Stonehaven Golf Course
The new 18-hole championship course will compliment the existing “Cobb Course” and initially operate out of the same Club area, which includes a practice range, a practice green, and ample parking. This course will be built not only to be a stand alone country club, but also to compliment and enhance surrounding homesites. We have very wide corridors, which will allow the golfer to experience the beauty of the surrounds and not feel trapped between rows of houses.
The course is designed with non-returning nines, but a halfway house will be provided after Hole No. 9 along with shelters at the farthest extremes of the routing. The topo is more dramatic than the Cobb Course featuring striking rock outcroppings, and is carved through a forest of mature oak, maple, beech, and hickory along with huge rhododendrons for understory. The course loops around both sides of a new 70± acre lake which will also provide water as a source of irrigation. “Natural rock gardens” will be planted with fescue and wildflowers, “waste areas” featuring black coal slag, and “native areas” will not only enhance the strategy and playability of the course but the ambiance of the whole development. With all the rock available, rock walls and man made outcroppings will be the theme that runs through all 18 holes.
The greens will be a selected variety of Bentgrass, and will average around 6,000 sq. ft. and will feature “bailout, chipping, and collection areas” around their periphery. The tees will be Bentgrass and the length will range from 7,228 yards from the black, 6,701 yards from the blue, 6,192 yards from the white, and 5,290 yards from the forward tees. Spacious Bentgrass fairways will provide a year round green carpet from which to play, and will be surrounded with a visually striking bluegrass rough.
There will be a complete system of 8 ft. wide concrete golf car paths with curbing at all access points to tees and greens. The irrigation system will be double and triple row, and once the Bentgrass is established and properly cared for, the system will be used very sparingly.
Once completed and opened, we fully expect Stonehaven to take its place among the top facilities, not only in West Virginia, but the entire east coast.