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 Hooper Golf Club in Walpole, NH is a semi-private golf course. Hooper Golf Club measures 3033 yards from the longest tees. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are blue.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    Cape Neddick Country Club occupies a scenic stretch of rugged Maine coastline, just 45 minutes south of Portland and just over an hour north of Boston. The gentle start offered by the front nine is nicely balanced with the more challenging back nine.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 Norwich Golf Club in Norwich, CT is a public golf course that opened in 1925. Designed by Donald Ross, Norwich Golf Club measures 6228 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 131 and a 70.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 9-hole Milton Nine at Granite Links Golf Club At Quarry Hills in Quincy, MA is a semi-private golf course that opened in 2003. Designed by John Sanford, Milton Nine at Granite Links Golf Club At Quarry Hills measures 3478 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 140 and a 36.
    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.
    The 18-hole Elmcrest Country Club in East Longmeadow, MA is a private golf course that opened in 1967. Elmcrest Country Club measures 6347 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 132 and a 71.9 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels. The greens are bent.
  • 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 Hermitage Golf Club in Wilmington, VT is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1972. Designed by Desmond Muirhead, Hermitage Golf Club measures 6549 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 128 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.
    The 18-hole Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth, RI is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1957. Designed by Manual Raposa, Green Valley Country Club measures 6830 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 125 and a 72 USGA rating.
    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.