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Six Great Central Vermont Stay and Play Golf Packages

By Linda CassellaJun. 26, 2015

We are continuing on our quest to share with you the best golf packages in Vermont.  Here in the central part of the state there are many places to choose from.

Basin Harbor Club

holeThe Basin Harbor Club is located in Vergennes with beautiful views of Lake Champlain.  Come and experience Lake Champlain golf at its finest.  Designed by world known architect Geoffrey Cornish, this 18 hole golf course at Basin Harbor is a delight for any golfer to play.  With over 6,500 yards of rolling terrain, well placed bunkers and contoured fairways, this makes Basin Harbor Club a must play. The Basin Harbor Club was the first golf course in Vermont to become a sanctioned Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course, dedicating to preserving natural resources and enhancing wildlife habitats.  Want to come by boat or plane?  The Basin Harbor Club has a one mile long landing strip and if you are coming by boat you can dock your boat at the harbor. Your Stay and Play Package includes: Unlimited golf and cart daily, Breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

When you are done with golfing relax at their spa or take out a kayak or boat along the beautiful Lake Champlain.

After a long day of golfing you are sure to be hungry.  Enjoy a five basincourse dinner at The Main Dining Room while enjoying the breathtaking views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Basin Harbor uses local food products to enrich your farm to table experience.  Executive Chef, Christian Kruse inspires his culinary team to make the most of the wonderful local food available in order to make your dining experience truly unforgettable.  Call (802) 475-2311 or visit Basin Harbor Club for more details.

Birch Ridge Inn

birchThe Birch Ridge Inn in Killington, VT is located between Rutland and Woodstock and has 10 decorated rooms with fireplaces and whirlpools for two.  The Inn offers golf packages for both the Green Mountain National and Killington Resort golf courses.  You build your own package with their on line Golf Package Calculator.  You select a room, enter your arrival date and how many days you want to stay.  You enter the number of tee times you want to play, where you want to play and then calculate your package.  call 802-435-8566 or visit Birch Ridge Inn for more details.

The first choice for your package is:

Green3The Green Mountain Golf Course has been ranked the #1 public golf course in Vermont and is one of the finest courses in the northeast.   Carved out of the Green Mountains the golf course offers gently sloping fairways, changes in elevation and overall natural beauty.  Their unique and challenging design offers a private golf experience that will challenge players of all abilities.

Want to golf at Killington?

killingtonKillington Golf Course is open to the public and is a 6,186-yard, par 72 Championship Golf Course.  Their beautiful terrain and breathtaking vistas sets the scene for a beautiful day of golf. They have a practice facility that includes a 12,000 square foot putting green and a practice bunker.

When you get back from your day of golfing and you don't feel like going out for dinner, relax at Birch Ridges restaurant which features a fusion of American and Continental styles.

Next in line we have the:

The Inn at Long Trail longtrail

The Inn at Long Trail is your classic Bed and Breakfast that has played host to skiers, hikers and anyone who loves the mountains since 1938. Located on Route for they are conveniently located to both the Green Mountain Golf Course and the Killington Golf Course.  Their Stay and Play Package includes a 10% discount on both your lodging and one round of golf at either The Green Mountain National Golf Course or The Killington Golf Course.  As always breakfast is also included.  Call (800) 325-2540 or visit the Inn at Long Trail for more details.

When you get back kick back and enjoy a Ginness draft at McGrath's Irish Pub and enjoy a bite to eat from their pub menu. Maybe even play a game of darts from one of their three real dart boards.

North Star Lodge and Resort

northstarNorth Star Lodge and Resort has been a landmark in Killington for over 30 years.  Nestled in the rolling hills of the Green Mountains they are located at the beginning of the access road and they are close to many of Vermont's outdoor adventures. When you call to make your reservation for their Stay and Play package just let them know when you will be arriving and whether your want to golf at Green Mountain National or Killington Golf Course.  They will call the golf course and make reservations for you and your discounted voucher will be waiting for you when you arrive.

redcloverIf are not tired and feel like going out for the evening there are many restaurants  to choose from in the Killington area.   Why not try The Red Clover Inn & Restaurant.  It is considered to be one of Killington's most acclaimed restaurants and they were just voted 2015 Restaurateurs of the Year at the Vermont Travel Industry Conference.  Call 802-422-4040 or visit North Star Lodge and Resort for more details.

moreyLake Morey Resort

Situated along the Connecticut River and surrounded  by the beautiful Vermont mountains, Lake Morey Resort is the perfect vacation spot for anytime of year. With more than half of the rooms overlooking the lake, this is the perfect spot for your golf vacation.  Lake Morey's Stay and Play Package includes overnight lodging, 4-course dinner, full Vermont country breakfast, complimentary greens fees, and use of the Resort’s standard seasonal amenities. Stay 3 nights and the 4th night is free.  Call the resort for more details.

moreyclubWhile you are golfing you will be taken in by the crystal clear water of the lake along with the fresh air and the beautiful Vermont Green Mountains. The golf course at Lake Morey offers you a par 70, 6024 yard course, featuring sand traps, water hazards, and well-guarded greens .  The full service 18 round course has been home to the Vermont Open for over 50 years.

After your day of golf enjoy many of the amenities the resort has to offer.  Relax in the water spa, take in a movie, or get some sun on the private beach.  These are just a few of the things you can enjoy on your vacation.

dinner

Enjoy a relaxing dinner in the dining room while enjoying the beautiful views of the lake just a few feet away. The menu includes a creative crafted American cuisine by their very talented chef, who uses the freshest of ingredients.  After dinner go the Steamboat Lounge on the 2nd floor for some of Vermont's finest entertainment. Do some dancing or just relax at one of the cozy, candlelit tables.

Whatever you do, you will not be disappointed with your stay at Lake Morey Resort.  Call (802) 333-4311 or visit Lake Morey Resort for more details.

Okemo Mountain Resort

okemoOkemo Mountain Resort is conveniently located in Ludlow, VT. This family operated resort, four season resort has something for everyone.  They have eight different lodging options to choose from which all include vacation packages. Your stay and play package includes your choice of playing at Okemo Valley Golf Club or the Tater Hill Golf Club.  You receive discounted green fees the entire time of your stay and access to the Spring House Pool and Fitness Center.  You have your choice of lodging options so go on line when you are ready to book your package.

Okemo Valley Golf Club

valleyLocated on the Okemo Mountain Resort, Okemo Valley Golf Club was voted by Golfweek Magazine as the #2 golf course you can play on in Vermont in 2015. The course opened in 2000 and was designed by Steve Durkee. Enjoy the green mountain views as you are playing on the their 70 par, 6400 yard, 18 hole championship course. The one of a kind fairways are filled with with dips, ripples, rolls and hollows, allowing for some refreshing mountain breezes.

Tater Hill Golf Club

taterYour other package option includes the Tater Hill Golf Club located in Chester, VT. This 71 par,18 hole regulation course opened in 1967 and was designed by Jordon & Associates. There is a large practice putting green as well as a 150-yard driving range with  a practice bunker and target greens. Enjoy birch-lined fairways, stone walls, scenic mountain vistas and breathtaking flower gardens as you are playing on the 6,380 yard course. After your game of golf enjoy lunch or a cool drink at The Club House Restaurant overlooking the southern Green Mountains.

After your long day of golf you are bound to be hungry.  The colemanColeman Brook Tavern right on Okemo Mountain Resort is the perfect choice. The impressive menu is a mix of traditional and modern cuisine cooked perfectly by Chef Scott Emerson.  Enjoy a glass of wine with your dinner. Their award winning wine list features over 800 selections and 7,000 bottles. Wine Spectator's Magazine awarded Coleman Brook Tavern The Best Award of Excellence, one of only 800 restaurants worldwide.

bungeeIf you are bringing your family along and they are looking for something to do, have them check out the resorts Adventure Zone.  They can take a ride on the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster or go flipping on a bungee trampoline.  They can also venture out and see what the town of Ludlow has to offer.  Call 802-228-4041 or visit Okemo Mountain Resort for more details

Whatever course you choose this is the perfect spot for your golfing vacation.

This wraps it up for our Stay and Play Golf Packages in Central Vermont.  What is your favorite golfing destination in Vermont?

By Linda CassellaJun. 26, 2015
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