I'm from RI and each year for the past 7 years I've been bringing a group of ladies to play this course. This course is one of our favorites...we love the hilly terrain and the course is never crowded and in great condition. We always play the first week in October, so that may be the reason it's so uncrowned, but we are rewarded with some great foliage and views.
Vic (pro shop)is friendly, beer is always cold, and what about those freshly fried potato chips?
The course is challenging...and every hole offers something different. definitely worth a trip...and cost was only 35 with a cart!!!!!!
We come here every year for a golf tournament and the course is always in excellent shape. Breakfast truly is the best in town. Service and staff is always excellent.
The course is challenging for the average golfer, some holes are really tough. If you have issues driving, some fairways are tight but not unusually so compared to much more expensive courses.
I really like this course but only play it once a year being from CT.
We stopped by for 18 holes here on a Friday en route to a show in Laconia. Being from MA, I don't get to see many NH golf courses, so my review may lack local awareness, but I'll try my best to be objective!
Here's the break down:
Greens: Soft, but slick. Too many pitch marks (can't we all just fix our pitch marks????).
Fairways: Good. It had rained a bit prior to our visit, so there was some swampiness in areas where drainage wasn't great.
Tee boxes: Very good.
Pace of play: This is a problem with too many courses these days. The rangers don't spend enough time on the course to keep play moving, and not enough groups police themselves. Our round took north of 5 hours, which is unacceptable on a Friday (any day, really).
Layout: The course is built on some hilly terrain, which made for some good-looking holes. I like the layout a lot. Gripe: a couple of holes put you in a bad lie after a good tee shot, which kind of pisses me off. But all in all, very nice.
Staff: Pro Shop guy was very amicable, bartender was very nice. Didn't really run into anyone else besides greenskeepers. Gripe: Can you mow the grass early in the day, rather than running your mower up onto the fringe while I'm trying to play out of a buried bunker lie??? Thaaaanks.
Clubhouse: Typical of most New England daily fee golf courses, the interior could use a remodel. Burger was decent, decent beer selection. BIG points for having a Golden Tee machine in the bar!
Pro Shop: I don't usually buy my gear at Pro Shops. Seemed ok.
Of the courses I've played in NH (admittedly, not many and possibly not enough for this statement to mean much), I'd put this one in the middle or middle-top. Price was a bit high ($60 on a Friday) for the quality of the course, given there wasn't anything special about it. But I'd play here again if I lived in the area.