This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Hershey Sweetest Moms program. All opinions are 100% my own.
My kids are big golfers and while summer may be winding down, if you ask my son, now is the perfect time to hit the links and play some golf. Courses are in good shape, weather is cooling off and there is just something peaceful about golf courses during the fall. Years ago, when we lived in Hershey we belonged to the Hershey Country Club and it is still one of my son’s favorite places to Golf in Hershey PA when playing in golf tournaments. While the Hershey Country Club is private and accessible only to members, guests of The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge also have the privilege of golfing at this awesome and historic facility.
Milton Hershey opened Hershey Country Club in 1930 on the twin principles of sporting excellence and refined luxury and that rich tradition continues today. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 50 resorts in the US, the Club features two spectacular 18 hole private courses, the East Course and West Course.
Hershey became famous for Golf when Ben Hogan won his first professional tournament here, the 1938 Hershey Four-Ball. The Club’s touring pro from 1941 to 1951, Ben also won the 1941 Hershey Open.
Hershey Resorts and the Hershey Country Club have three distinct courses:
West Course – Opened in 1930, Maurice McCarthy’s classic traditional northeast design has withstood the test of time. This 6,860-yard par 73 course, with lush, tree-lined fairways has attracted the world’s top professionals throughout the years. The Club has hosted the Hershey Open 1933 to 1939 and 1941, the 1940 PGA Championship, won by Byron Nelson and the LPGA Tour’s Lady Keystone Open from 1975-1994.
East Course – Opened in 1970 and designed by George Fazio, the East Course is dotted with three man-made lakes and more than 100 bunkers. This difficult, 7,061-yard par 71 is a unique layout featuring elevated greens and a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. From 1997-2005 it hosted the PGA Tour’s Nationwide Tour Reese’s Cup.
Spring Creek – Opened in 1934, Scottish golf course architect Maurice McCarthy helped Milton Hershey design the original nine-hole course on the side, while working on the famed West Course at Hershey Country Club. Spring Creek Golf Course is a nine-hole layout and is available to the public and resort guests and was the nation’s first public golf course opened to players under age 18.
Playing at one of these three amazing courses is just one of the many perks of staying at Hershey owned resorts, including shuttle service to Hersheypark, Sweet Start to select rides and attractions, complimentary admission to the Hershey Gardens and The Hershey Story’s Museum Experience and more. Make sure to book your tee time the next time you visit Hershey PA!
- Hersheypark in Hershey PA–Read this before you go!
- Hershey Lodge or Hotel Hershey–where to stay!
- Butterfly Atrium at the Hershey Gardens