Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mount Airy Golf Club Reopens in the Pocono Mountains

Course Adds to Impressive Selection of Options in Northeastern Pennsylvania Golf Destination

(POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pennsylvania) – The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau – overseeing tourism activities in the four-county region for 75 years – today announces the re-opening of the Mount Airy Casino Resort Golf Club.

Closed for two seasons due to construction of the casino, the re-introduction of the Mount Airy course further enhances an already impressive list of layouts in the Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret. The course had been temporarily closed for two seasons due to construction of the new resort, which features a mix of more than 2,500 of the latest slot machines, including the newest themed video slots, electronic table games, as well as progressive jackpots.

“The Pocono Mountains are flush with great golf, so visitors don’t have to travel far to experience some of these incredible courses,” says Carl Wilgus, President and CEO of the PMVB. “The addition of the Mount Airy Casino Resort Golf Club is just one of many reasons that make Northeastern Pennsylvania a must-visit destination this summer.”

In addition to Mount Airy, the Pocono Mountains offer layouts ranging from the Golden Age of golf course design to expansive tracks created by well-respected contemporary architects. From A.W. Tillinghast and Donald Ross to the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, the best in the business have lent their genius to this mountain oasis.

Courses throughout the Pocono Mountains are offering value-laden packages and early-season rates as the golf season opens. A complete list of Pocono Mountains golf courses and links to individual Web sites can be found at www.poconosgolf.com.

Off the golf course, three rivers and countless streams allow for outdoor water activities such as fishing, kayaking and whitewater rafting, while sporting clays, biking, horseback riding, camping and hiking are plentiful. Relaxing spas and fine dining options abound for those looking to enjoy the Pocono Mountains from the comfort of inside.

The close proximity of major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey, combined with the country’s current economic situation, has resulted in the increased popularity of the Pocono Mountains over recent years. Golfers are electing to remain closer to home rather than incur the rising travel costs and overcrowded fairways at other destinations. Instead of checking extra luggage, boarding planes and waiting in lines, smart golfers are making the short, scenic drive and teeing off on one of the conveniently located Pocono Mountains courses.

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

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