Finding the best golf
resort vacations in New England
New England has more hotels with
golf courses than you would expect. From the New England ocean
to the New England mountains, there are hotel golf vacation packages
for every preference. Many of these hotels feature myriad other
amenities like spas, pools, fine restaurants, and in some cases,
picture- perfect New England locations (like the Ocean
Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, MA). Some like the
Colonial Hotel and Golf Club in Wakefield, MA, offer convenience
with a resort-like setting within a half hour to Boston. This
attractive landmark resort off Route 128, north of Boston, has
been around, seemingly, forever, and is a household name to golf
enthusiasts in the Boston area. If you're about to be married
and are both golf enthusiasts, the Sheraton Colonial is a beautiful
place to have a wedding reception...and then play lots of golf.
The food is great here, too. I have been to a few business receptions
and the dinners I've had are far beyond the standard function
room food quality.
So, whether it's the Berkshires,
Cape Cod, the Boston area or the beautiful mountain settings
of New Hampshire and Vermont, the chance to play golf from virtually
your hotel room makes for a "hole in one" caliber vacation.
As one of our golf colleagues says, "This is a growing type
of business. I couldn't imagine a better vacation than staying
at a hotel that has a golf course. It's awesome!" EH,
New England golf resorts
in the news
KILLINGTON'S 6,168-YARD GOLF
RESORT OFFERS CHALLENGE, PICTURESQUE MOUNTAIN TERRAIN
Killington Region features
fifteen courses and 270 holes of golf within an hours drive
KILLINGTON, Vt. Regardless
of skill level or handicap, the breathtaking panoramas, gentle
mountain breezes and all 18 holes of the Killington Golf Resort
combine to offer a refreshing round for any golfer. The championship
course is open through peak foliage season during October.
Renowned golf course architect
Geoffrey Cornish developed Killington's 18 holes to test players
of all abilities. The mountainous terrain of the par-72 course
challenges even the most polished of players, while allowing
novices to enjoy a unique course in a beautiful alpine setting.
Indeed, the cool summer breezes at 2,000-foot altitude produce
optimal playing temperatures and ensure a spectacular round that
demands a return.
Killington's 6,168-yard course
features generous greens, tree-lined fairways and the Roaring
Brook that comes into play on eight holes. Additionally, three
more holes feature water hazards, while challenging bunkers surround
15 of the 18 greens. Three par-5s are showcased on the front
nine, including the 510-yard 2nd hole, the longest on the course.
The golf training facility at
Killington is available to fine tune every aspect of the game,
featuring a 12,000-square-foot practice putting green, 14-station
driving range, pitching and chipping areas and practice sand
In addition, the Killington Region
features 15 courses within an hours drive, offering golfers the
option of playing at a different golf course every day, including
Green Mountain National Golf Course, Proctor-Pittsford Country
Club and the Rutland Country Club. Rating/slope: Blue 70.6/126;
White 69.6/123; Yellow NR/NR; Red 71.2/123.
The Mountain Golf School at
The Mountain Golf School at Killington is carefully structured
to build each facet of one's game, from basic form to game strategy.
Golfers of all levels will spend each morning in a small group
receiving one-on-one attention from a pro. After a detailed swing
analysis, students will develop their skills in such areas as
bunker play, full swing, putting, chipping, and pitching. In
the afternoon, golfers can play the course with their pro.
The Mountain Golf School at Killington
offers two-day weekend or three-day weekday packages that include
lodging, instruction each day, daily greens fee, cart rental,
unlimited use of the practice facilities, roving on-course Pro
assistance for two hours after each class and lunch daily. Golf
School Packages start at $171 per person per night, plus tax
and gratuity. Private lessons are available at an additional
cost. New for the 2007 season is a half-day (three-hour) golf
school for just $99. Reservations are required and time may be
booked for mornings or afternoons.
Killington Mountain Golf Getaways
Enjoy the stunning beauty of Vermont's Green Mountains and more
than 270 holes of scenic and challenging golf within an hour
drive of Killington Resort with a Killington Mountain Golf Getaway
package starting at just $84 per person, per night, plus tax
and gratuity. Book online at www.killington.com
or call 800-621-MTNS.
Groups Rates and Tournaments
Killington Golf Resort welcomes groups large and small and offers
groups of 12 or more a 15-percent savings on golf packages. Our
staff can also arrange for trip planning, including transportation
and meals. Additionally, Killington offers "Build Your Own
Tournament" for groups as a chance to play together under
a number of different formats including skins and match play,
or have a shotgun start followed by a gourmet lunch.
Meetings and Conferences
The Killington Grand Resort Hotel
and Conference Center, which features more than 40,000 square-feet
of meeting space resort-wide and professional conference and
meeting planners, is located just 200 yards from the first tee
of our 18-hole championship Killington Golf Course.
Break out of the city and rejuvenate
your team with a summer or fall conference at the Killington
Grand Resort Hotel, winner of the 2002 Pinnacle Award presented
by Successful Meetings Magazine. We offer a peaceful and productive
setting that will reward and motivate your team with cool mountain
breezes and breathtaking views to stimulate new ideas while re-focusing
your team for the coming year.
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vacation resorts in New England. Please feel free to e-mail
us with anything about hotel golf vacation resorts!
New England hotels
with golf courses
Sheraton Colonial Hotel and Golf Club,
Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort,
Killington Grand Resort Hotel, Killington,
The Equinox Resort, Manchester VT
The Mount Washington Hotel and Resort,
Bretton Woods, NH
Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club, Lenox,
Wequassett Inn Resort and Golf Club,
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, Brewster,