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Golf one of the Country's Oldest Course
You’ll find one of the country’s oldest golf courses, constructed in 1895, near Bedford, PA. The historic course offers a high-caliber experience with views to match of the Allegheny Mountains and Cumberland Valley. The completely restored and historic course is true to its original design, and features bentgrass tees, plush greens, and well-manicured fairways. Click here for more information on public rates.
In the capital area, Dauphin Highlands Golf Course provides a gorgeous backdrop, framed by majestic trees, well-manicured fairways and greens, and elegant plantings. Enjoy some easy, wide-open stretches as well as challenging obstacles like the signature 17th hole, a par 3 requiring each player to tee off over a natural ravine onto a sloping green. Dauphin Highlands combines the best things about the sport: breathtaking natural beauty meets the strategic intricacies of the game of golf. Afterwards, shop the fully stocked Golf Shop for the latest in branded golf apparel; get all the equipment you’ll need for your next outing or grab a gift for another golfer in your life. Enjoy a bite to eat at the Five Iron Grille, repurposed from the former clubhouse of Bethlehem Steel at the height of the steel industry, to catch up on the latest golf news on the 5 flat-screen televisions or relax and have a conversation with friends during your meal. Don’t forget happy hour specials and the humorously named beverage menu, “Aiming Fluid.” For more information on Dauphin Highlands and to see current rates, click here.
One of the highest ranking courses in the state (and #1 by Golfweek) is Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Located just south of Pittsburgh, the Mystic Rock course is a par-72, 7,533-yard course and has a rating of 78.1 and slope of 151 from the championship tees, one of the highest ratings in the country. Don’t forget to look around… the scenery is spectacular, spanning acres of spacious highlands. Still learning the ins and outs of the sport? No worries. The Nemacolin Golf Academy offers training and guidance on club and ball speed, distance, launch angles, swing path and club face delivery, and more! There is no aspect of the game or the equipment required that Nemacolin Golf Academy can’t teach. For more information and to plan your visit to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, click here.
Located up north in Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region, Whispering Woods Golf Club offers a golfing experience that can accomodate players of any skill level in the Erie area. Enjoy yourself as you experience the tall trees in fall colors, meandering streams, bubbling waterfalls, and the signature rolling hills of northwestern Pennsylvania. Click here for more information on Whispering Woods.
The Poconos is no stranger to the sport, either. In Hawley, Woodloch Resort’s championship golf course is a golfer’s paradise where you can enjoy 18 holes of championship par-72 across 7,000 yards of fern-covered forest, lush wetlands, and broad meadows. The signature 14th hole requires a dramatic 220-yard carry over “Hell’s Gate Gorge,” carved from the Poconos rugged bedrock by rushing water 200 feet below. The 16-acre, state-of-the-art teaching facility provides a driving range and lessons customized for your individual needs including a virtual driving range and indoor golf performance studio for those days when inclement weather rain checks your golf excursion. Click here for more information on golfing at Woodloch.