There’s A New Golf Course in Okemo Valley

By AlpineZone News |
Aug 29 2011 - 09:51 PM

LUDLOW, Vt. – Move over, Okemo Valley Golf Club, there’s a new golf course in town. Okemo Mountain Resort celebrated the grand opening of Lumberin’ Cal Mini Golf on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Members of the Okemo Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, their employees and family members, were invited to play a round of 18 holes on the new course and experience all the fun features of Okemo’s new Adventure Zone, located at Jackson Gore.

Miniature golf fans enjoyed more than just 18 holes of putting – the course is an interpretive tour of Ludlow and the area’s history. Each hole is themed with an element of local legend and lore. Some highlights include pint-sized versions of the Okemo Mountain Fire Tower, the Ford Farm on South Hill, and the Black River Academy.

Choice is the motivator in this course with playing surfaces that offer multiple paths to the cup. Players have distinct choices with mixed outcomes, depending on the selected path. A variety of hole types means some are more difficult than others. And a few incorporate the course designer’s unique concept of “intentional luck.” This concept enables children and less-skilled players to score as well as adults and seasoned players.

A round of golf is priced at $10 for 18 holes or $32 for a family of four.

In addition to miniature golf, Okemo’s new Adventure Zone features The Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster – Vermont’s first roller-coaster-style attraction, The Stump Jumper Bungee Trampoline, The Maples at Okemo Disc Golf Course, Twiggy’s Snack Bar, and The Ripper Arcade and Gift Shop.

Tuesday’s grand opening of Lumberin’ Cal Mini Golf was also the debut of Okemo’s new mascot. Calvin the Catamount is the loveable character who the mini golf course is named after. The furry, fun-loving feline will make numerous appearances in print and in person around the Resort this winter, and in the future.

Learn more about Okemo’s Adventure Zone online. For more information about Okemo Mountain Resort, please visit or call (802) 228-1600 .