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151 Riverview Dr
Tornado, WV  25202
United States
P: (304) 722-0400
Big Bend Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,327 yards | 116 slope

69.9 rating | Bermuda grass

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Big Bend Golf Course

The 18-hole "Big Bend" course at the Big Bend Golf Club facility in Tornado, West Virginia features 6,327 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 69.9 and it has a slope rating of 116 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Claude Evans, the Big Bend golf course opened in 1965. Dave Wentz, PGA manages the course as the Golf Professional.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed July 03, 2020

The course is better after the 2019 microburst when 100's of trees were lost. Greens are smooth and turf is better. Good layout and walkable. Play moves fast and not pricey. Recommended.

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

It's been a little behind the last several years but under new management things are getting better . Give it a shot you might like it!!

Reviewed September 15, 2016

Big Bend Golf Course has been brought back to life !!
The course is Great shape some odds and ends still to be worked out but over all good course...

Reviewed May 04, 2013

Played this course last week in a scramble. The course was still utilizing forward winter tees and the greens had recently been aerated. This is one of the cheaper courses for a round of 18 in the metro area. With that last point in mind you get what you pay for. Slow, worn out greens that do not heal well from aeration, tee boxes that are hard and spoty and very slow play. Course has some personality on the back nine where water comes into play, but it's not worth going out of your way to play. The driving range right outside of the golf course is owned by someone else and is a fantastic flat, grass range.

Reviewed September 27, 2011

Reviewed May 10, 2011

You get what you pay for

Not a bad course. Gets a lot of play so tees get pretty worn out by Fall. Interesting layout, every hole is different. No bunkers but, plenty of trees. Wouldn't travel over an hour to play it.

Reviewed June 16, 2010

There's absolutely nothing to recommend this course. 1. Amenities consist of hot dogs. 2. Difficulty pertains to breathing the stench of burning trash from residents neighboring the course. 3. Maintenance results in brown fairways and divots galore. 4. Scenery consists of stray dogs roaming around. 5. Value is in realizing this is not a place where anyone would ever want to return. 6. Overall: abominable.

Reviewed November 19, 2009

I've never liked this course and it's only gotten worse with age. As a taxpayer, I wish the county would close it and stop throwing good money after bad. Big Bend is a disgrace.

Reviewed July 20, 2009

Reviewed October 12, 2008

This is one nasty golf course.

Reviewed May 15, 2008

good looking course!!!!!

Reviewed April 27, 2008

Greens were a litte ruff from aeration, but overall I like this course.

Reviewed January 25, 2008

I wish someone had warned me!

Reviewed December 31, 2007

Reviewed November 16, 2007

Never again!

Reviewed October 12, 2007

Reviewed October 10, 2007

This course is a rat hole. The county needs to put some money into it!

Reviewed September 27, 2007

Sure, its not a course in Scottsdale or Augusta. But it does provide for some challenging situations. Very flat with typical dog legs. The spoiled and pampered will not like the clubhouse. Frat guys will have to network somewhere else.

Reviewed August 28, 2007

Reviewed July 12, 2007

Ugly and not much fun. Not a lot of choices in Charleston, WV area, though. Course is suprisingly difficult.


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  • Latest Scores
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Brian K. N/A 46 46 06/02/09
2 Mark H. 24 88 64 11/01/10
3 Jeff B. N/A 68 68 10/06/07
4 Mark H. 21 90 69 09/16/12
5 dave C. 7 77 70 04/12/08
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About Big Bend

Big Bend Golf Club

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Dave Wentz, PGA, Golf Professional
Travis Counts, Superintendent
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