Pocono Mountains, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
The Pocono Mountains (800poconos.com) has long been known to avid travelers and mountain aficionados for its lush, relaxing family-friendly ambiance and romantic setting, as well as its fall foliage, winter skiing, spring-summer outdoor recreation options and natural beauty. Numerous lakes, parks and other environmental wonderlands are found throughout the four-county Pocono Mountains region.
A destination that has welcomed generations of travelers, the Pocono Mountains has undergone
a renaissance over the last few years. While renovations have swept through stately and historic resorts, such as Shawnee Inn, Skytop Lodge and The Inn at Pocono Manor, other properties have joined the mix. Gaming at Mount Airy Casino Resort, the destination spa experience at The Lodge at Woodloch and the award-winning Jack Frost National -- named a “Best New” and “Best You Can Play” course by leading industry publications -- are some of the many exciting additions.
As spring nears and trees begin to green, so do the more than 30 golf courses in the four-county region. Ranging from preserved Golden Age landscapes to modern layouts and mountainous challenges, there are a variety of options, meeting preferences of all golfers. Courses range from challenging championship courses designed by such notables as Robert Trent Jones, Geoffrey Cornish, A.W. Tillinghast and Jack Nicklaus to friendly nine-hole facilities.
With so many courses and choices throughout the Pocono Mountains, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) offers the Pocono Mountains Golf-A-Round Card, which offers players hundreds of dollars in savings at eight public golf clubs with a combined 171 holes. Each card costs $50 and is good for the entire 2013 golf season. Cardholders can play twice per 2013 season, for $25 a round with cart. Cardholders can save nearly $200 off the regular rate by playing each course once, up to $400 playing each twice.
“An exceptional value, the Golf-A-Round Card offers the best golf rates in the region, at the best family friendly resorts and luxury properties in the Pocono Mountains,” said PMVB CEO Carl Wilgus. “It is a must-have for area golfers, as well as visitors to the Pocono Mountains who enjoy golf as one of their other recreational choices.”
Golf-A-Round Cards can be purchased by going to Poconosgolf.com and clicking on the Golf-A Round Card icon at the top of the home page. Cards can also be purchased at each of the participating golf courses.
Country Club of the Poconos, opening March 29
Fernwood Golf Course (18 holes), opening April 5
Hideaway Hills Golf Club (18 holes), open
Jack Frost National Golf Club (18 holes), opening March 29
Mount Airy Golf Club (18 holes), opening March 27
Pocono Manor Inn & Golf Course (36 holes), opening April 15
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort (18 holes), opening March 29
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club (27 holes), opening March 29
Golf Packages are available to give golfers a chance to explore the region while here. Fernwood Resort’s Stay and Play Package provides the perfect time to dust off the clubs and enjoy some spring golf. Other packages such as Skytop Lodge’s Mulligan Golf Pack are perfect for avid golfers and casual players. Split Rock Golf Club’s Nine and Dines allow golfers to play nine holes of golf followed by dinner at the Sunset Green Restaurant.
The Pocono Mountains offers visitors plenty to do off the golf course as well. Visitors enjoy miles of hiking and biking, fishing, boating, rafting, shopping and luxurious spas throughout the Pocono Mountains. Whether golf is an obsession, merely your favorite sport or a pleasant pastime to enjoy in the company of friends, the Pocono Mountains is an ideal place for a golf getaway and 800poconos.com can be your resource for all your planning needs.
About the Pocono Mountains
With 2,400 square miles encompassing Pennsylvania’s Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties, the Pocono Mountains region is home to rolling mountain terrain, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, thriving woodlands and 170 miles of winding rivers. Winters offer guests the opportunity to ski, snowboard, snow tube and even snowshoe their way through snowy wonderlands encompassing over 185 ski trails, while summers also cater to the active traveler allowing exploration of 261 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 30 golf courses, whitewater rafting, boating, fishing and open access to nine state and two national parks.
Any time of year is a good time to visit the Pocono Mountains, located within driving distance of most major East Coast cities. This region teeming with history offers year-round cultural tours and art exhibitions, abundant antiquing and brand-name shopping and a full calendar of festivals showcasing the heritage, music and food of the Pocono Mountains.
Even the most discerning traveler will find comfortable accommodations in the Pocono Mountains, which offers an eclectic mix of resorts, distinctive properties and quaint, country inns and bed and breakfasts.
Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at 800poconos.com or by phone at 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667). Follow @PoconoTourism on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit, membership organization. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania.