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The Country Club of Vermont opened for play in 1998. The course was designed and built by Graham Cooke & Associates, Inc. (GCA) of Montreal and Vancouver, Canada and Turin, Italy. Architect Graham Cooke calls the location "enormously powerful" and took an active role in developing the course. With lovely views in all directions, it truly is a remarkable setting for a remarkably executed course.

GCA constructs new courses worldwide and has redesigned high profile clubs including the Royal Montreal Golf Club, site of the 1975, 1980 and 1997 Canadian Opens and the 2007 President's Cup.

Golfers and non-golfers alike have described the site as a magnificent setting for a golf course. The course evolved from a 225-acre parcel of open and wooded land that was part of a larger 415-acre plot. The remaining 165 acres are deeded to Vermont Land Trust to remain undeveloped in perpetuity. There is no residential traffic through the course.

        All participants except Juniors must have a USGA handicap of 17.4 or less, Junior players must have a 19.0 hdcp or less.  Each state shall be granted a maximum of 18 positions to be filled by the lowest handicap entries (determined by revision date 6-1-2016.

     Participant must be a member of one of the New England Women’s Golf Member Associations as defined by each states association.

     A Member Association may invite non-members within their state to participate with the following restrictions:

  • Participants – non-members to the association must be a resident in the state for which they will play and must have a handicap index that meets the entry requirements.
  • Each Member Association will determine the number of non-member applications that will be accepted and their selection