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The Mt. Washington Valley
New Hampshire

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Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 2300
North Conway, NH 03860
(603) 356-5701
Fax: (603) 356-7069
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Golf began in the Mt. Washington Valley about a hundred years ago on the long-gone Waumbek Hotel links. These, of course, were all very formal. Knickers, together with starched and pleated linen outfits, were the rule. The first course was laid out on the Intervale, a broad field just below the center of North Conway village, now the site of the 18-hole North Conway Country Club. A turn-of-the-century brochure published by the Kearsarge Hotel bragged about "relaid" greens, "under the care of a Scotchman, one of the most expert greenkeepers in the United States."

Today, things are less formal and arguably more fun. And the spectacular scenery -- the mountains, the ledges, the Wildcat River, and the town of Jackson -- is still the setting for golfers who play these innovative and challenging valley courses. Each course takes advantage of the interesting topography of the hills and vales of the valley, all offering great variety in terrain.

In their book The Golf Courses of New Hampshire, Bob Labbance and David Cornwell describe one course in the valley in the following way: "Interesting bunkering, curvaceous swales, brightly colored flower beds, and at least one train whistle per round, add to the charm," as well as the spectacular views in all directions.

Area Golf Courses and Contacts

Eagle Mountain Resort, Jackson
Julie Sena, professional
(603) 389-9111
9 hole, 32 par
Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods
Howard Jones, professional
(603) 278-1000
18 hole, par xx
Hale's Location Golf and Country Club, Bretton Woods
Johnathon Rivers, professional
(603) 356-2140
9 hole, 36 par
North Conway Country Club, North Conway
Larry Gallagher, PC professional
(603) 356-9391
18 hole, 71 par
Wentworth Resort Golf Club, Jackson
Bob McGraw, professional
(603) 383-9641.
18 holes, 69 par

Ice & Rock Climbing Skiing: Downhill & Cross Country
Hiking Walking Fishing

Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 2300
North Conway, NH 03860
(603) 356-5701
Fax: (603) 356-7069
Email: info@mtwashingtonvalley.org

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