The original holes were laid out and ready for play in 1895 and the course has undergone
many changes since that era.
The “Back” nine was added in 1975 and was designed
by local Architect, William Levy, former owner of The Yield House.
Because the course
lies in the valley of the Saco River and is bordered on both sides by the Saco,
you might think that the course is just “ho-hum” back and forth.
hole is a 395 yard par four with a highly elevated tee.
The dreaded corn field lies
on the left and numerous trees run all the way down the right side. Accuracy is
a must here if you want to get a good second shot at the dual-bunkered 1st green.
The 5th hole, bordered like a banana on the left by the Saco River is the Club’s
signature hole. An accurate tee shot on this 318 yard par four to a small and plateau
landing area will help with your approach shot to the large but narrow green.
your shot left and you will be either in a cavernous bunker or attempting a chip
shot up a steep bank to the fastest green on the course.
Don’t let the par 3’s fool
you, they vary from a 126 yard hole with a clear and open shot to a small green
to a 147 yard par 3 where the wind can really come into play.
A couple of testy
par 5’s, both involving water, will challenge those long hitters wanting to “get
home” in 2 and the 14th hole, a par 4, features an elevated and double-tiered green,
which for many good golfers is the toughest hole on the course.
In 1985 one era
ended and a new one began with the construction of a new clubhouse. The clubhouse,
with its gorgeous views to Cathedral and White Horse Ledges is the perfect place
to enjoy a cocktail, lunch or sunset gathering.
The Club has been proud host to
many professional events among them the New Hampshire Women’s Amateur Championship
in 1998. Dana Harrity, the winner of this event for the 10th time, raved about the
course and its overall playability.
The Pro Shop staff, guided by PGA Professional,
Larry Gallagher and the Green Crew, working under the very capable direction of
course Superintendent, Greg George, all work hard to provide you with a superb product.
We look forward to hosting you and your group and wish you a great round of golf
and fun on what we believe will be a most enjoyable day.