5 Hilton Field Road,
New Hampshire (NH) 03755,
- +1 603 646 2000
6 miles N of Lebanon
Orrin Smith, once the main construction man for both Donald Ross and Willie Park Jnr, designed the original 18-hole course at Hanover Country Club in 1922. Ron Prichard remodelled the layout early in the new millennium.
In the summer of 2020, Dartmouth College announced the
permanent closure of Hanover Country Club's course, citing financial deficits. The College plans
to keep the course open for cross country running, but the faculty’s
golfers will relocate to Montcalm.
The final hole is a reachable par five for the longer hitters and should be a routine three shot hole for everyone else. The Green and Blue tees are faced with a carry of about 180 and 160 yards, respectively, to reach the fairway and about 235 -240 yards to go through the fairway. Try to fight the urge to hook it around the bend as this will bring into play a long line of trees that usually have an appetite for aggressive shots.
After you are in the fairway, your lay up shot should be placed on the left side of the fairway. Being inside 100 yards and on the left will give you a good look at the green. If your tee shot is well back and to the right, consider laying up in front of the fairway cross bunker.
This green is guarded in the front and on the right by several bunkers and slopes left to right. It has a brow that runs through the middle and curves to the right. You really want to favor the tier the pin is on.
Nice course and Friendly staff. Love this place a quiet and tranquil course. Interesting back 9 routing but it adds to the character of the course. Late summer the course is nice well painted with greens that are a touch slow. Probably making it easier for alumnus to fork over the contents of their wallets. All in all a solid track, would and am going to play again.