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11 Golf Courses Within Driving Distance of Woodstock VT

Jul 31, 2018 05:16PM ● By Linda Ditch
If golf is your game, then summer is your season! Grab your bag and shoes, and head out to one of these courses while you still have the chance:


1. Woodstock Country Club

Woodstock Country Club is known as one of the top 100 golf resorts in the world and number 3 in New England. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the course highlights the beauty of the Kedron Valley and runs to just over 6,000 yards from the back tees. A water hazard comes in the form of a meandering creek that follows the length of the course, feeding into a large lake by the 12th and 13th holes. www.woodstockinn.com


2. The Quechee Club

The Quechee Club offers two golf courses designed by architect Geoffrey Cornish: The Lakeland course, with its panoramic views and holes that wind along the edge of the Ottauquechee River, and the more challenging Highland course with its path passing through different hillside elevations. Membership is required to play, but some guests are allowed to try out the course. quecheeclub.com


3. Killington Resort Golf Course

Killington Resort golf course was also designed by Geoffrey Cornish. The 6,186-yard, par 72 championship course features mountain terrain and snowmelt streams. It is open to the public through October 14. www.killington.com


4. Okemo Valley Golf Club

Okemo Valley Golf Club is a championship heathland course with amazing views of the Green Mountains. This is a par 70, 18-hole course that measures 6,400 yards. Fairways feature dips, ripples, and rolls, and the greens are sculpted to reward your short game. www.okemo.com


5. Tater Hill Golf Club

Tater Hill Golf Club is just a short drive from Okemo. It is an 18-hole, par 71 course that is 6,380 yards long. The course was refurbished in 2005 with six holes completely redesigned, new tee boxes, and an enhanced maintenance program. www.okemo.com/activities/golf/tater-hill-golf-club/


6. Green Mountain National Golf Course

Green Mountain National Golf Course has the reputation of being the number-one public course in Vermont. It is a 6,589-yard long, par 71, 18-hole course that was carved out of the mountains, though you won’t need hiking boots to play. The views are majestic, especially at the 16th tee. www.gmngc.com


7. Fore-U Golf Center

Fore-U Golf Center isn’t a course per se. It does have two 18-hole mini golf courses, and one is ADA accessible. There is also a driving range with 50 artificial driving stations and 20 grass tee stations, plus a short-game practice area. The center offers golf lessons and clinics with their golf pro (and you can get an ice cream when you’re done). foreugolf.com


8. The Carter Country Club

Carter Country Club in Lebanon is the only 9-hole course in New Hampshire. Designed by golf course architect Donald Ross, the club opened in 1923. It is a 3,000-yard, par 36 courses with 4 sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. www.cartercc.com


9. Rutland Country Club

Rutland Country Club is a semi-private 6,134-yard, 18-hole course built in 1902. It’s said that famous golfers such as Ted Williams, Bob Rotella, and Keegan Bradley favor RCC. www.rutlandcountryclub.com


10. Stratton Mountain

Stratton Mountain is a 27-hole championship golf course that has hosted six LPGA tournaments. It is also the home of the Stratton Golf School, founded by Arnold Palmer in 1969. The club is divided into the Forest, Lake, and Mountain courses, each with its own unique challenges and beautiful scenery. www.stratton.com


11. White River Golf Club


White River Golf Course isn’t one of those fancy courses with all the bells and whistles. However, it is known as one of the prettiest 9-hole courses in Vermont. The newly designed layout is far more challenging from the back tees, but the forward tees continue to offer a relaxed and pleasurable round of golf with outstanding mountain scenery. The course is both family friendly and welcoming to novice golfers. www.whiterivergolf.com


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