New England Golf Destinations

  • 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.
  • 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.

    Highland Green Golf Club in Topsham is a Scottish-style links course that is nestled within Maine's first adult resort community that has been ranked as one of the country's top 100 master planned communities. The spacious nine-hole golf course takes advantage of the club's 650-acre expanse across mid-coast Maine.
    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.
    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.
  • 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 Mount Pleasant at Mount Washington Hotel & Resort in Bretton Woods, NH is a resort golf course that opened in 1895. Designed by Mark Mungeam, Mount Pleasant at Mount Washington Hotel & Resort measures 3215 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 34.
    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 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.
  • 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 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.
    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 Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence, RI is a public golf course that opened in 1932. Designed by Donald Ross, Triggs Memorial Golf Course measures 6522 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 71.
  • 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.
    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 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.
  • 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.

    Cold Spring Country Club is situated halfway between Springfield and Worcester. Opened in 2010 in an effort to bring world class golf to western Massachusetts, the club has since garnered a local following. The 6,521-yard length indicated on the scorecard can be deceiving since it feels much longer when you're playing it. The golf course has plenty of variety, including dogleg lefts, doglegs rights, short holes, and long holes.
    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 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.