The Green Mountain State of Vermont lies in the north east of the United States and it’s the only New England state to not have an Atlantic Ocean coastline. Located far enough north to share a border with Quebec in Canada, Vermont occupies an area of less than 10,000 square miles, with a population of around 600,000 people. Originally inhabited by the Abenaki and Iroquois native American tribes, the state was populated by French and British settlers prior to its admission to the Union in 1791.
Seven clubs founded the Vermont Golf Association in 1902 and nowadays it represents almost 11,000 golfers in 63 clubs dotted around the state. The Vermont State Women’s Golf Association provides a similar service for female golfers in 53 clubs.
A couple of courses constructed in the late 1990s have risen to near the top of the Vermont rankings and they are Gene Bates’s Green Mountain National in Killington and the Graham Cooke-designed Country Club of Vermont near Waterbury Center. Great though those two modern layouts are, many still think the two old neighbouring Walter Travis tracks at Ekwanok and Equinox in Manchester still exemplify the very best in Vermont golf course design.
Our Vermont Best In State Rankings were last updated in July 2016. Click the link to read the story.