One of the original U.S. golf courses in Bedford

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The golf course at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa is unlike any other

“It’s a beautiful, challenging, yet playable course with some really neat signature holes,” General Manager Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa,” Bill Liedholm said.

“People love playing here and they always ask the same questions,” Assistant Golf Professional at Omni Bedford Springs Zack Yost said. “What’s the main key to the golf course I always tell them stay out of the rough because the rough is rough. It’s going to beat almost everyone up.”

It dates back to 1895, and has been redesigned by three different golf architects over the years.

“Each of the architects of the course left their own footprint if you will, fingerprint on the course and we have signature holes from each so it makes it a really unique and exciting course to play,” Leidholm said.

One of the is A.W. Tillinghast’s Tiny Tim, it’s the 14th hole and is a favorite among many golfers.

“It’s just very short, and everybody likes a short hole in golf, and a nice little sand wedge into the greens so I mean an easy chance at birdie or a hole in one,” Yost said.

Just last year, Bedford Springs opened the club house at the Old Course.

It opened on the 100th anniversity of the old club house, which was destroyed in a flood some 20 years ago.

Inside it honors the history and nostalgia of the course, and is just one of the many attractions, bring in golfers from all over.

We’ve been actually growing golf here the last several years contrary to what’s happening nationally and it’s still a big part of our summer offerings,” Leidholm said.

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