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 the 1970s the development, including the golf course, saw hard times. In 1974, the Lodge, ski slopes, and the adjoining Golf Course went bankrupt along with the rest of the as yet incomplete 'plan'. The golf course lay fallow for more than 10 years from the mid 1970s until 1986 when it was reopened.
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.
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