Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa

A little more than an hour from Pittsburgh and situated on more than 2,000 beautiful acres in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa offers a truly unique experience where guests are treated to first-class service and amenities, including a casino.

With two Pete Dye-designed championship golf courses, Nemacolin is also a great location for a golf getaway.


The resort, which has experienced more than $250 million in renovations and updates in recent years, offers several great accommodation options to choose from including the AAA 5-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel and the Paris Ritz-inspired Chateau Lafayette. Guest rooms and suites are also available in the Lodge, plus townhomes and luxury vacation rentals are available. Every room or suite is outfitted with every amenity you could need or want, including things like butler service and a 10-option pillow menu.

The resort offers a truly dizzying array of dining options to its guests from casual pub fare to gourmet European cuisine. Visit Lautrec, one of only 30 restaurants in the world to hold both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond designation for 10 years, for an experience you won’t soon forget. Other fine dining options include Aqueous, offering dry aged steaks and seafood with incredible views of the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands and the 18th hole of the Mystic Rock golf course; Autumn, featuring Appalachian style farm-to-table cuisine utilizing fresh, local ingredients from the region; and Rockwell’s, creating dishes featuring beef, wild game, and fish.

The Tavern (pub fare), CaddyShack (BBQ), Sunset Terrace (poolside dining), PJ’s (ice cream), Paradise Pool (cocktails and light menu), and Otis & Henry’s (comfort food at the casino) are just some of the other spots to choose from. In addition to several great bars and lounges, the resort also boasts the largest public wine cellar in the state of Pennsylvania.

From adventure opportunities like the on-site zip-lining course or off-road driving adventures to full-service treatments at the Woodlands Spa to a field club to trying your hand at the Lady Luck Casino just a mile up the road, Nemacolin resort has something for everyone. There’s even a Wildlife Academy.


Mystic Rock: This par-72, 7,526-yard Pete Dye course is no stranger to golf fans having played host to the PGA Tour’s 84 Lumber Classic in previous years. Set within the beautiful Allegheny Mountains, the course provides a stern challenge but an enjoyable one with generous fairways and large undulating greens. Water impacts play on more than half of the holes.

Shepherd’s Rock: A newcomer to the scene having just opened in 2017, the par-72, 7,151-yard Dye designed Shepherd’s Rock has been welcomed with rave reviews. The course, featuring a more forgiving front nine with wide fairways and a tighter, tree-lined backside marked by uneven stances, offers several tee boxes to make the track both enjoyable and accessible to golfers of all abilities.

In addition to the on-site Nemacolin Golf Academy, the resort offers a bunch of great golf packages throughout the season. Check with the resort to see what package best fits your group.  

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Travel (by car)

1 hour and 15 minutes from Pittsburgh, 3 hours and 15 minutes from Washington, 3 1/2 hours from Cleveland






  • Mystic Rock: Pete Dye (1995)
  • Shepherd’s Rock: Pete Dye (2017)