Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains Participate in Welcome to Golf Month

POCONO MOUNTAINS, PA. -- The 30+ golf courses in the four-county region of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania ( have released both learning opportunities to celebrate National Welcome to Golf Month, and special rates, through May.
May is Welcome to Golf Month

Play Golf America has dedicated May to those who want to get in the game, a program that has the backing of the USGA, PGA, LPGA and golf's leaders. Below are a series of ways area golfers can learn to play in the Pocono Mountains at a great value this month:
"Split Rock will host ladies golf clinics on May 11 and May 18 for those that want to get in the game. See their new website at for more information.

"Mount Airy Golf Club has scheduled a short-game clinic on Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 am. Cost is $20 and includes a $10 slot voucher. Call 570-243-5240 for reservations.

"Skytop Lodge is now accepting reservations for its Ladies Golf For Fun Schools, starting May 5. The three-hour sessions will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the season for $95, and include complimentary golf after 3 p.m. Call 570-595-8910 for more information.

"Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort will host a Get Golf Ready program starting Thursday nights in May. The five one-hour lessons cost $99 and are open to all. Call the Shawnee pro shop for more information at (570) 424-4000 for more information

The collection of courses has also released May golf specials for moms and regional golfers:
"Take Mom to Mount Airy Golf Club: Mom pays $20 cart fee only on Mother's Day. Mount Airy has a series of May specials as well, including Ladies Day Mondays for $35, Slot and Golf Tuesdays for $40 (includes a $40 slot voucher) and more.

"Mother's Day Special at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort: Moms can play free on Mother's Day with a paying adult at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort on Sunday, May 13.

"Fernwood Spring Golf Fling: Enjoy 2 rounds of golf, and villa accommodations, starting at $96 per person per night, through June 17.

"Skytop's Mulligan Package: Enjoy unlimited golf for two people, plus room and three meals per night's stay, starting at $340 per night.

"Hideaway Hills April Special: Play Hideaway Hills for $46 midweek and $59 on weekends.

"Golf Split Rock by May 10: Enjoy early season rates starting at $139 for a round of golf, room, breakfast and dinner.

"Woodloch Wants You to Stay and Play: enjoy a round of golf, overnight accommodations, dinner, 10% discount in the pro shop, plus access to all Woodloch amenities and entertainment, starting at $203 per night.

"The 2012 Golf A Round Card is now being sold at, offering two $25 rounds at eight Pocono Mountain courses for only $40.

For more information on Pocono Mountains courses, stay and play packages and experiences, see

About "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 30 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


News Source: Buffalo Communications

Posted May 2, 2012 || Viewed 2,156 times

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