May 13, 2010 (Bedford Springs, PA) – The Old Course {Link to} at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa{Link to} just got even more enticing with the introduction of two NEW golf packages. A quintessential “American Classic” recently rated #1 Public Course in Pennsylvania among Golfweek magazine’s “Best Course You Can Play,” the Old Course is perfect for golfers looking for a challenging course with an interesting history, with some holes thought to be among the first installed on American soil. 

Experience the Old Course at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa with two NEW golf packages: 

The Unlimited Golf Package includes:

  • Resort accommodations
  • Unlimited rounds of golf on the Old Course
  • Complimentary golf cart
  • Unlimited use of the practice facility
  • $50 credit to be used in the Pro Shop (credit is per night, per room)

Package rates start at $215 per person based on double occupancy and are valid through November 14, 2010.

The Hooked-on-Golf Package includes:

  • Resort accommodations
  • One 30-minute “short game” lesson and one 30-minute “long game” lesson per adult with a resort golf professional
  • One round of golf on the Old Course per adult
  • Golf cart and unlimited use of the practice facility\
  • One $50 credit to be used in the Pro Shop

Package rates start at $269 per person based on double occupancy and are valid through November 14, 2010.

As its name implies, the Old Course has a significant past with the work of three Grand Masters of American golf course design and one notable contemporary shaping more than a century of its history. In 1895, Spencer Oldham laid out the original 18-hole course around Red Oaks Lake, including select holes believed among the first on American soil. In 1912, A.W. Tillinghast’s redesign reduced the number of holes by half. Then it was Donald Ross’s turn: his redesign added the back nine holes and completed the course in the 1920s. 

In 2007 the Old Course re-opened following a refurbishment by Forse Design, which included new greens complexes with U.S.G.A. specified construction, the creation of a flood plain with 11 acres of wetlands and complete re-grassing with bentgrass on greens, tees and fairways.

With Forse’s restoration completed in time for the reopening of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa in 2007, the awards began rolling in. Along with its most recent award, Golfweek also ranked the Old Course as the #1 Resort Course in Pennsylvania. The Old Course also earned distinctions as “Renovation of the Year” by Golf Inc.; “Best of the Best” in the 20th anniversary edition of Robb Report; and One of the Top Golf Courses in the United States 2009/2010 by Zagat.

For more information or to make reservations, please call (866) 623-8168 or visit

About the Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa 

The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is a 2,200 acre luxury hideaway located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Allegheny Mountain region. The resort recently 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 from renowned Chef Konrad Meier. In addition, guests can enjoy mountain nature trails for hiking and biking, fly fishing, volleyball, tennis, and more.


Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences that take guests on “A Total Departure” to 45 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, 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. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit  or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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