Playing golf in the fall is often one of the best times of the year to play. The air is crisp, courses are less crowded, and fall foliage provides a beautiful background. Typically fall foliage is at its best in mid-October.
If you’re looking for colorful scenery this fall, you can usually find it in the Midwest and New England regions. We’ve put together a short list of courses in these regions where you can experience great golf along with beautiful fall colors.
The Midwest is an enchanting fall golf destination with golf courses throughout the region featuring vibrant shades of red, orange and gold. There are so many great courses to choose from. Here are a few you may want to check out:
BOYNE Golf in Harbor Springs, Michigan has 10 championship courses spanning three resorts. Centered in Michigan's northern lower peninsula, you really can’t go wrong with any of the courses or the autumn views.
Geneva National Resort & Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin features 54 holes of Legendary Golf designed by the masters, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. If you enjoy crisp sunny days with breathtaking views, you’ll love these courses.
Giants Ridge, located north of Duluth, Minnesota, has two award-winning public courses – The Legend and The Quarry. National golf publications have consistently ranked these courses near or at the top of the list of the best courses in the world. In the fall, they are also some of the most colorful.
New England is well known for its spectacular fall foliage. This region of the country features a diverse collection of golf courses, from coastal layouts with ocean views to mountain courses nestled in the heart of the region. The following courses offer great golf as well as beautiful vistas:
Sunday River Golf Club in Newry, Maine is one of the most spectacular and scenic courses in New England. It’s a Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design featuring an 18-hole champion course that winds through the colorful Maine woods and dramatic elevation changes in a stunning mountainside setting.
Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington, Vermont has been voted as the #1 public golf course in Vermont. The course features 18 holes of pristine championship golf immersed in the green mountains and natural beauty, which changes from green to shades of red, orange and golf in the fall.
The Shattuck Course in Jaffrey, New Hampshire is carved from the granite foothills of Mt. Monadnock and is said by many to be the most visually stunning golf course you’ll ever play. Golfers enjoy unparalleled scenery and pristine conditions. It’s a hidden gem in the New England area.
Wherever you play golf this fall, don’t forget to bring your Bloodline putter to help you make more putts and have more fun!