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Golfing with Donald Ross in Mt. Washington Valley, New Hampshire

By Kathy Bennett

One of golf’s most renowned course architects was Donald Ross. Players seek out his courses around the country. But lucky golfers coming to the Mt. Washington Valley don’t have to go far – our region boasts 3 courses designed by the legendary Scotsman. Whether you’re traveling here for a weekend or a week (or a lifetime!) you’ll be able to play a piece of golf history right here in the New Hampshire!

What makes a Donald Ross Course special? According to Andy Ross, it’s the course’s playability. “Donald Ross, one of the giants of the golden age architecture era, became the most prolific architect of all time with over 400 golf course designs to his name. Ross was the first “professional” golf course architect in America as he was able to build a successful and efficient business during the golden age era. He has more top 100 courses than any other architect and has had over 100 major championships and USGA events hosted at his courses, far and away the most of any architect. Ross’ transcendent skill was his ability to create playability at his courses for the beginner while still challenging the best players ability to score.”
With credentials like that, golfers of all abilities should make the trip to Mt. Washington Valley and plan a fall golf trip today!
The 18-hole Mount Washington Course was designed by legendary Scottish Architect Donald Ross and was completed in 1915. Its backdrop features New Hampshire’s spectacular Presidential Mountain Range. This Par 72, 7,004-yard-course has hosted four New Hampshire Opens and the prestigious New England Open Championship in September 2010.

Reopened on August 1, 2008, the Mount Washington Course has been restored to Donald Ross’ original plans by noted golf course architect Brian Silva, including bunkers crafted in a classic flair and infinite varieties of recovery shots in the closely cropped areas around the putting greens. The par 5 eleventh hole and the par 3 fifth hole feature stunning views of Omni Mount Washington Hotel and surrounding mountains.

For more information on this course.

Hungry for more golf? Mt. Washington Valley has dozens of courses to choose from. Read all about them here.



Golf for Prizes in the MWVCC Golf Tournament!

  Coca_Cola Crest Auto World
Register for a day on the greens full of
fun, networking and the chance to win a
2014 Chevy Cruze and other hole prizes!

Become a Tee Sponsor, Too!
When: Sunday, May 18th,

Registration at 8:45am, shotgun start at 10:00am
Awards BBQ at 3:00pm

Where: Omni Mount Washington Golf Club
Bretton Woods, NH

Anything is Possible!
2010 Hole-in-One winner, Greyson Carrier stands with his team and Greyson’s prize, a Jeep Wrangler,
compliments of Crest Auto World.

Register for your chance to win this year’s
Hole-in-One prize, a 2014 Chevy Cruze,
compliments of Crest Auto World!

Other hole competitions include a Putting Contest,
Closest-to-the-Line,  Closest-to-the-Pin, Longest Drive,
and Highest Score.

Grand finale raffle prizes include a
40″ LED TV, a brand new pair of golf clubs and more!


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Golfers! Play for your chance to win a brand new Chevy Cruze!

The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the 13th Annual MWVCC Golf Tournamentat the Omni Mount Washington Golf Course on Sunday, May 18, 2014. If the fun and camaraderie of this popular tournament aren’t enough to motivate you Crest Auto World has donated a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze as a Hole-in-One prize.  And new to the tournament this year is a “Pick Your Prize” raffle. Players will have a chance to choose which prizes they would like to try to win with their tickets. Among the prizes is a Samsung 40’ LED television.

Plus, to add some fun and excitement of the event, the tournament will also include pre-tournament and on-course competitions including a Putting Contest, Closest-to-the-Line, Closest-to-the-Pin, Longest Drive, and Highest Score categories.

team & car
Anything is Possible in the MWV – Hole-In-One winner, Greyson Currier and his team stand proudly by their prize, a Jeep Wrangler, compliments of sponsor, Crest Auto World.

Registration begins at 8:45am, with a shotgun start at 10:00am. Registration fees of $380 per foursome or $100 per individual include a cart and awards Bar-B-Q. The Bar-B-Q will be a highlight with plenty of hot-off-the-grill options, salads and desserts.

The schedule for the day follows:

8:45 – 9:45 AM – Registration at the Club House
9:45 AM – Call to carts
9:50 AM – Announcements
10:00 AM – Shotgun – scramble format
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Tournament
3:00 PM – BBQ, Special recognition and awards

Omni Mount Washington Golf Club.
Omni Mount Washington Golf Club.

Why not turn this into the perfect golf getaway? Stay and play in the tournament for $219 per person, including a one night stay at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel plus an individual’s tournament registration. Simply book the MWVCC Stay & Play package with the hotel, then call 603-356-5701 ext.305 to register for the tournament.

The tournament is sponsored by the Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. .  Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Tatum Riley Brett Fund. To download online registration forms, click here.

For more information about golf in Mt Washington Valley, visit www.GolfMWV.com. Planning a golf getaway or a summer escape to Mt Washington Valley? Your complete vacation planning guide can be found at www.mtwashingtonvalley.org. To talk to a vacation planning concierge or to learn more about the Mt Washington Valley golf tournament, call 1-800-DO-SEE-NH (800-367-3364).

Visit the Mt Washington Valley Flickr files for photos of the 12th Annual MWV Golf Tourney in 2013: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mwvchamber/sets/72157633606176012/

Free Golf Clinics for Junior’s at the Omni Mount Washington Golf Club!

The Omni Mount Washington Resort Golf Club is offering complimentary golf clinics to all kid’s ages 8 to 18 years old.

          Listed below are dates and times that the PGA Professional Staff will omni_golfconduct 4 “FREE” clinics for kids in NH. We will need to have you call the Golf Shop to reserve a spot. Three professionals will start on day 1 with a short game and full swing clinic. On the 2nd and 3rd clinic dates, we will progress to full swing shots. The 4th session is designed to focus on course rules, club selection and shot management.

May 10th, 17th, 31st and June 7th. (Class will skip Memorial Day weekend.) All classes will begin at 3:00 pm and run through 1 hour.

Golf equipment is available free of charge. Please call to reserve your spot.

Also In May……

Series of 5 Beginner Adult Clinics for $99.00!!! Please go to our web sight to see available times and dates. Brettonwoods.com

Contact John Pawlak, PGA Director of Golf for details. 603-278-4653