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 ...

    Crotched Mountain Golf Club is a classic Donald Ross design set against a beautiful New England backdrop in the rolling hills of New Hampshire. The course is situated at the base of a mountain, offering beautiful views of the surrounding Monadnock region.
    The 18-hole Waukewan Golf Club in Meredith, NH is a public golf course that opened in 1961. Waukewan Golf Club measures 5828 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 67.4 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.
  • 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 Shennecossett Golf Club in Groton, CT is a public golf course that opened in 1898. Designed by Donald Ross, Shennecossett Golf Club measures 6562 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 71.
    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.
    Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield, just outside of Hartford, is an Arnold Palmer Signature course. It is one of the toughest rounds in all of New England. The course sprawls across a beautiful landscape covered with natural wetlands and forests of towering maples, oaks, and elm trees. There are strategically placed bunkers in addition to the natural challenges but they are not excessive.
  • 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.

    Named after the Great Hall of the Norse god Odin, Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center was conceived more than half a century ago when six Cumberland residents decided that they didn't want to have to go all the way to Portland for a decent round of golf.
    The 18-hole Naples Golf & Country Club in Naples, ME is a semi-private golf course. Naples Golf & Country Club measures 6046 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 127 and a 70.2 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole Rockland Golf Club in Rockland, ME is a public golf course. Designed by Roger Sorent, Rockland Golf Club measures 6041 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 118 and a 69.
  • 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.

    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 6187 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 71.
    The 18-hole Winnapaug Golf Course in Westerly, RI is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1922. Designed by Donald Ross, Winnapaug Golf Course measures 6345 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 70.
  • 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 West Bolton Golf Club in Jericho, VT is a public golf course that opened in 1983. West Bolton Golf Club measures 5937 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 68.
    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 and Geoffrey Cornish, Forest/Lake at Stratton Mountain Country Club measures 6526 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 and a 71.
    The 18-hole Lake St. Catherine Country Club in Poultney, VT is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1924. Lake St. Catherine Country Club measures 6414 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 126 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 Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley is tucked away in the Pioneer Valley, an area of western Massachusetts known for its lush, rolling hills. It is a favorite amongst locals since it is one of the best values in the region. The course enjoys scenic views that stretch to Mt. Tom and the Holyoke Range. The Ledges is a shotmaker's course that offers several interesting risk-reward opportunities.
    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.
    The 18-hole Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, MA is a public golf course that opened in 2001. Ranch Golf Club measures 7174 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 143 and a 75.