South Central Pennsylvania

Shots of History

You would be hard pressed to find a region more connected to American history than the Gettysburg area of South Central Pennsylvania. With history and small-town charm blending so flawlessly together, you have the makings for the perfect golf getaway. Besides incredible golf, you’ll find craft beverages and culinary delights in fine dining establishments and historic taverns in downtown Gettysburg.

You can explore the Civil War battlefields in several ways from a full-fledged guided tour to retracing the steps of military commands by foot. Spend time strolling the streets of the downtown Gettysburg area and visit eclectic shops with handmade artistic offerings, amazing art, Civil War artifacts, and tasting rooms. From historic taverns to ethnic cuisine, farm-to-table dining to unique edibles, the tastes of Gettysburg are sure to please every palate. The countryside has plenty of farm markets to stock the car for the trip home.

Play some of the most popular and recognized courses this part of the Pennsylvania countryside offers. Set among the rolling hills and mountains of Adams County, The Links At Gettysburg is the area’s most iconic golf battleground. Prepare for sensory overload when you engage in this challenging layout managed by Raspberry Golf. The closing nine leaves a lasting impression on all golfers. The perfect combination of traditional and modern golf can be found in nearby Fayetteville at Penn National Golf Club & Inn, home of two four-star, 18-hole championship courses. The Founders Course, a classic Northeastern-style masterpiece, features large contoured greens, tree-lined rye/bluegrass fairways, sculpted bunkers, and a 7-acre lake. Iron Forge at Penn National reveals a contemporary design with links characteristics and well-placed mounding and tall native grasses. Carroll Valley Golf Course at Liberty Mountain has grown leaps and bounds under the ownership of the adjacent Liberty Mountain Resort. Set amidst picturesque rolling hills, surrounded by the inspiring Catoctin Mountains, Carroll Valley offers 18 holes of Pennsylvania’s best golf and now has the spectacular new Highland Lodge to accommodate guests. Their sister course, Whitetail Golf Resort is located about 30 minutes west in Mercersburg. This Rick Robbins spectacular design brings “golf with a view.” Quite simply, Whitetail can boast being one of the area’s most beautiful golf courses with several holes on the back nine carved into the side of a heavily wooded mountain. Mountain View Golf Club has a pre-Civil War clubhouse, picturesque views of the Catoctin Mountains, and 18 well-manicured holes on a fair, challenging, and gratifying layout that always achieves high marks for playability and value. Royal Manchester Golf Links would make an excellent addition to your South Central Pennsylvania golf getaway. This gem from Raspberry Golf Management is located in northern York County bordering the banks of the Susquehanna River. The course resembles something from Scotland or Ireland and is just a delight to play.

An incredible golf journey adjacent to the fairways of American history await you in South Central Pennsylvania.

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