The Poconos are home to seemingly endless picturesque landscapes. There are many golf courses in the Poconos, perhaps because these mountains make such a good setting. You will enjoy incredible views of the mountains while playing these challenging holes. Grab a club and hit the greens! There are so many gorgeous courses here designed by famous pros that offer unique games that you won’t want to miss a single one.
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A Guide to the Most Scenic & Challenging Golf Courses in the Poconos
1. Blue Shamrock Golf Club
Blue Shamrock Golf Club is the perfect course for players of any skill level! You’ll find a practice range and four sets of tees here that vary in yard length to accommodate all golfers. They also provide golf lessons if you’d like to improve your game. This golf club has a dress code and club policies, so be sure to check them out before heading over.
2. Great Bear Golf Club
The course at Great Bear Golf Club is the only one Northeast Pennsylvania that boasts the distinction of having Jack Nicklaus, aka the Golden Bear, as its designer! The course integrates three lakes, streams, wetlands, small bridges, and gently sloping hills. The changing landscape presents you with a course that blends golf and aesthetics seamlessly.
3. Hideaway Hills Golf Club
Island Green at Hideaway Hills Golf Club is an 18-hole course with four lovely lakes, elevation changes, and more than 60 sand traps. It’s quite a scenic course, flanked by trees and blue sky, making for a game that’s equal parts inspiring and challenging.
4. Jack Frost National
Head to Jack Frost National for fantastic views of the forest and mountains that are so unique to the Poconos! This Poconos golf club is on the crest of Jack Frost Mountain, a spectacular location for taking in the scenery. A trip to this course in the fall is especially breathtaking thanks to the Poconos fall foliage!
5. Mountain Valley Golf Course
Discover why Mountain Valley Golf Course was rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Golf Digest for service and value. It’s newly remodeled and home to two 18-hole championship public golf courses.
6. Shawnee Inn Golf Resort
The Shawnee Inn Golf Course is uniquely flat in this mountainous area. It’s anomalous landscape is just one unique aspect of this course! Another interesting feature is that 24 out of its 27 holes are on an island in the middle of the Delaware River.
7. Split Rock
Split Rock is a 27-hole championship golf course with naturally undulating fairways and demanding water hazards. You can also attend a lesson or clinic if you would like focused instruction.
8. White Birch Golf Course
The 27-hole White Birch Golf Course used to be a dairy farm. Now, it’s 120 acres of challenging greenway with its rolling hills and strong north winds. Its location near Poconos state parks makes for a great backdrop.
The Grass is Greener at Mountaintop Lodge
Come back to Mountaintop Lodge after spending the day on some of the best Poconos golf courses. Take a moment to slow down in our rustic mountain lodge framed by lush pines and a sparkling lake. Your stay includes access to all of the amenities at Lake Naomi Club, which includes pools, golf, tennis, and a community center. Each morning of your stay also includes fresh, cooked-to-order breakfast.
It’s always perfect golf weather in the bright and cheery Spring Room! The clean simplicity of this room invites you to unwind from the moment you step inside. This room features a queen-size bed, private bathroom, original hardwood floors, and plenty of natural light.
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