The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
United States of America, Vermont, New England, Manchester Co.
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Nestling amidst the lush foothills of Vermont's Green Mountains, halfway between New York and Montreal on the historic Route 7A, The Equinox is one of New England's premier golf resorts. Established in 1769 and a Historic Hotels of America, this Vermont landmark in the quaint Manchester Village has hosted a long list of notable guests, among them the fathers of the American Revolution and presidents such as Ulysses Grant and Theodore Roosevelt.
Today, this timeless and elegant property, now part of Starwood’s The Luxury Collection, offers upscale amenities and a myriad of activities. Accommodation is distributed between different locations, all part of the same cluster of ancient buildings. Fine dining is always availabe throughout the resort or at the village. Guests at The Equinox can pursue a wide array of outdoor activities from fishing or hunting to off road driving and nature trails hiking, biking and riding. After a day in the great outdoors, guests can indulge at the lavish Spa.
The Golf Club at The Equinox was originally built in 1927 by Walter Travis, the first overseas winner of the British Open back in 1904. In addition to The Equinox, notable examples of Travis' works includes Ekwanok Country Club, adjacent to The Equinox. In 1992, renown architect Rees Jones supervised the complete updating of the course to modern standards, while respecting Travis' original routing and its rustic flavour. The pristine fairways unwind on gently rolling grounds between ancient trees and picture postcard views over the village's church spire and lush wooded mountain backdrop.
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Established in 1769 and a Historic Hotels of America, this Vermont landmark in the quaint Manchester Village has hosted a long list of notable guests, among them the fathers of the American Revolution and presidents such as Ulysses Grant and Theodore Roosevelt.
Today, this timeless and elegant property offers upscale amenities and a myriad of activities. Accommodation is distributed between different locations, all part of the same cluster of ancient buildings. Colonial rooms and suites are warm and classy, reflecting their historic heritage while fitted with every modern amenities and appointed with richly textured fabrics, Audubon prints, antiques and some with fireplaces.
Located in the original structure that became today's resort, the Marsh Tavern offers fine regional cuisine, while the Tavern Lounge is the place for drinks, casual dining and entertainment. The Colonnade elegant dining room serves daily buffet breakfast and Sunday brunch. Additionally, there is an exceptional choice of fine restaurants in Manchester Village, ranging from casual to gourmet.
Guests at The Equinox can pursue a wide array of outdoor activities such as fishing or hunting at The British School of Falconry and The Orvis Fly Fishing and Shooting School. With miles of nature trails, Mt. Equinox offers the perfect background for hiking, biking and riding. After a day in the great outdoors, guests can indulge at The Spa, a lavish facility offering a comprehensive menu of signature therapies, backed by an indoor swimming pool and saunas.
AAA Four Diamond Award Resort - Historic Hotels of America
• The Equinox Hotel
195 Rooms & Suites in the main building
All guestrooms with AC, voicemail, high-speed internet access, cable TV with in-room movies, spa toiletries, hairdryer and turndown service (these facilities apply to all locations)
• The Equinox Townhouses
30 Rooms & Suites
Fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and porches
• The Charles Orvis Inn
9 one & two bedroom Suites
Fireplaces, marble bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens
1811 House at The Equinox
11 Inn rooms + 3 Cottage Rooms
Fireplaces, canopy beds, antiques and porches (within walking distance of The Equinox)
Marsh Tavern (Regional gourmet cuisine)
Tavern Lounge (Drinks and casual meals)
The Colonnade (Daily breakfast and Sunday Brunch)
18,500 sq.ft. facility with 10 function rooms (Accommodating 15 to 250 persons). Business Centre. Full supporting team and equipment
The British School of Falconry
The Archery School
Orvis Fly Fishing & Shooting School
Land-Rover Experience Driving School
Tennis (3 outdoor courts, domed in winter).
Equinox Preservation Trust (Nature trails)
The Spa at The Equinox
13,000 sq.ft. facility with 10 treatment rooms. Signature therapies, facials and body treatments. 75 ft. indoor swimming pool. Relaxation room with fireplace. Men's + Women's saunas and steam baths. Movement Studio. Innovative Image Centre
The Golf Club at the Equinox
• Championship Course
Walter Travis (1927) + Rees Jones (1992)
18 holes - 6,423 yds - Par 71 - USGA 71.3 - Slope 129
The 18-hole championship golf course at The Golf Club at The Equinox was originally built in 1927 by Walter Travis, the first overseas winner of the British Open back in 1904. In addition to The Equinox, notable examples of Travis' works include the course at Ekwanok Country Club, bordering The Equinox immediately to the south.
In 1992, renown architect Rees Jones supervised the complete updating of the course to modern standards, while respecting Travis' original routing and its rustic flavour. The pristine fairways unwind on gently rolling grounds between ancient oaks and mature maple trees, affording picture postcard views over the village's church spire and its lush wooded mountain backdrop. The Clubhouse features a full-service Pro Shop and The Dormy Grill, serving lunch daily and dinner on weekend in season.
Soft spike only, Motorised carts available and Resident pro
The Dormy Grill (Restaurant) + The Pro Shop (Golf wear & apparel) + Locker rooms with showers
Golf in Manchester Co., Vermont
• Ekwanok Country Club
Walter Travis (1899) 18 holes - 6,566 yds - Par 71 - USGA 71.6 - Slope 130
Opened in 1900, Ekwanok Golf Club was the first eighteen hole golf course in the United States that stood favorable comparison with some of the famous courses in the United Kingdom. Recently, Ekwanok has undergone a restoration with the aid of architect Bruce Hepner of Renaissance Golf Design. The process consisted mostly of restoring bunkers and greens that had been lost or modified over the year, and the restoration has retained the personality it originally possessed.
• Manchester Country Club
Geoffrey S. Cornish (1969) 18 holes - 6,675 yds - Par 72 - SGA 72.7 - Slope 133
Designed in 1960 by New England's famous golf architect Geoffrey Cornish who at that time was also serving as President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. A total back nine renovation, completed in 2003, by the original course architect in combination with architect Steve Durkee, resulted in a course that has quickly been recognized as one of the finest in New England. The front nine is very bucolic and unassuming, but the back nine is cut right out of the Green Mountain foothills. Manchester County Club has a lovely outdoor deck overlooking the putting green and you are welcome to have lunch before or after your round. Lessons are available and there is a fully stocked pro shop.
Manchester County, Vermont - New England
Chartered in 1761, first settled in 1764 and laid out in 1784, Manchester nestles amidst the lush foothills of Vermont's Green Mountains, halfway between New York and Montreal on the historic Route 7A. A timber and cattle town for decades, the arrival of the railroad from centers like New York City brought tourists in, drawn by Manchester's historic architecture, lush wooded countryside and beautiful mountain setting.
Following the Civil War, the town developed into an affluent resort area, which it remains today, especially amongst New York and Connecticut city goers. This sophisticated “village” offers visitors factory outlets of national chain retailers such as Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren, as well as many locally owned businesses, including the Northshire Bookstore, one of America's leading independent bookstores.
Vermont is a small, attractive state of the NE region of New England, sandwiched between New York, New Hampshire and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. The impressive Green Mountains form a north-south spine running most of the length of the state, mostly covered by dense forest, hence its name, while the sparkling Lake Champlain stretches across its northwestern slopes. Over fifty state parks, first-class outdoor activities, breathtaking fall foliage, quaint historic villages, rich heritage and local delicacies have made tourism Vermont's biggest industry.
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Canada to the North and New York sate t the East, New England is one of the earliest English settlement in America, hence its name. Formed by six states, including Massachusetts and its capital Boston, New England features many of the oldest towns in the country as well as natural wonders such as the Apalachian mountains, the rugged coast of Maine or the sandy shores of Cape Cod and its offshore islands of Nantucket and Martha Vineyards. All these contribute to make New England a prime touristic destination with a peculiar European flair unfound in other parts ot the country.
Address & Contact
3567 Main Street (Route 7A)
Manchester Village, VT 05254
Manchester, Vermont - Historic Route 7A, 215 mi. N of New York + 195 mi. S of Montreal
Albany International Airport (ALB), 70 mi.
Boston Logan Airport (BOS), 195 mi.
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Golf (April to October )