Top 20 courses in New England according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015

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

20. Rockland Golf Club

Rockland, Maine

19. Gilead Highlands at Blackledge Country Club

Hebron, Conn.

18. The Ralph Mhyre Golf Course

Middlebury, Vt.

17. Kings Way Course at The Club at Yarmouthport

Yarmouthport, Mass.

16. Mount Snow Golf Club

West Dover, Vt.

15. Wintonbury Hills Golf Course

Bloomfield, Conn.

14. Granite Links Golf Club At Quarry Hills

Quincy, Mass.

13. Raceway Golf Club

Thompson, Conn.

12. The Ranch Golf Club

Southwick, Mass.

11. Green Valley Country Club

Portsmouth, R.I.

10. Tunxis Plantation Country Club*

Farmington, Conn.

9. Omni Mount Washington Resort

Bretton Woods, N. H.

8. Cold Spring Country Club

Belchertown, Mass.

7. Crestview Country Club

Agawam, Mass.

6. Crumpin-Fox Club

Bernardston, Mass.

5. Ridgewood Country Club

Moultonborough, N.H.

4. Sunday River Golf Club

Newry, Maine

3. Red Tail Golf Club

Devens, Mass.

2. Woodstock Country Club

Woodstock, Vt.

1. Canterbury Woods Country Club

Canterbury, N.H.

* Denotes 36-hole facility

Feb 25, 2016

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Dukejf's avatar
Dukejf wrote at 2016-03-19 22:07:55+00:00:

Your kiddng right? Raceway is a dog track. No Brookline, no lake of isles, no couldn't pay me to play half this junk

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BrandonTuckerGA Staff wrote at 2016-03-21 15:16:10+00:00:

Red Tail is No. 3 on this list. Brookline & Lake of Isles are a little more exclusive and didn't receive the amount of reviews needed to qualify. Re: Raceway, one reviewer wrote "it gets better every year" so maybe give it a second look if you're ever in the neighborhood. 

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