White Mountain Country Club

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (1)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6428 yards
  • Slope: 115
  • Rating: 68.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6428 yards 68.9 115
White 71 5963 yards 66.9 111
Red (W) 73 5350 yards 69.0 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 1.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1 Reviews
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"Beautiful Cornish Design - Disastrous Conditions - So What! Go Play It!"


GolfMentor's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

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Geoffrey Cornish, the architect of this course, would have been 100 years old this very month. Cornish, the highly-respected "hands-on" architect is probably most famous for his gift to golf: HopMeadow Country Club, by far the finest course in Connecticut.

At the White Mountain course, Cornish laid 18 holes around and about the flood plain of the Pemigewassett River. It's good, flat land with scores of beautiful vistas of the river and the foothills leading to the White Mountains. The holes - for the most part - an easy to read from the tee box as Cornish simply hated the "trickery" of many of his contemporaries. The green complexes are enormous.

Sadly, mother nature did her very best this winter and spring to render golf courses in northern New England almost unplayable. Ice damage has destroyed hundreds of once-beautiful greens, fairways and rough are only just now (in late August) beginning to recover and achieve grow-in. White Mountain was one of the hardest-hit courses. Conditions on tee boxes, fairways, rough, green complexes are as bad as they have been in the past twenty-five years.

So why is, I wonder - with conditions on the course so bad - that my playing partner and I had such a wonderful time of it at White Mountain; why is it that we came away from this place in such a positive frame of mind? Well, here's why:

1. Welcoming Staff: Sterling Golf, the course manager, hires darned friendly and quite professional people, that's for sure. The assistant pro, the starter, the ranger, the dining room cook, folks working out on the course. Best group of professionals I've come upon all season.

2. The Cornish layout. Simple, straight-forward, subtle, always fair and interesting...and never over-whelming. It's a fun layout for great players and for high-handicappers.

3. The golf course superintendent !!! We didn't meet him or catch his name...but the herculean efforts that this man is making to heal his golf course, the evidence everywhere out there that efforts are being made to repair and restore conditions...well, it was impressive to say the very least. Bravo to him too. And to the folks who work for him.

For $35 including a cart you can play this course.

Mother Nature sometimes does her best to ruin things. But - at White Mountain Country Club - she failed miserably.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/23/2014

Thanks so much for your praise for our course, and especially for the staff, who truly did go the extra mile in this most difficult year. I'm going to print out a copy of your review to show them. I would also like to point out that, since the time that you played, we have finished re=sodding virtually all of the damaged areas on the greens, and had wonderful results. Hopefully, the next time you play, the course will be in its normal outstanding condition. Also, I have to mention that the course is operated by Golf Management, LLC, not Sterling Golf. Thanks again!



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