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stretching 202 yards across water. (www.meadowbrookgolfri.com) For good value book a tee time at Exeter Country Club in Exeter (www.exetercc.com) and Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence. (www.triggs.us)

Mountain Highs Snaking through the valleys that cut through the mountains and hills, narrow, tree-lined fairways, elevated tees, steep climbs, uneven lies and blind holes are brought to their knees by the brilliance of the change of colors.

Vermont We’ve got trees on the left, a stream on the right. Camera time. (www.stratton.com) In Manchester the historic Gleneagles Golf Course is within walking distance of e Equinox, an 18th century country house resort with a great spa. Originally designed by Walter Travis in 1926, the course was updated by Rees Jones in 1991. One of the most striking vistas is from the elevated 8th tee and the 13th green, the highest points on the course, where you’re staring straight out at the white steeple of a village church rising above the brilliant fall blanket running up the mountains. (www.equinoxresort.com) With climbs up to several hundred feet, when you play Killington Golf Course, you may well think you could use a sherpa. Arguably Vermont’s most in-your-face elevated rugged golf track, Killington, another Cornish design, is carved into tough rocky terrain with holes climbing and dropping over blind ridges. So dramatic are the elevations, you can be pulling on your winter gloves on the 2nd tee while the foursome ahead of you

putts out in short sleeve shirts 450 feet below. And wait until you see the killer views. (www.killingtongolf.com) For a change of pace climb aboard the Green Mountain Railroad's vintage coaches running between Bellows Falls and White River Junction and let the conductor do the driving through the mountains. (www.rails-vt.com)

New Hampshire If you know what “On Golden Pond" is all about, you know what Squam Lake in New Hampshire is all about. God’s country. Kayaking, canoeing, hiking, the plaintiff sound of loons. Peaceful, quiet with oranges and reds reflected in the spreading water. Nearby Owl’s Nest Golf Club offers sweeping vistas of snow-capped mountains and dense stands of tall pines. With plenty of bunkers, dog legs, wetlands, dramatic elevations and water hazards, to score well here, it's all about strategic smart play. (www.owlsnestgolf.com) Laconia Country Club is also a delight to play from the opening hole with its wide landing area to the hardest hole, #2, a par 5 challenging long hitters to cut corners and go for a birdie. With eight ponds, a handful of doglegs, and plenty of trees, club selection is critical. (www.laconiacountryclub.com) e Manor on Golden Pond in Holderness rolls out stunning views of the lake and mountains where rooms feature wood burning fireplaces, canopy king beds, dining room, pub and private beach front with canoes and paddle boats. (www.manorongoldenpond.com) and for the Mount Washington Valley go to www.mtwashingtonvalley.org for a full array of golf choices.

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