About Northwinds Golf Course
Northwinds Golf Course was built in the early 1960s and opened in May 1964 as the original 9-hole course at Indian Lake in Stonycreek Township, PA. It was part of the original plan for the private gated community at Indian Lake. By 1967 Indian Lake had become a Borough, separate from the developer/development.
In late 1990 Lake Properties, the current owners, bought the Northwinds Lodge and the adjoining Golf Course and rejuvenated both, eventually combining them under the single name of Indian Lake Resort. They expanded the golf course to its current 18 holes in 1994. In 2005 Lake Properties sold the Lodge and the Indian Lake Resort name, but kept the golf course, renaming it the Northwinds Golf Course. Though independently owned, the Lodge and Northwinds still enjoy a close working relationship. The Northwinds Golf Course is managed by Chris and Kelly Smith. The Smith family members are principals of Lake Properties, Inc. Northwinds is owner-operated and maintained, and it shows!
About Indian Lake
Indian Lake Borough consists of more than 2000 developed acres of recreational land. It’s a great place for year round living or your mountain vacation hideaway.
The Lake is a 5-mile long horseshoe, 500 acres in area with 20+ miles of shoreline. There are two golf courses, a Resort Lodge, and a Marina within the borough.
Indian Lake is a great lake for boating, fishing, swimming, and water skiing during the spring and summer, and a scenic wonderland in the fall and winter.
Indian Lake, near Shanksville, is just off Route 30 approximately 20 minutes northeast of Somerset, PA ; exit 110 on PA turnpike, and less than 30 minutes west of Bedford; exit 146 on the Turnpike.
Driving time is approximately 90 minutes from Pittsburgh; 30 minutes from Ligonier; 45 minutes from Breezewood; 2 hours from Harrisburg; and 3 hours from the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas.