Golf in the Laurel Highlands

Enjoy some tee time on award-winning golf courses

Laurel Highlands golf courses were designed to accent the views of the Allegheny Mountains and Pennsylvania rolling hills that accompany them. Each golf course and resort boasts special and unique touches, making the possibilities for your golfing excursion endless. One thing they all have in common is great golf, but most also feature fantastic restaurants onsite or nearby and overnight accommodations. This makes it so you’re never far from the action and gives you plenty of time to explore the rest of the Laurel Highlands before or after golfing.

Be sure to browse golf packages that pair the best of the Laurel Highlands golfing with nearby Laurel Highlands hotels, restaurants and attractions. You don't want to leave the region without exploring!

The Birthplace of a Legend

Tiffani Nieusma, Laurel Valley Golf Club Statue, Ligonier

Laurel Highlands golfers have the rare opportunity to play on the very same greens that Arnold Palmer played. The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Pittsburgh-Latrobe, located on Arnold Palmer Drive in Latrobe, offers an exclusive stay and play package that includs golfing at the private Latrobe Country Club. Guests can drive, pitch and putt on the course where Palmer learned the game from his father. Guests can also view memorabilia from his amateur and professional golfing careers, making it a golfing experience that you’ll never forget.

The Laurel Highlands is also home to the very first course designed by Arnold Palmer, “Arnie’s First” at Indian Lake Golf Club. This spectacular 18-hole course with a 6,700 yard layout has Arnie written all over it.

Award-Winning 18-Hole Courses


Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Golf

Nemacolin has gained notoriety for being home to some of the best courses in Pennsylvania. The resort features two Pete Dye-designed courses: Mystic Rock and Shepherd's Rock. Designed for serious golfers, Mystic Rock is a challenging course from tee to green and was named one of the top 10 golf resorts in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler. The course has received top honors from Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. Shepherd's Rock has a 7,151-yard layout that takes golfers through three ecosystems (wetlands, woodlands and pasture) and rivals the highest-rated golf courses in the country.

Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort

Chestnut Ridge Golf

Play on a course that was rated 6th Best Public Golf Course by Golf Digest and has earned a 4.5 star rating. Tom’s Run at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort offers a unique mix of challenges and starts rather easy but quickly turns into a more difficult game that will require every club in your bag. Be sure to bring your A-game!

Champion Lakes Golf Club

Champion Lakes Golf

Rated among the top 50 public courses in the U.S. and one of only three public golf courses in western PA to receive a four-star rating by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette golf expert, Gerry Dulac, Champion Lakes is the perfect setting to enjoy a round of golf. This challenging championship course is manicured to country club standards in an incredibly picturesque environment.


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