Stowe Mountain Golf Club Fact Sheet
7320 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
The bucolic, quintessentially New England town of Stowe, Vermont is being revitalized by Spruce Peak at Stowe, a striking new resort and residential community well under development at the base of Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s tallest mountain. A role model for sustainable development and environmental protection, Spruce Peak at Stowe is a new community with enviable amenities, among them is Stowe Mountain Club. Having made its debut in June 2007, Stowe Mountain Club is a four-season, private club with unprecedented spa, alpine and golf facilities and on-mountain dining at the Cliff House restaurant.
The golf course is a true wilderness course that winds gently around a sparkling lake and is surrounded by 2,000 protected acres of pristine land. Created by renowned designer Bob Cupp, the 18-hole, par 72 course spans 6,400 yards. Mountain streams and a magnificent stand of New England hardwood, pine and birch trees line the fairways. The dramatic elevation gain (400’+) throughout the course allows for sweeping views of the surrounding ski slopes and Little River Valley below.
The golf course at Stowe Mountain Club is the first in Vermont to achieve Audubon International Signature Program certification thanks to its environmental initiatives. They include the creation of a 111-million gallon body of water, called Peregrine Lake, for state-of-the-art course irrigation. Optimal and environmentally sound course conditions are ensured by 2,000 sprinkler heads, three pump stations, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) SDR 9 irrigation pipe and Toro Site-Pro® technology for turf management needs.
Audubon International’s Signature Program recognizes that the project has been successfully designed, constructed, and managed with a comprehensive approach to environmental protection. In June 2007, Stowe Mountain Club became the first golf course in Vermont and one of only 63 golf courses in the world to become an Audubon Signature Sanctuary.
While each of the holes are uniquely majestic, singularly beautiful and challenging -- the fourth hole, the most demanding of the front nine, could only have been created in New England. The back tee plays across a scenically winding mountain road and the three forward tees are pedestals set upon dramatic boulder walls, which are indigenous to Stowe. The hole is long iron yardage and the slope to the right of the bunkers is sharply down to the right. Trees are lined behind the back slope, but the entire right side is an open meadow. A babbling brook crosses under the road and behind the forward tees where it disappears into the trees right of the meadow.
- “Billy Bunker” Construction for exceptional drainage
- Greens: A4 Creeping Bentgrass
- Fairways: L93 Creeping Bentgrass
- Tees: Fescue/Bluegrass
- Rough: Fine Fescue
- Three irrigation booster stations and fertigation system
- USGA specification greens
RATING 6411 – 141 – 72.1
6041 – 132 – 70.0
5540– 124 – 67.2
4974 – 109 – 64.0
4350 – 105 – 62.9
STOWE MOUNTAIN CLUB
Members of Stowe Mountain Club enjoy preferred services and private luxuries throughout the resort, particularly where golf is concerned. Membership includes all golf privileges, plus spa, alpine clubhouse and more.
Stowe Mountain Club is open only to members, guests of members, and guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge. Greens fees begin at $185, including golf cart access.
Clubhouse: A Golf Cottage, boasting all the charm and character of the mountain setting, will house a pro shop, lounge, dining, and terrace.
Practice Facility: The course has a 6,500-square-foot practice green, built to USGA specifications, complete with chipping area.
Services: Complimentary bag storage and locker facilities are available to club members and resort guests.
Club Rental: Men’s and women’s golf clubs are available at $50 per 18 holes of golf, including golf balls and yardage/GPS guide.
DESIGNER OVERVIEW Bob Cupp served as the senior designer for Jack Nicklaus for 15 years, completing more than 80 golf courses worldwide before establishing Cupp Design, Inc. in 1984. Since then, Cupp’s courses – which include designs and renovations in 20 states as well as Australia, Japan, England, Spain and Canada – have hosted more than 50 national and international tournaments, including seven majors. Cupp boasts a number of celebrated courses in his extensive portfolio including Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, OR; Crosswater in Sunriver, OR; Liberty National GC in Jersey City, NJ and the Greenbrier Meadows Course in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Walter Frame, Director of Operations, Stowe Mountain Club
Ron Philo, Director of Golf, Stowe Mountain Club
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