13 Apr Fore! 4 Exceptional New England Golf Courses
With the exciting Masters weekend behind us and warm weather slowly starting to become the norm, a lot of people are anxious to dust off their clubs and hit the nearest golf course. Spring in New England means many golf courses are preparing to open for the season. If you are hoping to golf in New England this season, take a look at some of the best courses to play a round at!
Mount Washington Course – New Hampshire
If you are looking for golf with a view, you will be stunned by the picturesque Presidential Mountain Range backdrop as you play through this incredible 18-hole course. This golf course was featured in Golfweek Magazine’s Best Course You Can Play in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire from 2009-2013, making it one of the premier golf destinations in New England. Built in 1915 by Donald Ross, this par 72 course will celebrate its 100th birthday this season. The Mount Washington Course was recently restored by architect Brian Silva and reopened in 2008. Silva stuck to Ross’ original plans for the layout of the course, making the restoration a celebration of Ross’ classic flair. Golfers find this course pleasantly challenging and delightfully scenic. Make sure you book an advanced tee time at this popular attraction.
Cape Neddick Country Club – Maine
Located in the quaint town of Ogunquit, Maine, golf enthusiasts will enjoy playing at this pristine course while vacationing by the beach. The course has an interesting history dating back to 1900. John Pickering owned an estate in Cape Neddick, where he put in three holes of golf as a way for family and friends of all ages to engage. The three holes shortly expanded to six, and then nine. By 1919, well-respected golf course architect, Donald Ross, directed plans to lay out a full 18-hole golf course. Nowadays, this course keeps up the old traditions and friendly atmosphere—just as Pickering intended it. This semi-private course also has a pub and grill that offers delicious food, large televisions, and great views of the 18th fairway.
Newport National Golf Club – Rhode Island
Newport is a very desirable summer destination, with even more desirable golfing options. While out on your Newport getaway, you have to visit Newport’s must-play public course, Newport National. This is a great 18-hole course for seasoned, amateur, and first time golfers alike. The course offers its own individual challenges for veteran players, while first time players can relax as they play through the course. All will enjoy the scenery that surrounds the 7,244 yards of green seaside bent grass. Newport National has been voted the #1 golf course in Rhode Island year after year, so don’t pass through without getting in a round!
Quashnet Valley Country Club – Massachusetts
This gorgeous Cape Cod golf course boasts 330 acres and 6601 yards of green set in a very natural atmosphere along the Quashnet River. Visitors are offered a tranquil experience with ponds, stunning panoramic views, and well-groomed greens. This par 72 championship layout offers affordable rates, a top-notch golf shop, PGA professionals working right on staff, a driving range, putting green, and more. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and other refreshments can be found at the Valley Grille right on site. Relax with a cocktail after completing your round and enjoy lovely views of the course. Getting in a round of golf here will make your Massachusetts vacation unforgettable.
Play all these fine courses and many others when you visit New England this summer. Affordable lodging is available near these New England golf courses; check out all of our spectacular rental deals to find a great resort rental to pair with your great golf getaway.