Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pocono Mountains Pair Championship Golf with Variety, Multi-Service Meeting Facilities

Four-County Destination in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Mountains Offers Something for Groups of Any Size, Weekend, Midweek Value-Laden Packages

(POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pennsylvania) – The Pocono Mountains – conveniently located within close proximity to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. – pair championship golf with myriad meetings facilities which offer a wide spectrum of services, settings and amenities. From an afternoon meeting to a weeklong convention, the venerable Pocono Mountains is the ideal location in which to host a successful event.

The Pocono Mountains properties are competitively priced and well versed in catering to a variety of groups and organizations – from the largest corporations to small businesses and groups, from religious retreats to teambuilding programs and everything in between. All fall within the expertise of the Pocono Mountains’ hospitality professionals.

“Pocono Mountains resort and meeting venues tailor packages to meet the needs of each event, however diverse, and being centrally located has made our properties easy to access,” says Carl Wilgus, President and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau.

Understanding successful events aren't solely about what takes place within the meeting facility, an assortment of amenities await, including nature trails, lakes, golf courses, ski slopes,a casino, waterparks and shopping venues. The Pocono Mountains provide something for every golfer's taste – stern enough to challenge the best players or docile enough for a novice to enjoy a round in this spectacular setting. The four-county destination is flush with hundreds of holes of golf from legendary designers from the Golden Era of golf course architecture such as Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast and today's top names like the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus.

For those looking for golf meeting opportunities to fit a variety of schedules, the Pocono Mountains also feature indoor golf and a nine-hole lighted golf course for evening play.

Off the golf course, three rivers and countless streams allow for outdoor water activities such as fishing, kayaking and white water rafting, while sporting clays, biking, horseback riding, camping and hiking are plentiful. In addition, snow boarding, downhill and cross country skiing are just a few of the winter activities available in the Pocono Mountains.

A popular vacation spot for generations, the Pocono Mountains have undergone a reinvention over the last few years and offer state-of-the-art meetings facilities, while not losing the charm and comfortable familiarity people have grown to know and embrace.

Looking forward to a getaway? The Pocono Mountains offer a wide array of stay-and-play packages, while allowing visitors an opportunity to relax and reconnect in the authentic, forested beauty.

For more information on scheduling the perfect meeting while discovering golf's great destination secret, visit or call 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667).

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