Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pocono Mountains Offer Autumn Stay-and-Play Packages, Breathtaking Scenery

More than 35 Courses and Resorts in Northeastern Pennsylvania Boast Unparalleled Fall Foliage

(POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pennsylvania) – The Pocono Mountains – home to hundreds of golf holes and dozens of historic courses in Northeastern Pennsylvania – showcase its brilliant autumn colors with a variety of stay-and-play offers throughout the four-county region.

The Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf's Great Destination Secret provides a 24-hour hotline (570-421-5565) with up-to-the minute information on best areas for viewing the vibrant colors. To truly experience this beautiful, authentic destination, there are several stay-and play options tailored to visitors’ and golfers’ desires; visit

Two fall foliage options are Buck Hill’s $35 midweek rate / $50 weekend rate – including carts – for the duration of 2009 and Fernwood’s Fall Golf deal which consists of midweek hotel accommodations and two rounds of golf per night for less than $170, double occupancy. Other packages include wine lovers, hiking and antiquing options with golf a reasonable addition for many.

More than 35 courses proliferate the region – including designs by renowned architects like Donald Ross, Jack Nicklaus and A.W. Tillinghast – offering challenges for avid golfers or par-3, nine hole options for beginners.

"It’s amazing to find a nature lover’s paradise considering our proximity to major cities like New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington DC," says Carl Wilgus, President and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. "Visitors can enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities as well as dining, shopping, antiquing, gaming and more under a dazzling fall setting. While our destination is enticing year-round, the colors of autumn add a unique dimension to the Pocono Mountains.”

Combined with the close proximity to New England and Mid-Atlantic states, people are choosing to stay closer to home rather than fight the rising travel. Instead of checking extra luggage, boarding planes and waiting in lines, smart vacationers are making the short, scenic drive to the Pocono Mountains.

If it's an overnight stay, a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, people are increasingly discovering the convenience and proximity of the Pocono Mountains golf properties and value-laden golf packages available via the destination Web site (

For more information on the area, visit or call 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667).


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