Source: VT Golf Magazine | Issue: Summer 1992 | Author: Bob Labbance

Synopsis: This article is about Bob Labbance’s ideal eighteen hole course that draws from golf course all across Vermont. He goes into detail about why each hole has been drawn to this master list and what each hole encompasses.


    The 19 signatures offered up here represent some of my favorite golfing holes in northern New England. Obviously just as many, some of which may be your personal favorites, haven’t been included. Golfers down south will wonder why I didn’t use the par-5 second with the hidden bowl green at Bellows Falls, the snakelike downhill eighth at Brattleboro, the monument hole at Mt. Anthony, or any number of gems at the Equinox which is currently being remodeled.

    Players up north will claim I overlooked the great double-greened par 5 at Enosburg Falls, one of the wildflower-framed hilly encounters at Richford, the cross-the-water-twice seventh at Farm Resort, or the par 3 with the horseshoe-shaped green at West Bolton. Burlington area golfers will ream I forgot the outrageous downhill 15th at Rocky Ridge, the bite-off-as-much-as-you-can-chew 17th at Williston, or the longest par 4 in the state at Kwiniaska.

    Still others will cry about the absence of the 103-yard rocky fifth at Basin Harbor, the dangerous par-5 11th at Middlebury, the bi-level third at Windsor, or the nearly impossible cross-the-chasm par 4 at Lake Morey, whatever its number is this season.

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