Laid out within a massive 425-acre property on the coast of Maine, Falmouth Country Club has provided its members with a range of top class facilities – including a pool complex, tennis courts and championship golf course – ever since it was established in 1986.
The golfing element at the club is a 6,879-yard layout that was fashioned by the design team of Geoff Cornish and Brian Silva and it’s recognised as one of Greater Portland’s finest, hosting a large number of Maine and New England amateur competitions in recent years.
With a front nine laid out on rather hilly terrain and a back nine that’s routed around a gentler landscape, the Falmouth course – with its bent grass tees, fairways and greens – is one of ten golf facilities operated by Harris Golf, the foremost course management company in the region.
Architect Brian Silva kindly provided us with the following comments:
Falmouth was a wonderfully varied New England site. The first few holes introduce you to the layout through a placid wooded setting. Then play ascends and descends through a rocky New England hillside to finish out the nine through more gentle topography.
The back nine offers another landscape option – rolling and open terrain, with a bit of woods here and there – to finish up with the larger than life scale of the setting for the 18th hole.
This wonderful variety of land imbues the layout with similar degrees of variety in play and aesthetics, such that no two holes are alike and the course is a prime example of what is great about golf; a game played on a field of no rigid dimensions – an altogether unique game in that regard.