Improve Your Game on Historic Shawnee’s Premier Golf Course
Develop your golf game alongside PGA instructors, enjoying daily practice, informative lessons, practical tips and discovering the history of these two premier courses.
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Program No. 13053RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Play on the historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort's premier course — host site of the 1938 PGA Championship in which Paul Runyan defeated Sam Snead in the final. Graced with magnificent trees, picturesque mountains and a beautiful river, this course was A. W. Tillinghast’s original design, completed in 1911. The PGA Professionals at Shawnee’s Tillinghast Golf Academy introduce you to the great game of golf and the basics of play including history, etiquette and rules.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Nine holes of golf a day with carts provided. Rental clubs available with prior arrangement. Metal spikes not permitted. Golfers of all experience and ability levels welcome. Golfers will be placed in smaller groups based on experience.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • PGA instructors demonstrate techniques, teach golf etiquette and share the rules and tips for practicing in a fun, informative series of lessons.
  • Take part in instruction and practice each morning, then play nine holes each afternoon. A bonus Master Class is a special treat!
  • Enjoy a farewell dinner, specializing in local foods and craft beer.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Brian Bergstol
Brian Bergstol is the touring golf professional for The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort and a PGA apprentice. He is a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., where he was the number one golfer for the Moravian Hounds all four years. Only months after becoming a certified professional golfer, Brian qualified for and played in the 2008 U.S. Open in Torrey Pines, Calif. Between tournaments he shares his experience and knowledge of the game with other players who want to improve.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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