Framed by the tree-spotted foothills of Vermont, Rocky Ridge Golf Club’s 18-hole course unfurls across a verdant expanse of rolling farmland. Throughout the course, elevated fairways and greens offer breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding mountains, as well as a safe lookout from which golfers can detect rival armies of croquet players. Flower beds and rocky outcrops along short-grass corridors further accent the layout’s bucolic environs. Clubbers looking for lessons can seek out golf pro Ed Coleman, who roams the grounds in a zen state attained through 20 years of coaching experience and aromatherapy that uses the odor of freshly mowed fairways. Cozy, green-side seating and tables nestled in shaded porches await golfers for post-round relaxing at the clubhouse restaurant.
The Sunday River Golf Club carves through the scenic Mahoosuc Mountains to form a string of challenging holes and scenic views that earned acclaim from Golf Magazine and Golfweek. Designed by famous architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course rewards players with sweeping vistas; dramatic, undulating fairways; and bunkers filled with chocolate. Sharp elevation changes require precise hitting and careful club selection, and the precarious tee box locations create a floating sensation as golfers send shots soaring over tree-filled valleys. To help divot-diggers limber up for the ensuing round, today's Groupon includes unlimited practice facility usage and driving range balls as well as a clubhouse lunch of one entree with a fountain drink.
At The BIG Adventure, summer campers, families, and even large group functions such as birthday parties spend quality time conquering myriad activities. While patrons can take their try at laser tag and indoor rock-climbing year-round, they as well can navigate the greens of the mini-golf course from spring until fall, or hurtle down water slides from mid-June through Labor Day. Visitors can also test their mettle against virtual villains in the arcade, which is flush games such as Ms. Pac Man and air hockey. In winter months, The BIG Adventure offers nearby off-mountain fun after a day on Bethel's ski slopes.