Thursday, July 5, 2012

Teeing it up in and around Peterborough

As we hit the middle of the summer, golfing in Peterborough and the surrounding region heats up along with the temperatures.  Three different options nearby the Little River B&B are the 9 hole Monadnock Country Club, 36 hole Shattuck and the 36 hole Crotched Mountain.

Monadnock Country Club opened its greens in 1901 and is one of the oldest courses in the state.  Despite being just nine holes with short distances, it emphasizes accuracy over power and require a refined game.  In over 100 years of golf, the best recorded round of eighteen holes is just one under par.
Monadnock Country Club
The Shattuck has to be one of the most scenic and challenging courses you can find in all of New England.  Scenic because it is set near the base of Mt Monadnock framed by pine, oak and birch trees.  Challenging because it is a championship course with a par 71 and slope ratings between 141 and 153 depending on which tees you start from.  It is regularly ranked as one of the fifty most challenging courses in the United States because of its many hazards.
Shattuck Golf Course at foot of Mt Monadnock

Crotched Mountain Country Club is another championship 36 hole course with beautiful scenic views of Crotched Mountain.  It's location in Francestown keeps the crowds away and the course is always in excellent condition.
Crotched Mountain Country Club
For additional details, check out this recent article in the Monadnock Ledger Transcript.

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