Shawnee and Great Bear: A new golf destination

Article written by Jeromy Wo, Public Relations—The marriage between Shawnee’s island golf course and the resort has forged a wonderful history laced with championships and timeless love stories. Shawnee is where Arnie met Winnie, Snead was bested and quite possibly the paradise where your most treasured memories were lived. Our history and the memories we create inspire us, as a resort, to drive forward into the future with the hope that we can once again forge a past that is treasured and rich. Shawnee’s ambition to please our guests has led our owner, Charlie Kirkwood, to purchase Great Bear Golf Club, transforming our resort into a true golf destination.

We have created a special golf getaway package that features a round at both Tillinghast’s first-ever design and one of Nicklaus’ masterpieces. Shawnee’s golf destination is where the past meets the present; where you can treat yourself to traditional and modern layouts, flat and mountainous terrain, and always and without question a place where memories are made.

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For more information, contact Jeromy Wo in Public Relations at 570-424-4000 x1409 or email