Tee times are being accepted for the debut of Lederach Golf Club, which opens to the public April 8. The Harleysville, Montgomery County, is a municipal facility owned by Lower Salford Township.
Lederach was designed by Kelly Blake Moran, who also designed The Club at Morgan Hill in Williams Township and Hawk Pointe in Washington, N.J. The par-71 course has a links-style design that protects par with natural hazards such as false green fronts, collection areas and grass bunkers.
The course is accepting tee times. For information, call 215-513-3034.
JACK FROST NATIONAL
Pocono Mountains golf gets a new neighbor this fall. Jack Frost National has scheduled a partial opening in September, with nine holes being available to charter members. The course is scheduled to open for public play next April.
The course, located off Route 940 in Blakeslee, winds across Jack Frost Mountain at an elevation of 2,000 feet. It will stretch to 7,200 yards from the championship tees.
Jack Frost National will operate as a semi-private facility, with memberships and resort golf available. To tour the course online, visit www.jackfrostnational.com.
LAST CHANCE AT GREAT BEAR?
This could be the last public season for Great Bear Golf & Country Club, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in East Stroudsburg. The course is scheduled to go private once its membership reaches 300.
ANOTHER NINE AT TUMBLEBROOK?
Famed architect Donald Ross designed the nine-hole Tumblebrook Golf Course in 1931. Now, the course's new management group is studying the idea of adding nine new holes inspired by Ross.
NEW LOOK AT GLEN BROOK
Glen Brook Golf Club in Stroudsburg has a new owner, revised look and more plans for the future. Stroud Township bought the course last year to preserve open space in the area and will invest in improvements over the next few years.
The first significant change managing pro Mike Wells and his team have made is reversing the nines to the course's original configuration, which dates to 1929.
POCONOS OPENING DATES
Though many courses in the Poconos are open, several have delayed the season. A list of tentative opening dates for later this month, according to the Pocono Mountains Vacation Bureau:
Mount Pocono Golf Course: early April.
Fernwood Resort: April 8.
Split Rock Country Club: April 14.
Buck Hill Golf Club: April 14.
Caesars Pocono Palace: mid to late April.