Golf is a game that demands patience, like watching a baby bird emerge from a cocoon. Test your cool with today's Groupon: for $38, you get 18 holes of golf (up to a $69 value), and a large bucket of range balls (a $7 value) at Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, Vermont (up to a $76 total value).
The par 71 Green Mountain National Golf Course, which is Vermont's best public course according to Golf Digest, challenges long and short gamers across 6,589 yards. Course architects Gene Bates and Steve Durkee designed the picturesque fairways for golfers eager to test their skills and patience. The surrounding mountains give golfers a sense of serenity as they shoot their way onto well-manicured greens. Gain a competitive edge prior to your round by shooting a large bucket of balls on Green Mountain National Golf Course's full-size driving range, demurely trimmed short-game space, or the bottom of one of the water hazards.
In addition to its pristine greens, the course boasts a full plate of amenities, including a breezy deck space overlooking the course at Gracie's Grille. The restaurant and bar serves fresh deli sandwiches, flaming burgers, and ice-cold beverages. Those looking for last-minute game gear may also peruse the pro shop, which rents clubs to travelers and less-frequent golfers.
Green Mountain National Golf Course
Sculpted through scenic mountainside terrain, Green Mountain National Golf Course spans 6,589 yards of arching fairways and multi-tiered greens. Engulfed by dense tree lines and rising mountain faces, the course's narrow fairways call for a cautious approach, and those boldly teeing off with a driver or 17th-century musket may end up hacking their second shot out of the woodsy rough. As golfers traverse the course, elevated tees, greens, and cresting fairways give way to panoramic views, letting golfers glimpse the contoured terrain and drink in ancient rock formations shaped by glaciers and the species of colossal paleontologists that ruled the continent prior to their extinction. A full-length driving range, short game practice area, and putting green fine tune players' club-wielding prowess, and a fully stocked pro shop offers up equipment and gear to help guests loop the links in style.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Length of 6,589 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.1 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 138 from the farthest tees
- Five tee options