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Golf in Vermont

John Huet Drop five bucks in Ralph Chase's farmhouse mailbox and you can excellent nine-holer that opens with this intimidating 42-yard par three

Photo: John Huet

Trip Planner: Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Where to Play

Grandad's Invitational

Newark (call for directions). Nine holes. Architect: Ralph Chase, 1991. Yardage: 1,110. Par: 30. Greens Fees: $5-$10. Contact: 802-467-3739.

Kirby Country Club

661 Route 2, Concord. Nine holes. Architect: Marc Poulin, 2000. Yardage: 2,776. Par: 35. Slope: 104. Greens Fees: $11-$16. Contact: 802-748-9200.

Mountain View Country Club

112 Country Club Road, Greensboro. Nine holes. Architect: Unknown, 1898. Yardage: 2,927. Par: 35. Slope: 114. Greens Fees: $16-$28. Contact: 802-533-7477, mvcc.biz.

Newport Country Club

590 Mount Vernon Street, Newport. Eighteen holes. Architect: Ralph Barton, 1922. Yardage: 6,491. Par: 72. Slope: 109. Greens Fee: $34. Contact: 802-334-2391, newportscountryclub.com.

Orleans Country Club

316 Country Club Lane, Orleans. Eighteen holes. Architect: Alex Reid, 1928. Yardage: 6,191. Par: 72. Slope: 121. Greens Fees: $32-$34. Contact: 802-754-2333, homepage.mac.com/crowleyvt/occ/occ/index.htm.

St. Johnsbury Country Club

Route 5, St. Johnsbury. Eighteen holes. Architect: Willie Park Jr., 1923; Geoffrey Cornish, 1990. Yardage: 6,392. Par: 70. Slope: 131. Greens Fees: $42-$49. Contact: 802-748-9894, stjohnsburycountryclub.com.

Where to Stay

Comfort Inn & Suites St. Johnsbury New and well done, five minutes from St. Johnsbury CC. 703 Route 5 South, St. Johnsbury; 866-464-2408, vermontvacationland.com. Rooms: from $120.

The Wildflower Inn A cozy B&B with panoramic views. 2059 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville; 800-627-8310, wildflowerinn.com. Rooms: from $180.

The Inn at Mountain View Farm Set on a historic estate; miles of hiking and biking trails. 3383 Darling Hill Road, East Burke; 800-572-4509, innmtnview.com. Rooms and suites: from $155.

Other Attractions

Elements Food and Spirit Try the trout cakes at this mill-turned-restaurant. 98 Mill Street, St. Johnsbury; 802-748-8400, elementsfood.com. $$

River Garden Café A riverside scene with a chalkboard of daily specials and fresh fish. 427 Route 114, Main Street, East Burke; 802-626-3514, rivergardencafe.com. $$$

Stepping Stone Spa and Wellness Center Full-service spa facilities plus tasty organic lunches. 1545 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville; 802-626-3104.

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