Hermitage Golf Club
The Hermitage Golf Club prides itself on our classic and well manicured par 72 layout. Acclaimed architect Desmond Muirhead designed the facility in 1972, giving golfers a dramatic experience of natural rolling terrain where expansive views of the Green Mountains are revealed on nearly every hole. The course is completely natural and is routed through many indigenous areas spanning the property.
Apart from the breathtaking scenery lies target landing areas, strategic bunkering and small undulating greens that characterize the challenges of this hidden gem. New England weather conditions are always present, and the varying elements of the course create a new experience every time you play.
Weekdays – 7:30am-6:00pm
First Tee Time 8:00 AM
Weekends – 7:00am-6:00pm
First Tee Time 7:30 AM
Desmond Muirhead design, Haystack Mountain view, certified PGA professional instructors
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Take advantage of some of the best golf deals in Vermont:
|Monday – Wednesday||Golf Special (excluding holidays)||$35|
|Monday – Thursday*||9-Hole Adult+Junior Special (*after 4pm)||$15|
|Friday*||9-Hole two-for-one (*after 3pm)||$35|
|Thursday – Friday||9 Hole||$35|
|Thursday – Friday||18 Hole||$58|
|Thursday – Friday||Senior & Junior Rate||$45|
|Weekday||Twilight (after 3pm)||$42;|
(All 18 Hole and 9 Hole rates include golf cart & tax)
We are dedicated to delivering the best experience and creating a supportive learning environment. The use of cutting edge technologies, effective training aids and individualized practice plans will efficiently turn weaknesses to strengths. These factors coupled with our passion for the game of golf drives us every day to have each student succeed in hitting consistent quality golf shots and find renewed joy on the golf course.
David Jankowski, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional
Dave joins us this season from the Stowe Mountain Club where he has spent the last 3 seasons as the First Assistant Golf Professional. Dave grew up in Long Island, NY and has worked at such facilities as the Concession Golf Club, FL and Jay Peak Golf Course, VT. Dave is an accomplished golfer with multiple tournament victories within the NEPGA and was recently a qualifier for the 2016 PGA Professional National Championship, which is the highest level of competitive golf a club professional can compete. He has also won the 2014 VTPGA Player of the Year and VTPGA Match Play Championship in 2015. Dave looks forward to coordinating and enhancing a lot of the player development programming as well as providing private instruction to the entire Hermitage Club membership. Dave brings with him a wealth of instructional knowledge and believes that game improvement is based on a long term plan that focuses on short term goal setting and concentrated practice sessions to best elevate the students true potential.
Mark Aebli, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional
Mark returns to us for his seventh season at The Hermitage Golf Club. He grew up in Central Texas and started playing the game of golf at the age of 13 under the supervision of legendary instructor Harvey Penick at Austin Country Club. Mark is a graduate of UT Austin with a degree in American History. Mark’s playing career has spanned the globe including victories at The Philippine Open, Hong Kong Open, Republic of China Open and Chile Open. These tournament victories are impressive given the fact that the names of Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Carlos Franco and Angel Cabrera were all in the final pairings on Sunday with him. Mark’s true passion since coming on property has been his ability to properly communicate with his students to have them achieve their personal golf goals. Mark has been recognized by Golf Digest as Vermont’s best teacher in 2004 and 2011.
Stay & Play Deal
Located throughout Dover and Wilmington, our renovated inns exude luxury, yet retain the charming rusticity of a Vermont getaway. Plus, with our “Stay & Play” package you can enjoy the splendor and scenery of our Desmond Muirhead-designed layout.
• A one night stay for two (20% off room rates).
• Green fees for one round of golf (18 holes for 2) with Cart.
TrackMan 4™ Indoor Golf
TrackMan is a small piece of equipment that can help create huge improvements for players. The latest evolution of the product, TrackMan 4, features a dual-radar technology representing a significant milestone in the evolution of golf instruction, coaching, fitting and entertainment.
One radar system tracks everything the club does before, during and after impact, such as club path, face angle, swing direction and spin loft. The second system tracks the full flight of the ball, illustrating launch angle, spin rate and curvature.
“We are very fortunate to have a device like this on property and be able to impart to our students the data that TrackMan provides,” Drew Anderson, Head Golf Professional said. “TrackMan is currently being used by some of the top professionals in our sport, including Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. What better way to lower your scores than have the same access to what the best players in the world are currently using?”
Available January 6 through April 7
Thursday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm.
Rent Trackman: $60 for 1 hour usage.
Private Lesson: $80 for 45 minute lesson.
Usage and lesson reservations may be made 48 hours in advance by emailing [email protected]
Hermitage Golf Club
The Hermitage Golf Club provides the golfer with a truly unique and memorable experience, where each of the 18 holes provides its own individual characteristics and charm to the golfing experience. Please see a full 18 hole description of this Desmond Muirhead designed layout below.
The straight-away opening hole par-4 plays much harder than it looks due to the out of bounds on the left and trees on the right. The smart play is a fairway wood or hybrid off the tee, leaving a short to mid-iron into the green.
The number one handicap hole on the course is a straight-away par-4 with trouble on the left and right that places a premium on accuracy off the tee. Manage your game smartly off the tee and you will set yourself up for success. Walk away with par here and you’ll be gaining a stroke on the field.
A wide dogleg left par-5 lets you be able to hit your driver but don’t get greedy by cutting the left corner too much, as you’ll bring out of bounds into play. A true birdie opportunity for the longer hitter but a premium lay up shot and approach shot into a heavy guarded green for the average golfer.
The first par-3 of the front nine will require a long iron for most players to reach this uphill large green complex. A well positioned tee shot under the hole is rewarded with an uphill putt that is situated on a severely back-to-front sloped green.
A nice gradual downhill par-4 with the Green Mountains in the background will play less than driver for most golfers as trees may come into play with an errant tee shot. A receptive green will move the ball right-to-left, making the approach shot not as simple as it may seem from the fairway.
A short, uphill par-4 that may be one of the most challenging holes on the course. A well placed tee shot will leave you with a short wedge shot into a green that slopes dramatically from back to front. Leave yourself an uphill putt to secure yourself a 2 putt par.
This par-3, has a water hazard that runs the entire left side of the hole and comes into play more than it appears due to the natural slope of the land. Play to the right side of the green and watch your ball nestle up next to the hole on a middle pin position.
The last par-5 on the front nine is a dogleg right off the tee ground. The second shot will require to think about either going for the green in two or placing your second shot to your favorite approach wedge, bearing in mind hazards are situated on the left and right of the rough line. The players who risk going for the green in two and are successful will be rewarded with a good chance for a birdie, but those that hit an errant shot will be looking at bogey.
A straight-away, uphill par-4 that brings you back to the clubhouse. Favor the left off the tee, as the fairway slopes from left to right. Once you get to the green, you can finally relax on one of the course’s flattest greens.
|Red||354 (Par 5)|
A average length uphill par-4 awaits you at the 10th. Trees on the left and condos on the right make the hole appear narrower than it seems. On your approach be sure to take enough club as the green rests on one of the highest elevation points on the entire property.
This downhill par-5 might be one of the most picturesque holes in Deerfield Valley. The severely sloping fairway has a generous landing area which will entice longer hitters to go for it in two. The second shot is framed with carefully positioned bunkers and a large green to match incoming approach shots.
A tough driving hole requiring an accurate tee shot will be needed to navigate out of bounds on the left and trees on the right. Once safely on the fairway, you are rewarded with a simple shot into the green. Just choose the right approach shot, as the green is much deeper in length than appears from the fairway.
A simple par-3 that tempts you to go for the pin, but be weary of the bunker on the right and two trees that guard the left side of the green.
This dramatic and demanding par-5 leaves little room for mistakes. The hole is framed by a large water hazard that runs along most of the entire left side and woods on the right. The second shot requires the most attention to the golfer as they have to navigate a narrow landing area. Position safely away from the water hazard on your second shot and you are faced with a manageable approach shot to the green.
A slight dogleg left par-4 with a little room off the tee. Pay attention to the hole location on this two-tiered green as it will provide you a birdie opportunity from below the hole.
The par-3 16th showcases the beauty that is Haystack Mountain. However don’t be mislead by its beauty as swirling winds off the mountain make club selection hard at times.
A nice gradual uphill par-4 with some room off the tee sets up for a demanding approach shot. The green is elevated with well positioned bunkers up front and a green complex that requires you to hit the correct two-tiered level. Hit a good approach on the right level of this green and you might be rewarded with birdie.
A demanding straight-away uphill finishing hole requires the golfers best tee shot of the day, as it needs to be long and accurate to reach this long par-4 in two. Once positioned in the fairway the approach is very generous to the golfer as the green has a wide closely mown area fronting the green. Once on the putting surface birdie becomes a reality to finish a great day of golf at The Hermitage Golf Club.
|Red||401 (Par 5)|