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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.

One course constructed in the late 1990s has risen to near the top of the Vermont rankings and it's the Graham Cooke-designed Country Club of Vermont near Waterbury Center. Great though that modern layout is, most still think the old Walter Travis track at Ekwanok and the Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek classic at Rutland still exemplify the very best in Vermont golf course design.

Our Vermont Best In State Rankings were last updated in August 2018. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Vermont

Ekwanok

1st Vermont - Best in Area

The charming course at Ekwanok Country Club was designed by Walter Travis at the start of the last century and such was his golfing prowess at the time, he won the US Amateur Championship on three occasions...

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Description: The charming course at Ekwanok Country Club was designed by Walter Travis at the start of the last century and such was his golfing prowess at the time, he won the US Amateur Championship on three occasions... Rating: 4 out of 6

Country Club of Vermont

2nd Vermont - Best in Area

Graham Cooke designed the engaging layout at The Country Club of Vermont in 1998 with two contrasting loops – the front nine is played on open, rolling terrain with the back nine routed through dense woodland.

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Rutland

3rd Vermont - Best in Area

Established with a 9-hole layout at the beginning of the last century, Rutland Country Club had its course extended to a full 18 holes by Stiles & Van Kleek in 1927.

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Quechee (Highland)

4th Vermont - Best in Area

One of two Geoff Cornish-designed 18-hole layouts at The Quechee Club, the Highland course underwent a major restoration by Brian Silva in 2012 following damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

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Description: One of two Geoff Cornish-designed 18-hole layouts at The Quechee Club, the Highland course underwent a major restoration by Brian Silva in 2012 following damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Rating: 4 out of 6

Vermont National

5th Vermont - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout at Vermont National Country Club was the first Nicklaus Design course to open in New England when it debuted in 1998.

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Jay Peak

6th Vermont - Best in Area

Set within the dense woods of Northern Vermont, the Graham Cooke-designed course at the Jay Peak Resort is recognised as a top public facility in the Green Mountain state.

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Dorset Field

7th Vermont - Best in Area

Dorset Field Club had nine holes in play by 1886, though it took another decade before the club built its first clubhouse and implemented a constitution. The original layout was expanded to an 18-hole course in 1999.

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Okemo Valley

8th Vermont - Best in Area

Unveiled in 2000, the course at Okemo Valley Golf Club is a Steve Durkee design that lies on the other side of the main highway leading to the ski slopes at the Okemo Mountain Resort.

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Burlington Country Club

9th Vermont - Best in Area

Located next to the University of Vermont campus, the course at Burlington Country Club is a Donald Ross design that underwent a comprehensive restoration by Dr Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry in the late 1990s.

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Stowe Mountain

10th Vermont - Best in Area

Designed by Bob Cupp, the mountain fairways of the Stowe Mountain Club Golf Course are laid out in the foothills of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak.

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