Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Midweek Stay-and-Play Golf Specials Abound in the Pocono Mountains

Northeastern Pennsylvania Golf Destination Offers Mix of Classic and Modern Designs
(POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pennsylvania) – The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau today announces a variety of midweek stay-and-play packages and daily golf specials are available within the "Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf's Great Destination Secret" golf cooperative.

The Pocono Mountains golf cooperative – featuring everything from classic designs by legendary architects like Donald Ross or A.W. Tillinghast to modern gems by Jack Nicklaus and today’s top designers – offers a variety of midweek playing options.

Midweek specials and off-peak tee times equate to substantial savings – often in excess of 25 percent. Whether golfers are looking for 18- or 36-hole daily specials, or want to add overnight resort accommodations, the Pocono Mountains are the ideal place to relax and reconnect.

“The Pocono Mountains are truly blessed with exceptional resorts and golf courses set in some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll ever experience,” says Carl Wilgus, president and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. “While the weekends remain popular with many visitors, by planning a midweek trip to the Pocono Mountains, golfers can avoid the usual weekend traffic and unwind with a relaxing round."

The Pocono Mountains have something for everyone, from championship layouts to test the skills of low handicappers to affordable, player-friendly courses that welcome every member of the family. Midweek packages range from 18 holes, dinner and a night’s stay to unlimited golf and free lessons.

For a comprehensive list of courses and midweek packages, visit www.poconosgolf.com.

Off the golf course, the four-county region offers fine dining, luxurious spas, historical site seeing, boating and miles of hiking and biking trails – all in a lush, mountain setting.

Work less and play more as the Pocono Mountains recently introduced Work Relief, www.workrelief.com. The interactive Web site provides convenient links to midweek specials and a toolkit to find out what “medical condition” has been ailing you lately. Print it out, hand it to your boss and head to the Pocono Mountains.

For more information on the area, visit www.800poconos.com or call 800-762-6667.

About the “Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret”
The Pocono Mountains has long been known to avid travelers and mountain aficionados for its lush, relaxing family friendly ambiance and romantic setting, as well as its fall foliage, winter skiing, spring-summer outdoor recreation options and natural beauty. Numerous lakes, parks and other environmental wonderlands are found throughout the four-county Pocono Mountains region.

Discerning golfers are well aware that the Pocono Mountains are home to golf courses designed by renowned architects such as Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast. Pocono Mountains golf properties and value-laden golf packages are available on www.poconosgolf.com, which allows players to enjoy majestic mountain-view scenery, the area’s natural splendor, year-round amenities and unequaled value and variety.

Attributes of the golf-and-resort properties and destination include:
Home to hundreds of golf holes at numerous clubs, many located close to one another:
Two NASCAR races held annually each spring-summer
Golden Era of Golf Architecture period designs strongly represented by legendary designers Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast
Golf, lodging and resort accommodations at all price points, from luxury to value
Hiking, biking, camping, spas, horseback riding, boating, fishing, hunting and many other activities
Attractions, festivals and other special events
Meeting and conference facilities
Great food at a wide array of eating establishments and resort restaurants
Bed & breakfasts, country inns and resorts
Antique shops, outlet malls and other unique shopping venues

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