Wequassett Inn Resort and Golf Club, Chatham, MA

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 Sheraton 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, VisitingNewEngland.com


New England golf resorts in the news



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 bunkers.

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 Killington
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.

Editor's note: VisitingNewEngland.com encourages professional and citizen journalists to tell us their travel experiences at hotel golf 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, Wakefield, MA

Mountain Green Ski & Golf Resort, Killington, VT

Killington Grand Resort Hotel, Killington, VT

The Equinox Resort, Manchester VT

The Mount Washington Hotel and Resort, Bretton Woods, NH

Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club, Lenox, MA

Wequassett Inn Resort and Golf Club, Chatham, MA

Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, Brewster, MA


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