COURSE OVERVIEW

NUMBER OF HOLES: 18 - PAR OF COURSE: 71

The North Conway Country Club is an 18 hole PGA championship course
located in the middle of North Conway Village and surrounded by the splendor of the Saco River.

Course Architects:

1900

Alex H. Findlay — 9 holes, 2,743 yard par 40.Course then known as Kearsage Golf Links.

1935

Ralph M. Barton — Remodeled 9 holes, added 2nd set of tees. Course played 18 holes as a par 70.

1975

Philip Wogan — 9 holes added. 18 holes, par 71, 6,281 yards.

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.
Not so.

The first 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.
Miss 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.

SIGNATURE HOLE:

Number 5 is the Club's Signature Hole. The Par Four Dogleg runs along the Saco River, where you might see a fly fisherman or a family in a canoe floating lazily along. Your Tee shot, to a small landing area, requires accuracy. Hit the ball left, 225 yards or so, and you will find yourself in a deep ravine which cuts the Fairway in half. Your second shot requires a short iron and, if deftly played, will land on a small, undulating Green guarded by two bunkers. Birdies are possible, but three good shots are required to accomplish your goal.

MOST SCENIC HOLE:

Number 14 earns the distinction of being the most scenic. It is the longest of the Par Fours. The Teeing area is surrounded by towering Maple and Oak Trees, creating a narrow chute to a wide Fairway. A long second shot is required to reach a tiered, elevated Green, framed by giant bunkers on the left and right. The panoramic views from the green are spectacular. Majestic Mt. Washington looms to the North; Historic Mt. Cranmore's ski slopes to the East and the famous Granite Ledges of the Moat Range rise to the West. Be sure to stop for a moment to enjoy the view.