Stay and Play – One Call Does It All
For over 10 years, the Penn Ohio Golf Trail has provided unique and affordable stay and play golf packages to its guests. It has expanded each year with new courses and new lodging, but over the past three years has grown to offer 54 courses across Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, five mansions, 20 hotels in various locations across the trail, and a golf experience that is unparalleled from other stay and play packages. With monthly package specials, a wide variety of lodging and courses, and different areas to explore, the Penn Ohio Golf Trail has a package to fit all golfers’ needs.
Allowing groups of two to 36 golfers to stay in one house is what sets the Trail apart. The historical mansions are furnished with big-screen TVs, pool tables, poker tables, among other amenities that allow guests of the trail to relax and unwind after a full day of golf. Breakfast is served right at the mansions, and catered dinners are also available. The luxury of having the entire group in a home setting creates the perfect golf package for groups.
With 54 courses to choose from, there is something for every golfer. Famous designers such as Donald Ross, Pete Dye, A.W. Tillinghast, Tom Bendelow, and Stanley Thompson establish tradition on the Trail; while modern designers such as Brian Huntley, Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry, and Jack Nicklaus provide modern courses to delight golfers.
The Trail offers courses for every level of golf. All courses are rated at 4 stars or above, and each course provides its own uniqueness to the golfers. Pine Lakes Golf Club is the home course of the Penn Ohio Golf Trail. Pine Lakes was established in 1926 and redesigned by Brian Huntley in 1998. The course mixes the mature conditions with a new layout.
Olde Stonewall in western Pennsylvania is rated as the number one public course in Pennsylvania. This challenging gem is unmatched for beauty and difficulty. Boulder Creek, The Quarry, The Virtues, Little Mountain, Stonewater and Fowler’s Mill golf courses provide the top courses in Ohio to Trail visitors. Each of these courses is consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the state.
Hidden gems and local favorites allow Trail golfers to experience courses that locals love. Yankee Run, Reserve Run, The Links at Firestone Farms, and Mill Creek are just a few courses in the Youngstown, Ohio area. In Canton, Ohio, the Sanctuary, Sable Creek, Raintree Golf and Event Center, Zoar Village and Chippewa are just a few. Western PA offers Oak Tree CC, Castle Hills, Whispering Woods, and Tam O’Shanter, and Painesville, Ohio presents Madison CC, Legend Lake CC, and St. Denis.
The Trail also has exclusive booking rights on private, members-only country clubs. Youngstown CC has hosted a Western Open and, along with Tippecanoe CC, have hosted USGA qualifiers. Avalon Lakes and Avalon Squaw Creek are both former LPGA courses, and Trumbull CC and Avalon Buhl are traditional private club designs. Glenmoor CC and Shady Hollow CC in Canton and Quail Hollow in Painesville, among others, round out the country club courses.
Hotels and Locations
Besides the mansions, the Penn Ohio Golf Trail offers 20 different hotels around Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. The hotels are situated so that golfers can explore the many areas of the Trail, whether on one trip or over multiple years. The Youngstown/Warren/Sharon area is the home base of the Trail and has the most hotels and courses. In the past year, the Trail has expanded to Canton, Ohio, and Painesville, Ohio. Canton offers a unique opportunity for golfers as there are many great courses, three different hotel options, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Grove City, Pennsylvania, has some of the best shopping outlets and great courses for golfers to explore. As the hotels are spread across the Trail, it creates limited drive times to courses in the particular area, which is important for any package.
A Package to Fit All Golfers
The unique and wide range of lodging and golf courses means that there’s a package for all golf groups. Whether a father and daughter on their first golf trip together, a bus trip for 100 golfers in a league, or just buddies putting together a Ryder Cup tournament, the Penn Ohio Golf Trail has the package to fit all golfers’ needs. Each golf package is a tailor-made experience that fits budget, handicaps, and other important aspects when putting a package together.
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