New England Golf Destinations

  • 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 Shattuck in Jaffrey, NH is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1991. Designed by Brian Silva, Shattuck measures 6764 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 147 and a 75 USGA rating. The course features 5 sets of tees for different skill levels.
    The 18-hole Ridgewood Country Club in Moultonborough, NH is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1998. Designed by George Sargent and Phil Wogan, Ridgewood Country Club measures 6573 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 and a 71.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
    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.

    The 18-hole Whitney Farms Golf Club in Monroe, CT is a public golf course that opened in 1981. Designed by Hal Purdy and Malcolm Purdy, Whitney Farms Golf Club measures 6714 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 72.
    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.
  • 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 Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley is tucked away in the Pioneer Valley, an area of western Massachusetts known for its lush, rolling hills. It is a favorite amongst locals since it is one of the best values in the region. The course enjoys scenic views that stretch to Mt. Tom and the Holyoke Range. The Ledges is a shotmaker's course that offers several interesting risk-reward opportunities.
    The 18-hole Crestview Country Club in Agawam, MA is a semi-private golf course that opened in 1957. Designed by Geoffrey Cornish, Crestview Country Club measures 6902 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 128 and a 73.
    The 18-hole Sandwich Hollows Golf Club in East Sandwich, MA is a public golf course that opened in 1971. Designed by Melvin Lucas, Jr. and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. , Sandwich Hollows Golf Club measures 6307 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.

    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.
    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.