New England Golf Destinations

  • 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 Wentworth Golf Club in Jackson, NH is a resort golf course. Wentworth Golf Club measures 5581 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 120 and a 66.9 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bent grass.
    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.
  • 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.

    Located just three hours outside of Boston, Sunday River Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., is worth the short trip, especially if you are coming from Portland, which is less than two hours away. It is one of New England's must-play golf courses. The layout is nestled in the foothills of the Mahoosac Range, overlooking the beautiful Sunday River Valley.
    Situated near the Webhannet River and just minutes from the ocean, Old Marsh Country Club started as swampy marshland before being transformed into a traditional, Florida-style golf course set amongst a beautiful coastal landscape. The challenging layout demands strategy and will definitely test your skills, but the more difficult elements are balanced by generous landing areas.
    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.
  • 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).

    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.
    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 Killington Golf Resort in Killington, VT is a resort golf course that opened in 1984. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish and Brian Silva, Killington Golf Resort measures 6186 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 70.
  • 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.
    The 18-hole Agawam Hunt Club in East Providence, RI is a private golf course that opened in 1895. Designed by Willie Park, Jr. , Agawam Hunt Club measures 6273 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 128 and a 70.
    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.
  • 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 Sandwich Hollows Golf Club in East Sandwich, MA is a public golf course that opened in 1971. Designed by Melvin Lucas, Jr. and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. , Sandwich Hollows Golf Club measures 6307 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 122 and a 70.
    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.
    The 18-hole Crestview Country Club in Agawam, MA is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1957. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish, Crestview Country Club measures 6902 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 128 and a 73.
  • 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 Connecticut National Golf Club in Putnam, CT is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1994. Designed by Mark Mungeam, Connecticut National Golf Club measures 6935 yards from the longest tees. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford is one of the most affordable rounds in the area and it has received praise as one of the best golf courses in Connecticut. The par-70 layout is player friendly enough for beginners but low handicappers will also find it to be a fun round.
    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.