9 Holers; 9 Days; 9 States; 9 Courses; 900 miles
And on the 10th day, it was time for rest and recovery for this group of old men!
The Always Time for 9 “A” Team was up for the challenge. This trip was scheduled for 2020 but we all know what COVID-19 did to our travel schedules. So DC Dave, Woody, the ArmChair Piper, and I were ready for this grueling schedule.
You may think us crazy, but we continue our hunt for 9-hole gems in the small towns around the country. It’s sometimes a winding road getting to many of the small New England towns but most of the time the journey is worth it and we found a number of gems on this trip.
The trip was golfed out of three distinctly different locations…
ArmChair Piper and I golfed out of our old boyhood area in Yardley, PA
American Classic Golf Club, Lewes, DE
Oxford Valley Golf Club, Fairless Hills, PA
The River Cabin – Schroon Lake, NY (Hosted by Bonnie)
Rip Van Winkle Country Club, Palenville, NY
Bomoseen Golf Club, Castleton, VT
Carter Country Club, Lebanon, NH
Hooper Golf Course, Walpole, NH
The Captains House – Mystic, CT (Hosted by Gerard)
Dudley Hill Golf Course, Dudley, MA
Fenwick Golf Course, Old Saybrook, CT
Jamestown Golf Course, Jamestown, RI
Non-Golf Adventures during the trip…
Revolution Rail Tour, North Creek, NY
Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour, Waterbury, VT
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic CT
Argia Sailing Cruise, Mystic, CT
Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA
Beach, Beer, and Boardwalk, Rehobeth Beach, DE
P.S. Our 9th state was New Jersey. Even though we didn’t play there, we spent a few hours in traffic on the Jersey Turnpike. The two houses in which we stayed were awesome and can be found on Airbnb.