There is no better time or place to be a golfer than during the fall in Vermont. By mid-September, the green trees on your favorite course will have exploded into a kaleidoscope of reds, yellows and oranges and the weather will be the perfect amount of crisp and cool for a long day outdoors. Before you head off, though, make plans to play these courses. Vermont may not be known for its golf, but once you’ve played there in the fall, you will leave already planning your trip back for next year.
Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, Vermont
One of the best parts about taking a golfing trip to Vermont is the privacy, even on the most popular courses. Green Mountain National Golf Course won’t disappoint players who are looking for a challenge and an incredible view of the tree-covered mountains. Carved out of the Green Mountains, this 6,589 yard 18-hole course has a slope rating of 138 and a course rating of 72.1. Designed by Gene Bates and Steve Durkee and opened in 1996, the experience is unparalleled for golfers of every skill level.
Rutland Golf Course in Rutland, Vermont
Featuring fast, sloping greens, Rutland Golf Course has been delighting golfers since 1901. The original 9 hole layout was extended in 1927 to create the course that’s so popular today. It’s a course that rewards excellent short games, so come prepared. Rutland has a 125 slope rating and a69.7 course rating, but this 6,134 yard course is no walk in the park — although it certainly feels like it with such beautifully manicured greens.
The Links at Lang Farm in Essex Junction, Vermont
Opened to the public in July 2002, The Link at Lang Farm was an instant favorite of golfers of every skill level. Because it’s just 3,909 yards long, it’s a great course for non-competitive golfers to bring the whole family, but the length isn’t the whole story. Challenging bunkers, water hazards, marshes, uphill greens and pumpkin patches are spread across the course, giving it a lot of replayability since the course play can change with the shifting winds.
We know you’re ready to head out to Vermont, but before you do check out our 1st golf guide to Vermont to make sure you don’t miss anything. And don’t forget to stop by 3balls.com before you leave so you can order the perfect used Scotty Cameron putter, Certified Pre-Owned Titleist driver or new Ping irons. We’ve got all the gear you’ll need for the challenging and beautiful courses Vermont can throw at you at prices that won’t break your vacation budget.