Robert Trent Jones Senior fashioned the 18-hole layout at Sugarbush Resort Golf Club in the early 1960s, starting a trend that would lead to other New England ski resorts building courses to attract visitors during the summer months.
Have played the course over the years a few times and candidly the architecture is very user-friendly. Meant to give those looking for a golf connection a layout worthy of their time and money.
Architectural mavens seeking something more will need to look elsewhere as there are a few classic period courses in the Green Mountain State that have a good bit more design details to offer.
The resort is tied primarily to the ski side of things and the golf is a good it more than what is generally found in New England when skiing and golf are joined at the hip. But, it's more of taking care of an immediate golf itch than anything else.
M. James Ward