It’s not the first place I think of for golf, but it should not be the last.
Just returned from a week in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Gorgeous country in the fall. Leaves on the trees are just turning those brilliant shades of orange and “fire” red, and the leaf peepers are beginning to clog the roadways. I used their online booking system and reserved a tee time at Stowe Country Club for what the weather gods predicted would be a sunny afternoon.
Golf at Stowe is casual and friendly. I stopped by the clubhouse a day or two early to practice my putting and hit a few balls at the driving range. The staff could not have been more helpful. Stowe CC boasts of a Golf Academy with opportunities for private and group instruction. They offer a lodging package with the nearby Stowe Mountain Lodge. If you are looking for a golf destination with the opportunity for instruction, this might be the one for you. I spent a few hours on their putting/chipping greens!
The course is hilly as you might expect, but not impossibly so. You might love to walk the course, but I recommend using a cart for your first round of golf. And bring lots of water along. (No sense collapsing – especially on a hot day!)
My tee time was mid afternoon so I expected I might be playing alone — a good chance to practice with two balls! But was joined at the last minute by three players, all from Cape Cod! We had a great afternoon. Guys against Gals! And the Gals won! (The Guys had to give us strokes!) and we made the most of it. I sunk two forty foot putts! using my latest putting technique: Aim Point Express – it really works if you work it. (You can read about it on a previous post.) It was a great afternoon and a wonderful course.
If you are looking for golf in New England, Stowe Country Club is worth the trip.