Poconos Golf#11 in Best Things To Do in The Poconos
The Poconos' varied terrain makes the area a golf destination for travelers from surrounding cities. The region includes historic courses designed by Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast, as well as more modern courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Rocky Roquemore. Many of the courses also include driving ranges, tee areas and other practice areas, so that travelers can brush up on both their long- and short-game before tackling a full course. Keep in mind that a handful of the courses are owned and maintained by hotels or resorts, so you may get a deal by bedding down where you golf.
Past travelers particularly praised the beautiful courses for their elevation changes and stunning surroundings. Like any courses, recent golfers claimed that the difficulty level varies between courses and holes. Past visitors also appreciate the area's generally cheap price, especially if you look into the various specials when booking a tee time. Prices vary greatly depending on the course, time of day and season that you plan on golfing. In general, the Poconos' golf season runs through spring, summer and fall, only pausing when there is snow on the ground. Additional information on the area's most popular courses is available on the Pocono Mountains website.
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#1 Pocono Raceway
Known as the "Tricky Triangle" for its three distinct turns, the Pocono Raceway began welcoming fans in 1968. Nowadays, Pocono Raceway hosts a handful of NASCAR races every summer, while a variety of other car-related experiences are available when races are not taking place. Visitors can ride in or drive a stock car, bring their own car for a spin on the famous track, choose from a selection of exotic cars to take for a test drive and more.
Past travelers praised the stock car ride-along experience, saying that the G-force going around the track's iconic corners provides an adrenaline rush. The park's clean atmosphere, from the restrooms to the vendors, also impresses most recent visitors. Still, those who are not racing fans expressed disappointment with NASCAR in general, and diehard NASCAR fans couldn't help comparing the Pocono Raceway to its more impressive counterparts.
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