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New England Golf Courses

We may not have the weather to play year-round but we do boast some of the most scenic golf courses in the country. Once the snow thaws, the weather warms, and the sun starts shining, New Englanders throw on their collard shirts and visors and hit the green.

A lot of golf gets packed into a short amount of time. We don't have a very long golf season so as soon as the greens start to open, it's time to tee off. Golf courses around New England have already started to open their doors and those who haven't will be welcoming members back during this very month of May.

Whether you're from New England or you're one of our many tourists for the spring and summer season, there are hundreds of public golf courses to choose from suitable for all levels of experience. Many of these courses have been rated as Top 100 Public Courses in the country by Golf Digest and many other awards donned by leading golf publications. For their challenging yet comfortable courses, top-rated facilities, stay-and-play packages in coastal cities, and most of all, their spectacular views right on the ocean and through the mountains.

It doesn't need to be a long golf season to be a good one. You can fill your weekends with these top-rated courses to get the most out of your spring and summer on the green. If weather permits and the sun stays out long enough, you may even get one heck of a leaf-peeping season at the start of fall.

These are some of the most scenic, beautiful golf courses in New England:

Picturesque Pars: 15 of The Most Scenic Golf Courses in New England