Tamiment Resort & Conference Center Golf Course, is a Resort, 18 hole golf course located in Tamiment, Pennsylvania.
Tamiment Golf Course first opened for play in 1948. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
The fairways are wide and generous in landing areas. The course has large greens, some of which are severely sloped. Water hazards can be found on several holes.
The front nine concludes with a 494-yard, par 5, requiring an approach shot over a creek that crosses in front of the well-bunkered circular green.
Blue tees: par- 72, 6,930 yards, 72.7 / 130
White tees: par-72, 6,599 yards, 71.4 / 127
Red tees: par-72, 5,598 yards, 71.9 / 124
The course closed in 2010 and the entire resort property, including the course, was sold at auction in 2015. The grounds of Tamiment are slated for development as a residential community.
Tamiment was a 2,200-acre resort that began operations in 1921 as the People's Educational Camp Society. Its roots are in the American labor movement, and it originated as a vacation retreat for members of the Waistmakers Union of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, who purchased land in 1919. It became a well-known gathering for retreats for intellectuals and academics to discuss culture and other subjects. Guest lecturers included historians such as Will Durant, who staged their own theatrical experiments. In the 1930's, deans of Ivy League colleges gathered to plan the future of higher education in the United States.
During the 1940's and later, Tamiment became a well-known resort and entertainment center. It regularly featured entertainers Imogene Coca, Carol Burnett, Woody Allen, Shelly Berman, Joey Bishop, along with scores of other stars. Danny Kaye was the star most closely associated with Tamiment, which for years was the site of the annual Danny Kaye golf tournament.
Exceptional among Pocono resorts for its architectural design and natural beauty, Tamiment's buildings were constructed of local stone and wood by craftsmen. Their directive was to not "offend a tree or a chipmunk."
Tamiment included a one-mile lake and the 7,110-yard golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. The course was considered among the most challenging in the United States and among the top courses in Pennsylvania.
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