St. Johnsbury Country Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont.
Golf began in St. Johnsbury in 1923 when Willie Park, Jr., two-time winner of the British Open designed nine diverse, interesting and singular golf holes for the newly formed club. It would be the last of Park’s North American designs due to his ailing health. The installation of the greens was completed by his brother Mungo.
In 1992 famed architect Geoffrey Cornish, aided by lifelong member Jim Havers, encircled the original nine with nine peripheral holes. While the older holes require finesse, the new nine demand power. Bring your best up-and-down skills to par the outward half, display placement and clear thinking on the way home.
St. Johnsbury Country Club has earned a reputation for flawless greens, lush fairways, and well-carpeted tees. The maturity of the original nine holes and the state-of-the-art new loop blend together to produce two distinct golfing experiences that complement each other perfectly.
Blue tees: par-70, 6,358 yards, 71.8 / 131
White tees: par-70, 5,853 yards, 68.9 / 130
Green tees: par-70, 5,344 yards, 66.4 / 124
Gold tees: par-70, 4,662 yards, 63.6 / 118
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2003 at
This course offers a wonderful contrast of classic and modern golf course design. Who can resist a course that has Willie Park, Jr and Mungo Park as part of its legacy, and Mr. Cornish, creator of the second nine could be considered the Assistant Dean of the modern era (at the right-hand of his peer, Robert Trent Jones). The old nine reeks of classic design, and the entire course benefits from the inventive use of wonderful topography. If I should ever get back up in those parts, I would at least take a cart and do a tour of the course.
$46 (cart not included), played on Saturday, August 2011 at 8am
A group of us play four rounds of golf each year in what we have, for almost 30 years, called the Vermont Invitational. At various times we have played Woodstock, Stowe, Haystack, Crown Pointe, Mt Anthony, Okemo, Tater Hill, Manchester, Lake St Catherine, Killington, and others; more recently we have settled on Brattleboro, Neshobe, Barre and St. Johnsbury as our preferred rotation. Of the four, St. Johnsbury is our absolute favorite. A tremendous layout, extremely challenging, always in great condition, and at a bargain price. This is a must play course in Vermont.
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