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- $79 for an 18-hole round of golf for two, including cart rental (up to a $160 value)
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Killington Golf Course
It took eons for Killington Golf Course’s landscape to form. The lush Green Mountains inched up to more than 4,000 feet above sea level, and years of snow melt carved the Roaring Brook along their slopes. Then came course architect Geoffrey Cornish. He saw the land and decided to take full advantage of its elevation shifts and water obstacles, spreading Killington Golf Course 6,186 yards through grass and trees while keeping an average elevation of 2,000 feet.
Today, this topsy-turvy terrain is a draw for golfers of all skill levels. Downhill and uphill targets lend variety and balance between holes while making it critical for players to select the right clubs and ensure their opponents don’t sabotage their cart’s brakes. Then there’s the water. Roaring Brook comes into play on eight holes, including the par-five 11th, where its position makes any attempt to reach the green in two a daring one. A pond at the 18th hugs the inside of the fairway as it bends to the left, presenting one final challenge before heading back to the clubhouse.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 6,186 yards from the back tees
- Four tee options
The resort at Pico Mountain has come a long way since it opened on Thanksgiving morning in 1937. It was a blustery day, and skiers held tight to a 1,200-foot towrope powered by a Hudson motorcar engine as they rose up the mountainside and tried to get reception on their rotary-dial phones. Today, the mountain is striped with 57 trails and seven lifts, including two high-speed detachable quads. Gentle learning terrain beckons newbies, smooth cruisers give intermediate skiers an easy ride, classically narrow New England steeps entice beginning and intermediate skiers, and a double-black-diamond trail challenges advanced athletes. Snowboarders and freestyle skiers interested in tricks can use the jumps, boxes, and rails in the Triple Slope terrain park, and the Snow Sports School sharpens the skills of first-timers and seasoned pros alike.
Although the resort has advanced in size and technology, it maintains a personalized, small-mountain charm. The trails all converge at one convenient central base area whose lodge boasts a sports center with a heated pool and a sauna. Guests can grab a beer and a burger or slice of pizza beside the crackling stone fireplace at the Last Run Lounge before retiring to their hotel room or condo.