The tagline “Play around Glacier Lake” promoted Pocono Farms Country Club upon its opening in 1970. It remains a selling point –
and then some – in 2019.
Not only can you play golf on the surrounding course designed by Art Wall, Jr., but
you can also fish in Glacier Lake. It is a five-acre body of water located within the Pocono
Farms community, which includes approximately 1,400 homes.
“The lake is enjoyed both by community
and golf members,” Tom Sirolly, a Pocono
Farms member of 35 years, said. “Fishing isn’t
a huge component of the golf community.
There are some members who fish. It’s more a
big part of the residential community. It’s sig-
One of those individuals, Steve Wachowski,
is Pocono Farms’ self-proclaimed bass guy.
The 40-year member never flounders when
dissecting the art of fishing at the club.
“If you ever catch a bass, it’s very exciting.
It’s not easy. It’s a lot like getting a birdie out
on the golf course, as far as I’m concerned,”
Wachowski, 72, of Tobyhanna, Pa., said. “If I
would get home too late for golf, then I would
just go down to the lake. There are a lot of
places off the edges where you could fish,
especially toward the evening when golf has
slowed down. It’s just exciting. It gives you a
quick surge of adrenaline, like when you get a
Bass, which is stocked annually at Pocono
Farms, joins perch, pickerel, trout and crap-
pies as Glacier Lake inhabitants. Catch and
release is the edict.
Visible from the clubhouse, Glacier Lake
illuminates No. 3 green and stretches along
the left side of No. 4 –an inlet bisecting
fairway and green.
“On certain days when playing golf, fisher-
men are seen both on the shore and in small
boats,” Sirolly, 66, of Tobyhanna, Pa., said.
“Depending on how the round opened, there
is often the impulse to grab the rod and leave
the clubs behind.”
“Some of the wise guys will try to hit a golf
ball at you. They’re just practicing their water
ball I guess,” Wachowski, a former marketing
representative for Miller Holding Company,
added. “But it is a camaraderie out here.”
Fishing enhances the Pocono Farms fel-
lowship. Two docks on the property allow for
shoreline excursions. Members and residents
can also fish via boat (non-gas motors only).