Course Facts


Jack Nicklaus with Jack Nicklaus II

Open For Play (1998)

1227 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403 USA


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Course Overview

It seems appropriate that Vermont National Country Club is located on one of the highest sites in South Burlington. After all, it is here that the game of golf-and the golf experience-is being raised to a higher level than has ever been available in the region. In terms of its course design, natural beauty, location, and family-friendly atmosphere, Vermont National Country Club defines the new standard in Chittenden County.

The club's centerpiece is the Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II co-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 spectacular vistas of the towering Mansfield and Camel's Hump, the ancient Adirondacks and panoramic views of the glassy surface of Lake Champlain.

The Nicklaus Design treats Vermont National almost as if it were two courses. The front nine of the 7,035-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, on the other hand, 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 10th hole is one you'll tell your friends about; and the 18th tee, 30 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 five sets of tees, the course ranges from 5,156 yards from the front tees to a full 7,035 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.


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"The ambiance is reminiscent of an English or Scottish links kind of feeling." - Jack Nicklaus II


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