Signature Golf in the Poconos
From historic golf courses to championship greens, get to know the signature golf holes of the Poconos!
This time, Jim tees up two holes with challenging tee-shots and historic settings. First, he joins Head Golf Pro Nick Lussier at Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort. Hole #7 is a par 3 with a tee-shot over the Delaware River and a ride across a long bridge to reach the green. Lussier said you should always take an extra club because the green has a false front.
Completed in 1911, the golf course at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is famous architect A.W. Tillinghast's first ever design. Rich in the history of golf, Shawnee has been the host of the 1938 PGA Championship, 1967 NCAA Championship and many memorable events. The course design is primarily flat, and 24 of 27 holes are located on an island in the center of the Delaware River.
Jim then swung by Split Rock Golf Club with 27 holes. The signature hole, number #11, is a par 5. Its majestic 585-yard 11th hole claims one of the most spectacular views in the entire Northeast, let alone one found on a golf course. Hit the links for special events, lessons and clinics.