An Exceptional Nicklaus Design

Course Overview
It seems appropriate that Vermont National Country Club is located on one of the highest sites in South Burlington. It is here that the game of golf, and the golf experience, is being raised to a higher level available anywhere in the region. In terms of course design, natural beauty, location, and family-friendly atmosphere, Vermont National Country Club defines the new standard in New England.

The club's centerpiece is the Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Signature designed championship course that continues the legendary Nicklaus tradition of accentuating and amplifying the beauty of the existing natural terrain.

The Nicklaus team spent considerable time and effort analyzing Vermont National's 400 acres to devise a course that offers 18 distinct experiences. Throughout the course, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Vermont landscape and spectacular sightlines of towering Mount Mansfield, Camels Hump and the ancient Adirondacks. 

The Nicklaus Design team developed two distinct design styles for each nine. The front nine of the 7,075-yard, par-72 championship course is more gentle and rolling, with the holes winding through green meadows and quiet valleys. The ambiance, says Jack Nicklaus II, is reminiscent of "an English or Scottish links kind of feeling." The back nine offers a more rugged atmosphere, with dramatic rock outcroppings and ledges creating a craggy backdrop to the stands of sugar maples, butternut and ash trees. The view of Camel's Hump from the 13th & 14th holes is one you'll tell your friends about. The 18th tee, 50 feet up on a ledge, is a vantage point that affords a sweeping view of the Adirondacks looming majestically to the southwest.

Vermont National is first and foremost a course designed for players who love the game, from expert to novice. With six sets of tees, the course ranges from 4,065 yards from the front tees to a full 7,075 yards from the back tees. Nicklaus has made certain that experienced players will continually find interesting challenges, yet the course is designed to have the ultimate playability for those still learning the game. The design assures enjoyable play round after round, while its craftsmanship reveals its intricacies the more you play it.


Practice Facility

The practice facilities at Vermont National Country Club are among the finest in the New England and provides our members and guests with an ideal setting to improve their game. 

Our bent grass 17-acre double-sided driving range with multiple target greens ensures both space and privacy.

The Nicklaus designed short game area was built to reflect the on course design characteristics and conditions. 

Private instruction takes place on a large reserved bent grass tee area with fairway bunker.

Turfcare Professional Staff

Superintendent - Nate Dyer GCSSA
Assistant Superintendent - Justin Larrow
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PGA Professional Staff

Head Golf Professional - Ryan Kesten, PGA, TPI
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Brennan Earls - PGA
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Michael Dallas - PGA Associate
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