Tee Time in the Green Mountains: Golfing at Vermont Ski Resorts
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Vermont’s mountains are well known for their majesty in the winter, but they also serve as the backdrop for some of Vermont’s best golf resorts. To tee up in the Green Mountain state, just check out our listing of resort golf courses below.
Mount Snow Resort:
Mount Snow Golf Club, located in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, is an 18-hole championship course designed by Geoffrey Cornish that combines challenge, forgiveness and aesthetics into one. Stretching nearly 7,000 yards from the championship tees, the course features wide fairways, large greens and strategically placed bunkers and water hazards. Fairways Restaurant offers a great menu of fresh food and a full bar and you can gear up in the fully stocked pro shop. MSGC is also home to vast practice facilities and The Original Golf School which offers multi day programs. This season’s projected opening date is May 10.
Stratton Mountain Resort:
Tee it up at the championship 27-hole course that played host to six LPGA tournaments. At Stratton Mountain Golf Course mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for a scenic and challenging round. Stratton Golf School, founded in 1969 by Arnold Palmer, offers programs from $199 with specialty sessions for women, families and juniors plus a new Yoga and Golf program this summer. Call 1-800-STRATTON for more information. The course is scheduled to open May 17, 2013 for the season.
Bromley Village partners with Manchester Country Club during the summer months to offer great golf privileges to our lodging guests. Originally built in the late 60's by local innkeepers in a Cornish/Durkee design, Manchester Country Club boasts slope ratings from 114 to 139 (the highest rating in Vermont) and has something to offer all levels of play. Call Bromley Village for details.
Okemo Mountain Resort:
Two championship 18-hole courses and a Family Fore course make Okemo Mountain Resort a choice destination for golfers of all ages and abilities.
Okemo Valley Golf Club is Vermont’s premier heartland-style course. The par-70, 18-hole championship layout features wide, emerald fairways framed with rolling fields of golden fescue. Moderate elevation changes, strategically placed hazards and undulating greens, are the hallmarks of this scenic course.
Okemo’s Family Fore Course is a four-hole family fun course offering beginners and future players all the course attributes with none of the pressures of championship course play. Available throughout the season weekend afternoons, this condensed, fun round of golf comes at an affordable hourly rate. Call (802) 228-1396.
Tater Hill Golf Club, a par-71,18-hole championship course, offers plenty of challenge for low handicaps, golfers of all ability levels can enjoy a layout that features undulating fairways, spectacular views, flower gardens and the casual ambience of an old Vermont hill-farm.
Woodstock Inn & Resort:
The Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club in Vermont has been named one of the world's "top 100 golf resorts" by Golf Magazine. It is an 18-hole masterpiece designed by legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. This 6,000-yard, par-70 course is a challenging sequence of fairways, sand traps and water hazards guaranteed to test even the most seasoned golfer. The course will open May 3, 2013.
Killington Golf Course, an 18-hole, 6,186-yard, par-72 course designed by Geoffrey Cornish, is situated at a 2,000 foot elevation, offering gentle mountain breezes and enjoyable temperatures even on the warmest of days. The course is a full-service golf club, offering amenities such as rental equipment, cart rental, driving range and lessons. The Killington Golf Course is scheduled to operate daily from May 24 through October 14, 2013.
The Sugarbush Resort Golf Club is slated to open on May 3, 2013 weather depending. The par-71 Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf course is designed with respect for the natural setting and boasts breathtaking views of Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley. It also offers one-on-one instruction with a PGA professional catering to all skill levels as well as group clinics and custom club-fitting.
Stowe Mountain Resort:
Stowe boasts two of New England’s finest golf courses, both on and off the mountain. In the heart of Stowe’s town you'll find the Stowe Country Club. With its undulating fairways and manicured greens, the public country club occupies what was a turn of the century dairy farm.
Stowe Mountain Golf Club was recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the 'Top Ten New Courses in the United States that you can play,' wandering along the slopes of Spruce Peak, reaching an elevation of more than 1,800 feet. The mountain course is available to Stowe Mountain Club members, as well as guests of the new Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort:
While vacationing at Smugglers’ Notch Resort, golf enthusiasts can enjoy a driving range, clinics for never-evers and beginners, and special rates at nearby courses. The driving range is open daily. An introductory clinic is held twice weekly for children ages 5-17, offering a focus on the fundamentals, golf etiquette, and beginning to swing. (www.smuggs.com/skivts; 855-581-5906)
Jay Peak Resort:
The Jay Peak Championship Golf Course has been named #1 Public Course in Vermont for the 3rd straight year by Golfweek Magazine and has been mentioned by Golf Digest in their yearly national review. This summer Jay Peak’s new PGA pro Doug Reynolds is focusing on bringing new golfers to the sport down at the resort’s championship course. Reynolds has partnered with GetGolfReady.com to introduce the sport to those who may have never golfed, or done so sparingly. GetGolfReady is designed to teach newcomers all they need to play golf in just a few lessons. The course plans to open for the 2013 season on May 11th, weather permitting.
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