Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poconos Golf Resorts Holiday Specials, Ice Tee Golf Slated

Golf Resorts Feature Family Holiday Specials, Ice Tee Tournament Scheduled for January

(POCONO MOUNTAINS, PA.) – The Pocono Mountains ( will welcome golfers of all ages and handicaps to the 2012 Ice Tee Tournament, a family-friendly nine-hole golf event on the frozen surface of Lake Wallenpaupack.

The 21st edition of the Ice Tee event is Jan. 29, 2012, weather permitting. There will be prizes and giveaways for participants of the gathering, with lowest score and closest to the pin awards given.  Held at the Waterfront at Ehrhardt’s Restaurant in the Lake Region of the Pocono Mountains, it is open to the public.

Last year’s 20th-anniversary field included a record 352 golfers, each of whom was given a colored golf ball and scorecard with the course layout. Competitors were limited to their choice of two clubs, plus a putter to play the course, with fairways lined by recycled Christmas trees.

Tee times will be every 10 minutes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., with the awards ceremony scheduled for approximately 3 p.m. The cost to participate is $15 per golfer in advance or $20 at the door. Applications are available at or by calling 570.226.3191.

Area Golf Resorts Offer Last-Minute Family Holiday Specials

Several popular golf resorts in the Pocono Mountains are offering getaway specials that are easy on a family budget during the holiday season, with rates starting under $100 per night, including:

Holiday Celebration Getaway, Woodloch Resort, $645: Celebrate Woodloch’s many holiday traditions and amenities from Dec. 26-29. The package includes lodging for three nights in spacious accommodations, delicious meals daily and nightly entertainment, including the 2011 Broadway Style Theme Show. Rates range from $645-$864 per person, per package, based on double adult occupancy, plus tax and service charge. Children’s rates range from $231-$414 per child ages 3-19. Reservations required.

Magical Fireside Christmas, The Inn at Pocono Manor, $158: The package, available Dec. 25-31, includes overnight accommodations, hearty breakfast buffet, one night elf turndown service with cookies and milk, one holiday gift upon arrival, and one-day admission to the resort’s annual Magical Fireside Christmas event, with five tickets per person each night of stay. Activities offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Rates start at $158 per package, based on a family of four, and include tax and service charge.

12 Days of Christmas, Fernwood Hotel and Resort: Visit Fernwood during the 12 days of Christmas between now and Dec. 23 at the best rate and you’ll receive an additional 20% off your hotel stay. Enjoy early winter skiing, shopping at The Crossings Premium Outlets, the resort’s pool, hot tub and restaurants. Rates depend on room type.

New Year’s Eve Celebration, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Shawnee’s New Year’s Eve Celebration package includes overnight accommodations, full breakfast, a winter carnival on Saturday with campfire, caroling, hayrides and snowman-making (weather permitting), New Year’s Eve dinner with hors d’ oeuvres, live music and Champagne toast. Rates start at $250 per person, includes tax and service charge. Two-night minimum stay is required.

Mount Airy Breaks Ground on New Golf Clubhouse

The new golf clubhouse construction at Mount Airy Casino Resort is progressing steadily, giving golfers reason to start counting the days until the Spring 2012 golf season commences in the Pocono Mountains (

Mount Airy’s new clubhouse – tentatively scheduled to open in early April – will overlook the lake and casino. It will feature a full-service bar and grille with dining area; fully stocked golf shop selling Mount Airy-logoed and game-improvement merchandise; an outside deck for cocktails, dining and relaxing; a half-way house for quick snacks at the turn; and a locker room and showers. The clubhouse will also hold private parties and off-season functions.

A Grand Opening celebration will be scheduled in spring. The clubhouse will be complete for the Playboy Golf Event, scheduled for June 23-24 at Mount Airy Golf Club.

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.


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