Source: VT Golf Magazine | Issue: Summer 2006 | Author: James Pentland

Synopsis: This article talks about Lake St. Catherine country club and West Bolton club and specifically speaks to the beauty and quality of these courses.


    For a Vermont course, Lake St. Catherine has an unusually wide-open feel, and it doesn’t get much more open than the view from the 15th green and the 16th tee, surely one of the finest of any course in the region. From that vantage point, you might like to linger over the eagle’s-eye view of the remaining holes to play and most of the rest, merging into tree-clad slopes that fade away into the horizon. 

    Especially because by that point you’ve braced the daunting, slanting hillside fairways of the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes, especially the latter, where even a slightly wayward tee shot will leave you either buried on the steeply wooded slope to the right, or bounding toward the wetland that forms a natural barrier below.

    Then, having rashly decided to walk rather than take a cart, you’ve puffed your way up a 500-foot climb from the 13th tee to the 16th tee (much of the climbing between holes), along the way taking in the treacherous par-three 14th-125 yards from the back tees along a narrow shoulder- to reach the glorious summit. So, never mind that twosome with a cart on your tail- take a moment. You’ve earned it.

Link to souce: 76-79