Support Golf

Golf courses were being cut at Oglebay before the ink was dry on the City’s acceptance of Waddington Farm as Oglebay Park. Today, Oglebay Golf offers the largest First Tee Program in our region as well as many clinics, workshops and opportunities to learn and/or improve your game.

Your gift ensures that Oglebay’s youth golf initiatives will endure and that the life-lessons learned through the game continue.

History of Golf at Oglebay & Wheeling Park

1924 – Creation of Wheeling Park

1925 – Wheeling Park Golf Course Opens

1928 – City of Wheeling accepts Oglebay Park

1931 – Crispin Golf Course 1st Nine Open

1938 – Crispin Golf Course 2nd Nine Open

1953 – Speidel Family gives first of several land gifts from their JoBetty Farm (280 acres) to allow the creation of the Driving Range at Oglebay

1955 – Speidel Family gives park money to purchase adjacent 60 acres

1961 – Speidel Family gives park money to purchase additional 56 acres (for a combined total of just shy of 400 acres)

1962 – Par 3 Golf Course 7 Clubhouse added at Oglebay

1968 – W.E. Stone Clubhouse added at Wheeling Park

1970 – Robert Trent Jones designs first of two championship curses at Speidel

1971 – 1st Nine Holes of Robert Trent Jones Course Opened

1972 – 2nd Nine Holes of Robert Trent Jones Course Opened

1974 – First Annual LPGA Classic

1981 – Harry C. Hamm Clubhouse at Speidel Golf Course built

2000 – Arnold Palmer Designed (Klieves Golf Course) second of two championship courses at Speidel

2012 – Renovations of Jones Golf Course Completed

2013 – Bloch Golf Course Dedication at Wheeling Park

2017 – First Tee Program comes to Oglebay

2020 – August 21: Four-year-old Rocco Figaretti, one of the youngest golfers in the world, to make a hole-in-one at Oglebay Park’s Par 3 course