Shawnee & Great Bear Announce New Country Club Membership

Monday, September 19, 2016 (Shawnee on the Delaware, Pennsylvania) – The Shawnee Country Club and Great Bear Golf Club, officially announce that they will merge into one membership, allowing golfers to play both courses when joining the new country club. Established in 1910, the 27-holes at Shawnee boast a long line of golfing greats including Walter Hagan, Sam Snead, and Arnold Palmer to name a few. The club recently announced the 2017 Shawnee Country Club Membership will include Great Bear, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Design. One membership now encompasses the two beautiful and unique Pocono Mountain courses.

“Offering 45 holes of championship golf with one membership gives our members the opportunity to be a part of a very unique golfing experience. There is no other club that can boast, two of the finest conditioned courses in the area as part of the same membership.” says Steve Taggart, Director of Golf at Shawnee Country Club General Manager at Great Bear. The Club is excited to provide the ultimate membership experience at these two courses. Joe Manley, Great Bear General Manager says, “Members can look forward to great advantages from this membership: member tournaments and social functions being held at both facilities will offer a variety that can only be found with membership in the Shawnee Country Club.”

“The one constant in our approach and reason for originally purchasing Great Bear is that we wanted to give the golfer more options, better variety and an exceptional golfing experience. This has not changed. The decision to basically fold Great Bear Golf Club into Shawnee came after a few years of trying to operate two facilities with very different business models.” Says Rob Howell, General Manager of Shawnee Country Club. Focusing on one vision, one identity and giving golfers a more seamless experience will make Shawnee a more formidable golf destination.

Join Shawnee Country Club and enjoy playing any of the 45 holes of golf. This exceptional golf experience includes a 27 hole historic original Tillinghast design and an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Enjoy meeting, socializing, and playing with golfers from a variety of backgrounds and interests making for a unique, vibrant atmosphere. Additionally, golfers can expect some sweet membership deals including 35% of the first year and 15% off the second. Not to mention, join now and golfers who put a $300 down payment towards their 2017 membership play for free during the remainder of the 2016 season.
For more information regarding memberships at Shawnee Country Club contact Samantha Swank at

About the Shawnee Country Club

The Shawnee Country Club is conveniently located 70 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia. Established in 1910, the Shawnee Country Club is one of the first private membership clubs in the region. Golf club facilities include: 27-hole Shawnee Course, 18-hole Great Bear Course, Driving Range, 6-hole Chip and Putt Course, and Short Game Practice Facility. Additional amenities include: Private Country Club Room, Indoor Swimming Pool, Fitness Center, Tennis Courts, Three Full-Service Restaurants, Spa and Salon, Micro-Brewery, River Trip Center, and full Recreation Staff.