Penn National Golf Club & Inn (Founders course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Penn National Golf Club & Inn (Founders course) Est. 1968

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Penn National Golf Club is home to two championship courses of equal stature, the Iron Forge and Founders layouts. In contrast to its more open and links-style stablemate, the Founders is a classic tree-lined parkland course. When commissioned to design the course in 1966, Ed Ault was instructed to lay out a Northeastern-style tour de force, with large contoured greens and tree-lined fairways. This he duly did.

Plenty of stylish bunkering adorns the Founders course throughout, while a seven-acre lake brings water into play at the par-4 16th and par-3 17th. As with most well laid out traditional courses, the heat is turned up at the end. The toughest five-hole stretch on Founders starts with the seriously dog-legging par-5 14th, then the "water" holes at 16 and 17, and a long tight par-4 to finish! A small amount of real estate around the course boundary is generally set well out of harm's way, and doesn't detract from the layout's tree-lined naturalness.

Stay & Play at Penn National: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Penn National Golf Club & Inn
3720 Club House Drive,
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania 17222
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 231 0080 (toll free)
Pro Shop   +1 (717) 352 3000
Fax

 

Email   proshop@penngolf.com
Website   www.penngolf.com
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Golf Pro
 
Darin Peart (PGA Professional)
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Academy
 
The Learning Center Golf Shak at Penn National
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Open countryside, woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Edmund B. "Ed" Ault
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6972 5904 5360
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.9 69.2 71.4
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Founders course. Also at Penn National is the 18-hole Iron Forge course (par-72; 7009 yds from the back tees).
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How2Get There?

4.5 mi S of Fayetteville / 56 mi SW of Harrisburg.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-April thru' mid-Oct) on Founders and Iron Forge courses: Mon-Thur $69; Fri-Sun $85. Golf cart included. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times (not weekends a.m.).

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Penn National is a member of the Raspberry Golf Trail, a collection of nine premier golf courses located in Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Virginia (see raspberrygolftrail.com).

The names of the two championship courses at Penn National reflect the importance of the iron and steel industry in Pennsylvania. Powering this important industry through the 19th and 20th centuries were abundant supplies of Pennsylvanian coal and oil.

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Location

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Latitude: (39.866171)
Longitude: (-77.555022)
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Penn National Inn 
3809 Anthony Hwy, Fayetteville, PA 17222
+1 (717) 352 2400
www.penngolf.com

The Penn National Inn offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations in six modern lodge buildings, each with eight guest rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the Founders Grille Restaurant & Black Oak Bar. Located off the 8th fairway of the Founders Course, is the centerpiece of the Inn ... the White Rock Manor House, built prior to 1847 by the family of Chambersburg's founder. The Manor House's imposing and beautiful brick structure houses yoga rooms, massage therapy, and registration for guests of Penn National Inn.

Golf at this hotel Penn National (Iron Forge and Founders courses)
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Golf within 5 miles No
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