Golf is one of the greatest games to grace this country. Fortunately for those in Vermont, public golf courses allow the opportunity to brush up on your swing. So for those looking to tee up in a beautiful space, check out these 10 public golf courses in the Green Mountain State.
The natural beauty of the Northeast Kingdom shows bursts through every hole on this beautiful course featuring natural waterways and manicured greens. The bucolic northern Vermont woods and wildlife cloak each hole, providing a silent gallery for your every shot. Course designer, Graham Cooke sought to incorporate the surrounding natural wonders of this hillside course, and Golfweek Magazine recognized his attempt by naming it the “#1 Public Course in Vermont for five of the last six years.”
Brattleboro Country Club boasts a difficult public 18-hole course, a full driving range with practice area, and an instructional range. Play this course with jaw-dropping views of the Connecticut River Valley below for only $45 per round. One of those cool electric golf scooters will cost you extra, though.
The Golf Club at Equinox is an 18-hole public golf course that was built by U.S. Amateur Walter Travis in 1927 to test a player's ability to hit a variety of shots. Honored by both Golf Week and Golf Digest as a golf destination, enjoy majestic mountain views on this par 71, 6,423-yard course with undulating greens.
The Mount Snow Golf Course has been named a course in the Top Five in Vermont by Golf Digest, and it sits 2,000 feet above sea level. The front nine snakes through the pastoral countryside with majestic of Mount Snow and Haystack. The back nine meanders through mixed wood-line the fairways, and water hazards exist on 11 holes.
Featuring a 27-hole public golf course that is grouped into three distinct sections—Forest, Lake, and Mountain—this course is among the most popular in the state. To help master the course the Stratton Mountain Golf School was founded in 1969 by Arnold Palmer, and customized coaching and learning take place on 22 acres.
The Hermitage Golf Club was designed by architect Desmond Muirhead in 1972 in the heart of the Deerfield Valley, and, though, weekends and holidays are reserved for Hermitage Club members and guests, otherwise, the course is public. The upshot is that anyone can play 18 holes on this perfectly manicured course with panoramic mountain views for only $45 per round.
Tater Hill Golf Club is an 18-hole public course designed by Jordon & Associates in 1967. A large putting green, 150-yard driving range, and bunker with target greens provide practice options before and after your round. The clubhouse offers a fully stocked pro shop. Best of all, you can play all 18 birch-lined fairways for only $55.
Take a swing at the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed masterpiece. Designed to commune with the surrounding natural setting and majestic vistas this par-70 course will make it difficult to keep your eye on the ball. Improve your game with onsite PGA professionals or get a custom club-fitting at the pro shop. Junior golf camps, mental workshops, and golf clinics are also available.