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Golf School for All Levels – Join in the Sport of a Lifetime

Program Number: 5502RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/10/2014 - 8/15/2014; 8/9/2015 - 8/14/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Price starting at: $1,049.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Golf
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat    

Elevate, fine-tune or learn the game of golf on the 36-hile Penn State Golf Course, nestled in picturesque "Happy Valley" with its affable college atmosphere, rolling farmland and Revolutionary War history. On Penn State’s Blue and White courses — two 18-hole layouts named for the school colors — exhilarating instruction will target participants’ needs, learning style and ability. Focus on short game, full swing, course strategies, rules of the game and more.




Highlights

• In groups tailored to skill level, enjoy morning and afternoon golf classes on the Blue Course at Penn State's Golf Course.
• After receiving a tee time from your coach, practice your newly acquired skills during a game of golf.
• Free time to explore State College, Pa., and its fascinating wealth of museums, galleries, natural attractions, restaurants and campus activities.



Activity Particulars

Walking 1-2 miles a day. Golf equipment available; greens fees and golf carts included.




Date Specific Information

8-10-2014, 8-9-2015

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State College

Home to Pennsylvania State University, this community in scenic central Pennsylvania is a classic college town — energetic, youthful and full of intellectual and cultural activities.



Accommodations
Newly renovated hotel with indoor pool and lap pool, outdoor pool and fitness center.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Denise St.

Denise St. Pierre is the head women’s golf coach at Penn State University. She draws from her experience as a collegiate golfer as well as a PGA teaching professional to help golfers reach their full potential. Denise has also coached in international competitions throughout her coaching career, including leading the U.S. team to two gold medals at the World University Games. She has served as president and secretary of the National Golf Coaches Association.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
  University Park/State College, PA 5 nights
 The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Recently renovated guest rooms and suites, friendly, accommodating staff, extensive meeting facilities and fantastic dining makes this the ideal full-service Penn State hotel for a get away. Excellent accommodations in scenic State College, Pennsylvania. Our elegant rooms and suites are spacious and feature convenient amenities like free high-speed Internet access and a refrigerator. And if you want to dine in, we also offer room service.
  Contact info: 215 Innovation Rd.
State College, PA 16803 USA
phone: 814-863-5000
web: www.pshs.psu.edu/PennStater/pshome.asp
  Room amenities: The rooms are fully equippped with air conditioning, private baths, coffee machines, and hair dryers.
  Facility amenities: Fitness center and lap pool. Many attractions in the surrounding area. Sample delicious food at one of our Penn State hotel restaurants, or explore the local cuisine.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $75.00 weekday *see commentsTh This rate is available only through the program provider who must make arrangements, and is subject to hotel room availability.
  Additional nights after: $75.00 weekday *see commentsTh This rate is available only through the program provider who must make arrangements, and is subject to hotel room availability.


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
6pm dinner and orientation at The Penn Stater You will be staying at The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at 9:00AM You will be staying at The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free for the length of the stay and attendees will have access to their cars during the week.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  University Park/State College, PA
  Nearest city or town:  Altoona, PA
  Nearest highway: Route 322
  Nearest airport:  University Park/State College(SCE)
  From End of Program
  Location: University Park/State College, PA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

SCE, University Park Airport in State College

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Nittany Express
phone: 814-867-4647

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$9
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

.1 

   

This is a special shuttle rate: You must tell the driver that this is "group fare" for the Road Scholar program. Flight Info: US Airways Express from Philadelphia Northwest Airlink from Detroit, United Express from Dulles in Washington, DC All serve the State College area through the State College Airport(SCE), located five miles from campus. US Airways Express 800 428-4322 / 814 237-1774 Northwest Airlink 800 225-2525 / 814 237-9730 United Express 800 241-6522 / 814 237-1714

 

SCE, University Park Airport in State College

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Penn Stater Hotel
phone: 814-863-5000

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

No Charge
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

.1 

   

US Airways Express from Philadelphia Northwest Airlink from Detroit, United Express from Dulles in Washington, DC All serve the State College area through the State College Airport(SCE), located five miles from campus. US Airways Express 800 428-4322 / 814 237-1774 Northwest Airlink 800 225-2525 / 814 237-9730 United Express 800 241-6522 / 814 237-1714

 

State College Greyhound Bus Station

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Penn Stater Hotel
phone: 814-863-5000

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

No Charge
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

.25 

 

State College Greyhound Bus Station

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
AA Taxi
phone: 814-231-TAXI

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$7
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

.25 

 

Amtrak Train from Lewistown

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Grayhound Bus
phone: 717-248-8480
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Travel Time:

 

.75 

   

Train travel isn't very convenient to and from State College. The Pennsylvanian runs from Philadelphia, with a stop in Lewistown. Call 800-872-7245 for information and reservations to verify current schedules, or visit their Web site at www.amtrak.com. Greyhound and Fullington Trailways provide connecting bus service from State College to the train stations in Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

 
Driving Directions
  New York City (225+miles) and the East) I-80 West in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte), Follow PA South to US 220 South. Take exit 74 for Penn State University/InnovationPark. Stay in the left lane of the exit and follow the sign for Penn State University. This will become Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and right on Fischer Road. The Nittany Lion Parking Deck will be on your left followed by the Nittany Lion Inn.
  by bus Fullington Trailways and Greyhound Lines are available to and from State College. Fullington Trailways: 814-238-1100 Greyhound: 814-238-7971
  by plane US Airways Express from Pittsbsurgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg. Northwest Airlink from Detroit and United Express from Dulles in Washington, DC. Delta Connestion serve the State College area through the State College Airport (SCE), located five miles from campus. Northwest Airlink 800 225-2525/237-9730 US Airways Express 800 428-4322/2371774 United Express 800 241-6522/237-1714 Delta Connection 800 221-1212/238-4791
  from Harrisburg(80+miles) Take 322 West, past Lewistown, to State College and take the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Turn right at the stop light and follow Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and right on Fischer Road. The Nittany Lion Parking Deck will be on your left followed by the Nittany Lion Inn.
  from Philadelphia (nearly 200 miles) PA Turnpike West to Exit 19, Harrisburg East and follow signs for the next 15 miles to Route 322 West. Take 322 West, past Lewistown, to State College and take the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit. Turn right at the stop light and follow Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and right on Fischer Road. The Nittany Lion Parking Deck will be on your left followed by the Nittany Lion Inn.
  from Pittsburgh (125 miles+) Route 22 East to Duncansville. Then take Route 220/I-99 North bypassing downtown Altoona and Tyrone. After Port Matilda, take route 322 East to State College. Stay on Business Route 322/North Atherton Street, past a variety of businesses. At the light at Park Avenue, turn Left. The Inn is on your right.
  from Washington, DC (nearly 200 miles) Take Route 270 to Frederick, MD; follow signs for Route 15 North: stay on 15 North through Camp Hill and Marysville PA: from 15 N take the exit for Route 322 West to State College/Lewistown and follow 322 West to the Penn State University Park/Innovation Park Exit. Turn right at the stop light and follow Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and right on Fischer Road. The Nittany Lion Parking Deck will be on your left followed by the Nittany Lion Inn.
  from the West I-80 East in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte), Follow PA 26 South to US 220 South. Take Exit 74 for Penn State University/Innovation Park. Stay in the left lane of the exit and follow the sign for Penn State University. This will become Park Avenue. Travel Park Avenue to the stop light at Allen Street. Turn left on Allen Street and right on Fischer Road. The Nittany Lion Parking Deck will be on your left followed by the Nittany Lion Inn.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome and Orientation
(Sunday, August 10)
   
 Dinner: Buffet dinner will be served at 6:00pm at the hotel.
 Evening: There will be an orientation and introduction of the participants and the presenters, as well as an introduction to Penn State.
   
Accommodations: The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Instruction Begins
(Monday, August 11)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
 Morning: Instruction on the short game at the Penn State Golf Courses
 Lunch: Lunch at Club House at the Blue Golf Course.
 Afternoon: Instruction on Posture-Grip-Aim for more consistency in your game! Later you will have the option to play on course.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
   
Accommodations: The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Golf Lessons/ Play a Game of Golf
(Tuesday, August 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
 Morning: Instruction at the Penn State Golf Courses “Building Your Swing”
 Lunch: Box lunch at the Club House at the Blue Golf Course.
 Afternoon: On course observation from Instructors. Play can continue when lessons are adjourned.
 Dinner: Dinner on your own to enjoy at one of the local cafes or restaurants Downtown. Suggestions will be provided.
 Evening: Enjoy an evening off to enjoy Downtown, a drink at Legend's Pub, or your lovely hotel room.
   
Accommodations: The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Golf Classes/ 18 Holes
(Wednesday, August 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
 Morning: Instruction at the Penn State Golf Courses on Shots to save Strokes!
 Lunch: Lunch at the Club House.
 Afternoon: On course observation from Instructors/play can continue when lessons are adjourned.
 Dinner: Lovely Buffet Dinner
 Evening: Take a swim, enjoy a drink at Legends Pub, take the van to the campus creamery for some ice cream, relax in your hotel room, or find some friends for a game of bridge or Yahtzee! (ask counselors for supplies).
   
Accommodations: The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Instruction, Tee Times
(Thursday, August 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
 Morning: Review of weeks' lessons
 Lunch: Lunch at the Club House.
 Afternoon: On course observation from Instructors. Play can continue when lessons are adjourned.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: The Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Final Game of Golf/ Departures
(Friday, August 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
 Morning: Check out of the hotel. You will have the opportunity to play a round of golf on your own if you wish. Lunch will be on your own.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  University Park/State College, PA Matson Museum of Anthropology
Exhibits highlight cutting-edge research archaeologists,ethnographers, and biological anthropologists in the Department of Anthropology. The museum protects and displays unique and irreplaceable anthropological specimens, often from remote parts of the world.
  Palmer Museum of Art
Explore a world of art. Included are American and European paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, and sculptures; contemporary European and Japanese ceramics; Asian ceramics, jades, painting, and prints; and objects from ancient European, African and near Eastern cultures.
  Penn State All Sports Museum
The museum is a a two-level 10,000 -square-foot tribute to Penn State's winning spirit. The inspirational story of men's and women's sports at Penn State is shown in dramatic visuals that virtually cover the walls floor to ceiling. Surrounding you are larger-than-life action photographs, many of them are rare archival images. For additional information, visit GoPSUSports.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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