Press Release

Ashli Mazer
Director of Marketing and PR



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Farmington, PA (August 27, 2015) – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, a 2,000 acre premier luxury resort destination located in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania announced today that Dennis Clark, PGA Master Professional and former Nemacolin Director of Golf from 2004 – 2012, has returned as the resort’s new Director of Instruction. 

A native of Pennsylvania, Dennis Clark has been a golf professional for over 25 years. In 2004, Dennis was awarded the prestigious title of Master PGA Professional, a distinction held by less than two percent of PGA members. Recognized throughout the country for his golf instruction skills, Clark holds no less than seven PGA awards including: PGA Teacher of the Year, Philadelphia Section; Golf Professional of the Year, Tri State Section; and PGA President’s Plaque Award for Promotion and Growth of the Game, Tri State Section.

Dennis Clark served as Host Professional during Nemacolin’s 84 Lumber Classic, a PGA Tour event and he initiated the resort’s Falling Rock Classic, one of the most popular club professional tournaments in the nation, during his previous tenure with the property. Most recently, Clark instructed at his own school, The Dennis Clark Academy at the Marco Island Marriott in Naples, Florida.

As the new Director of Instruction, Clark will oversee The Nemacolin Golf Academy, which offers instruction, club fittings and skill analysis with the state-of-the-art TrackMan® Golf Radar Solution, an industry leading instruction technology. Private lessons may also be booked specifically with Clark.

“It is an honor to welcome back Dennis Clark,” says Alan Fike, Director of Golf at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. “Clark’s impressive list of accomplishments from the PGA and industry leaders will be a huge asset to our resort and to golfers looking for the knowledge and experience Clark can bring to their game.”

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is recognized as a destination golf resort. Host of the 84 Lumber Classic from 2002 – 2006, Mystic Rock has been honored nationally by Golf Digest and Golfweek. In July 2015, Nemacolin announced its partnership and plans with legendary golf course designer, Pete Dye, on a $6 million 9-hole expansion to Mystic Rock. The addition is slated to open in summer of 2017.

For more information regarding Dennis Clark and the Nemacolin Golf Department, please call 866-399-6957 or visit

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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin is one of North America's premier resort destinations. Situated on nearly 2,000 acres, Nemacolin features 318 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses and private luxury homes, including the AAA Five-Diamond, Falling Rock boutique hotel. In addition to the internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa, the resort offers 36 holes of golf on two championship courses - the Pete Dye designed Mystic Rock and the traditional Links Course. Outdoor enthusiasts should visit our 30-station Shooting Academy, a sporting clays facility situated on 140 acres complete with a spacious lodge. Trail rides are available at Nemacolin’s Wild Kingdom Stables, or for a more rugged trail experience, there’s the JEEP® Off-Road Driving Academy. Guests can test their luck at our Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, featuring approximately 600 slots and 28 table games. As the seasons change, the Sundial Lodge kicks into high gear offering downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and for an unexpected winter experience, visitors can enjoy dog sledding. Nemacolin also boasts an impressive collection of 15 restaurants and lounges, including the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond, Lautrec as well as a multi-million dollar art collection. For meetings and events, Nemacolin offers 32,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities including three ballrooms, a 200-seat lecture hall and 25 meeting rooms - making Nemacolin the ideal setting for functions ranging from weddings to sales meetings. For those guests arriving by air, our on-property private airfield with 3,900-foot airstrip is available. For additional information, please visit our website at or call 866-399-6957. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.


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