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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Mystic Rock Soars to No. 40 in Golfweek’s ‘Best Resort Courses’
FARMINGTON, PA (November 4, 2016) – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – the acclaimed luxury resort in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania – announces its Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock layout skyrocketed to No. 40 in Golfweek’s “Best Resort Courses” list for 2017.
Mystic Rock soared 19 spots from its No. 59 position in last year’s rankings. The former site of the PGA TOUR’s 84 Lumber Classic, the layout is also the highest ranked resort course in Pennsylvania. Additionally ranked No. 60 in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses,” Mystic Rock spans acres of scenic highlands, offering players championship golf in a spectacular setting.
The resort recently announced that its second Dye-designed creation, Shepherd’s Rock, will open in July 2017. The layout is also expected to rival the highest-rated courses in the country and be a perfect companion to Mystic Rock giving Nemacolin 36 holes of extraordinary golf.
“We’re thrilled by Mystic Rock’s significant rise in Golfweek’s coveted ranking of the best resort courses,” says Monte Hansen, Managing Director. “With this prestigious honor and the upcoming opening of Shepherd’s Rock next year, Nemacolin is poised to join the handful of premier ‘top of the top’ golf destinations in the U.S.”
The resort also features the Nemacolin Golf Academy offering an array of game improvement programming including: individual lessons, TrackMan® ball flight and V-1 Video swing analysis, one- and three-day golf schools, and one of the leading club-fitting centers on the East Coast. A commitment to growing the game also abounds, with numerous junior and family golf options.
Earlier this year, Nemacolin added two of the top names in the golf industry to its staff. Mike Jones, director of golf and recreation, comes to Nemacolin from Hawaii’s Kapalua Resort, one of the top golf resorts in the world. Director of instruction Eric Johnson, one GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 teachers in America,” arrived at Nemacolin just days after his former course, Oakmont Country Club, hosted the U.S. Open.
For more information: nemacolin.com, 866.399.6957.
About Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin is one of North America's premier luxury resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Nemacolin features 320 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private upscale homes. The resort offers championship golf, including the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course. Next July, the property will open Shepherd’s Rock, its second Dye-designed signature course. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Shooting Academy; Wildlife Academy that features everything from safari tours to dog sledding; Adventure Center, complete with zip lines and climbing wall; and Jeep Off-Road Driving Academy. Nemacolin boasts internationally acclaimed spa collection, 15 restaurants and lounges, including Lautrec, a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant experience. For meetings and events, Nemacolin's 32,000 square feet of conference space includes three ballrooms, a lecture hall and 25 meeting rooms.