About The Course

Brattleboro Country Club

About

Brattleboro Country Club

About the Course

Welcome to the Brattleboro Country Club, southern Vermont’s championship golf course, home of the 2022 Vermont Amateur Championship and the 2023 Vermont Senior Amateur Championship.

You’ll find public golf at its finest, a host of membership options, a warm and welcoming professional staff, extensive practice facilities, numerous junior programs and golf camps, and fine dining at Bella Notte Restaurant.

Check the “Golf” page menu for details on memberships, lessons, tournaments and events, and remember that Juniors 12 and under play free with a paying adult at nonpeak times!

The course opened for play on July 1, 1914, a nine-hole design by Tom McNamara, a founder of the PGA of America. “Golden Age” designer Wayne Stiles redid the nine holes in 1930. And native son Steve Durkee designed ten holes, integrated into a new routing with the remaining eight Stiles’ holes when the 18 hole course opened for play in 2000.

[Read more of the history of Brattleboro Country Club]

First-time visitors will find an engaging and exciting blend of holes: the challenging par-5 second that heads up a hill, takes a right turn to a narrow strip of fairway, only to head up another hill for the third shot; the drivable par-4 sixth; the risk-reward of the par-5 seventh; the long march of the par-4 eleventh. (Check our hole-by-hole guide for detailed descriptions of the course.)

There are four sets of tees: from 6,533 yards from the tips (71.0, 132 slope), to 5,051 from the forward tees (63.9/109 for men; 69.0/124 for women). BCC is a great walking course, but there are a full set of carts, and GolfBoards available for those who want to try a different way to coast around the scenic hills.

 

Golf Shop

Brattleboro Country Club prides itself on its world-class selection of brand name golf apparel, golf accessories and golf gifts for all golfers. Premier merchandise brands include Titleist, Donald Ross, FootJoy, Peter Millar and more.

Our helpful and courteous staff will gladly assist you in making tee times, renting equipment, membership information and with any other golf needs you may have.

Top of the Line Rental Sets

Driving Range

Brattleboro Country Club Driving Range is recognized as the finest practice facility in the area. The Driving Range features a beautiful, spacious all grass tee that can accommodate up to 20 golfers at a time.

The Driving Range measures over 300 yards and offers 4 colored target posts ranging from 80 yards to 220 yards. Brattleboro Country Club also offers 3 practice putting greens and short game area with two practice bunkers.

Driving Range Hours

Range is open 7 days a week approximately May 1 – October 31 depending on weather.
Balls may be purchased before 6:30pm each night except Wednesdays before 5:30pm.

Course Tour

Front Nine

Hole #1

A straightforward yet testing opener requires a good tee shot for an unobstructed go at the green, with a hazard left and woods right. Long hitters may have to scale back off the tee as a deep creek bed cuts directly across the fairway. A level green is guarded left and right by bunkers, so use ample club on the approach.

Hole #2

The number one handicap hole comes by its rating honestly. It requires a long and perfectly-placed fade off the tee to allow any chance to go for the raised par-5 green in two. Shorter hitters will find the second shot as tough as the first, the fairway pinched by a hazard left and woods on the right. Take an extra club to the uphill green and mind the steep front slope. There’s plenty of movement on the surface to further complicate matters.

Hole #3

This short-ish par-4 is a bit of a breather after the second hole, although a pull off the tee will find a large fairway bunker. The approach shot should steer clear of a steep fall-off on the left, and stay below the hole if possible on this sharply sloping green, back to front.

Hole #4

A deep bunker guards the front and right of this par-3, with a grassy fall-off on the left. The green is anything but level, so two putts are not assured

Hole #5

An almost 90-degree dogleg left makes this par-4 all about the drive. Long hitters can risk a mighty blast over the trees and leave a short iron to the green. A safer shot will have to steer around a left fairway bunker, leaving a longer second shot to a green bunkered left and right. Don’t go long here and risk having to hit out of deep grass.

Hole #6

A tantalizing short par-4 begs an attempt to drive the green, although reason may suggest otherwise. The green is open on the left side, but otherwise well-protected by a bunker complex front, right and behind. A miss should be left to leave a clearer shot to the putting surface, which has plenty of movement to it.

Hole #7

A short par-5 that is nonetheless a real strategic puzzle, as the hole plays down a hill, pass a large pond on the right to a wide and topsy-turvy green protected in front by a devilish little pot bunker. A long and accurate drive down the hill can set up a second shot to the green, but the tee shot is blind and offline hits can lead to a big number. A safe shot that stays on the upper level leaves the player looking at a pretty downhill vista, while pondering a fairway wood toward the green, or a layup left of the pond

Hole #8

While the tee shot looks all downhill on this par-3, the green rises again from a bit of a valley, so there’s more carry required than at first apparent. Another good time to stay below the hole, as the green slopes back to front.

Hole #9

The ninth is a classic par-4 (the second of the “old” holes on the course) which merely requires a stout tee shot and a perfect iron to a raised green that is tough to hold. The hole plays longer than it looks, and slicers beware, as OB runs all along the right side.

Back Nine

Hole #10

Grip it and rip it on this brawny par-5–just avoid the OB on the right. None but the longest can reach the green in two. Second shot is likely to be blind, but landing area is broad. Green opens up more to shots on the left. There are bunkers left and right of this long green, so take ample club for the approach

Hole #11

An even brawnier uphill par-4 which plays long. Take an extra club on the approach shot, but try to leave it below the hole. This is the most pitched green on the course, well-tilted back to front, so putting can be a real adventure here.

Hole #12

A shorter but tricky par-4. The best approach is from the left side off the tee. Shots right risk being blocked by a large tree. Don’t go left or long here; there’s a bit of bailout area right of the green.

Hole #13

A pretty par-3 requiring a lengthy shot to the large and long green. The putting surface tilts from upper right down to the left.

Hole #14

A short par-4 that’s a good birdie opportunity, but the tee shot is crucial. Long hitters may want to dial back since long and left could wind up in a hazard. Short hitters could find the second shot blind. Ideal is a soft fade to the right side of the fairway, leaving a downhill short iron in.

Hole #15

A robust par-4 with a generous landing area. A dip in front of the green is a bit of visual trickery–make sure to take enough club for the approach and watch out for the troublesome bunker on the right.

Hole #16

A straightforward downhill par-3 to a steeply inclined green, from upper left down to the right. Staying below the hole highly recommended here.

Hole #17

One of the prettiest tee views on the course, but pay attention to your club selection. It may be smarter to leave the driver in the bag and aim for the chute leading down from the 150-yard marker. The second shot will play slightly uphill, and balls will run significantly from right to left on the green.

Hole #18

You can air it out on the home hole. The mounding right of the fairway is negotiable, but avoid the cross bunker that cuts across from the left side well ahead of the green, which is tilted back to front.

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