New England Golf Destinations

  • 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.
    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 Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club in Portland, ME is a public golf course that opened in 1932. Designed by Wayne Stiles, Eighteen Hole at Riverside Municipal Golf Club measures 6246 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 116 and a 69.
  • 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.
    Situated at the heart of Fairfield County, Richter Park Golf Course is situated along the West Lake Reservoir. The course has been ranked among not only the top ten golf courses in Connecticut but also as one of the top 25 public courses in the country. The course sprawls across more than 180 acres of gently rolling hills.
  • 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 18-hole Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland, NH opened in 2000. Designed by Brian Silva, Breakfast Hill Golf Club measures 6492 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 133 and a 70.5 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are bent.
    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 Canterbury Woods Country Club in Canterbury, NH is a public golf course that opened in 2003. Designed by Ross Forbes, Canterbury Woods Country Club measures 6644 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 71.
  • 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.

    Bay Pointe Country Club was known as Wareham Country Club when it first opened in 1964 up until 1988 when it underwent a major renovation, including the construction of the island green seventh hole, which is the golf course's signature.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 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 9-hole Northfield Country Club in Northfield, VT is a semi-private golf course. Designed by Les Heon, Northfield Country Club measures 2973 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 122 and a 34.5 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • 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 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.
    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 Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence, RI is a public golf course that opened in 1930. Designed by Donald Ross, Triggs Memorial Golf Course measures 6522 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 128 and a 72.