Course Details

hole1

HOLE 1 – Par 4

“Monadnock”
409 Yards

Beauty: A panoramic vista from the tee; a large outcropping of red rock rises up from the lush green fairway with Mt. Monadnock behind.   …and the Beast: Stony Brook cuts across the fairway at the 150-yard markers and runs down the left side, requiring an accurate shot off the tee.


hole2

HOLE 2 – Par 3

“Deceiver”
200 Yards

Beauty: A picture postcard of a golf hole; elevated tees look down over a grassy hillside to a large, bunkered green set in front of a sparkling pond. …and the Beast: The tee doesn’t feel all that high, but it’s unusually deceptive (hence the name); the most common error here is overclubbing.


hole3

HOLE 3 – Par 4

“Driver’s Dilemma”
405 Yards

Beauty: The green and surroundings are stunning; a stadium-like outcropping of ledge right, grassy mounds left, and forest in back. …and the Beast: What to hit off the tee: it’s uphill to a narrow landing area with a deep hazard left and a tough-to-clear ledge jutting in from the right.


hole4

HOLE 4 – Par 4

“Dare”
370 Yards

Beauty: A spectacular stand of white birches sits high above the fairway on the right, next to the cart path. …and the Beast: This hole dares you to use the lumber off an elevated tee to a fairway being pinched by wetlands on the left and bunkers on the right.


hole5

HOLE 5 – Par 5

“The Gauntlet”
612 Yards

Beauty: You won’t see a green like this anywhere else; it’s carved into a 30′ high rock ledge and tucked in behind a natural mountain stream. …and the Beast: A long, narrow fairway with trouble along both sides of its entire length – and we mean length; 612 yards from the back tee markers.


hole6

HOLE 6 – Par 5

“Triple Threat”
564 Yards

Beauty: The entire hole as viewed from the green; a stone wall runs the length of the winding fairway with Mt. Monadnock rising up behind. …and the beast: Play it as it was designed; two distinct landing areas and a tight green (bunkers right, hazard left) – unless you feel reeeaaally lucky!


hole7

HOLE 7 – Par 3

“Carry”
200 Yards

Beauty: Multi-level elevated tee pads overlook 140 yards of natural brush and wetlands leading to a lush green with thick woods behind. …and the Beast: Unless you’re playing the Forward tees, you must carry 140 – 175 yards across the hazard to a wide, shallow green with a small bail-out fairway right.


hole8

HOLE 8 – Par 4

“Squeeze Play”
407 Yards

Beauty: Towering white pines stand guard over the landing area; a grand mountain vista greets you when you look back from the green. …and the Beast: Your drive must carry a wide hazard, but not be so big that you overrun the approach to the green, pinning yourself behind pines and ledge.


hole8

HOLE 9 – Par 4

“Shattuck Inn”
386 Yards

Beauty: A gently rising fairway with a mountain stream cascading along the left side; the clubhouse sits high in the background. …and the Beast: A longer-than-it-looks second shot going uphill to a narrow but deep green with grassy mounds left and two deep bunkers right.


hole10

HOLE 10 – Par 4

“Mountain Draw”
426 Yards

Beauty: From the highly elevated landing area, a spectacular view of the large green below with Mt. Monadnock serving as the backdrop. …and the Beast: A dogleg left with a deep drop-off at the turn. A long drive center of left gives you the best approach to the green; too far left and you’ll go over the edge.


hole11

HOLE 11 – Par 5

“Double Cross”
432 Yards

Beauty: As you round the corner of this big dogleg, your first look at the green across the wide, lush fairway and winding stream is impressive. …and the Beast:  You need a big drive to have a clear shot at the sloping green with a wide stream in front and wetlands right.


hole12

HOLE 12 – Par 3

“Waterloo”
199 Yards

Beauty: From behind the green, high up on the cart path; a breathtaking view of the 12th and 13th holes, the 17-acre swamp, and the mountain. …and the Beast: You’ve got to carry 75 – 190 yards across a beaver swamp to a wide, shallow green; fairway right, water left, bunkered hillside behind.


HOLE 13 – Par 4

“Temptation”
315 Yards

Beauty: The fairway looks like a thick green carpet laid between an oak-covered, bunkered hillside and an awe-inspiring beaver swamp. …and the Beast: How much water do you think you can bite off? The temptation is to go for the green; the safe play is to hit to the 100 yard markers.


hole14

HOLE 14 – Par 3

“Alcatraz”
160 Yards

Beauty: The fairway looks like a thick green carpet laid between an oak-covered, bunkered hillside and an awe-inspiring beaver swamp. …and the Beast: How much water do you think you can bite off? The temptation is to go for the green; the safe play is to hit to the 100 yard markers.


HOLE 15 – Par 5

“Double Trouble”
544 Yards

Beauty: This undulating green is one of the most striking on the course, situated on a peninsula rising out of a Y-shaped reflecting pond. …and the beast: The landing area for your drive is narrow, while hidden water all along the left side of the second shot says, “Don’t aim at the flag.”


hole16

HOLE 16 – Par 4

“Driver’s Delight”
391 Yards

Beauty: Over the reflecting pond in front of the tee; a wide rolling fairway and bunkered green with the colonial Gage farmhouse behind. …and the Beast: Just keep it straight; there’s deep rough left and right. The big green is slightly elevated, so your second shot may require one more club.


hole17

HOLE 17 – Par 4

“Lay Up”
339 Yards

Beauty: From the elevated tee you look down on a deep valley of a fairway below and across to a plateau green carved out of granite ledge. …and the Beast: There’s no advantage in going for the green – the lie if you miss is impossible; hit to the 100 yard markers and get your second shot close.


hole18

HOLE 18 – Par 4

“Home”
405 Yards

Beauty: Graceful leaning beeches accent the elevated tee; the lush rolling fairway beyond is framed by a stand of white birches left. …and the Beast: The fairway slopes hard to the left into the woods. Aim your drive down the right for a clear shot to the biggest green on the course.