Oakhurst Links

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Oakhurst Links
Oakhurst Links is located in West Virginia
Oakhurst Links
Oakhurst Links is located in the US
Oakhurst Links
Location 1 Montague Dr., White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Coordinates 37°49′41″N 80°16′47″W / 37.82806°N 80.27972°W / 37.82806; -80.27972Coordinates: 37°49′41″N 80°16′47″W / 37.82806°N 80.27972°W / 37.82806; -80.27972
Area 37.8 acres (15.3 ha)
Built 1884
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 01001327[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 2001

Oakhurst Links is a historic golf course located at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. It is a nine-hole course conceived in 1884, in a design based upon traditional Scottish design elements. The first competition at Oakhurst was held in 1888.[2]

Located on the grounds is course developer Russell W. Montague's home which served as the Oakhurst Links Clubhouse. It was built about 1880, and is a two story "I house" plan dwelling with sparse Colonial Revival stylistic elements. The property was operated as a golf course until 1912, when the property reverted to pasture. In 1994, a restoration effort was launched for the course.[3] Modern players typically dress in period clothes and use hickory-shafted clubs and gutta-percha balls driven from tees fashioned from sand as was done before the wooden tee was invented.[2][4]

The course was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b CBSSports.com wire reports: Greenbrier resort buys historic Oakhurst Links course in West Virginia, http://www.cbssports.com/golf/story/20552068/greenbrier-resort-buys-historic-oakhurst-links-course-in-west-virginia, Oct. 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Alan Rowe; David Steele & Vikki Keller (September 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Oakhurst Links" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  4. ^ Ryan Ballengee: Historic Oakhurst links sold at auction, http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golftalkcentral/historic-oakhurst-links-sold-at-auction/, Jul 28, 2012.

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