Pennsylvania's diverse topography also produces a variety of climates. Straddling two major zones, the majority of the state with the exception of the southeastern corner has a humid continental climate. Greater Philadelphia has some characteristics of the humid subtropical climate that covers much of Delaware and Maryland to the south. Moving toward the mountainous interior of the state, the climate becomes markedly colder, the number of cloudy days increases, and winter snowfall amounts are greater. Western areas of the state, particularly cities near Lake Erie, can receive over 100 inches of snowfall annually, and the entire state receives plentiful rainfall throughout the year.
With hundreds of courses in every corner of the state, Pennsylvania is a golfer's paradise. The Glen Brook Golf Club in Stroudsburg offers an 18-hole PGA rated par 72 championship golf course designed in 1924 by the renowned Robert White. Or visit Edinboro’s Culbertson Hills, designed by the Scotsman Thomas Bendelow, it is noted for its fast greens and towering hardwoods and pines.