New England Golf Destinations

  • 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 Country View Golf Club in Harrisville, RI is a public golf course that opened in 1965. Country View Golf Club measures 6067 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 68.
    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.
    The 18-hole North Kingstown Municipal Golf Club in North Kingstown, RI is a public golf course that opened in 1946. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish, North Kingstown Municipal Golf Club measures 6161 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 123 and a 69.
  • 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 9-hole Mount Pleasant at Mount Washington Hotel & Resort in Bretton Woods, NH is a resort golf course that opened in 1991. Designed by Brian Silva and Geoffrey Cornish, Mount Pleasant at Mount Washington Hotel & Resort measures 3215 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 124 and a 34.
  • 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 Brattleboro Country Club in Brattleboro, VT is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1916. Designed by Wayne Stiles, Brattleboro Country Club measures 6508 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 123 and a USGA rating.
    Located in southern Vermont, Mount Snow Golf Club has been rated one of the top five courses in The Green Mountain State by Golf Digest. The course rolls through the Vermont countryside and offers spectacular views of the Green Mountains, including the peak of Mount Snow.
    The 18-hole Country Club of Barre in Plainfield, VT is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1924. Country Club of Barre measures 6315 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 123 and a 70.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    Lyman Orchards has been growing fruit on the same rolling farmland for over a century. Not only are there nearly 100 varieties of pick-your-own fruit, Lyman boasts a Robert Trent Jones course and a Gary Player Course. Opened in 2012, the Apple Nine is the newest addition. The par-29 layout is the perfect alternative for golfers looking for less of a challenge than the two championship courses.
    Blackledge Country Club is home to two championship golf courses that are both known as some of the best golf in the greater Hartford area. Opened in 1963, Anderson Glen is known as the "Old Course" while Gilead Highlands, opened in 2000, is known as the "New Course."
  • 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 Bay Pointe Country Club in Onset, MA is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1964. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish, Bay Pointe Country Club measures 6201 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 122 and a 70.
    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.
    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.