The Course

Champlain Country Club provides a challenging 18-hole, 71-par golf course. Operating as a semi-private course, members welcome guests and host club and local tournaments. Open dawn to dusk, the course features teeing areas for players of varying skill and a practice facility. Measuring 6,287 feet from the back tees, the course has a play time of approximately four hours. The well-groomed, lush fairways offer speed, while the surrounding trees provide plentiful shade. CCC was founded on April 30, 1915, by a group of St. Albans-area railroad execs, bankers, attorneys, and other professionals that wanted a golf course in the region. The club started with 100 charter members and today includes over 300.

In June 1917, after much discussion, CCC agreed to lease 84-acres of land from farmers Fred and Abbie Jewett Furman; it’s where the course stands today. The Homer Carmen Farm was to the north; the JA Warner Farm to the South. The price was $300 a year. The Furman’s and CCC renewed a lease at a similar price after two years. Construction on the original nine holes began in mid-summer of 1917. Play began in the early 1920’s.

In June 1921, CCC bought the 84 acre tract for $6,500. Looking ahead, and to the strong possibility of another nine holes someday, CCC bought the 30 acres to its south in the 1960’s–along with more land to the east and the additional 20 acres to its north in the late 1970s.