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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 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 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.
    The 18-hole Pembroke Pines Country Club (formerly known as Plausawa Valley Country Club) in Pembroke, NH is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1963. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish and Mark Mungeam, Pembroke Pines Country Club measures 6572 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 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 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 Laurel Lane Golf Course in West Kingston, RI is a public golf course that opened in 1961. Laurel Lane Golf Course measures 6177 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 69.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

    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 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.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.