Golf, sporting clay shooting and skiing available at Canaan Valley Resort during the holidays

Edited from a Press Release

DAVIS, W.Va. – Unseasonably warm weather has opened up opportunities for additional outdoor recreation at Canaan Valley Resort State Park near Davis. The resort will reopen the back nine of its golf course during the Christmas/New Year’s holidays  through Jan. 3, 2016, weather permitting. The resort also will reopen its sporting clay shooting range Dec. 26.


“We have found that ‘sweet spot’ where the weather has been warm enough to reopen nine holes for golf while we still have skiers making turns on the hill,” said Steve Drumheller, general manager of the resort. “With the forecast for daytime temperatures to be high enough to hit the links, we figured our holiday guests would like more activity options.”


The championship golf course, designed by Geoffrey Cornish, is rated four stars by Golf Digest and was named one of the top 10 courses in West Virginia. The course features four sets of tees, and the regular greens will be open during this two-week “bonus season.”


Rates are $20 per person for nine holes with a cart, and $29 per person for those who want to make a second circuit and get in 18 holes. The driving range and practice green will be open as well.


The resort’s newest outdoor activity is clay shooting with various packages providing shells, pigeons, safety equipment and instruction. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-304-866-4121, ext 92612.


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Located in Canaan Valley State Park, the resort recently completed a $24-million new construction and renovation project that resulted in 160 new lodge rooms and fireplace suites. The resort also offers 23 cabins and cottages.


Canaan Valley Resort is located in north central West Virginia approximately three hours from Pittsburgh, 2½ hours from Washington, D.C. and 2¾ hours from Charleston, West Virginia


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