Nature is pretty neat
The Green Mountain National Golf Course is carved out of the beautiful Green Mountains. Each hole is unique and often secluded by woods on both sides of the fairways, creating a challenging layout. The course is spread out over a large amount of land. We were even told that the teeing ground on No. 15 is located in a different county. At the GMNGC, players enjoyed their rounds of golf free from distracting roads and surrounding neighborhoods. They might, however, be visited by a bear or a moose! The AJGA staff spotted a bear outside their cabin on the last morning.
Town of Killington
The Killington Junior Golf Championship is sponsored by the Town of Killington, Vermont. Apart from the Green Mountain National Golf Course, the town is known for its mountain bike trail and ski resort. It is estimated that AJGA families contributed over $250,000 to the Town of Killington during last year’s event.
New best friends for the week
The host hotel for the Killington Junior Golf Championship was the Summit Lodge. The lodge, established in 1960, sits in the foothills of the Green Mountains giving it a vintage feel. The walls are full of antiques and the fireplaces create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. When driving up to the lodge, you will be greeted by a male and a female Saint Bernard in the front yard. For over 40 years, Saint Bernards have lived side-by-side with the owners and visitors of the lodge. They have been trained from an early age to welcome visitors and pose for pictures, and they adored meeting the players at the tournament’s Players Registration. Currently living at the lodge are Saint Bernards Rachel and Teddy.