4 Best Golf Courses in Vermont – Rated By Real Players

Vermont has an interesting history behind most of the golf courses in the state, and the scenery during play is terrific. All courses offer distinctive challenges and will be enjoyed by all skill levels.

The choice of the best 4 golf courses in Vermont is rather subjective.

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Ranking in order 1 to 4

  1. Green Mountain National Golf Course | Green Mountain
  2. The Golf Club At Equinox | Equinox
  3. Williston Golf Course | Williston
  4. Kwiniaska Golf Club | Kwiniaska

1. Green Mountain National Golf Course | Green Mountain

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  • Site Link
  • Location: Killington, Vermont.
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6,023 meters off the Tips and 4,676 meters off the Front.

PLAYER RATING

Overall Rating: 91.7
Fun Rating: 93.1
Shape Rating: 90.3

4 tees options available.

Signature Hole – The 377-meter par 4 2nd is the signature hole.

It plays downhill to a slight dogleg right off the tee.

The real teeth of the hole is the approach to a wide, but narrow depth green protected by water and bunkers.

Get the club right.

The course is cut out of the Green Mountains and besides the panoramic views, is a good test of golf for all.

Elevated tees and greens, undulating generous fairways with subtle slopes, bunkers, water, and uphill and downhill holes offer a variety of challenges.

The green complexes are interesting, but not too difficult.

Accuracy rather than distance is the key to this layout.

2. The Golf Club At Equinox | Equinox

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  • Site Link
  • Location: Manchester, Vermont.
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 5,871 meters off the Tips and 4,645 meters off the Front.

PLAYER RATING

Overall Rating: 91.0
Fun Rating: 91.5
Shape Rating: 90.5

4 tee options available.

Signature Hole – The 387-meter par 4 13th is the signature hole.

It plays to a sloped fairway right from the tee.

The difficulty is the approach shot to the raised green.

Get the distance right or face a tough short steep uphill chip.

A great routing with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains from the elevated tees.

More a valley course than a mountain course that plays through trees and has plenty of sand bunkers.

Although short in distance, accuracy is the key to a good score and the driver is not required on many holes.

The slopes on the fairways present difficult lies and shot adjustments on approach shots.

3. Williston Golf Course | Williston

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  • Site Link
  • Location: Williston, Vermont.
  • Par: 69
  • Length: 5,165 meters off the Tips and 4,545 meters off the Front.

PLAYER RATING

Overall Rating: 90.3
Fun Rating: 91.5
Shape Rating: 89.1

3 tee options available.

Signature Hole – The short 308-meter par 4 3rd is the signature hole.

Accuracy off the tee is the key.

Plays to a  narrow fairway that doglegs to the right closer to the green.

A large pond guards the front of the green and a road features behind the green.

It’s all about distance control!

An old-style-parkland layout with terrific vistas of the Green Mountains and Camel’s Hump.

A local’s favorite track, it is short by modern standards but should not be underestimated for the challenge.

Fairly generous tree-lined fairways and undulations, with many sand bunkers strategically placed through the fairways and around the greens.

All skill levels will enjoy the course.

The course is famous for its signature double greens that test the putting skills.

4. Kwiniaska Golf Club | Kwiniaska

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  • Site Link
  • Location: Shelburne, Vermont.
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6,260 meters off the Tips and 5,302 meters off the Front.

PLAYER RATING

Overall Rating: 79.4
Fun Rating: 83.8
Shape Rating: 75.0

3 tee options available.

Signature Hole – The 112-meter par 3 13th is my choice of signature hole.

It is the 2nd shortest hole on the course, but accuracy and club selection are key.

The small green is protected by water on the left and a penalty area right.

Hit it straight or a big number can destroy the card.

Situated on a green ridge above the village of Shelburne, this 18-hole track will challenge all skill levels.

If you don’t like doglegs, then skip this course.

The layout is dominated by doglegs left and right and the shot-maker will score well here.

Water comes into play on several holes and the driver may not be in action all day.

Long par 3s add to the challenge, but the greens are relatively flat offering birdie opportunities for a good putter.

Final Thoughts

Many golfers play this game for the love and enjoyment of the challenge.  The scenery and majestic views are part of the golf experience and Vermont tracks will not disappoint.

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