Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA CONTACTS:
David Wood (703.635.0577)
Buffalo.Agency
dwood@buffalo.agency

Robert Rodriguez
Buffalo.Agency (210.441.0952)
rrodriguez@buffalo.agency

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Announces New Shepherd’s Rock Golf Course
Spectacular Pete Dye Design in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands to Open July 2017

FARMINGTON, PA (October 4, 2016) – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – the acclaimed luxury resort in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania – announces its new Pete Dye-designed golf course, Shepherd’s Rock, will open in July 2017.

The new layout will significantly enhance Nemacolin’s reputation as a premier golf destination as it will join the celebrated Dye-designed Mystic Rock course, former home of the PGA TOUR’s 84 Lumber Classic and ranked in the top-60 in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.” Dye, along with noted architect Tim Liddy, are currently putting the final touches on Shepherd’s Rock.

High atop the Allegheny Mountains, the 7,142-yard Shepherd’s Rock course will offer extraordinary golf in a spectacular setting. The rolling bucolic terrain is ideal to fully utilize Dye’s brilliant imagination in fashioning a routing sure to draw raves from both media and guests. The layout is expected to rival the highest-rated courses in the country and be a perfect companion to Mystic Rock.

The tree-lined 3,306-yard front side of Shepherd’s Rock will be a shotmaker’s delight as precision and accuracy will be key to successfully navigating its rippling fairways flanked by the ever-present Dye-created mounds, natural wetlands and cleverly situated greens. Ball positioning on the opening nine will be crucial for a good start.

The stout 3,836-yard back nine is brawny and wide open with jaw-dropping vistas of the Laurel Highlands and ample landing areas off the tee. The dramatic par-5 18th, under the gaze of Nemacolin’s Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel, figures to be one of the great finishes in the game with a green sitting atop the property’s high ground and a single, magnificent oak tree standing sentinel on the right. Shepherd’s Rock will provide plenty of challenge and fun for players of all abilities.

“Shepherd’s Rock promises to be one of the best courses in the U.S.,” says Monte Hansen, Managing Director at Nemacolin. “Thirty-six holes showcasing the creativity and genius of Pete Dye, combined with our myriad luxury amenities and accommodations, positions us at the very top of premier resort destinations in the U.S.”
In addition to Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock, the Nemacolin Golf Academy offers 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 leading up to the opening of Shepherd’s Rock. 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.

Events

Mindful Medium Weekend with Alaine Portner
Thu - Sun | 08/23/18 - 08/26/18
NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT – LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Mon, Fri - Sun | 08/31/18 - 09/03/18
Annual Joe Hardy Big Smoke Golf Tournament
Thu - Sat | 09/27/18 - 09/29/18
Fitness Adventure Retreat
Mon - Thu | 10/14/18 - 10/18/18
Fitness Adventure Retreat
Mon - Thu | 11/04/18 - 11/08/18
New Year, New You
Sun | 12/16/18

In The News

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 12, 2018
A new restaurant opens at Nemacolin
The Golf Wire
June 04, 2018
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort To Open Pennsylvania's First Topgolf Swing Suite
Golf Tips Magazine
May 18, 2018
Nemacolin Woodlands Does Golf Adventure Right
USA Today
May 18, 2018
Baby zoo animals born in spring 2018
Alitzah Stinson Blog
May 18, 2018
Weekend Getaway To Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
TribLive
May 15, 2018
Fresh new dining choices at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
PGA Magazine
May 14, 2018
7 PGA Tour events that are gone but not forgotten
Whirl Magazine
May 01, 2018
Whirl Weddings
Weekender Extended
April 16, 2018
People to See: Golf Instructor Eric Johnson
Golfweek
April 16, 2018
Best Courses You Can Play - PA
Morning Read
April 11, 2018
Nemacolin Woodlands sets memberships
PGA Magazine
April 11, 2018
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Announces Exclusive 2018 Golf Memberships
US News - Travel
April 11, 2018
30 Relaxing Spa Getaways across America
The Golf Gazette
April 11, 2018
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Kicks Off Exciting 2018 Golf Season
Luxury Travel Magazine
April 11, 2018
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Kicks Off Exciting 2018 Golf Season
Golf Digest
April 11, 2018
Best Golf Resorts In The Mid-Atlantic
Mid-Atlantic Events
April 11, 2018
Corporate & Group Golf Outings
Golf Magazine
April 01, 2018
Sand Shots: Face Your Face
MSN.com
March 28, 2018
The Best Hotel In Every State - Falling Rock
Travel Channel
March 09, 2018
10 Playful Yet Stylish Family-Friendly Hotels

Join E-Mail Club

Reserve Your Stay

SEND TO A FRIEND

Get a new challenge Get an audio challenge Get a visual challenge Help

Enter both words above, separated by a space
Enter the numbers you hear

Pinterest
Pause
Mail
Hide Thumbnails
Previous
Next