Those who live or vacation in New England love the area for its four distinct and unique seasons. But golf lovers look forward to this time of year when golf courses open in New England. New England golf courses are special, as they are only available for the warmer months of the year, but maintain the quality and playability of any other warm-weather golf destination. Not to mention, there’s nothing like the anticipation and excitement of the beginning of golf season.
With so many great golf courses throughout New England, where do you start? These are some of the best golf courses in New England known for their pristine playing conditions, stunning views, and added golf course amenities.
Golf Advisors has called The Cape Club not only one of the best public courses on the Cape, but in all of New England. The layout of this course is relaxed and very playable, while still offering challenges for all levels of players. The Cape Club features 18 holes with recently updated and expanded features including new tee boxes, widened and reshaped fairways, new water features, and new cart paths.
The Cape Club clubhouse features the Cape Grille Steak & Seafood restaurant for a wonderful casual fine dining experience. There is also a practice facility located next to the clubhouse. The facility offers distance-tracking technology and putting greens to perfect your game.
Beachside Village in Falmouth is less than 15 minutes from The Cape Club, and located right on the shores of the Atlantic. Enjoy a laid-back beach retreat in between rounds of golf with cozy accommodations, a heated outdoor pool, yard games, and a BBQ area with picnic tables.
Head up to the mountains of New Hampshire for a picturesque golf experience like no other at the Mount Washington Course located on the grounds of the Omni Mount Washington Resort. Play challenging, well-groomed fairways with breathtaking 360 degree views of forested mountains. The course offers open views for clear play and the minimal hazards make it fun for all levels.
The 18-hole, par 72 course was designed by legendary Scottish Architect Donald Ross. Guests will also enjoy access to a practice area and driving range to warm up on before playing. Mount Washington Course has been voted multiple times by Golfweek as the “Best Course You Can Play in New Hampshire.”
Attitash Mountain Village is only thirty minutes from Mount Washington Course and provides a scenic mountain escape. Homey accommodations feature full kitchens, spa tubs, gas fireplaces, and gorgeous mountain views. While here during golf season you can enjoy the outdoor pools and hot tubs, tennis courts, hiking trails, and nearby kayaking.
Up on the coast of Maine is the stunningly scenic Samoset Golf Course. This beautiful course takes you along Rockport’s coastline, through the woods, and to one of the most famously challenging finishing holes in New England—the 520 yard, par-five 18th hole. This 18-hole championship golf course features seven oceanside holes and 14 holes with ocean views.
This award-winning Maine golf course features contoured greens, bunkers, and an impressive seawall. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of the course, you can book a 45-minute narrated golf cart tour through the Samoset Pro Shop. Want to improve your game on your getaway? The Samoset Scoring Schools with help with their PGA certified instructors.
The Samoset Golf Course is conveniently located right on the grounds of the Samoset Resort, making it easy to participate in daily rounds of golf during your vacation. Condo-style suites offer private bedrooms, partial kitchens, and private balconies with ocean views. The Resort also boasts a full-service spa, multiple on-site restaurants, prime beach access, and a zero-entry pool.
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