The Shattuck, carved from the granite foothills of Mt. Monadnock, is one of the most visually stunning golf courses you’ll ever play. Course architect Brian Silva calls this “the most spectacular setting I’ve ever come across.” (New England Golf Magazine, July/August 1991) Each hole is framed by forests of oak, birch and pine, shielding it from the view of other holes so you never feel crowded. It is, as one writer described it, “like 18 separate gems strung together in a perfect setting.”
This is a course that lives in harmony with its surroundings, spanning acres of natural wetlands that serve not only as hazards to the golfer, but home to a wide variety of wildlife including mink, fox, deer, moose, beaver, otter and the great blue heron. The golf holes themselves stand in striking contrast to the woods and wetlands, with lush bent grass on every tee, fairway and green. What a joy it is to be able to spin a ball off a thick carpet of bent grass, watch it sail through the mountain air and bite into a firm but yielding green.
This is golf as it was meant to be!
Par is 71 and yardage ranges from 4,632 to 6,764, so it’s not an overly long course. Multiple tee pads on every hole make it accessible to all; plus, we’ve added a set of markers for the true beginner! In fact, if you can hit the ball 75 yards in the air, you can play any hole at The Shattuck. From the Forward and Middle tees, it’s a friendly challenge for ladies, seniors, novices and avid youngsters. Here the emphasis is not on how long you can hit the ball, but on the accuracy of your shots. From the Back tees, it’s a true measure of one’s golfing ability with a Course Rating of 70.9 – almost par! You couldn’t ask for a fairer test than that. Yet with a Slope Rating of 141 out of a possible 155 (the national average is 113), you should also know that it’s not going to be an easy test. And from the championship Black tees, it’s one of the toughest courses you can play in New England. The Course Rating is 73.5 – more than 2 full strokes over par. And, with a Slope Rating of 153, you know you’re in for a real challenge!
Come play The Shattuck. You’ll be glad you did!