It's really unfortunate that this 9-hole layout has fallen into disrepair and obvious neglect. It's location between Concord and Manchester is very convenient.
It is a reasonable course to walk. Holes 8 and 9 begin the final uphill trek to the small clubhouse on the hill that overlooks the 9th and could have a sensational deck, party spot.
There's no water to drink on the course so they do offer you bottled water at the clubhouse. Nice touch.
The wooded sides along the holes have overgrown and are impossible now to find an errant ball. Holes 1-3 are the old wide-open links style and really get you off to a great start.
The greens have this sort of old soft grass like "Vesper Velvet," my husband says it's sort of unique in modern golf. It's a good place for a beginner because of the low traffic. The layout is nice and actually memorable with some nice views as others have stated.
Just there are so many options in the area. We'd prefer others.
I truly loved this course. Most greens were outstanding others a work in progress. The course is challenging and fun. Reasonable green fees.Friendly welcoming atmosphere , Carl and Colleen are gracious hosts. This is an enjoyable 9 hole course . Whether a novice hacker or scratch golfer you should enjoy this course. I played this while on vacation. I played it 3 times with my wife and our friend couple. We all agreed it's a diamond in the rough.. Sure it's not a TPC course but it's still a fun day...go and enjoy!!! Phil & Marge Owens. Mark and Aline DiPietro
Played here today. I've been playing here on a weekly basis for the past two years. Not sure about the new ownership. Greens and fairways are a disaster. Won't be back.
Countryside Golf Club is a nine hole, no frills course in Dunbarton, NH. If you're looking for a quick round and are in the vicinity, it is a pretty good value, and you can generally walk on without too much difficulty.
The first two holes start wide open, so you can really grip and rip it. From the 2nd tee, you get a really amazing view of the Uncanoonuc Mountains (these are the ones you can see looking west from Manchester with the many radio towers). After this, you descend into the forest, and from that point on, the course tightens up considerably.
It can play very challenging due to the lower-tier maintenance. If you don't keep it on the fairway (and in some cases, if you do), you're looking at very tough lies which result in some bad shots. You generally sacrifice something for the lower greens fees, and at Countryside, it is a lack of grass in many areas. Of course, you don't come out to Dunbarton for a world class golf experience...you're looking for a low cost round where you can have a few pops while you play a relaxing nine. The people are very nice, and the beer girl is always very timely in coming around, so if you're looking for low key golf, give this place a try.