Near hallowed ground where Union and Confederate soldiers marched and camped during the defining battle of America's Civil War, a supreme challenge of golf has been waged at The Links At Gettysburg - "Golf's Gettysburg address" - since the first shots were fired in 1999.
Accolades from professional and amateur golfers pour in about the magnificent architecture by Lindsay Ervin, superior playing conditions maintained by Superintendent John Long and the signature service that distinguishes The Links, a "4 1/2 Star" rated facility by Golf Digest and a "Must-Play" by Golfstyles.
CELEBRITY HUSBAND-WIFE: LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez, left, and Former Major League Baseball Star and Broadcaster Ray Knight, right, put the squeeze on Links President Rick Klein after their round of golf at The Links.
As was the historic "Battle of Gettysburg" on July 1-3, 1863, The Links is not for the timid or faint of heart. This battleground features daunting, elevated tee boxes with slender, precise landing areas; 14 sparkling lakes and streams where golf balls often "swim with the fishes"; indigenous, red-rock canyons and formations; massive, swift, sloping greens.
Created by The Klein Family Partnership, this European-style links course plays 7,069 yards from the tips, with a 74.1 rating and 144 slope, making it an exciting challenge for low handicappers. Four other tee areas - 6,666, 6,277, 5,802 and 4,977 yards - make the course accessible to players of all skill levels.
In addition to world-class golf, The Links At Gettysburg features a spectacular, picturesque facility and award-winning fine dining to create "The Wedding of Your Dreams," as well as a stunning, French Country Development of single-family homes by Wormald Companies and luxury condominiums, The Retreat, by Klein Builders Group.
Conveniently located in South Central Pennsylvania, just north of the historic Mason Dixon Line and Maryland state border, The Links is an easy 35-minute drive from Frederick, Md., 50 minutes from Harrisburg, Pa., 60 minutes from Baltimore, Md., and 90 minutes from Washington, D.C.
The Links At Gettysburg is most definitely a "Round To Remember." . . . And, once is never enough!