This evolution didn’t happen overnight. The course is steeped in the culture and tradition of a small business owner who was making an impact on young people’s lives as he and his team worked tirelessly to help them reach their goals of playing college golf. In 2010, The Golf Performance Center arrived at 824 Ethan Allen Highway, and by 2012, a bustling adult and junior golf academy was helping golfers of all ages and skill levels make sustainable progress in their game. For the last 12 years, we have focused on shifting the way people think about improving at the game of golf, and we will continue to support golfers who trust us in helping them reach their goals. 

As the facilities and business continue to grow, we are excited to offer a unique golf experience to everyone in the community through The National Short Course. This short, 9-hole course, offers something for everyone. From the beginner golfer looking to learn the etiquette of the game and develop some fundamental skills, to the avid golfer working to refine their short game and capitalize on their scoring clubs, The National is your place to play. This course offers a time-friendly option to a traditional round of golf as a 9-hole round takes less than 40 minutes to complete and a full 18 holes can be played in less than 90 minutes. So book a tee time, grab your clubs and join us on The National, we can’t wait to see you!


June 1 – September 8
Mon-Sat: 12pm – 9pm
Sun: 7am-12pm

September 9 – November 15
Mon-Fri: 7am – 12pm, 6pm – 9pm
Sat: 12pm – 9pm
Sun: 7am – 12pm

*Hours subject to change

Daily rates:

$20/9 holes (approx. 40 min)
$35/18 holes (approx. 90 min)
$65/unlimited play

Annual course membership:

$1200/year Individual Membership
(Adult and Junior)
$2500/year Family Membership
(3-4 people)

Member Benefits:

Discounted Daily Rates

Member Tee Time booking capability through Mindbody

7 Day advance booking for tee times

Members can reserve Simulator Bays for practice and play

10% off GPC Pro Shop Merchandise

Discounts available for select GPC Coaching Services


Dress Code

Golfers are athletes and golf clothes have come a long way from the days of baggy shirts and heavy sweaters. We ask everyone to wear golf apparel while they play The National.

Time it Takes to Play

Lunch break? On your way home from work? Have a few hours in the morning on the weekend before the day gets started? The National Short Course takes approximately 40 minutes to play 9 holes, and 90 minutes or less for 18 holes. We understand some players are faster than others, that’s ok! We ask everyone to support one another in making the experience enjoyable for all by working together and allowing faster groups to play through if necessary.


There will be multiple routings for players to enjoy. The starter will explain which routing will be played each day.

Holes range from 25 to 100 yards.

Make a hole in one? Let the world know on social media and be sure to stop by the shop for something special to remember the moment. Your name will be added to the Ace Club and displayed at the facility.

I’m not a member, can I book a tee time?

Yes! However, if you aren’t an annual member, we ask that you please call the Pro Shop at 203-892-6880 to book your tee time. You are able to book tee times up to 48 hours in advance.

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