Golfing in beautiful West Virginia

Hi Guys,

Its been a while since  i had a chance to post something meaningful but i recently came back from a little golf trip to the beautiful West Virginia and have some images to share. The trip was a week long escape to the Snowshoe Mountain resort, with a primary focus on golfing at the Raven golf course. This is quite a beautiful place, with lots of grand views and some very friendly people.

View when entering the Raven Golf Club

View when entering the Raven Golf Club

We were fortunate enough to have some excellent weather with a nice mixture of sun, fog, early morning clouds and overall perfect temperature for some golf.

Early morning tee time at the Raven

Early morning tee time at the Raven

It is too bad that I missed the fall colours by about 2 weeks, but the views were still quite spectacular and definitely added to the golfing experience.

This the 9th hole

This the 9th hole

Many of the holes were designed with large elevation changes which creates for some dicey tee shots, but great photo opportunities. The picture on the left is a view from the 9th hole tee box, looking at the Raven club house below. I can only imagine what this would look like 2 weeks from now, with all the maples turning into their fall colours. From what the locals tell me, it is spectacular, but then again I live in Canada, where we get our fair share of fall colours. 

 

 

Below are a few shots taken around the course to give you an idea of what i had to deal with on daily basis, and as much as i loved the experience, the course definitely kicked my rear on many occasions.

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Tree on the 5th hole, which i think i hit almost every time

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This is the signature hole at the Raven Golf course, 200 foot elevation change

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My brother looking down and trying to figure out which club to hit

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Where the heck is the fairway, and what is all that stuff in front of it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The one problem I found with West Virginia is that it is far to get anywhere!!! You literally have to drive for 50 miles just to hit the smallest of cities to buy any sort of supplies. As you can imagine, the tee shot to ball loss ratio was quite high at this course, so you really need to come prepared.

One of the places i recommend seeing when you come to this area is obviously the Snowshoe Mountain with its epic 7 mile drive that takes you through some beautiful winding roads.

View from the top of the Snowshoe Mountain

View from the top of the Snowshoe Mountain

As expected the X-Pro1 performed flawlessly, and having such a light weight camera is a definite plus when hiking in he mountains, and walking the golf course.

Frequent visitor on the course

Frequent visitor on the course

He is that a ball in the air?

 

And here is a few more shots from around the course to finish off the little trip to West Virginia, hope you enjoyed the shots and drop me a line or two with your own personal golf/photography experiences or blog posts, I would love to hear about it.

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Happy shooting Ya’ll…yes i just got back from West Virginia

 

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