There’s the course, a 27-hole Geoffrey Cornish designed gem that has played host to six LPGA tournaments. And the school, founded by Arnold Palmer and renowned since 1969 for its proven program of instruction. But what sets Stratton golf apart is the complete resort experience you’ll enjoy in the cool Green Mountains.

Stratton Mountain offers an unparalleled atmosphere with activities and adventure for everyone in your family or group. The charming Village features shops and patio dining with new options including Bar 802 and Karma joining favorites like Mulligans. The Day Spa focuses on relaxation and healthy living.

You’ll want to play and stay with a full spectrum of lodging options and appealing package offers. For example, Stratton’s popular Break 100 package offers an unbeatable deal at just $99 for two people with golf, cart and a night at Black Bear Lodge included.

Stay a little longer and enjoy all the resort amenities and sample the regional charm,  farm-to-table fare,  arts and antiques …  When you book Friday and Saturday night, you’ll get either Thursday or Sunday night free. Extend your visit, explore more of southern Vermont and save up to 50 percent off five or seven nights of lodging. Check out the line-up at stratton.com.

Noted golf course architect Geoffrey Cornish took full advantage of a spectacular mountain setting to design the Stratton course.  The first nine holes opened in 1964, making Stratton Mountain one of the first  ski areas to offer year-round recreation. Today, this scenic and challenging 27 hole lay-out is considered one of New England’s finest resort courses. Each of the three nine-hole lay-outs  — Mountain, Forest and Lake features a distinctive character with fairways and greens returned to their original blueprint for the 50th anniversary season.

The championship course demands accurate shotmaking and sound golf strategy. Streams and brooks abound in naturally strategic locations and tree-lined fairways come into play on almost every hole. Each spacious green offers the quick speeds and subtle breaks that put a premium on putting.

With a true test of golf ahead, you may want to start your game with a session at  Stratton Golf School, a complete 22-acre training facility with wide fairways, chipping greens, bunkers, uphill and downhill lies, target greens, weatherproof hitting areas, “trouble shot” improvement areas and state-of-the art video swing analysis. Their low student-to-pro ratio guarantees personalized instruction.

With options for beginner to low-handicapper and specialty sessions for juniors, families and women,  Stratton offers a one to three-day program for every player. A great way to start the season is with a tune-up that includes four hours of instruction covering full swing, short game and putting.  Sessions also include play on the pitch and putt course as well as an afternoon round on the Stratton Golf Course.

Then there’s the Ultimate Golf School where you work with your teaching pro to focus on your game, your goals. Here, you will combine practice at the Stratton Golf School campus with on-course instruction.

At the end of your round, at a resort like Stratton Mountain, the 19th hole takes on a whole new meaning.

Stratton Mountain
Stratton, CT
www.Stratton.com

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