It's a golf season that is all too short, but the courses of New England shine from early summer until the last leaves fall from the trees in this often idyllic part of the Eastern seaboard.
The top 20 golf courses in New England draw from the six states that traditionally make up the region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Courses must be 18-hole (or more), regulation-length layouts to be eligible.
This year's ranking was compiled using overall and subcategory ratings throughout 2015. Click on each course page to view detailed ratings and review information.
Top 20 golf courses in New England
West Dover, Vt.
Bretton Woods, N. H.
* Denotes 36-hole facility