkered, sloped greens.

Elks C.C.
McDermott, Ohio
Phone: 740-259-6241.
Holes: 18, semi-private. Par: 72.
Yardage: Blue 6,677; White 6,377; Red 5,600.
Description: Semi-rolling terrain.

Shawnee State Park Resort
Friendship, Ohio
Phone: 740-858-6681.
Holes: 18, resort. Par: 72.
Yardage: Blue 6,837; White 6,407; Red 5,748.
Description: Plays alongside the Ohio River.

Big Beaver Creek G.C.
Zahns Corner, Piketon, Ohio
Phone: 740-289-3643.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 72.
Yardage: Gold 7,073; Blue 6,755; White 6,347.
Description: A country golf course with narrow tree-lined fairways.


Diamond Links G.C.
Fairway Dr., Cannonsburg, Ky.
Phone: 606-928-5335
Holes: 18, public. Par: 71.
Yardage: Blue 6,014; White 5,602; Red 4,913.
Description: Lined with many tall trees. Water hazards on nine holes.

River Bend G.C.
Ky. 1, Argillite, Ky.
Phone: 606-473-6773.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 70.
Yardage: Championship 5,893; Middle 5,111; Forward 4,144.
Description: Narrow bermuda fairways. Numerous water hazards.

The Lakes G.C.
Ky. 2, Maloneton, Ky.
Phone: 606-932-4266.
Holes: 9, public. Par: 34-35.
Yardage: Middle 2,970; Forward 2,134.
Description: Lakes in play on four holes.

Sandy Creek G.C.
Meade Springer Road, Ashland
Phone: 606-928-6321.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 70.
Yardage: Blue 5,755; White 5,160; Red 4,671.
Description: Short. Some hills on the front nine.

Bellefonte C.C.
Country Club Dr., Ashland
Phone: 606-329-1966.
Holes: 18, private. Par: 70.
Yardage: Back 6,080; Middle 5,902; Forward 5,049.
Description: Short with narrow, tree-lined fairways and sloped greens.

Eagle Ridge G.C.
Yatesville Lake State Park, Louisa, Ky.
Phone: 606-673-4300.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 71.
Yardage: 4,655 to 6,630 from different tees.
Description: Mountainous terrain with dramatic views of Yatesville Lake.

The Oaks G.C.
Oaks Dr., Flatwoods, Ky.
Phone: 606-833-5565.
Holes: 18, semi-private. Par: 72.
Yardage: Black 6,917; Scarlet 6,250; White 5,603; Red 4,881.
Description: A challenging golf course. Water hazards in play on two holes.

Hidden Cove G.C.
Grayson Lake State Resort Park, Grayson, Ky.
Phone: 606-474-2553 or toll-free 866-905-7888.
Holes: 18, public. Par: 72.
Yardage: Back tees 7,123.
Description: The course winds around Grayson Lake on hilly terrain.

Carter Caves G.C.
Olive Hill, Ky.
Phone: 606-286-8881.
Holes: 9, public. Par: 35.
Yardage: 2,849.
Description: Semi-hilly, tree-lined and very tight.

Paintsville Golf Course and Country Club
3000 Ky. Route 1107, Paintsville, Ky.
Phone: 606-789-4234
Holes: 18
Description: Front nine is hilly with rolling fairways offering a variety of shots. Back nine is level with two lakes and the Big Sandy River weaving through. Water may come into play on all 18 holes.

StoneCrest Golf Course
911 Clubhouse Drive
Prestonsburg, KY.
Phone: 606-886-1006
Holes: 18
Yardage: More than 7,000
Description: Municipally owned, championship caliber links style course.