Source: VT Golf Magazine | Issue: Summer 2007 | Author: Tom Bedell

Synopsis: This article talks about some of the first golf clubs in Vermont. It specifically talks about how they have been constructed and what they are doing today.


In January of 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game. In May, Chalres Lindbergy made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. In September, Babe Ruth hit his record 60th homer. In october The Jazz Singer opened- the first sound movie. If nothing else had happened, 1927 would have been a very good year.    

But it was also the year of the first Ryder Cup, at the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts, the U.S. team beating Great Britain. Tommy Armour won the 31st U.S. Open (at Oakmont, this year’s venue). Bobby Jones won the  62nd British Open, and Walter Hagen won the 10th PGA Championship. (The Masters would not begin play until 1934).

And in the green hills of Vermont, six golf courses came into existence: Basin Harbor Club, Gleneagles at the Equinox, Northfield Country Club, Williston Golf Club, Bradford Golf Club, and the Ralph Myhre Golf Course (sort of).