Golf is so beloved because it combines two of humankind's favorite things--hitting stuff and driving on someone else's lawn. Play through with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $98 for 18 holes of golf for two with cart rental: redeemable Monday-Thursday ($144 value)
- $196 for 18 holes of golf for four with cart rental: redeemable Monday-Thursday ($288 value)
- $98 for 18 holes of golf for two with cart rental: redeemable Friday-Sunday ($144 value)
- $196 for 18 holes of golf for four with cart rental: redeemable Friday-Sunday ($288 value)
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
There are entire cities with fewer attractions than those contained within the 1,700-acre grounds of Oglebay Resort & Conference Center. Originally built at the beginning of the 20th century as the summer estate of Cleveland industrialist Earl W. Oglebay, the resort has since been consistently evolving and improving.
In 1937—as a part of federal relief project—a massive outdoor swimming pool was built along with the Crispin Center, a stately building forged from locally mined sandstone; both remain cornerstones of the resort. The post-war era working boom fueled the creation of tennis courts (today, they have both indoor and outdoor options), picnic sites, and nature trails and roads.
With its scenery, space, and splendid infrastructure, Oglebay Resort was an attractive location for the development of a golf course. Two of the world's most famous course architects happened to agree. In the 1970s, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed a championship layout into the landscape; it has gone on to host the LPGA Classic 11 times. Three decades later, Arnold Palmer placed his artistic spin on the soil, creating another 18-hole, championship golf course.
Whether lodging in one of the resort's rustic cottages, a sprawling estate house, or simply booking a room in the Wilson Lodge, guests won't have to go far to find entertainment on the resort grounds. A walk across the lawns—which feature an English garden—leads them to the Good Zoo, home to 50 species of exotic animals including salamanders and tamarin monkeys. Guests hoping to interact with animals can also head to the Oglebay stables, where horses await to play games of chess in which the knight is the only piece.