Stowe Mountain Club Golf Course
7320 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
SETTING The bucolic, quintessentially New England town of Stowe, Vermont is being revitalized by Spruce Peak at Stowe, a striking resort and residential community 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 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 options.
OVERVIEW 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.
Stowe Mountain Club is the first in Vermont to achieve Audubon International Signature Program certification due to its environmental initiatives, including 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.
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.
#18 a downhill par 5 that allow golfers ample risk reward choices. From the tee all the way to the green golfers are welcomed back home by majestic views of Mount Mansfield. The 495 yards downhill finishing hole allows players the opportunity to take a chance off the tee and give themselves an opportunity to play at the green on their second shot where a smallish green sits guarded by a bunker before and Big Spruce stream behind. The safer route is to put the tee shot “in play” and allow the bottom half of the fairway, which was excavated into the hillside and built to catch second shots, before pitching onto the green for a go at a finishing four.
“Billy Bunker” Construction for exceptional drainage
Greens: A4 Creeping Bentgrass
Fairways: L93 Creeping Bentgrass
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
CLUB Members of Stowe Mountain Club enjoy preferred services and private luxuries throughout the resort year-round. Membership includes all golf privileges, spa and fitness access, private alpine clubhouse privileges, private skiing with a professional instructor, family events, winter VIP parking and more. Refundable and non-refundable memberships are available, starting at $20,000.
GREENS FEES Stowe Mountain Club is open to members, guests of members, and guests of Stowe Mountain Lodge. Greens fees begin at $185, including golf cart access.
AMENITIES Clubhouse: The Golf Cottage, boasting all the charm and character of the mountain setting, houses 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.
RON PHILO Jr. Ron’s 20 plus years of professional experience include eight Major PGA Championship appearances including one US Open and playing in over a dozen PGA Tour events. His titles and accolades consist of being a PGA Professional National Champion, 5-Time PGA Section Champion - in New England, Metropolitan New York, and North Florida, 5-Time PGA Section Player of the Year and recognized as ‘Best Teacher in State’ by Golf Digest and New England Golf Journal. Ron was recognized by his peers in New England with the 2011 NEPGA Teacher of the Year Award. Ron is also coach to his sister Laura Diaz, an LPGA Tour Player.
GOLF EXECUTIVES Sam Gaines, VP, Director of Operations, Stowe Mountain Club
Ron Philo, Director of Golf, Stowe Mountain Club