The name of the resort is misleading because it should be known as the Woodloch "Family" Resort ... for two reasons.
The second reason is that, since 1958, Woodloch Resort has been proudly owned and operated by the Kiesendahl family. They are as much a part of the sprawling property as the incredibly picturesque Lake Teedyuskung.
It all began when Harry and Mary Kiesendahl purchased a small 12-acre Pocono resort that included a main lodge, annex and two cottages - housing 40 guests. Now the resort includes a number of different venues and can accommodate more than 900 guests.
"Woodloch Resort is all about bringing families together and it all starts with the Kiesendahl family," explains Rory O'Fee, director of marketing. "They are hands-on in every aspect of the business. At every mealtime they are going to greet you as you walk in the door. They want to touch every guest and make sure they are having a good time. The bond they share as a family, they also share with every family that comes to the property. It's refreshing."
One of the main attractions is the Woodloch Springs golf course, built by architect Rocky Rochemore in 1992. It has matured into one of the premier courses in the Pocono Mountains.
"There is nothing more difficult in the realm of golf course architecture than designing and building a great golf course in a mountain setting," comments Tony Leodora, host of the Traveling Golfer television show. "That is why you see more bad mountain golf courses than good ones. Taming an especially rugged landscape such as Woodloch Springs was a supreme challenge - but one that was met with great success."
Visit www.woodloch.com to see all of the amenities, including the golf course and world-renowned destination spa.
The July episode 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, July 9 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 NBC Sports and NBC Sports + throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC Sports airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 11 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Thursdays. NBC Sports + 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 an unprecedented third 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 17 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. Alternate shows also air in a two-month rotation. All old shows are archived for continued viewing on the YouTube Network and on the home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.