Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pocono Mountains Listens to Consumers; Responds Proactively

Golf-and-Resort Lifestyle Destination Offers Affordable Options for Discerning Golfers

(POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pennsylvania) – Temperatures are rising and snow is melting in the Pocono Mountains, as golf season is almost upon the more than 35 courses in the venerable four-county destination. Ranging from preserved Golden Age landscapes to modern layouts and mountainous challenges, there are a variety of options, meeting preferences of all golfers.

Pricing is available at and many facilities have frozen last year’s rates as well as providing value-laden deals. Some of the recession busters include the Double Eagle at Skytop Lodge, the Spring Golf Special at Fernwood Hotel & Resort, and Midweek and Weekend stay-and-play packages at The Country Club at Woodloch Springs.

“Golf is a cornerstone of our destination and the competitive pricing reflects our desire to meet consumer needs,” said Carl Wilgus, president and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. “Whether visitors prefer the test of a former PGA Championship course or are beginners looking to hone their skills on one of our par-3 options, anyone can play at the Pocono Mountains.”

Showcasing designs from legendary architects such as the iconic Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast to contemporary gems from the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus; all Pocono Mountains courses are within close proximity to major East Coast cities – approximately 75 miles from Manhattan and 85 miles from Philadelphia.

Weather permitting, Opening Days are as follows:

March 26
*Glen Brook Golf Club, 570-421-3680
*Mountain Manor Golf Course, 570-223-1290
*Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, 570-424-4000

March 27
*Water Gap Country Club, 570-476-0300

April 1
*Cherry Valley Golf Course, 570-421-1350
*The Country Club at Woodloch Springs, 570-685-8102
*Hideaway Hills Golf Club, 610-681-6000
*Mount Airy Golf Club, 570-839-8816
*Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, 570-722-9111

Early April
*Evergreen Golf Club, 570-421-7721
*Fernwood Hotel & Resort, 570-588-9500
*The Inn at Pocono Manor, 570-839-7111
*Jack Frost National Golf Club, 866-268-5503
*Mountain Laurel Golf Club, 570-443-7424
*Red Maples Golf Course, 570-937-4543
*Skytop Lodge, 570-595-8910

April 10
*Buck Hill Golf Club, 570-595-7730

Off the golf course, visitors enjoy miles of marked and unmarked trails for hiking and biking, rivers and lakes for fishing and boating, luxurious spas to regenerate the mind, body and spirit, first-class dining, shopping, historic attractions and much more. Relax and reconnect in the authentic beauty of this lush mountain destination.

For more information on the many golf options and special offers in the Pocono Mountains, call 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667) or visit


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