Get Out and Golf in the Berkshires

green fairway sprinkled with colorful fall leaves If golf is your game, you’re in for a treat when you visit the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Tucked into the rolling countryside in the southwest corner of the state, and in nearby villages of New York and Connecticut, several courses offer a scenic and challenging day on the links. If you’re coming to the Berkshires to relax among the quiet towns and quaint villages, add your golf clubs to your packing list. It’s time to get out and golf in the Berkshires.

No matter if you’re just learning the game or a seasoned pro, you’ll find a golf course near the Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast to suit your needs. To help you find the perfect course to challenge your skill, we’ve put together a short list of clubs to consider booking a tee time.

Greenock Country Club, 220 West Park St., Lee, MA
One of America’s first golf courses, Greenock Country Club originated in 1895, but was later redesigned by noteworthy golf architect, Donald Ross. This 9-hole course is open to the public 7 days a week. If you’re also a tennis fan, bring your racquet for a chance to play on their clay courts.

Hotchkiss School Golf Course, 48 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT
Designed by Seth Raynor, this semi-private course encircles the campus of the Hotchkiss School. Views from the links include Lake Wononscopomuc and the mountains. Hotchkiss is open to the public after 11:00 AM.

Canaan Country Club, 74 High St., Canaan, CT
This scenic 9-hole course borders the Blackberry River with views of Canaan Mountain. Open 7 days a week from April through November, if you need to improve your short game, practice chipping and putting before heading out to the links.

Undermountain Golf Course, 274 Undermountain Road, Copake, NY
This gorgeous course just over the border is a stunner. The surrounding views of the Taconic Range and the Catskills may compete for your attention while rounding this 9-hole course.

Copake Country Club, 44 Golf Course Road, Craryville, NY
18 holes of challenging golf awaits you at this course located in the foothills of the Berkshires. Nestled beside Copake Lake, the tag line of this establishment touts “Public Golf, Private Quality”. Stop in for a quick bite at The Greens Restaurant after your golf game. Whether outside on the deck or inside around the 360-degree fireplace, put your feet up and relax. You earned it.

Fall is the perfect time to swing out to the Berkshires for a golf vacation. Start planning your getaway now and book a room at the Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast, where you’ll be conveniently located to try any one of these great golf courses.

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