Duffers, couples invited to play in Pa.

FARMINGTON, Pa. -- The Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa here is sporting a fresh look for the spring.

Accommodations at the 275-unit property are either in Chateau LaFayette, the lodge or one- and two-bedroom townhouses.

As part of its sprucing up, guest rooms in the lodge and the town houses were refurbished with new window treatments, carpeting and furnishings.

Improvements also were made to the resort's two golf courses, Mystic Rocks and the Links.

Duffers will find upgrades to the cart paths, refurbished signage and renovated rest rooms.

At the Links, the course's landscape was redone and the height of the fairways was altered for better contrast on each hole.

The property, about a 90-minute ride south of Pittsburgh, also introduced a series of "integrated experiences" for guests.

These are weekend activities that target mothers and daughters, best friends, couples and even the nonadventurous "scaredy cats."

The Mother-Daughter Vacation is designed as a bonding opportunity complete with spa treatments. The event takes place June 25 to 26 and Nov. 11 to 13.

Activities for the Best Friends weekend include rolling sushi, palm reading and belly dancing. The dates for that program are July 13 to 15, Sept. 7 to 9 and Sept. 28 to 30.

Couples Mountain Escape offers couples a chance to reconnect by rock climbing, clay shooting and learning massage techniques.

The retreat is set for June 15 to 17 and Aug. 17 to 19.

Adventure Challenge is a women's-only getaway that has participants scaling rock walls and trekking through an obstacle course.

When the workout is done, it's time to hit the spa for treatments.

The program takes place June 3 to 6, July 1 to 3 and Oct. 7 to 9.

Scaredy Cats aims to challenge those who consider themselves "chickens." Activities include riding on a horse and shooting sporting clays. Yoga is offered for those who get too stressed.

The event is set for Aug. 26 to 28, Sept. 9 to 11 and Oct. 26 to 28.

The resort offers a variety of additional programs through October, including golf, family and midweek packages.

To book, call (800) 422-2736 or visit the Web at www.nemacolin.com.

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