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When considering a Pennsylvania golf vacation, the first resorts that come to mind are likely to be Merion or Oakmont. However, when it comes to a world-class comprehensive golf resort in Pennsylvania, Nemacolin is hard to beat.

Tucked into Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, this resort is inspired by nature with rolling fairways and spectacular scenery. Originally a hunting preserve, golf architecture legend Pete Dye created two championship golf courses here. Nemacolin Golf Resort is the ideal golf destination, whether it’s your final stop or you’re visiting as part of a northeast road trip.

Nemacolin’s two courses, Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock both offer outstanding golf experiences, albeit slightly different. Mystic Rock is a challenging par-72 course, comprising 18 holes and spectacular views from the top of the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains.

Its sibling, Shepherd’s Rock is a little less challenging, albeit still a great championship course and lots of fun for players of all skill levels. Away from the course, you’ll have the choice of five exquisite hotels, each equipped with luxury facilities and all the amenities you’d expect from a world-class resort.

Golf Courses at Nemacolin

The two Dye-designed championship layouts – Mystic Rock and Shepard’s Rock – along with a state-of-the-art Academy make up the offerings at Nemacolin golf. Both courses offer spectacular views over the Laurel Highlands from their perch in the Allegheny Mountains. Golfers of every skill level can benefit from a stop at The Academy at Nemacolin with individual and group lessons, Trackman analysis, club fitting, and advanced teaching technology.

Mystic Rock at Nemacolin

Mystic Rock

Open year-round, weather permitting, Mystic Roch was Pete’s first design at Nemacolin and played host to the 84 Lumber Classic in 2006. With a slope of 149 and a course rating of 77, it plays as one of the most difficult in the state.

It also tops prestigious lists as the No.1 course you can play in Pennsylvania.


18th hole at Shepherd's Rock

Shepard’s Rock

Open seasonally, Shepard’s Rock was designed to be fun and challenging. It recently completed a renovation by Tim Liddy, Dye’s associate, of bunkers, playing surfaces, and tee boxes, designed in conjunction with Mr. Dye before his passing.

Nemacolin Resort

There are a variety of accommodation options at Nemacolin; The Chateau at Nemacolin, a luxurious retreat fit for royalty. Falling Rock, a boutique hotel influenced by the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright and featuring personalized butler service. The Lodge, the original hunting lodge that was completely reimagined and renovated in the Fall of 2013.  The Homes and The Estates are private residences providing an intimate setting for families or several couples traveling together.

Off-course activities are too numerous to list, but highlights include; The Woodlands Spa & Salon, horseback riding, upland bird hunting, art galleries and an outdoor sculpture tour, fly fishing, bourbon and wine tastings, bike rentals, a climbing wall, pickleball, walking trails and cooking classes.

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Mystic Rock Golf Course

How to get to Nemacolin

Nemacolin is a 90-minute transfer from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), providing an easy connection from across the United States. For those traveling by road, Nemacolin is a 3 1/2 hour drive from Washington D.C. Premier Golf can help arrange your golf vacation to Nemacolin, from booking tee times and transfers to recommending suitable accommodations for your group.

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Nemacolin FAQs

Nemacolin Golf Resort is located in Pennsylvania and is a roughly 1-hour 25-50-minute drive south of Pittsburgh.

Yes, Nemacolin does offer golf carts as an option for all guests.

There are two courses available at Nemacolin Pennsylvania and these are called Mystic Rock and Shepard’s Rock.

The easiest course at Nemacolin is considered to be Shepard’s Rock with a slope rating of 138. Mystic Rock is only marginally more difficult with a Slope Rating of 140.

The best time to go to Nemacolin is in May/June or September/October and we recommend you avoid the popular summer months.

The closest major airport to Nemacolin is Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) which is around 1 hour and 50 minutes away.

The time it takes for a round of golf at Nemacolin depends on the skills of the individual golfer and the size of your party. The average time for golf courses of similar size is around 4 hours and 30 minutes.