OMNI BEDFORD SPRINGS RESORT & SPA TEES OFF THE 2017 GOLF SEASON WITH A NEW CLUBHOUSE AT THE OLD COURSE, AMERICAN CUISINE DINING VENUE AND SIGNATURE “UNLIMITED GOLF PACKAGE”

The latest addition to the 2,200-acre Allegheny Mountain retreat pays homage to resort’s enduring history and continues the evolution of its award-winning Old Course

Bedford Springs, Pa. (May 16, 2017) - Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of south-central Pennsylvania is elevating its golf experience with the debut of a new Clubhouse at the Old Course in June 2017. Located adjacent to the 18th hole of the Old Course, the $2.5 million Clubhouse at the Old Course pays homage to the resort’s historic legacy and incorporates many modern amenities that will delight guests and members. The new Clubhouse at the Old Course is the latest development in the continuing progression of golf at the resort, where play began in 1895. 

To celebrate the momentous development for this historic property, the resort is hosting a Grand Opening celebration Friday, June 9, 2017. The event will host local dignitaries, stakeholders, golf members and hotel guests with activities throughout the afternoon.

In a tribute to master golf architect A.W. Tillinghast who oversaw a 1912 redesign of the Old Course, the facility will house Tillie’s, a new dining option for resort guests and day visitors. The interior design and finishes of the restaurant and additional spaces marry the resort’s traditional style with a handsome, masculine edge. The extensive Millwork and leather furnishings create a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests. 

Tillie’s features a bar overlooking the Old Course, a cozy fireside lounge and an outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding Allegheny Mountains. The restaurant will be able to seat approximately 80 guests when utilizing both the indoor and outdoor living spaces. The menu will feature a variety of classic American dishes, as well as new signature and classic cocktails including the Old Fashioned and Blueberry Arnold Palmer, which both use the resort’s exclusive Wigle Rye and Bourbon, respectively. 

The resort’s Pro Shop will also be relocated from the Spa Wing of the resort to the Clubhouse at the Old Course. The Pro Shop offers Taylor Made and Titleist Golf Clubs for sale as well as daily rental, and features a complete line of men’s and women’s resort and casual attire and equipment. 

Be among the first to experience the new Clubhouse at the Old Course with the “Unlimited Golf Package” including unlimited rounds of golf, and use of the resort’s practice facility, as well as deluxe room accommodations. Guests are also invited to visit the award-winning Springs Eternal Spa to experience the resort’s signature Bedford Bath Ritual using waters from the eight on-site springs, or an Oldham & Ross Warm Up Session to get prepped for a day on the links. 

A Long History of Resort Golf
One of the country’s first golf courses, the award-winning Old Course remains one of Pennsylvania’s most popular courses. First laid out with 18 holes by Spencer Oldham in 1895, the course was redesigned and reduced to 9 holes by Tillinghast in 1912, and then redesigned back to 18 holes in 1918 before being completed by Donald Ross in the 1920s. A renovation by Forse Design in the early part of the new millennium returned the course to its original layout while enabling water features near every hole, befitting its location next to Shobers Run creek. With bentgrass tees, plush greens, well-manicured fairways, and rich history, a round of golf on the Old Course is a must-play for golf enthusiasts of all levels.

For more information about the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omnihotels.com/bedford.

About the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa
Omni Bedford Springs Resort is a 2,200-acre luxury hideaway located in Pennsylvania's scenic Allegheny Mountain region. In 2007, the resort underwent a $120 million renovation, adding a contemporary look and feel to the property while preserving its remarkable history. The 216-room resort surrounds eight natural mineral springs, which serve as the foundation for its world-class Springs Eternal Spa - one of only a handful of spas in the U.S. to utilize natural spring water in all of its treatments. Over the past 200 years, Bedford Springs has served as a meeting place for numerous U.S. Presidents and dignitaries, including Daniel Webster, Andrew Jackson and Zachary Taylor. Omni Bedford Springs features a phenomenal range of amenities and activities, including an indoor spring-fed swimming pool; award-winning golf course; and casual and fine dining options. In addition, guests can enjoy mountain nature trails for hiking and biking, fly fishing, volleyball, tennis, and more at omnihotels.com/bedford.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants and unique wellness options.  Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked "Highest in Upper-Upscale Segment Guest Satisfaction" in the J.D. Power 2016 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. As a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), Omni's loyalty program is further expanded through the DISCOVERY® loyalty program offering members additional global benefits. Committed to reducing hunger, Omni is on a mission through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative to help provide more than 18.2 million meals each year for food banks to feed children, families and seniors in communities in which it operates. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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