90 minutes from NYC, 2 hours from Philadelphia,
            and worlds away from the average getaway.

Golf at The Legacy Collection

27-Hole Championship Golf Course

In many ways the PGA actually has its origins at Shawnee. In 1911, the resort’s owner, C.C. Worthington, staged a professional tournament to gain recognition for the sport. Shortly thereafter the PGA was formally founded and one of its first events was and still is the Shawnee Open. Two-time defending US Open Champion John McDermott won the tournament in 1913. In 1938, Shawnee hosted the PGA Championship and our touring professional, Sam Snead, lost to Paul Runyan 8 and 7 - an interesting finish which is immortalized on film.

Virtually all the golf greats during the first half of the 20th Century played at Shawnee including Walter Hagen, Lawson Little, Long Jim Barnes and Johnny Farrell. In fact, six former Shawnee Open winners also hold U.S. Open titles. Hale Irwin, one of golf’s premier players, won the NCAA Championship at Shawnee in 1967. Other celebrities have made our course a home away from home, most notably Arnold Palmer and Jackie Gleason. To this day, the Shawnee Open is still a sanctioned point tournament for the Philadelphia section PGA.

More about the course:

  • Designed in 1906, open to the public 1911
  • Famous golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast
  • One of only two A.W. Tillinghast designed courses that is open to the public
  • 24 of the 27 holes are on an island surrounded by Delaware River
  • Proud member of Audubon International

Historical Hosted Events

  • 1919 US Women’s Amateur
  • 1938 PGA Championship Our touring professional, Sam Snead, lost to Paul Runyan 8 and 7 - an interesting finish which is immortalized on film
  • 1967 NCAA Championship - won by Hale Irwin

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800-SHAWNEE (742-9633)

Presenting the Legacy Collection at Shawnee on Delaware. A luxury vacation experience in a natural setting. We've created spacious new cottages on the banks of the Delaware River, finely appointed with our own exclusive Arts & Crafts furniture and the finest amenities. Enjoy golf where the legendary Sam Snead hit the links. Relax in front of your own private fireplace, or take in dinner at The Gem and Keystone Brewpub™ and a show at the playhouse. Welcome to a resort like no other. Reserve online now or call 800-SHAWNEE (742-9633).


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