Golf and spa
Southern West Virginia boasts some of the best courses in the state; all within a short distance from River Expeditions.
Choose to play 18-hole championship courses designed by George Cobb at Twin Falls or Jack Nicklaus at The Greenbrier. Or if you’re not that serious, you can stay close and play Bridge Haven or White Oak, right here in Fayette County.
PGA – Fed Ex Cup, The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier is a legendary golf destination, so it makes all the sense in the world for the PGA TOUR to choose this resort and our state for this prestigious tournament event.
Every July, River Expeditions is proud to offer rafting packages in conjunction with the PGA event being held at The Greenbrier resort (about one hour drive from River Expeditions), including full day and half-day whitewater rafting adventures. Call for special adventures and pricing during tournament week.
Area Golf Courses:
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs
The Old White TPC Course, home to The Greenbrier Classic PGA TOUR event is the only C. B. Macdonald course available to the public. It is also the oldest course currently used for a PGA TOUR event and has stood the test of time. In addition to The Greenbrier Course (Jack Nicklaus), The Old White TPC and The Meadows Course (Dick Wilson and Bob Cupp), The Golf Club also features locker rooms and an award-winning pro shop.
Bridge Haven, Fayetteville
Bridge Haven Golf Club is the only Public Golf Course in Fayette Co and the perfect one-day golf getaway. Bridge Have boass some of the best greens in the state. The Bent grass greens are the pride and joy of the course, making the putting experience at Bridge Have an exciting one.
Grandview Country Club, Beaver
Grandview Country Club is an 18-hole golf course with rolling fairways and excellent greens. A well-groomed public course, Grandview Country Club is 6,758 yards in length and has an average green size of 6,000 sq.ft. The beautiful mountaintop setting of the course combines golfing and a panoramic view of southern West Virginia.
Brier Patch Golf Links, Beckley
The 18-hole Brier Patch public course features 7,017 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. It provides short holes, lots of water, lots of sand traps and plenty of trees. Accurate shots and precise ball placement is crucial to achieving a good score.
Nicholas Memorial Golf Course, Summersville
The 9-hole “Nicholas Memorial” course at the Nicholas Memorial Golf Course facility in Summersville, West Virginia features 2,983 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35. This short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for everyone.
Stonewall Resort, Roanoke (WV)
Located inside Stonewall Resort State Park the award-winning Arnold Palmer Signature golf course strikes the perfect balance between difficulty and playability, science and nature. This course was named 89th among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest.
Pipestem Resort, Pipestem
Pipestem Resort State Park features two challenging, beautifully manicured courses. The 18-hole, par 72 championship course, designed by Geoffrey Cornish, features views of the Bluestone Canyon. The Short Course at Pipestem is a challenging 9-hole par 3 course. Both courses are complete with rental carts, pro shops, and driving ranges.
Twin Falls Resort, Mullens
Twin Falls features an 18-hole par 71 championship course. The original 9-holes were designed by Geoffrey Cornish and a 9-hole addition designed by George Cobb, Sr. completed a challenging 18-hole golf property. A pro shop with club and cart rentals, sales and assistance is on site. A resident PGA Golf Pro is available for lessons.
River Expeditions own Fire Creek Lodge features a private, massage studio where our resident licensed massage therapist (and river guide) offers a host of restorative massage therapies. Relax and unwind after your workout on the river as tired muscles are soothed. You can even schedule treatments in your luxury cabin – call our reservation office to make an appointment.