Pennsylvania Course - The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort Opens Season With Value Added Golf Packages
By Marcus Davies
The opportunity to play famed golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast's first-ever design is available very affordably for guests who take advantage of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort's All-Inclusive Gimme Golf Package.
From opening day (March 27) through Nov. 24, the package includes 18 holes of golf, overnight lodging accommodations, cart and greens fees, all taxes and resort fees. An additional 18-hole round of golf on the same day can be added for only $30/person.
Package rates start at $94 per person, per night. An enhanced golf package also is available and includes daily breakfast and club storage. All golf packages at The Shawnee Inn, located near the scenic Delaware Water Gap in Northeastern Pennsylvania, require advance tee time reservations.
Shawnee features three distinct nine-hole courses (Red, White and Blue), with 24 of the 27 holes located on a private island in the Delaware River. Tillinghast's first-ever design was completed here in 1911 and served as the career springboard for one of the game's greatest architects. The Tillinghast Golf Academy and the lighted Tillinghast Approach Course, a nine-hole, par three layout, accent the resort's amenities for golfers. Access to the Approach Course, a perfect after dinner activity for all family members, is complimentary to the resort's overnight guests.
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is conveniently located 70 miles from New York City, 100 miles from Philadelphia, 150 miles from Albany, N.Y. and 200 miles from Washington, D.C. Three airports - Lehigh Valley International, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Newark International - all are within easy distance of the property.
The resort features three dining establishments: the golf-themed Sam Snead's Tavern, River Room Restaurant and The Bistro.
Rich in the history of golf, Shawnee hosted the 1967 NCAA Championship, which was won by Hale Irwin playing for the University of Colorado. In the 1938 PGA Championship held at Shawnee, Paul Runyan defeated Sam Snead 8 and 7 in the title match during the tournament's era of match play. Today, the resort hosts the Shawnee Open, a sanctioned point tournament for the Philadelphia Section of the PGA.
To book a golf package at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, call 800-SHAWNEE (742-9633) or 570/424-4000, or visit ShawneeInn.com.
More About The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, rich in breathtaking views, features 80 rooms in the historic Inn, 12 rooms in the Delaware Lodge, plus six suites and two cottages in Shawnee's luxury accommodation, the Legacy Collection. Shawnee's varieties of recreational facilities make it an ideal destination for any event. Choose from Shawnee's 27-hole championship island golf course, golf lessons at the Tillinghast Golf Academy, nine-hole lighted Tillinghast Approach Course, skiing at Shawnee Mountain, mountain biking, or hiking on the scenic Appalachian Mountain trails, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, indoor pool, fitness room, tennis, professional theater, and Spa Shawnee and Salon.
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About: Marcus Davies
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