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America's First Golf Course

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The Oakhurst Links is open from May through October (phone: 304-536-1884). The club provides clubs, balls and even a towel for wiping your hands after building a sand tee.

US Air operates a limited number of direct flights to the small airstrip in Lewisburg, West Virginia, twelve miles from White Sulphur Springs. The nearest major airport is in Roanoke, Virginia, which is about ninety minutes away by car. The best place to stay in White Sulphur Springs is the famed Greenbrier resort (single rooms range from about $276 to $620, doubles run from $404 to $652), but there are also lots of inexpensive motels in White Sulphur Springs and in Lewisburg, which is something of a tourist town because of its eclectic museum, numerous antique shops and handsome Civil War-era architecture. (You don't need to stay at the Greenbrier, by the way, to play any of its three exceptional courses; you can book tee times by calling the resort three days in advance.) Lewisburg also has a number of first-rate restaurants, the best of which is probably Julian's, which serves ambitious nouvelle cooking, often with an Asian accent. Closer to White Sulphur Springs is the Cabin Club, a stylish contemporary restaurant on Route 60, and, on the same road, a classic truckstop called (honestly) Granny's House Restaurant, where your tablemate is apt to be a good old boy just hauling his eighteen-wheeler in from El Paso. The Black Bear, a roadhouse in White Sulphur Springs, is a great place to enjoy the evening. It offers pool tables, shuffleboard, one-armed bandits and a powerful jukebox. In theory, it's a private club, but to join you just ring the bell and sign the ledger.

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