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.
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.
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
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.
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).
Listed below are dates and times that the PGA Professional Staff will conduct 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