At the southern end of
Vermont lies a wonderful Desmond Muirhead
design: Hermitage Golf Club in Wilmington.
Though the course has undergone many
changes since Muirhead’s original work in
1972, most are in the area of
conditioning, new grasses, and refinement.
Today a first-time
player is struck by the beauty of the
course, as it wraps around the hillsides
and ridges of this ski-region landscape.
Such placement means elevated tees and
greens, and occasional sidehill lies if
one isn’t driving right down the middle.
Several greens have sizeable breaks,
influenced by the surrounding hillsides,
one of the quirks of mountain golf, and
one of the delights of a little local
knowledge. Though hilly, many find it
For those who love
drivers, come on down. Several generous
fairways await the “big dog,” including
the spectacular par 5 eleventh hole, which
features a 250- foot drop-off from the
tee. Whale away and you might have just a
short iron to the green. From there, you
face long and short, up and down holes
that will delight just about any player.
Hermitage stretches to 6549 yards from the
blues and plays at 6164 yards from the
whites presenting an opportunity to score
well or card a few double bogeys — that
part is up to you.
The clubhouse sports a
fine grill and bar overlooking the course,
the 19th Hole Lounge, complete with a
billiards table if you still have that
urge to sink a few.
Hermitage has new and
exciting ownership news, as it is now
owned by The Hermitage. Adjacent to
Haystack Mountain, The Hermitage is an
elegant fourstar country inn, complete
with its own covered bridge, fine dining
restaurant, upscale pub, art collection
and nationally renowned wine cellar. For
onsite offerings, this unique property
also provides a 9-mile hiking and
cross-country ski trail, mountain biking,
and fly-fishing. With the spectacular
views outside and breathtaking décor
inside, guests find themselves completely
surrounded by the utmost in Vermont beauty
and serenity. The Hermitage’s
establishment as a charming,
all-encompassing property combined with
its commitment for service and luxury make
it a perfect base lodge for the Hermitage
• Hermitage is now
offering affordable club memberships for
unlimited golf, skiing and countless other
activities and amenities.
• Only 4-Star golf course in Southern
Vermont, and continues to receive
accolades from the golf media.
• What was once considered a diamond in
the rough is getting closer to being that
• The Hermitage is a highly recognized
wedding destination in New England.
• Special stay & play packages are
available. Stay for two nights or two
months, but all packages include golf
daily with cart.
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