New England Golf Destinations

  • Vermont

    Vermont knows its charm is in its small, old mountain towns, not mega resorts. You won't find any New Age multi-course resort with designs from Fazio, Dye, etc. That isn't to say Vermont doesn't have its share if design credits (including Nicklaus, Trent Jones and Rees Jones).

    Woodstock Country Club is one of New England's top destinations for visitors, earning a spot on Golf Magazine's list of top 100 golf resorts in the world. Robert Trent Jones designed the course, taking advantage of the panoramic views of Kedron Valley and the scenic and varied terrain.
    The 18-hole Forest/Lake at Stratton Mountain Country Club in Stratton Mountain, VT is a resort golf course that opened in 1984. Designed by Brian Silva, Geoffrey Cornish and William G.
    The 18-hole Golf Club At Equinox in Manchester, VT is a resort golf course that opened in 1926. Designed by Walter Travis, Golf Club At Equinox measures 6423 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 71.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island might not be the first place to come to mind when you think top-notch golf destination, but this beautiful state has some wonderful courses to choose from.

    The 9-hole Louisquisset Golf Club in North Providence, RI is a private golf course that opened in 1986. Louisquisset Golf Club measures 2606 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 33.4 USGA rating. The greens are bent.
    Country View Golf Club is situated just 20 minutes north of Providence and just south of the Massachusetts state line. Its convenient location in the Blackstone Valley area is easily accessible from several major highways. The course sprawls across rolling terrain with beautiful trees lining the fairways. It's a player-friendly golf course where you won't find many bunkers or water hazards.
    The 18-hole Foster Country Club in Foster, RI is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1959. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish, Foster Country Club measures 6221 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 116 and a 70.
  • Connecticut

    Tourism in Connecticut is a $4 billion-a-year business. With its wealth of open land, Connecticut's scenery is some of New England's most beautiful. Dozens of golf courses are open to the public; boating, fishing and swimming opportunities are everywhere.

    The 18-hole Raceway Golf Club in Thompson, CT is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1940. Designed by Don Hoenig, Raceway Golf Club measures 6523 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 119 and a 71.1 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane is situated in the quiet town of Woodbridge, just 20 minutes from New Haven. Formerly known as Oak Lane County Club, the course was both renamed and renovated when it was acquired by the management team at The Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford. Many of the holes were updated but the golf course retained its challenging but playable nature.
    The 18-hole Whitney Farms Golf Club in Monroe, CT is a public golf course that opened in 1981. Designed by Hal Purdy and Malcolm Purdy, Whitney Farms Golf Club measures 6714 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 72.
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts' golf season stretches from May through October. With that in mind, NewEnglandGolf.com offers your guide golf in the Bay State, from Boston and Cambridge to Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.

    The 18-hole Lakeville Country Club in Lakeville, MA is a public golf course that opened in 1971. Lakeville Country Club measures 6274 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 123 and a 70.1 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are bent.
    Maplegate Country Club sprawls across 150 acres of gently rolling hills that are blanketed with forests of stately maple, oak, beech, and white pine trees. The course plays harder than it looks with a diverse layout that will test you with a variety of different shots.
    Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Amherst is one of western Massachusetts' premier courses. It plays across a gently rolling landscape accented with mature tree that offers an especially scenic round in the fall thanks to the changing colors of the foliage. The course has some subtle contours but it is still pleasantly walkable and offers just enough of a challenge to appeal to low and high handicappers alike.
  • New Hampshire

    What are the best places for the public to play golf in New Hampshire? Well, according to Golf Digest the Balsams Panorama golf course is the head of the class in New Hampshire, and it's open to the public. Other public courses recognized on the list were ...

    The 9-hole Exeter Country Club in Exeter, NH is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1889. Exeter Country Club measures 5522 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 114 and a 68.9 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole Owl's Nest Golf Club in Campton, NH is a resort golf course that opened in 1998. Designed by Mark Mungeam, Owl's Nest Golf Club measures 6818 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 133 and a 73.
    The 18-hole Ragged Mountain Golf Club in Danbury, NH is a resort golf course that opened in 1999. Designed by Jeff Jullian, Ragged Mountain Golf Club measures 7059 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 151 and a 75 USGA rating.
  • Maine

    With more than 140 golf courses, Maine offers tremendous diversity to golfers. In fact, the state is home to one of the oldest golf courses in America. In Maine, you can play on courses steeped in rich tradition as well as ones that boast today's signature designers.

    Freeport Country Club is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Portland, Lewis-Auburn, and Brunswick-Topsham and it is also only minutes from one of Maine's most popular attractions, the L.L. Bean flagship store. Freeport itself is also a charming destination, with plenty of shopping and activities available.
    Mere Creek Golf Course was originally built as a nine-hole course at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, reserved exclusively for military personnel, veterans, and their guests. The course is now open to the public, offering a challenging but fair test for all skill levels. The holes are somewhat lengthy, which can prove to be tricky off the tees, but the approach shot is more straightforward.
    Highland Green Golf Club in Topsham is a Scottish-style links course that is nestled within Maine's first adult resort community that has been ranked as one of the country's top 100 master planned communities. The spacious nine-hole golf course takes advantage of the club's 650-acre expanse across mid-coast Maine.