Buck Hill, Great Bear, Hideaway Hills, Mount Airy, Mountain Laurel, Pocono Manor (East Course), Shawnee, Split Rock, Water Gap and Woodloch Springs Garner ‘Best-of’ Status
(POCONO MOUNTAINS, Pennsylvania) – The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau today announces that 10 member golf courses of the destination, "Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret" have been named to GolfStyles Philadelphia magazine’s ‘100 Must-Play Courses of Greater Philadelphia’ for 2007.
These ten courses – Buck Hill, Great Bear, Hideaway Hills, Mount Airy, Mountain Laurel, Pocono Manor (East Course), Shawnee, Split Rock, Water Gap and Woodloch Springs – are just some of the many golf and resort options awaiting visitors to northeastern Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.
"The close proximity of the Pocono Mountains to Philadelphia, New York City and other metropolitan areas makes it a natural fit for golfers looking to experience a wide variety of playing options," says Robert Uguccioni, executive director of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. "Many enhancements have taken place at member courses and resorts over the last few years and many more are planned for the upcoming months and years. Now more than ever, it’s time for the Pocono Mountains because there is something for every member of the family."
In addition to great golf, fine dining, relaxing spas, hiking, biking, boating and much more, the Pocono Mountains are preparing for a new chapter in the exciting history of this four-county vacation destination as gaming will be introduced to Mount Airy in the coming months.
With courses by legendary architects such as Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast during the Golden Age of design, and modern gems from today’s top designers such as Jack Nicklaus, an interesting dichotomy exists in the Pocono Mountains. From parkland courses with tree-lined fairways and tricky greens to expansive layouts with forced carries, generous putting surfaces and dramatic vistas of the surrounding area, the Pocono Mountains playing options meet the needs of any discerning golfer – regardless of playing ability or budget.
While an exciting reinvention is under way in the Pocono Mountains, the authenticity of this venerable destination remains and vacationers are enjoying of the opportunity to relax and reconnect in this lush mountain setting.
For more information about "Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf’s Great Destination Secret" visit www.poconosgolf.com or call 800-POCONOS (800-762-6667).
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.
Discerning golfers are well aware that the Pocono Mountains are home to golf courses designed by renowned architects such as Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast. Pocono Mountains golf properties and value-laden golf packages are available on www.poconosgolf.com, which allows players to conveniently obtain desired tee times and enjoy majestic mountain-view scenery, the area’s natural splendor, year-round amenities and unequaled value and variety.
Attributes of the golf-and-resort properties and destination include:
Home to hundreds of golf holes at numerous clubs, many located close to one another:
â?¢ Two NASCAR races held annually each spring-summer
â?¢ Golden Era of Golf Architecture period designs strongly represented by legendary designers Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast
â?¢ Golf, lodging and resort accommodations at all price points, from luxury to value
â?¢ Hiking, biking, camping, spas, horseback riding, boating, fishing, hunting and many other activities
â?¢ Attractions, festivals and other special events
â?¢ Meeting and conference facilities
â?¢ Great food at a wide array of eating establishments and resort restaurants
â?¢ Bed & breakfasts, country inns and resorts
â?¢ Antique shops, outlet malls and other unique shopping venues
Dan Shepherd, Buffalo Communications
Rob Thomas, Buffalo Communications