Play the Best Golf Courses in Vermont
When you think of Vermont, you likely think of lush, leafy trees and small towns. Though these paint as relaxing a picture as any, thick forests don’t typically make for championship golf. Yet Burlington still delivers some of the best golf in Vermont and beyond.
Golfing with a view is the norm in Vermont, from driving in the shadow of Mount Mansfield to putting with Green Mountain as the backdrop. Beyond the scenery, Burlington elevates Vermont golf through its diverse selection of country clubs.
Up your game with PGA instruction. Challenge your skills on thoughtfully designed courses. Or even make a day of it by treating yourself to lunch or dinner at one of the course’s clubhouses. Experience Vermont by way of its most popular golf courses.
Vermont National Country Club
This club is private, family-oriented, and full-service, making it a triple whammy for those seeking a Vermont golf experience. Because the course is located on one of the highest properties in South Burlington, you’ll discover sweeping views of the greater Burlington area. Quaint farms, old grain silos, rolling fields, and lush trees all unfold before the course.
Vermont National Country Club is also somewhat of a gem in the Burlington golf community, as it’s home to the Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Signature designed championship course. The course exemplifies Nicklaus’s ability for honoring the beauty of the existing terrain–there's certainly plenty of that in Burlington.
Burlington Country Club
Look no further for 18 holes of premier golf than Burlington Country Club. The course at Burlington Country Club accounts for both men and women, offering course and par options depending on your play. Difficult greens and awe-inspiring views come together to provide a golf experience that’s enriching for golfers of all skill levels.
Hilly, tree-lined fairways are a calling card for this course, as is its designation as a bent grass golf course. Discover why Burlington Country Club is considered one of Vermont’s best golf courses
Williston Country Club
This legendary course offers some of the best value you’ll find when it comes to Vermont golf. Located in historic Williston, Williston Country Club prides itself on being one of New England’s best-maintained courses. The old-style parkland layout makes use of land’s natural twists and turns, demanding strategic and accurate play.
Williston also operates a classic golf gathering place, Old Duffer’s Tavern. Finish your day on the green with great food, a cold beer, and plenty of golf talk. Try to get a table on their new deck, which offers views of the 9th Green.
Catamount Country Club
Catamount Country Club considers itself a “first to open, last to close” course, meaning this is where you can enjoy a peaceful full day of golf. At just nine holes, the Catamount course is one of the smaller courses in the area, but it still offers up a challenge game. Play will take you alongside a lake and past a tranquil fountain, all overlooking a seemingly endless forest.
The country club also employs a PGA Professional so golfers can work towards a better game. Sign up for a private lesson, or put your swing to the test with an Aimpoint Green Reading session.
The Links at Lang Farm
With great conditions, vibrant greens, and expert professional staff, you’ll hardly realize that The Links at Lang Farm is actually a public course. As the closest course to The Essex, guests and golf aficionados often make use of Lang Farm’s pristine 18 holes. Award-winning golf architect Mike Asmundson designed the course to be a favorite among golfers of all abilities.
The Links at Lang Farm has made good on this intention across 700 private tournaments, outings, and fundraisers, as well as being rated a Top 25 Par 3 Course in New England by New England Golf Monthly. Bring your clubs and take a swing at this Burlington favorite.