Monday, November 14, 2011

Pocono Mountains Golf News And Notes: Courses Offer Late-Season Savings; New Holiday Travel Packages Available Now

(POCONO MOUNTAINS, PA.) - Despite a late-October snowstorm, many golf courses in the Pocono Mountains are still open for play and are offering substantial savings. The Pocono Mounatins are within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey and currently feature the November golf specials below, available until Mother Nature says so:

Free Golf in November, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Shawnee winds down its centennial year with Free Golf in November. Book midweek accommodations through Nov. 19 and receive breakfast and a free 18-hole round of golf, including cart, Sundays through Thursdays. Rates start at $69 per person. Price includes tax and service charge. Visit to book.

Thanksgiving at the Inn at Pocono Manor: The Donald Ross East Course will remain open until November 27 (weather permitting), making this the perfect place for a fun family outing. Follow your round with the Inn's incredible Thanksgiving buffet, and a stay at the resort. Rates start at $139 per person for overnight and Thanksgiving Buffet; golf rates apply. Visit for information and reservations.

Double Eagle Golf Package, Skytop Lodge: Enjoy the rest of the golf season on Sundays through Thursdays through Nov. 22. Receive accommodations, three meals daily and one 18-hole green fee per person, per day. Cart rental is an additional fee. Play a second 18-hole round the same day for 50% off the published rate. Rates start at $188 per person, based on double adult occupancy in a standard room, plus tax and service charge. This package is not available over holidays or with any other discounts. Visit to book.

Visit for a complete listing of golf specials or to start planning for your 2012 trip to the area. Receive golf updates, news and specials year-round by signing up for The Eagle Report, a free monthly e-newsletter.

New Holiday Packages Make the Pocono Mountains a Perfect Family Destination

The holiday season is right around the corner in the Pocono Mountains, where unbeatable packages and a wealth of special events make this family-friendly destination a truly magical place to be.

Thanksgiving Weekend at Split Rock, $125: Spend the Thanksgiving holiday season at Split Rock Resort & Golf Club. The holiday package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited recreation, breakfast daily, Thanksgiving Day dinner, tree trimming and visit from Santa, and a 20% food outlet discount card. Available Wednesday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 27, rates start at $125-$170 per person, per night, plus tax and service charge. Subject to availability, may not be combined with other offers, reservations required with a one-night deposit at time of booking. Call 570.722.9111 for information or book at Split Rock.

Thanksgiving Package at Fernwood, $199: Fernwood Hotel and Resort is once again offering its popular eat, shop and sleep Thanksgiving Package, Nov. 23-28, starting at $199, which includes two nights of hotel accommodations, two tickets to the Grand Thanksgiving Day Buffet and a $50 Shopping Spree to the Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville. Additional tickets for the buffet, which is from 12 noon-8 p.m., are $24.95 for adults and $8.95 for children, plus gratuity and tax. For Thanksgiving Package reservations call 888-FERNWOOD (888.337.6966) or visit Fernwood.

Skytop's Holiday Dining and Decorating, $376: Refresh your skills and holiday spirit during a Skytop Lodge weekend getaway filled with helpful holiday entertaining, cooking, decorating and party-planning demonstrations by Skytop's knowledgeable staff. Rates start at $376 per night, based on double occupancy, plus tax and service charge. The package, valid Friday Dec. 2-Sunday Dec. 4, includes overnight accommodations and three meals daily. For information call 570.595.7401. For reservations contact Skytop.

See for a complete listing of holiday events and specials scheduled throughout this scenic four-county region in northeastern Pennsylvania during the coming months.


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