Need some respite from your daily grind? Come improve your golf game at our award-winning course with 6,656 yards of serene greens, tree-lined fairways, and rolling terrain. It’s just over a two-hour drive from New York City or Philadelphia to the ultimate golfer’s paradise high up in the Poconos. To fully appreciate all that Skytop Lodge has to offer, you must know that we built the golf course first. The land and location was so ideal, we knew it had to be done right.
Back in the early 1920s, Skytop Lodge was just an inkling in the minds of four friends who had just embraced a newfound enthusiasm for life after World War I. After their lives had been rocked, they wanted to appreciate life and have some fun. But where could they let loose and riff about the future? Nowhere seemed as satisfying as high up in the Poconos where you were far away from it all and surrounded by natural beauty. So, these four friends—John Stubbs, Frederic Smith, Earl Mayne, and Sam Packer—decided to build the ultimate oasis of their dreams in the form of a grand resort overlooking the mountains.
As a reflection of the spirit of the time and an indication of some very thoughtful businessman, the golf course was built first. A ritzy landscape architect was hired to decide on the perfect location for optimal views. They set out to build a challenging course for both casual and serious players. The 2,500 acres of abandoned farm land was transformed into a golfer’s paradise with strategically placed water and bunkers in an idyllic setting.
Today, golfers come to the Skytop Lodge golf course to not only improve their game, but also improve their mental well-being. As is with most courses, ours takes tremendous focus and effort, but there’s something special about being high up in the mountains. As you become completely immersed in the task at hand—posture, position, swing, foresight—everything else seems to drift away. This is exactly what those four friends had in mind.
Golfing at Skytop Lodge
Planning a golf getaway to Skytop Lodge? Our award-winning course is open to the public. Each player must use his or her own set of clubs. Five-somes are not permitted and walking is only allowed after 3 p.m. If you are staying at Skytop Lodge as a guest, advance tee times are encouraged. If you’ll be visiting us a non-guest, tee-time reservations are required. Coming this fall? Book our FREE UNLIMITED GOLF package and save up to 40%!
Stop by the Pro Shop
The Pro Shop at Skytop Lodge offers everything you need to elevate your game. Club rentals are available at the Pro Shop for $60 per player. We carry a complete line of golfing attire and equipment including Titleist, Ping, Callaway, Cleveland, FootJoy, Antigua, Greg Norman, and more. We also offer re-gripping of clubs, golf schools, tournament management, and lessons.
For more information or to schedule a tee time, call the Pro Shop at (570) 595-8910 or email us at [email protected].
Plan the Ultimate Golf Getaway
Come for the golf and stay for the serenity. Make it the ultimate golf getaway with a weekend stay at Skytop Lodge. Dine at Windsor Dining Room or Lakeview Restaurant and reconnect with family and friends. There’s plenty of opportunities to play and relax. Take it all in before you head out. Call us today at (855) 345-7759 to book your stay and reserve your table for dinner.