• Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Mystic Rock Named No. 1 in Pennsylvania in Golfweek’s ‘Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play’

     
    POSTED May 10, 2017
     

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Mystic Rock course received top billing in Golfweek’s “Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” for the third consecutive year.

“We are extremely honored Golfweek continues to tout Mystic Rock year after year,” says Mike Jones, director of golf and recreation. “A recognition of this stature is a significant achievement for our golf staff and spotlights the unforgettable experience offered at Mystic Rock.”

Set in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is an acclaimed luxury resort. Not only that, but Mystic Rock is the best public course in the Keystone State. Sitting atop the Alleghenies, Mystic Rock’s design the product of Pete Dye, a World Golf Hall of Fame architect. On July 12, the 7,151-yard Shepherd’s Rock course, designed by Dye and Tim Liddy, will merge with Mystic Rock, giving Nemacolin 36 holes.

Throughout its history, Mystic Rock has been a hub for world-class golf. Serving as the site of the PGA Tour’s 84 Lumber Classic, it was ranked 40th in Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses in the U.S.” list, No. 60 in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses,” and in the top two on Golfweek’s prestigious annual list since 2008.

Aside from its award-winning golf, the Nemacolin Golf Academy is committed to providing golf opportunities for youth and families. Individual lessons, TrackMan Golf Radar Solution, SAM Putt Lab, V1 Video System, BodiTracks, one-, two- and three-day golf schools, and one of the leading club-fitting centers on the East Coast are highlights are among its many game improvement programs and activities.

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