Two of the Best Pocono Golf Courses Merge

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Good news for golfers in the Poconos; The Shawnee Country Club and Great Bear Golf Club announce a merger, allowing golfers to enjoy both courses under one membership.

Good news for golfers in the Poconos; The Shawnee Country Club and Great Bear Golf Club announce a merger, allowing golfers to enjoy both courses under one membership. “Our decision to merge the membership of Great Bear and Shawnee Country Club into one was many years in the making. We feel joining two of the finest courses in the area under the same membership gives us the opportunity to position Shawnee Country Club as the best option in the area when choosing a golf membership,” says Steve Taggart, Director of Golf at Shawnee Country Club.

Great Bear Golf Club was purchased by the Kirkwood family, owners of the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in 2012. Since this purchase, the club stayed independent from Shawnee, but has been its sister course, sharing some resources, golfers, and management. The course is a beautiful Jack Nicklaus Signature Design built in 1996.

Rob Howell, General Manager of The Shawnee Country Club, expresses that the decision to merge the two clubs was an important step for the two golfing facilities, both owned by Shawnee. “The most difficult part of this decision is that our desire to create a private club at Great Bear did not come to fruition. Unfortunately, since the inception of Great Bear almost 20 years ago this has been a virtually unattainable goal.”

Howell has high hopes for this development and its effect on golf in the Pocono region. “The decision to add the 18 holes at Great Bear to The Shawnee Country Club and create a 45-hole opportunity we believe is a positive step for the present Shawnee members and Great Bear Golf Club members.”

The two courses express continued excitement as they speak to golfers, current members and industry leaders about the powerful membership including two beautiful golf courses. In 2017, the Shawnee Country Club will offer 45 holes of golf on two of the finest courses in the Pocono Mountains, unparalleled dining options, the most vibrant tournament and social schedule, and a dedicated staff to make sure that every members experience is seamless. The value that a member will receive is hard to match at any club in the region.

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