Activity note: Check-in begins at 4pm, followed by a Orientation, introductions and campus tour at 4 pm, then Welcome Dinner and lecture with one of Golf Professionals.
Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. There will be a campus tour at 4:30, to familiarize you with the Inn and golf course. Orientation: At 5pm, the Group Leader will greet everyone, lead introductions, and introduce Shawnee’s Tillinghast Golf Academy pros. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have.
Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn will offer two entrees (one vegetarian), two salads, rolls and butter, vegetables, rice or potatoes, fruit platter, dessert and beverages.
Evening: Our Tillinghast Golf pro’s will further introduce us to the program and provide a Golf overview about the skills and techniques we will learn. Following the session, there will be an opportunity for Q&A’s.
Activity note: Golf carts will be used to carry equipment between holes.
Breakfast: In the Inn’s River Room, enjoy your choice of hot and/or cold breakfast selections from fruit to home-made granola, pancakes or French toast, a variety of breakfast meats, an omelette station, and more. In good weather, you may choose to dine on the verandah.
Morning: During our golf instruction sessions with our pros at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, we will divide into groups and rotate between a series of learning stations. At the learning stations, groups will then be divided further for more personalized instructions.
Lunch: At the Inn, enjoy a delightful array of local foods in a buffet featuring seasonal dishes, salads, soup, a vegetarian option and other healthy choices, as well as coffee, tea, and a truly decadent dessert.
Afternoon: With our pros, we’ll play nine holes of Shawnee’s 27-hole championship golf course while working on our skills that we learning during the mornings instruction.
Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn will include two salads, rolls and butter, two entrees (one vegetarian) vegetables, rice or potatoes, fruit platter, dessert and beverages.
Evening: We’ll be joined by a member of the National Park Service at the Inn for an interesting lecture on the cultural history of the area. Located just south of the Pocono Mountains, the land was settled by a local tribe of the Lenape Indians, who sold a portion of the land in 1727 to a settler from New Amsterdam, New York. When the village was surveyed by William Penn, his mistakenly thought the local tribe were Shawnee, and named the village after them. .
Breakfast: The River Room breakfast buffet features an array of hot and cold foods, make your own waffles, omelette station, fresh fruit, homemade granola, and pastries.
Morning: Continue our small group instruction with the Tillinghast professionals. The Shawnee golf course was built by Charles Campbell Worthington and completed in 1910. In 1912, Worthington invited professional golfers from around the world to compete on his course, which led to the formation of the Professional Golfers Association.
Lunch: Lunch buffet at the Inn will offer salads, soup, sandwiches or wraps, homemade cookies, fruit and beverages.
Afternoon: With our pros, we’ll play nine holes of Shawnee’s 27-hole championship gold course while working on our skills that we learning during the mornings instruction.
Dinner: Buffet dinner at the will include two salads, rolls and butter, two entrees (one vegetarian,) vegetables, rice or potatoes, fruit platter, dessert and beverages.
Evening: An evening concert featuring local musicians.
Activity note: Keep your clubs after the morning instruction to play the approach course tonight.
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet will include an array of hot and cold foods, an omelette station, make your own waffles, fresh fruit, pastry and beverages.
Morning: Continue our small group instruction with the Tillinghast professionals. An early fixture on the PGA tour for more than 20 years from 1916 to 1937, Worthington’s course hosted the PGA Championship in 1938.
Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
Afternoon: Free Afternoon. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
Dinner: Buffet dinner at the Inn will offer two salads, two entrees (one vegetarian,) rolls and butter, vegetables, rice or potatoes, fresh fruit, dessert and beverages.
Evening: We’ll play the Approach Course, also known as a Pitch-and-Putt course due to the short length of the holes – often no longer than 130 yards to practice our new skills.
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the River Room will feature an array of hot and cold foods, make your own waffles, omelette station, fresh fruit, pastry and beverages.
Morning: Continue our small group instruction with the Tillinghast professionals. Our golf course was designed by famed architect Albert Warren Tillinghast, after whom the Golf Academy is named for. Tillinghast designed more than 250 golf courses and was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 2014.
Lunch: Lunch is at Great Bear today overlooking the golf course. We will select our meals from a special menu before morning stations, with many excellent choices, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
Afternoon: Putting all of your new skills together, we’ll play nine holes of golf with our pros at Great Bear, a Shawnee signature course.
Dinner: A short walk from the Inn at the Gem and Keystone Tavern, we’ll have a special farewell meal plus water and iced tea; other beverages available for purchase. Featuring local and all natural food, they also serve an assortment of beer from the ShawneeCraft Brewery.
Evening: Enjoy a fascinating lecture with our naturalist.
Activity note: Hotel check-out at 11:00 a.m.
Breakfast: The River Room breakfast featuring hot and cold foods, an omelette station, make your own waffles, fresh fruit, pastry and beverages.
Morning: Compete in the putting contest that will surprise you with twists and turns to challenge you and test out your new and improved putting skills.