New England Golf Destinations

  • 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 International Golf Club boasts two championship courses, one that is public, the Oaks, and another that is private, the Pines. Tom Fazio designed the Oaks Course, it was his first design in New England. Overlooking the lush Nashua River Valley, the course has a scenic and diverse landscape that Fazio fully utilized.
    Rated the no. 1 public golf course in Massachusetts by Golf Digest, Shaker Hills Golf Club features a classic New England layout. New ownership renovated the championship course in 2012, stretching it to more than 7,000 yards.
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.

    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."
    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.
  • 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.
    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 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.
  • 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 Foster Country Club in Foster, RI is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1959. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish, Foster Country Club measures 6187 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 117 and a 71.
    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.