Poconos Courses Welcome Golfers for 2020 Season
PA Lifts Restrictions Allowing Golf Courses to Open May 1st
By Dave Daubert
Golfers will once again be able to play more than a half-dozen courses throughout the Pocono Mountains after a delayed opening of the season. Governor Tom Wolf has lifted the restrictions on golf courses throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and now clubs are prepared to welcome golfers starting May 1st.
While this signals the beginning of a return to normal for those who enjoy the sport of golf, it does come with numerous important precautions which area golf clubs are implementing for the start of play this season.
Some of these precautions include restricting one person to a cart, prepayment of greens fees and food is only available for takeout. Golfers can find more information by calling ahead or visiting the club's website before arrival.
As the weather continues to improve, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau wants to remind avid golfers that the 2020 Pocono Mountains Golf-a-Round Card provides a bargain for players and is available online at PoconoMountains.com and at participating golf courses. Play twice at each of the seven courses for just $25 per round with cart. The card is valid Sunday through Friday after 2 p.m. excluding holidays.
"The upcoming season just would not be the same without seeing golfers of all ages enjoying the outdoors while maintaining proper social distance guidelines," said Chris Barrett, President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. "This is just one aspect of our region that will help return us to a sense of normalcy over time and help with our individual well-being."
Visit PoconoMountains.com/golf for additional updates.
2020 Golf Course Updates
Country Club of the Poconos - Open Friday, May 1st
Tee times will be required to golf. Call the pro shop at (570) 223-8099.
The Country Club at Woodloch Springs - Open Friday, May 1st
Only open to Woodloch residents and members initially.
Woodloch golf protocols
Hideaway Hills - Open Friday, May 1st
Reserve a tee time online or call (610) 681-6000.
Jack Frost National Golf Club - Open Friday, May 1st
All tee times must be reserved in advance.
Guidelines and procedures in place
Mount Airy Golf Club - Open Saturday, May 2nd
Reserve a tee time online or call (570) 243-5240.
Pocono Manor Resort & Spa - Open Friday, May 1st
Reserve a tee time by calling (570) 839-1389.
The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort - Open Friday, May 1st
Split Rock Golf Club - Open Friday, May 1st
Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily.
If you have quarantined together you can use the same cart.
If not, you must use individual carts.
Reserve a tee time online or by phone (570) 722-9901.
Buck Hill Golf Club - Date TBA
Pocono Hills Golf Course - Date TBA
Skytop Lodge Golf Course - Date TBA
Revised: 05/05/2020 - Article Viewed 7,987 Times
About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.