Vermont Golf Getaway Vacation Ideas

Planning your summer golf getaway vacation ? It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid golfer or just a newbie trying your hand at the sport for the first time, the picturesque rolling natural greens of Vermont are the perfect destination this year. Plan a golfing vacation in Vermont and you’ll find sprawling 18-hole courses that match up to global standards, along with smaller 9-hole links that are well-suited to players of all skill levels.

Golf Photo Credit: Basin Harbor
Photo Credit: Basin Harbor

 

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Here are a selection of a few of New England Inns and Resorts Top Picks for your Vermont golf vacation.

Burlington

Basin Harbor: Located in Vergennes on Lake Champlain and nestled between Rutland and Burlington you will find the Basin Harbor 18 hole championship course (over 6,500 yards.) Arrive by boat or private plane and the resort will pick you and your party up (call ahead) and deliver you directly to the pro shop. This is a “must play” Vermont golf course.

Play and stay for a while. The Basin Harbor resort boasts a selection of guest cottages and guestrooms right on the luxurious property. Several restaurant options are step away, including Ardelia’s one of the best lakeside fine dining experiences in the region.

Bring the clubs and the kids. Fun for the entire family, the resort offers a slew of water sport activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, and of course swimming. Rent a bike or go for a hike and enjoy the amazing Vermont scenery. The resort offers organized activities and camps for all ages freeing the adults up to hit the links.

Manchester

Photo Credit: Equinox Golf Resort and Spa
Photo Credit: Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

The Equinox, Golf Resort & Spa: A picture-perfect resort sitting in Vermont’s pristine Green Mountains. The par 71 Golf Club at The Equinox is one of the most picturesque courses in the world. With just under 6,500 yards of play this course will provide enjoyment and test the skills of players at all levels. The Golf Club at Equinox has been named one of the top courses in the state multiple times and is the perfect golf getway.

Situated in Manchester, the resort is within easy reach driving or flying. The Equinox is a full service resort with almost 200 newly renovated guest rooms and luxury suites. The resort has multiple dining options including the legendary Chop House, one of the Northeast’s finest prime steakhouses. Stay over the weekend when they serve their famous Prime Rib.

Golf, dine, relax and repeat! The Equinox Spa delivers an extensive selection of treatments for you and your special guest. Grab a massage, work out at the athletic club, or read a book by the gorgeous indoor pool complete with mountain views. The Equinox, A Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa is truley one of Vermont’s top golf vacation destinations.

Fairlee

Photo Credit: Lake Morey Resort

Lake Morey Resort: Centrally located and less than a three hour drive from Boston, Hartford, and Montreal. Home to the Vermont Open the Lake Morey Resort Golf Course is a beautiful mountain 18 hole par 70 (6,024 yards) Championship course. Fun, scenic and challenging for players of all ages and levels of play the Lake Morey Course will keep you coming back for more season after season.

In addition to providing a great Vermont golf experience, the Lake Morey Resort overlooking the Connecticut River offers 130 guest rooms and suites. The perfect golf getaway destination for small groups, couples and families! The Resort offers guests a private beach on the 600 acre lake for swimming, paddling and playing for the entire family. Dining includes the restaurant at the Country Club as well as the Lakeside Dining Room and Steamboat Lounge. Lake Morey is a classic Vermont Golf Getaway.

In addition to some of our favorite golf resorts, Vermont has some amazing regional golf destinations that offer a great mix of play, lodging and local flavor.

Stowe

Photo Credit: Stowe Mountain Lodge

Looking for perfect summer golfing weather? Look no further! Summer daytime temperatures from Memorial Day through Labor Day tend to trend in the 70-ish degree range with cool mornings and sparkling evenings. There are two major courses in the area; The Stowe Country Club and Stowe Mountain Club. Each course has it own unique characteristics. The Mountain Club is private but you do have play access when you stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge.

Here are some of our picks for a golfers getaway visiting Stowe to stay and play.

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa: With an exclusive on site 9 Hole Par 3 Executive course right on site the Stoweflake makes for the perfect golfers playcation. Amenities at the resort include both indoor and outdoor pools, one of Stowes favorite restaurants, and 180 deluxe rooms and suites.

Stowe Mountain Lodge: This luxury full service resort provides golfers access to the private 18­-hole Bob Cupp championship mountain golf course making this the perfect destination for golfers that want to play both 18 hole courses while in Stowe. In addition to golf, the resort has a full service spa and wellness center along with plenty of shopping and dining options.

Topnotch Resort: Couples looking for an intimate setting for your Vermont golf getaway? Topnotch is a great pick, nestled in the mountains and offering one of the worlds top spas (according to Spa Finder, Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.) Accommodations range from European inspired romantic suites with fireplace to private luxury homes. Fine dining is located on the property and offers a summer alfresco experience on the patio.

Woodstock and Beyond

Photo Credit: Skye Reno Salty Dog Publications
Photo Credit: Skye Reno Salty Dog Publications

Centrally located, the Woodstock area is within easy reach from all of New England. Iconic Woodstock was names the “most beautiful town in the US” according to Condé Nast Magazine. Classic New England flair, shopping and dining await golfers and all visitors heading to central Vermont.

Woodstock Inn & Resort: Located in the center of town sits the Woodstock Inn and Resort. Resort guests enjoy privileges at the Woodstock Country Clubs 18 hole Robert Trent Jones, Sr designed course. Recognized as one of the top 3 courses in New England, this Woodstock course should be on the bucket list for every New England golfer.

Mountain Top Inn and Resort: Less than 25 miles from Woodstock is the gorgeous mountain town of Killington. The area boasts several fun and challenging courses including Rutland Country Club, Green Mountain National Golf Course, Killington Golf Course and the Neshobe Golf Club. All of these courses are accessible to the public. The intimate Mountain Top sits on a scenic 740 acre lake and offers dining, outdoor activities a spa and a selection of luxury rooms and cottages.

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