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Korba Appointed Club Manager at Great Bear

Monday, February 11, 2013 (East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania) – Great Bear Golf Club, formerly known as Great Bear Golf and Country Club, has named Dave Korba as its new Club Manager. Korba brings 25 years of business leadership and golf expertise to Great Bear Golf Club, which is now under new local ownership.

Korba has worked as Administrative Director and Director of Internet Marketing at Shawnee Development Incorporated and Marketing Manager at Wyndham Vacation Resorts. During his time locally with Shawnee Development and Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Korba worked directly with Rob Howell, General Manager at Great Bear Golf Club, on various cross company-marketing initiatives. “Dave will be a great asset in this leadership position. He will play a key role in assisting us in our mission to restore the area’s only Nicklaus Signature Course to the esteem that its namesake warrants,” said Howell, who also holds the position of General Manager at the nearby, historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Korba’s responsibilities will include the overall supervision and administration of the clubhouse, ensuring a robust schedule of social and golf-related activities. He will also oversee Club member and community relations.

Dave Korba holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilkes University, where he was a two sport athlete in baseball and football. He earned a MBA in Marketing from Penn State University. Great Bear Golf Club is scheduled for a much anticipated grand re-opening in the spring of 2013. For information about membership please contact David Shebelsky, Director of Membership at: (570) 223-2000 or

About Great Bear Golf Club

18 Holes - Par 71 - 7,025 Yards - Tee to Green Bent Grass - Tee to Green Irrigation - No Parallel Fairways

“Integrating the three lakes, several streams, wetlands, small bridges and rolling terrain, Nicklaus has created a
course that presents itself differently to golfers of varying skill. For the experienced player, the course offers
interesting challenges and pro tees that will bring out your strongest game. Yet it's also designed to be a course
with the ultimate in playability, ensuring enjoyable round after round, revealing its intricacies and
craftsmanship the more you play it. Great Bear is destined to be one of the Golden Bear's great ones.” -

  • Architecture Award 2007-2008 & Top 20 Courses in Pennsylvania - Golf Digest
  • America’s Best Courses - Golfweek
  • Rated 4 Stars -
  • Top 100 US Women-Friendly Courses - Golf for Women
  • Host to a Nationwide Tour Qualifier

Great Bear Golf Club Contact Information

Mr. Rob Howell - General Manager
Phone: (570) 223-2000 / Fax: (570) 223-8510
Postal Address: One Great Bear Way, East Stroudsburg, PA 18302-8275


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List of Accolades

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.


Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence

Certificate of Excellence


Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell


Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation



The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell


Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager


The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business