There has been a renaissance at the resort that is attracting couples, families, golfers and large group business. The pride is evident everywhere ... and that is the main focus of the June episode of the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show.
"I have made many visits to Pocono Manor over the last 30 years," says Tony Leodora, host of The Traveling Golfer. "It was always a pleasant stop. But new ownership has brought a new energy to the entire property. Both the hotel and the golf course have gotten a facelift. It is now the perfect blend of old and new."
The hotel at Pocono Manor dates back to 1902 and contains 240 well-appointed and spacious guest rooms. All have spectacular views of the surrounding Pocono Mountains.
There is a large, traditional dining hall and the elegant Exchange, an upscale American dining experience. Adding a modern touch is the Lamplighter Lounge and sports bar, plus the adjacent Little Pocono Pizzeria.
Golf has been a big part of the Pocono Manor story since 1912. Renowned architect Donald Ross built the first nine holes and William Flynn completed the remaining nine holes. The course is a quirky, fun-filled experience that is extremely memorable.
"There is always plenty to talk about at Pocono Manor," says Greg Wall, head professional at the resort since 1984. "A new maintenance program has really improved conditions and currently the course is in the best condition since I have been here. The best way to describe it is that people really seem to enjoy playing here."
Other segments of the show will take viewers through the extensive winter sports activities on the property, plus a look at other summer attractions such as skeet shooting, fishing and hiking.
The episode from Pocono Manor Resort & Spa - with an in-depth look at all there is to do on the 4,000-acre property - begins airing June 1 and runs throughout the month on the Traveling Golfer network of websites ... including The Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on travelinggolfervideo.com). It also will air on Monday, May 8 as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4. The Traveling Golfer also airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Comcast SportsNet airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Comcast Network airs the show at 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, "Tech Talk", hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers' never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. The show repeated for the second straight year as the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America in the prestigious International Network of Golf Awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 16 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived for continued viewing on home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.