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Mindy Bianca

Mystic Rock, Recently Named Pennsylvania’s Best Public Course, Opens Its Season April 1; Juniors Play Free All Year

FARMINGTON, PA. (March 22, 2016)Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Mystic Rock golf course, recently named the top public-access course in Pennsylvania by Golfweek magazine, opens its season on April 1.

The 2016 season opening is a week earlier than normal and will run through Nov. 1, making it one of the longest in the history of the Pete Dye-designed course, which debuted in 1995 and is ranked among America’s “100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest.

New this year is an initiative to expand the game by allowing junior golfers under the age of 12 to play at no charge with a paying adult. This complimentary special is available the entire season and is good for one junior per each paying adult.

“The future of golf lies with our juniors. If we don’t have juniors playing, we’re not growing the game,” says Golf Operations Manager Zach Clabaugh. “We’re doing our part to help grow the game by allowing kids access to a top 100 facility in a way that makes it affordable for the whole family.”

Golfers who play Mystic Rock in 2016 will catch a glimpse of the facility’s future, as Pete Dye has returned to Nemacolin to build a second championship layout adjacent to Mystic Rock. Work is under way on the second course, which is yet to be named. At least nine holes of the new layout will debut in July 2017.

“Pete Dye is one of the nation’s foremost golf course designers. His existing design here at Nemacolin has earned national accolades and honors, and we’re excited to work with him on a second course that will no doubt be the talk of the golf world when completed,” Clabaugh says.

Greens fees for the 2016 golf season at Mystic Rock are as follows:

  • Spring rates are $120 for 18 holes with cart, with a 2 p.m. twilight rate of $80. Spring rates run April 1 through May 20. 
  • Summer rates are $225 for 18 holes with cart, with a 3 p.m. twilight rate of $120. Summer rates run May 21 until Sept. 30. 
  • Fall rates, which are in effect from Oct.1 to Nov. 1, are $120 for 18 holes with cart, with a 2 p.m. twilight rate of $80. 
  • Juniors under the age of 12 play at no charge all season with a paying adult. 

Adding to the Mystic Rock experience is its pro shop and luxury clubhouse, which operate out of the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel overlooking the 18th green.

Players whose game may be a little rusty can take advantage of the Nemacolin Golf Academy, a full-service academy with state-of-the-art TrackMan technology, for individual lessons, group lessons and club fitting.

For information on Mystic Rock or to schedule a tee time, contact Nemacolin at 866-399-6957 or visit

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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, including Falling Rock, a AAA Five Diamond boutique hotel. In addition to the internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa and Holistic Healing Center, the resort features championship golf on the Pete Dye-designed Mystic Rock golf course.


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