Golfing in Vermont
Concierge.com's insider take:
Vermont is a duffer's dream, thanks to the 70-plus courses that dot its bright green valleys. For those staying in the Northeast Kingdom region, Jay Peak Resort hosts 18 holes ($99 on weekends) by course architect Graham Cooke (4850 Rte. 242, Jay; 802-327-2184; www.jaypeakresort.com). In the Burlington area, the Jack Nicklaus–designed Vermont National Country Club is private but welcomes guests of select city hotels, including the Sheraton Burlington and the Courtyard Marriott Burlington, for $120 each and reciprocal guests for $105 each (1227 Dorset St., South Burlington; 802-864-7770; www.vermontnational.com). Too steep? A former dairy farmer now milks golfers for only $32 a round at the pretty 18-hole Cedar Knoll Country Club (13020 Rte. 116, Hinesburg; 802-482-3186; www.cedarknollgolf.com). Farther south, guests at the Equinox hit the Golf Club at Equinox ($80 to $115 on weekends), now managed by Troon Golf; those staying at the Deerhill Inn can enjoy the Mount Snow Golf Club ($85 on weekends), designed by Geoffrey Cornish, just two miles away (Rte. 100, West Dover; 802-464-4254; www.mountsnow.com).