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818 Cacapon Lodge Dr
Berkeley Springs, WV  25411-3300
United States
Toll Free: (800) 225-5982
F: (304) 258-5323
https://wvstateparks.com/park/cacapon-resort-state-park/
Cacapon Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,827 yards | 126 slope

72.6 rating | Blue grass

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Cacapon Golf Course


The 18-hole "Cacapon" course at the Cacapon Resort State Park facility in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia features 6,827 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.6 and it has a slope rating of 126 on Blue grass. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA, the Cacapon golf course opened in 1974. Thomas Boyle manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed October 21, 2020

The Cacapon golf course is unique for a public course because it’s designed by Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA. Unfortunately, the course maintenance could be improved. It doesn’t quite meet the standard for a high-end public course.

First, a bit about the location itself. Cacapon golf course sits on a 6,000 square foot state park where you can also fish, ride horses and hike. There is a lodge and cabins on-site for overall accommodation. Since there are so many leisure activities available, this is a good location to spend a few days. It’s set at the base of the mountains and is a very scenic location.

Cacapon is a mountain golf course, although the uphill lies are gradual and very approachable. The biggest drawbacks about this course is that the fairways and greens aren’t in the best condition. The fairways are often too long, and the greens are slow and dry. The bunker condition can be spotty as well. If they could improve on this, I would easily rate this course 5 stars. Staff are hit or miss in terms of friendliness and hospitality.

Here’s a few special features on this course. Holes #4 and #8 have dual greens. Hole #15 in a downhill Par 3 (190 yards, from the blue tee.) There are 3 tee boxes. You’ll find a full range of hazards in the course including steep ridges, water, sand bunkers and notable uphill and downhill lies. Holes #3, #9 and #18 are all over 500 yards, which is a good test of endurance.

This course is a very scenic one - mountain golf at its best. Narrow fairways cut into the landscape offer plenty of variety in play while also blending in with the natural landscape. The design of the course itself (if not the maintenance) is exceptional. Once you’re a few holes into your round, it feels very private.

A simple clubhouse offers sandwiches and drinks. For a course with such a good design, the rate is reasonable ($40.) Pace of play is also good (18 holes in just over 4 hours.) This is a good spot for a group golf round or a small tournament. Don’t expect the staff or fairway conditions to be above average, and you’ll be sure to enjoy the beauty and variety that this course has to offer.


Beverages Available Challenging Food Available Great Deal Pro Shop Quick Pace Scenic
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Great layout. Tough course. Greens were not in good shape.

Played Cacapon on a windy Friday in October. Cacapon has a great layout. The holes into the wind were very tough. Scenery is awesome. The greens were hurting though. Very slow and ripped up. Someone must have sprayed a wrong chemical on them because the vast majority of greens were really unputtable. Hopefully they will recover soon because the rest of the course is a treat. Hole number 15 was my favorite - a downhill par 3.

There is a snack bar that serves basic food.

The cost to play on this Friday was only $40. That is a nice deal.

In summary, it is a very nice course but those greens need to get back into decent condition.

Reviewed September 01, 2008

Reviewed July 08, 2008

Beautiful course!! The other reviewers have hit the nail on the head! Very fun course and will leave you wanting to come back again and again! i played it for my first time a few weeks ago and i already wish i could go back up there and play it again! One of those MUST GOLF courses!

Reviewed May 24, 2008

I love this course and have played it each May for the past five years with 15 other mates. We stay in the cabins in the park which are clean and quite accommodating. The course is fantastic: lots of variety of holes, beautiful scenery, water, trees, sand, etc. My most favorite part of the course is the staff. The staff is so friendly and go out of their way to make you feel relaxed and at home. Tom in the pro shop and Getty at the grill are Fantastic folks!! I can't wait until next year and four more days and 108 holes of wonderful golf!

Reviewed November 27, 2007

Golf in November can always be interesting, especially when gale force winds keep changing direction. Perhaps that is why there were only 2 cars in the parking lot at the end of my round. But golfing on Cacapon in any season is worth it! Loved the lay-out with the ridges all around this tight-knit valley. The strategic placement of traps kept the round interesting and the beauty of the place made for an extremely enjoyable round of golf. Three employees were even out blowing the leaves as far off the greens as possible. I paid $20 to walk. Gotta love the duel green at #4 and #8. Once you get by the first two holes (and the last ones), this course offers a genuine feeling of isolationism with homes barely in sight when the leaves are down...mountain golf at its best. The course never really climbs drastically though the back nine does begin to ascend a ridge. Every hole was interesting, so none stick out drastically. A nice combination of open golf near the clubhouse and mountain golf away made for a wonderful experience. This is a must!

Reviewed September 03, 2007

Reviewed July 18, 2006

Three Names.... Robert, Trent, Jones!

What can not be said about this course, it was great! And that doesn't do it, people were great, course was well maintained, greens were difficult and tee boxes were just as good as the ones in Myrtle Beach. All around one of the best places you can play for under 50 dollars, it was well worth more than the 46 dollars I paid for. If you play here, you will remember it for a long time to come. I scored my best round of my short golf life and I was surprised because it was so hard to keep the ball on the greens. Yeah that fast! But if you just look at the lay out you can bump and run. Play it and find out why Robert Trent Jones is an icon! Dr. V

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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 G. Brad H. N/A 59 59 09/01/07
2 George M. 22 91 69 07/20/10
3 Ed L. 14 85 71 07/24/08
4 Gary W. 27 98 71 10/03/07
5 David B. 17 89 72 04/18/09
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Golf Course Information

About Cacapon Resort State Park

Cacapon Resort State Park

Resort facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Thomas Boyle, General Manager
Jimmy Fleece, Superintendent