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Marietta-Washington County

Marietta-Washington county is a place of bold beginnings and new adventures for travelers of all ages. Established in 1788 Marietta is known as the first settlement in the Northwest Territory. This picturesque river town with European ambiance is conveniently located just off Exit 1 on I-77. Named by the Smithsonian Magazine as the #6 best small town to visit in 2014, Marietta is positioned at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Its brick streets are lined with lush hardwood trees and opulent Victorian homes. Our city is always alive with activity, modern yet delightfully old.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Grip-It & Rip-It

Warm summers and mild winters make for a near year-round golfing experience you will surely love. Hotel packages, championship golf and challenging obstacles make tee time a true pleasure.

With seven 18-hole courses and three nine-hole courses in the immediate vicinity, there is no lack of exciting and scenic places to perfect your swing.  Meandering along rivers and streams or tucked away in the hills, the golf courses of Washington County  provide variety and challenge. Should you choose to venture farther, course connoisseurs will find more than 40 golf courses within 50 miles of Marietta.

Featured Courses:

The Marietta Country Club features an 18-hole golf course with immaculate fairways remarkable water shots, elevated greens, sculpted sand traps, a dual cut rough, and large landing areas. This beautiful course hosted the 1956 Ohio Open won by Jack Nicklaus . For more information, call 740-373-7722 or visit www.mariettacc.org.

Stay and play at the Lakeside Golf & Motel located 17 miles north of Marietta on State Route 60. The challenging 18-hole course, designed by Jack Hart with 21 sand traps  and 14 water hazards, is known for its inspiration design and flawless  beauty. Its quiet, rural location also provides guests the opportunity to hunt or fish on private land. For reservations, call 740-984-4265 or visit www.lakesidegolfcourse.net.

Explore disc golf at the Broughton Nature & Wildlife Education Area one mile north of Marietta on State Route 821. The Big Buckeye is a 27-basket course that is easy for anyone to try, but challenging enough to engage the experts. The new sporting craze  resembles golf. However, if players fly discs or Frisbees at a target basket instead of using a club to drive a ball into a hole. Making the game ever more interesting, some of these baskets are located near the water or in the woods. Special equipment and tee times not required.

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