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 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 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.
  • 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.

    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."
    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.
    Gillette Ridge Golf Club in Bloomfield, just outside of Hartford, is an Arnold Palmer Signature course. It is one of the toughest rounds in all of New England. The course sprawls across a beautiful landscape covered with natural wetlands and forests of towering maples, oaks, and elm trees. There are strategically placed bunkers in addition to the natural challenges but they are not excessive.
  • 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.
    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 18-hole Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, MA is a public golf course that opened in 2001. Ranch Golf Club measures 7174 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 139 and a 75.
  • 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 Naples Golf & Country Club in Naples, ME is a semi-private golf course. Naples Golf & Country Club measures 6046 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 127 and a 70.2 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
  • 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 Copley Country Club in Morrisville, VT is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1932. Copley Country Club measures 2775 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 112 and a 33.
  • 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 Loudon Golf Club in Loudon, NH is a public golf course that opened in 1994. Designed by Richard Perrier, Loudon Golf Club measures 6298 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 120 and a 70.4 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    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, Pembroke Pines Country Club measures 6572 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 and a 71.
    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.