Best of 2017: Top 25 golf courses in New England according to reviews

Golf Advisor is looking back on the top-rated courses in each state for 2017 according to your ratings and reviews, but we've combined the six states of New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont) into one list. Golf courses needed to receive at least one review from an active and trusted member in the calendar year to be considered eligible for our state lists. To view more details on how we compile our best-of lists, visit our Top 50 U.S. Courses list.

New England golf courses reviewed in 2017: 316
Total reviews of New England golf courses in 2017: 3,865

Top 25 courses in New England in 2017

South Hadley, Mass.

Bloomfield, Conn.

Greenland, N.H.

Bernardston, Mass.

Chicopee, Mass.

Putnam, Conn.

Taunton, Mass.

Southwick, Mass.

Bourne, Mass.

Loudon, N.H.

Plymouth, Mass.

Rumford, R.I.

North Conway, N.H.

Poland Spring, Maine

Peabody, Mass.

Halifax, Mass.

Williamstown, Mass.

Bretton Woods, N.H.

Kingfield, Maine

Kennebunkport, Maine

Devens, Mass.

Harvard, Mass.

Woodstock, Vt.

Plymouth, Mass.

Quincy, Mass.

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I can tell you Breakfast Hill does not belong here. Decent, but not top 25 in NE. One of the very best and belongs here right with Sugarloaf, is Belgrade Lakes, ME. Poland Springs and North Conway don't belong either. But maybe all that has changed since it's 2020 now. I'll be playing Loudon Country Club this weekend.

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How Peabody meadows is on this list blows my mind

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Squirrel Run does not belong on this list. I am one of the reviewers and I gave it 5 stars and will play there again. Everything about it is great. But not a top 25 in New England. Quite a disservice to Newport National (RI) not to be near the top of the list. Acushnet CC (MA), Atlantic CC (MA), Richmond CC (RI), and probably a dozen others could make the list. Golf is alive and well in New England.

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Best of 2017: Top 25 golf courses in New England according to reviews