With rolling terrains, cascading waterways and lush farmlands providing the backdrop, it’s no wonder Pennsylvania is a golfer’s paradise. As home to America’s oldest golf course, various championship tournaments and more golf courses per capita than any other state, Pennsylvania has become a destination for diverse golf experiences. For more information on specific courses, visit www.golfinpa.com.
Foxburg Country Club - Upstate PA
Test your skills on America’s oldest golf course. Established in 1887, the renovated Foxburg Country Club’s historic nine-hole course has challenging narrow fairways, deep roughs and fast greens. The country club’s log clubhouse is home to the American Golf Hall of Fame, featuring a priceless collection of golf clubs and memorabilia covering 300 years of golf. The golf course, clubhouse and Hall of Fame are open to the public seven days a week from April through October.
Bedford Springs Resort - The Alleghenies
Home to one of the country’s first golf courses and spanning more than 100 years of history, this resort has won accolades from Golfweek.com, Golf Inc. and Golf Course Industry magazine for its remarkable renovations. Restored to its original layout, the course provides small greens, classic bunkers and breathtaking views of the Allegheny Mountains.
Latrobe Country Club - Laurel Highlands
Drive, pitch and putt on the same course that the legendary Pennsylvanian Arnold Palmer grew up and still plays on. The Latrobe Country Club in the Laurel Highlands, open to limited public play, gives guests the opportunity to walk the fairways where Palmer learned the game from his father. After a round, visitors can check out the memorabilia on display from Palmer’s amateur and professional golfing careers.
Saucon Valley Country Club - Lehigh Valley
Saucon Valley Country Club’s Old Course hosted the U.S. Women’s Open in recent years and is rated as one of the top 100 courses in the country by Golf Digest. Club owners have expanded the original 205 acres of farmland along the Saucon Creek to an 850-acre complex boasting three championship golf courses, 16 tennis courts, swimming pools, squash courts and other recreational facilities just a short drive from New York City.
Aronimink Golf Club - Philadelphia and the Countryside
Featuring 300 scenic acres full of fresh air and relaxation, the challenging course was designed by one of America's foremost golf architects, Donald Ross. Serenely nestled in the rolling hills of Newtown Square, the club attracted the world’s attention when it hosted the 2010 “AT&T National.”
Whispering Woods Golf Club - Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region
Whispering Woods Golf Club accommodates all types of golfers by offering five sets of tees, chiseled fairways, 50 bunkers and creatively shaped greens. Located in Northwestern Pennsylvania, golfers can relax and enjoy a round of golf while their senses take in the hallmarks of Pennsylvania golf – tall trees, wandering streams, soothing waterfalls and rolling terrain.
Scottish Heights Golf Club and Lodge - Pennsylvania Wilds
Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Wilds, Scottish Heights Golf Club and Lodge adds to the rustic charm of this great region with mature tree-lined fairways, sculpted landing areas and well-protected, undulating greens. Water hazards come into play on five holes and the natural beauty of the area culminates on the 18th hole.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort - Laurel Highlands
Guests can perfect their backswing on two courses at Nemacolin, both equally designed to challenge every part of your golf game. The surrounding Laurel Highlands provides some of the most breathtaking scenery for this golf outing. The golf courses, paired with world-class facilities and a top-notch spa, make Nemacolin one of Pennsylvania’s best weekend getaway locations.
Felicita Resort - Dutch Country Roads
Felicita has been spotlighted by the Washingtonian Magazine as a “resort unlike any other” for its spectacular layout, challenging fairways and captivating gardens. Unlike other courses, every hole is given a garden name: 1=Zen, 2=Magnolia, 3=Alpine, etc. The course provides a refuge from fast-paced city stress and the design emphasizes the natural setting of the mountain environment.
Oakmont Country Club - Pittsburgh and its Countryside
Ranked fifth out of America’s Top 100 courses by Golf Digest, Oakmont Country Club is one of the few courses in the world offering championship caliber golf. Introduced in 1903, Oakmont has hosted more major Championships than any other course in the U.S., including eight U. S. Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, three PGA Championships and its second U.S. Women’s Open in 2010. Oakmont is considered to be one of North America's toughest golf courses, challenging players with slick greens, deep bunkers and tight fairways.