The iconic golf bridge leads players onto the 27-hole course located on an island in the middle of the Delaware River.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, Pa., will begin the construction of its golf bridge ushering in the course’s 100th season.
Since approximately 1919, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, then called the Buckwood Inn, has been building its iconic golf bridge that leads players onto the 27-hole course located on an island in the middle of the Delaware River. Shawnee’s esteemed grounds crew still erects the bridge in the same manner they have for nearly a century using a flat river barge, ladders, and elbow grease. Amazingly, construction of the bridge only takes about three to four days. Prior to the bridge, transportation to the golf island was made by horse driven ferries.
To celebrate its 100th season, Shawnee will be offering “Free Golf” until April 21st.