Golf in Poconos a Great Christmas Gift

POCONO MOUNTAINS, PA - What do golfers in the Northeast crave this holiday season' Spring. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau suggests placing the gift of golf under the Christmas tree this year with 2008 golf memberships and stay-and-play packages to any of the myriad courses in the four-county region. Memberships range in price to include everything from scheduled weekday play to unlimited golf at public courses or private clubs.

"While golfers love unwrapping a dozen golf balls or this year's hot new gadget that promises to improve their game, what could be better than opening a card that promises a season's worth of golf?" asks PMVB Executive Director Robert Uguccioni. "The Pocono Mountains offer championship courses that will challenge the best golfer as well as options that are both economical and kind to the less-skilled player."

The Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf's Great Destination Secret, are home to hundreds of holes of golf from legendary designers such as A.W. Tillinghast, Donald Ross and Jack Nicklaus. With classic designs that feature tight fairways and small greens, to expansive resort courses and modern gems, the four-county region has something to satisfy every taste.

Various stay-and-play packages are available for gifts as well. These are as varied as the courses themselves, such as an early-spring overnight to enjoy the budding flowers or a ladies day at the course with a trip to the spa after 18 holes of championship golf.

A complete list of Pocono Mountains golf courses and links to individual web sites can be found at The venerable destination, with the brand campaign and slogan, "It's Time for the Pocono Mountains," also provides the ideal backdrop for corporate outings and meetings. If it's an overnight stay, a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, people are increasingly discovering the convenience and proximity of the Pocono Mountains properties and value-laden packages.

In addition to the many golf options, the mountain destination is blessed with numerous lakes and rivers, miles of marked and unmarked trails for hiking and biking, fine dining, shopping and historical site seeing. Gaming has come to the Pocono Mountains, as well, with Mount Airy Casino Resort introducing slot machines earlier this fall.

For more information on the area, visit 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, which allows players to 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:

  • Two NASCAR races held annually each spring-summer

  • Golden Era of Golf Architecture period designs strongly represented by legendary designers Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast

  • Golf, lodging and resort accommodations at all price points, from luxury to value

  • 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


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