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Play one of Vermont’s finest historic golf courses and experience the only lakeside course in the Green Mountain State at the Golf Club at Basin Harbor.

Guests at Basin Harbor enjoy access to the course at the Golf Club at Basin Harbor in Vergennes, Vermont. Basin Harbor opened to guests in 1886 and was inducted into Historic Hotels of America in 1999. Golf at Basin Harbor dates to 1916 when the owner of the Basin Harbor resort, Allen Penfield Beach, laid out three or four holes. A.P., as he was commonly known as, drew on inspiration from his winter visits to Florida and building the golf course was a way to attract more guests from the cities of New York and Boston.

The original course at Basin Harbor was installed in 1927 and designed by Alex ‘Nipper’ Campbell, a famous golf player from Scotland and most famous for his five top-10 finishes in the United States Open in the early 20th century. The course was redesigned twice in the twentieth century: first by golf course architect William Mitchell in 1955, another famous golfer from Scotland, who expanded the course to 18 holes, and then again by world-renowned architect Geoffrey Cornish in the 1980s.

It retains some of its original Campbell holes, nearly 100 years old.

Today, Basin Harbor's 18-hole championship course is a delight for any golfer (walking of course) with its rolling terrain, well-placed bunkers, beautiful trees, contoured fairways, and friendly service.

The course was the first in Vermont to become a sanctioned Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course, a program that is dedicated to preserving natural resources and enhancing wildlife habitats. This beautiful lakeside course serves as the perfect complement to any family resort vacation or corporate retreat.

The Basin Harbor Golf practice facility offers a grass practice tee and putting green for warming up and working on your game. Golfers can hit three different elevated greens, practice chipping, pitching, lob shots, and bunker play, or work on putting.


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