Spring Golf Season Officially Opens in the Pocono Mountains


Pocono Mountains, PA – The Pocono Mountains (poconosgolf.com) reports that all 35+ golf courses in the four-county region are open for the spring season and early bookings show great promise for successful 2011.

Please see below for news and information from the eastern Pennsylvania destination.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Ranked Top U.S. Course

Golflink.com recently released its Top 100 United States Golf Courses list, naming Mount Airy Resort among best courses in the nation. Golflink.com’s rankings are heavily influenced by visitor preferences and comments among more than 20,000 public and private courses in America.

Mount Airy was the only AAA Four-Diamond ranked resort course in Pennsylvania to be added to this year’s Top 100 list.


Courses Offer Early Spring Specials

Several Pocono Mountains courses have released early season rates with rounds under $100 and attractive stay-and-play packages, which can be seen at Pooconsgolf.com. They include:

Fernwood Hotel and Resort: Early spring golf packages start at $138 for two people including accommodations and a round of golf.

Mount Airy Golf Club will offer a May 31 Play Golf Free date to make up for its May 17 rainout. Golfers pay $35 per round and receive a $35 casino slot voucher after golf.

Mountain Manor: Tuesday is Ladies Day at Mountain Manor this season, where women can play for $33 per round, with lunch. Seniors enjoy the same great special on Wednesday and Thursdays.

Skytop Lodge: Upcoming dates for one-day golf schools are May 28 and June 11. The classes include three hours of instruction, video swing analysis and playing privileges in the afternoon.

Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: The Worthington Open will take place May 29, the second in Shawnee’s Centennial Cup golf series. The Memorial Day weekend golf outing, in two-person combined-score format, begins at 8 a.m. and is open to the public. The $75 entry fee includes a post-round barbecue buffet.

Woodloch Resort: The Golf Goddess Getaway is valid through the season and includes a round of golf, overnight accommodations, and a $120 spa credit, starting at $250 per person per night.

Golf A-Round Card: The Pocono Mountains Golf A-Round card is still being offered at poconosgolf.com after a successful April launch. The $40 card provides access to $25 tee times at seven participating golf courses in the region, valid throughout the season. Participating partners include Hideaway Hills, the Inn at Pocono Manor, Jack Frost National, Mount Airy, Mountain Manor, Fernwood and Split Rock.

A complete list of all golf courses in the Pocono Mountains and an interactive trip planner that connects golf courses with nearby accommodations and attractions can be found at poconosgolf.com.

About the “Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret”

The Pocono Mountains 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 venerable 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, other properties have joined the mix. Gaming at Mount Airy Casino Resort and the award-winning Jack Frost National  — named a “Best New” and “Best You Can Play” course by leading industry publications  — are two of the many exciting additions.

Attributes of the golf-and-resort properties and destination include:

  • Home to more than 35 golf courses with hundreds of holes for beginners and avid golfers alike; close proximity gives golfers chance to play 36 in a day
  • Two NASCAR races held annually
  • Golden Era of Golf Architecture period designs strongly represented by legendary designers Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast
  • Hiking, biking, camping, spas, horseback riding, boating, fishing, hunting and many other activities
  • Attractions, festivals and other special events
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • Great food at a wide array of eating establishments and resort restaurants
  • Bed & breakfasts, country inns and resorts
  • Antique shops, outlet malls and other unique shopping venues