Pocono Mountains Golf courses Prepped to Start the '09 Season

Poconos GolfPOCONO MOUNTAINS - With spring in the air, golf courses across the Pocono Mountains have begun welcoming golfers for the 2009 season. Many facilities have already opened their fairways, while others are applying the finishing touches to prepare for a busy year.

"Spring is a very exciting time here in the Pocono Mountains and avid golfers have been anxiously awaiting another action-packed golf season," says Carl Wilgus, president and CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. "From classic courses to modern gems, we take great pride in knowing this destination offers something for every taste."

Opening dates of the Pocono Mountains courses for the 2009 season are contingent on weather. Please call individual courses for specific information. A listing of area golf courses is available here . Courses throughout the Pocono Mountains are offering value-laden packages and early-season rates as the golf season opens.
The Pocono Mountains: Discover Golf's Great Destination Secret, offers layouts from the Golden Age of golf course design to expansive tracks from well-respected contemporary architects. From A.W. Tillinghast and Donald Ross to the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, the best in the business have lent their genius to this mountain oasis. Championship courses that challenge the best golfer to alternatives that are both economical and less imposing for the beginner, await the traveling golfer.

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Combined with the close proximity of New York City, Philadelphia and New Jersey, the Pocono Mountains have increased in popularity over recent seasons. Due in large part to the economy, golfers are electing to remain closer to home rather than incur the rising travel costs and overcrowded fairways at other destinations. Instead of checking extra luggage, boarding planes and waiting in lines, smart golfers are making the short, scenic drive and teeing off on one of the conveniently located Pocono Mountains courses.

For more information on the area, visit www.800poconos.com or call 800-POCONOS.

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 enjoy majestic mountain-view scenery, the area's natural splendor, year-round amenities and unequaled value and variety.

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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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