Today, the Vermont Golf Association is the authoritative body for golf in the state of Vermont representing more than 8,600 amateur golfers and 62 golf clubs in the state.

The Dorset Field Club

Welcome to the Dorset Field Club, the oldest continuously operating golf course in the United States, nestled in the valley of the Green Mountains of Vermont. For 131 years our goal has been unwavering. We strive to create and maintain the most enjoyable country club experience for our members, their families and guests.

Every Spring Dorset Field Club comes to life with activity resuming on the golf course, seven clay tennis courts and Woodruff Hall. During the busy summer season, the golf and tennis professionals conduct clinics, schools, private and group lessons. As one of the few clubs in New England to offer instruction using the TrackMan4 Launch Monitor System, this cutting edge technology aids the golf staff in making swing and club fitting adjustments for all skill levels. The Club has begun offering croquet on a court in front of the clubhouse with tournament grade equipment for member and guest use. Bridge and Mah Jongg groups meet on a regular basis throughout the busy early summer and fall seasons. Members have full access to the pool at the Barrow’s House, a local inn just a short walk from the Club. Perfect for a refreshing swim after golf or tennis. The summer peaks with the July 4th family picnic. In the fall, Vermont’s signature season, the Club holds the annual Flaming Maple golf tournament, a tradition going back over 40 years.

In late fall a spirited group of club members gear up for winter sports, including paddle tennis on the Club’s 3 heated and lit paddle courts, with adjacent warming hut. Snow shoe and cross country skiing can be enjoyed on our two and a half miles of groomed trails. 

The Holiday cocktail party and New Year’s Eve Paddle Palooza end the year in style.

The Dorset Field Club is a welcoming destination for its members in all months of the year!

Club Amenities & Features

GolfThe Dorset Field Club

The golf program at the Dorset Field Club has PGA golf professionals that will custom design a program that best suits your needs. There are many events throughout the season from weekly golf clinics that cover all aspects of the game, for men & women. Whether you are a beginner or a highly skilled player, we are dedicated to providing you with an unparalleled golf experience each time you step onto the golf course

RacquetsTennis and More at the Club

Tennis players of all levels enjoy the atmosphere and depth of the Dorset Field Club tennis program. Members enjoy seven clay courts, a pro shop, and an enthusiastic Director of Tennis, Steve Dahm. Steve is an excellent teacher for students of all ages and levels! Tournaments and clinics are well attended and open play is always welcome.

DiningWoodruff Hall

The Clubhouse opened in 1896 and overlooks both the golf course and tennis courts. Members enjoy dining in one of our two dining rooms or on the outdoor terrace. Dinners are served in the historic Woodruff Hall. The clubhouse is the ideal site for special events or socializing with friends. A full calendar of events offers something for everyone.

Manchester Country Club

Host of the 2017 Vermont Amateur Championship

Returning to the Dorset Field Club for the first time since 1912, the 2017 Vermont Amateur Championship highlighted the incredible and determined play throughout the field.