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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
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
Aug. 16, Lizemores Day, 10 a.m.
Aug. 17, Extreme Dirt Series, Starvation Point, Elizabeth, 8
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