The Oldest Golf Course In America Is Right Here In West Virginia And It’s Amazing

You can take a peek at living history at the Oakhurst Links golf course at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The Scottish game of golf found new enthusiasts here when it was first introduced to West Virginia in 1884. At the time the course was opened, there were a couple of other existing golf clubs, but West Virginia has the oldest golf course in America that has remained in the same location and with the same traditional style of play since its beginning.

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For more information about this golf course and the game, see the Greenbrier Resort website.

West Virginia has more than just the oldest golf course in America. We also have the oldest movie theater in America! The Robey Theatre in Spencer, WV claims to be the oldest continuously operating movie theater in the United States.