Vermont Golf Courses: 5 Public Courses Every Golfer Needs to Play
Vermont is not thought as a golfing state, but it features beautiful golf courses with unique New England charm. There are more than 75 Vermont golf courses with stunning scenery that will suit the eye of any golfer.
You can find a full listing of Vermont golf courses in our directory, but here are some of the top courses open to the public that you can play:
Jay Peak Resort (Jay, Vermont)
Most people think of Jay Peak as a top-notch ski resort, but it features arguably the best golf course in the state. It has been ranked the #1 Vermont Public Golf Course for five of the last six years. As you can see from the video the course is nestled between beautiful forests and makes you feel at one with nature while you tee it up.
Okemo Valley Golf Club (Ludlow, Vermont)
Okemo Valley is another great course situated next to a world-class ski resort. It also has received best-in-state honors for its stellar design and mountain views.
Stowe Mountain Lodge (Stowe, VT)
This is going to completely surprise you – this another great golf facility associated with a ski resort in Vermont. The Stowe Mountain Lodge offers 36 holes of championship golf with beautiful water and mountain views. It has been ranked the #1 Golf Resort in the Northern US and received the distinction at a top 10 new courses in the country when it opened.
The Equinox (Manchester Village, Vermont)
The Equinox is one of the most famed luxury resorts in all of New England. Their golf club is nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains and was built in 1926. In 1991 it was renovated by famed architect Rees Jones. It is managed by Troon Golf, and is certainly a course golfers are going to want to visit if they are planning a relaxing retreat.
Green Mountain National (Killington, Vermont)
Green Mountain National is also situated in the majestic Green Mountains and features a challenging layout. Like most of the Vermont golf courses listed, you will be treated to beautiful scenery while feeling completely secluded on the course.
When to Visit Vermont Golf Courses
Since Vermont is situated so far north, their golf season window can be short. If you are planning a trip it’s best to keep the parameters between the late spring and early fall to avoid the cold. However, the summer is absolute peak season because the weather is described as “exquisite”.