(WHEELING, W.Va.) – Oglebay – West Virginia’s most popular golf destination set in Oglebay Park amid the scenic Appalachian foothills – invites the public to celebrate the resort’s momentous 90th birthday this weekend (July 27 – 29).
In 1900, Cleveland industrialist Earl Oglebay purchased a stately mansion and surrounding 750 acres in West Virginia to serve as his country home. Upon his death, the philanthropist willed his spectacular country estate to the City of Wheeling for as long as they “shall operate it for public recreation.”
Today, Oglebay’s property, under the governance of the Wheeling Park Commission, has expanded to 1,750 bucolic acres including dramatic elevation changes, streams and rolling hills. The family-friendly resort is an attractive year-round destination with myriad recreational activities and overnight accommodations.
Oglebay’s golf courses cater to all abilities, including two exceptional 18-hole championship layouts at The Speidel Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Arnold Palmer. The Crispin – the resort’s 5,600-yard original course – is perfect for warm-up rounds, seniors and beginners. Oglebay also offers two driving ranges and a family-friendly par-3 course.
“This weekend celebrates our incredible history and we cordially invite the public to join us to mark this significant milestone,” says David Lindelow, President & CEO, Wheeling Park Commission. “We look forward to honoring Earl Oglebay’s legacy with three days of family-friendly events and ‘fun for all’ activities.”
To view the full schedule of events visit www.oglebay.com/90th-birthday-celebration.