Fore!!! Adventures in Mini Golf in Lehigh Valley

June 25th, 2010 posted by

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I live within a 10 minute drive to one of the best miniature golf places in Lehigh Valley, Putt U. I’d always heard great reviews about them so I decided to check it out myself. My friends were so excited to try out Putt U that they drove 40 minutes just for mini golf, and they were not disappointed.

Devon, Matt, Rheanna and I started off our evening with dinner at Red Robin in the Promenade Shops then headed over to Putt U. They have two full, 18 hole courses; the red course and the blue course. At check-in we asked the young man which course was harder. “Both are challenging, but for different reasons” he said. The red course is more windy, as opposed to the blue course (which we chose to play) that’s seemingly straighter but with more bumps.

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Summertime means mini golf at Bear Rock Junction

June 18th, 2010 posted by

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Lately the weather in Lehigh Valley has been gorgeous! Very summer-like. And Monday marks the official start of summer. In my mind, there's no better local summer activity than to go play mini golf!

Previously on Lehigh Valley InSite, Putt U has been called out on more than one occasion as a favorite mini golf spot. But we have more than one stellar mini golf course in the area. In fact, during my daily commute from New Tripoli to downtown Allentown, I pass three of them:

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Getting into the (golf) swing of things in Lehigh Valley

April 22nd, 2010 posted by

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Last year I took a little hiatus from golf, which made me feel like a bear in hibernation. This year I vow to get back to 2008’s track record of over 50 rounds.

Golf for me is a stress reliever. There’s nothing like being outdoors, enjoying nature and good company for four to five hours. Now, there are those rounds that are not stress relievers … you know, the ones where you need a calculator to add up the scorecard? I love competition, so if my game is off I get extremely disgusted, which is why I took lessons before I hit the course for the first time this year.

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Comedy night at Blue Ridge Country Club

April 15th, 2010 posted by

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A couple of weeks ago, Michael and I decided to check out Blue Ridge Country Club’s comedy night, which is open to full-fledged members of the club as well as social members (a social membership is incredibly affordable at just $100 year, which gets you access to the restaurant and bar in the clubhouse and invitations to comedy nights, live music events, dances, wine tastings, etc.).

The night began with a delightful dinner buffet in the club’s beautiful main dining area with its high-vaulted ceiling and stunning view of the course through the glass windows that surround the room. The self-serve buffet consisted of sliced tenderloin, jumbo lump crab cakes, chicken marsala, au grain potatoes, green beans and salad. Based on previous experience, I know the chef at Blue Ridge Country Club to be excellent, so I made sure to sample a little of everything from the buffet. Then servers dressed all in black and white brought us our dessert: mixed berries with pound cake and sabayon.

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Lehigh Valley Getaways

March 30th, 2010 posted by

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Fair warning: I’m cranky today. I was sick most of last week and still don’t feel “back to normal”…whatever that is. My desk, usually “cluttered” (and by cluttered I mean I’m not sure what color the formica top is) now looks more like the inside of the junk mail dumpster at the recycling center.

The happy little tune repeating in my head is Huey Lewis and the News’ 80s hit “All I need is a couple days off.” Well, part of the clutter on my desk will provide 11 lucky people with just such a cure. I have a complete list of Lehigh Valley Overnight Getaways and corresponding gift certificates just waiting to be mailed out to winners of our drawing from the New York Times Travel Show.

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Challenging golf in a beautiful location at Olde Homestead Golf Club

March 9th, 2010 posted by

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Lehigh Valley has a whole slew of golf courses, one of which is a mere two-minute drive from my front door. That course is Olde Homestead Golf Club.

I’m far from being the next Paula Creamer, so I enjoy Olde Homestead mostly because of its beauty. The views of the Blue Mountain and the surrounding farmland, the lush green fairways and greens, and the tranquil ponds always make me forget that Route 309 is just outside the gate

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Spring is knocking on Lehigh Valley’s door

March 3rd, 2010 posted by

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Spring is knocking on Lehigh Valley’s door, and I hope it busts it down soon.

I know there has been talk about the mother of all snowstorms coming on March 7th, but guess what? I just checked the 10-day forecast, and March 7th is going to be 46 and sunny. So that ain’t happening.

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Lehigh Valley golf can’t be beat … especially next year!

November 9th, 2009 posted by

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Recently I’ve been really busy at work putting together Lehigh Valley travel packages for next year, and I got to thinking about which package I’d choose if I were traveling to the area. Since I’m a golfer, I’d probably choose the Lehigh Valley Stay & Play Golf package.

Given my job, I may be a bit biased, but this package really is great because it makes planning a Lehigh Valley golf experience easy. All I’d have to do is …

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25 years in Lehigh Valley – then vs. now

November 5th, 2009 posted by

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Last night the Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated 25 years in the tourism business, so I thought I would do a little compare and contrast of tourism events and attractions.

Here’s Lehigh Valley 1984 vs. Lehigh Valley 2009.

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October rules in Lehigh Valley

October 5th, 2009 posted by

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October is one of my favorite months of the year in Lehigh Valley. And it’s not just one thing that makes it so great. I love October because it’s my birthday month, there's an incredible display of leaves changing with the weather, and Halloween … there’s just something about being scared that puts a smile (or should I say scream) on my face.

With Dorney Park's Halloween Haunt already checked off my list, here’s the rest of things that I still would like to do this month:

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