Road Trip Guide: 10 great public golf spots

May 26, 2014 


Mystic Rock Golf Course in Farmington, is one of two golf courses at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.

MARK DUNCAN — AP file photo

•  Bedford Springs Old Course, Bedford (off I-99 and Route 30); one of nation’s first courses, now fully restored,

•  Buck Hills Golf Club, Buck Hills (off Route 447 north of I-80); open since 1907 in the Poconos,

•  Golf Course at Glen Mills, Glen Mills (off Turnpike near Philadelphia); hosted U.S. Open qualifier in 2006,

•  Great Bear, East Stroudsburg (I-80 exit 309, Poconos); designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus,

•  Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock), Farmington (Turnpike to Routes 119 to Route 40); two popular courses, Mystic Rock (PGA) and The Links (par-70),

•  Olde Stonewall, Ellwood City (I-79 North to Exit 83), rated No. 1 in state by Golfweek;

•  Penn National (Founders), Fayetteville (off I-81 and I-70), 36 challenging holes near Gettysburg;

•  Raven’s Claw, Pottstown (off Route 422 north of Philadelphia); opened in 2005, called a “top new course” by Golf Digest,

•  Tom’s Run at Chestnut Ridge, Blairsville (off Route 22); two 18-hole courses plus spa and dining,

•  Whispering Woods Golf Club, Erie (I-79 to I-90 W, exit 18); scenic course on rolling hills,

Sources: PGA and

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