The members-only Country Club of Vermont proudly declares that it is an establishment "for those who love games, regardless of skill, and who want to be part of an outstanding golf and recreational experience." Measuring a modest 6210 meters, the course extends over an enchanting rural area with forests and marshland and mountains in the distance, and is unspoiled by development. The land has plenty of relief, so there was no need to carry out the kind of excavation that you find in places like Florida. The first, links-like holes play out over spacious ground and offer excellent views of the landscape. Things get tougher on the back nine, which move through the evergreen woodlands, where the trees loom over the generous fairways. The course is kept in tip-top shape during the months of operation (it is closed in the winter) by a dedicated staff, and is especially lovely in the fall.