Oakhurst Links

Play the most historic course in the united states ~
the first golf course designed and built in america! 

 
Built in 1884, Oakhurst Links is a unique 30-acre course; museum and clubhouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located just a few miles north of The Greenbrier.

Russell Montague, the original owner, learned about golf in Scotland and built the course with some local friends before any other course existed in America.  Early Guests of The Greenbrier thought golf was an oddity -  so rare was the game at that time.  The first competition at Oakhurst was held in 1888 in the Scottish match play tradition, and Montague and his friends played on their course for many years.

Conventional golf clubs are not used at Oakhurst. Instead, players use hickory-shafted clubs and hit gutta-percha balls off tees fashioned from sand and water the same way it was done more than 130 years ago.
 

Reservations

Today, Oakhurst is part of The Greenbrier Sporting Club. Please call The Greenbrier Sporting Club Pro Shop (304-647-6114) to discuss playing this remarkable historic course.

 

Hours

Open from May 21 to October 9, 2016 on a limited schedule based on request.

 

Rates

$175 per person for a 9-hole round of golf, including golf balls, use of clubs and a tour of the museum.

Forecaddies are recommended to provide guidance, locate balls and share interesting golf history. $30 fee per person plus gratuity (minimum fee $50).
 

Details

Oakhurst Links is operated as an amenity for members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club. Registered overnight guests of The Greenbrier may access the course under certain conditions. Period golf clubs and balls will be provided, and forecaddies knowledgeable about this unique golf course and period equipment are available (recommended). The suggested dress to add to your experience is “turn of the century golfing attire” including knickers, tall socks, caps, shirts and ties - which are available for purchase in the Oakhurst Links golf shop.

Address

1 County Route 15/5, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986   OR
1242 Montague Drive, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

 


Oakhurst at The Greenbrier Sporting Club