Once the skiing season has ended and the grass has turned green on New Hampshire
golf courses, golfers begin to hit the links. With more than 90 courses, ranging
from small municipal courses to award-winning centerpieces of grand resorts,
the Granite State is a popular choice for golfing. The courses are set among
the diverse landscapes, so whether golfers are traveling to an oceanside resort,
spending time in the mountains,
or have booked a lake getaway, they can enjoy the scenery and some golfing in
Golfing is a hallmark of many resorts. Guests of the Steele Hill Resorts in
Sanbornton have access to a nine-hole executive course. Available at no extra
cost, this course is a way to enjoy New Hampshire golf vacations without worrying
about fees piling up. Resort guests also spend time outdoors with hiking,
fishing in the private
pond, indoor and outdoor pools, and winter sports, in addition to doing some
golfing in New Hampshire.
While in the White Mountains, travelers also can enjoying some golfing in New Hampshire at the Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club in Campton. Known for its scenic views and attentive service, the club features links-style golf with holes surrounding the clubhouse, meandering through the fields, and hugging spring-fed pond. Local hotels have partnered with the club to create value-added New Hampshire golf vacation packages.
The Mount Washington Golf Course in Bretton Woods is one of the newest of New Hampshire golf courses, yet is based on a historic design. Carefully restored from the 1915 design of legendary golf architect Donald Ross, championship course offers 9 or 18 holes. A number of stay-and-play packages with the Mount Washington Hotel make it easy to expand a few rounds into full-scale New Hampshire golf vacations. Along with a spa, fine dining, and a full-scale of amenities and activities, the resort will fill every need of a relaxing escape from the everyday.
Golfers have been hitting the links of the Balsams since 1887. The resort, steeped
in history and welcoming visitor amenities, also features a course designed
by Ross, the 18-hole Panorama, as well as a nine-hole executive course. Whichever
course golfers choose, they will be treated to lush settings and fantastic mountain
Another historic course, the Bald Peak Colony Club is situated along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. In one unspoiled location, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the challenge of golf, tennis, and watersports, just as others have done over the past century.
When in Concord, golfers
can test their skills at the Beaver Meadow Golf Course. This 18-hole public
course has a par 72 and offers enjoyable experiences. Lebanon's Carter Golf
& Country Club is another one of the New Hampshire golf courses open with public
access. Eastman Golf Links, located in a region known for its recreational options
within minutes of Vermont
and a few hours from Boston,
is consistently listed among the top-rated New Hampshire golf courses. This
semi-private 18-hole course, always open to the public, offers views of the
mountain scenery and chances to spot local wildlife. Skilled golfers will savor
the challenge, while PGA family short course is suited to novice golfers.