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Mingo Bottom Golf Club

My next stop in Wirt County was on the fairways of Mingo Bottom Golf Club. On Wells Lock Road, at the bottom of Elizabeth Hill, is a panoramic view of some of West Virginia’s beautiful scenery. The golf club is located on 180 acres of rolling green hills, ponds, and breathtaking views. If you are a golfing enthusiast, don’t miss your chance to take a few rounds on the 18 scenic holes of Mingo Bottom Golf Club.

The day of our visit was perfect for any golf pro or amateur. I confess that I fall into the category below amateur. My golfing background extends only as far as par three, but I enjoy the driving range, putting greens, and a leisurely ride in a golf cart. Our visit was met with a friendly welcome and a tour of the beautiful site.

Even if you don’t like golf, the course is a lovely stretch of land, quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of every day. The numerous ponds and rolling hills are just what the doctor ordered. I have heard that golfing is good for the heart. I can believe that is true after visiting a place like Mingo Bottom. Besides exercise, you get to take in some of our state’s tranquility and beauty.

The club offers a mix of par threes, fours, and fives. It features hole #10, with an island green, and signature hole #3, which is a 174-yard par 3 that must carry water tee to the green. Also offered is a complete practice facility for driving, putting, or chipping. Club Car golf carts with sun roofs and windshields are available.

There are dining facilities indoors and an outdoor pavilion that seats 120 and overlooks the front nine. Snack bar items range from sandwiches and snacks to cold beverages. There is even a pro shop full of items for every golfer’s needs.

If you’re looking for some much needed exercise and relaxation, perhaps golfing is the answer. Remember, if you aren’t a professional golfer, practice facilities are available. If you are an individual with a set of your own clubs and countless hours of time on the greens, you will be right at home. For information or to check out rates and upcoming events, call 275-3378 or visit


Area Events:

Aug. 16, Lizemores Day, 10 a.m.

Aug. 17, Extreme Dirt Series, Starvation Point, Elizabeth, 8 a.m.

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