New Hampshire

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New Hampshire is known as the Granite State due to its geology and the historical importance of quarrying in the region. The second most northerly state in New England, New Hampshire is not a hot bed for top ranked golf courses but there are enough quality tracks worthy of closer attention from a crop that extends to around one hundred golf clubs.

New Hampshirites swap their golf clubs for skis between November and March so pack your clubs during the summer season and enjoy one of the more undiscovered golfing states in the USA.

Our coverage of New Hampshire’s Best In State golf courses now extends to a Top 20. If you are an aficionado of the best golf layouts in this region and would like to help develop and shape our New Hampshire rankings, we’d love to hear from you, so please email us at: [email protected]

Our New Hampshire Best In State Rankings were last updated in August 2018. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - New Hampshire

Mount Washington (Mount Washington)

1st New Hampshire - Best in Area

A Donald Ross design from 1915, Brian Silva renovated the Mount Washington course at the 27-hole Bretton Woods Omni Resort in 2008 following the master architect’s original plans.

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Description: A Donald Ross design from 1915, Brian Silva renovated the Mount Washington course at the 27-hole Bretton Woods Omni Resort in 2008 following the master architect’s original plans. Rating: 5.5 out of 6

Lake Sunapee

2nd New Hampshire - Best in Area

A recent restoration by Ron Forse (when many trees were removed) has brought this charming old Donald Ross course back to life at Lake Sunapee Country Club in the new millennium.

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Bald Peak Colony

3rd New Hampshire - Best in Area

Founded in 1920, Bald Peak Colony Club engaged Donald Ross to build its course. An exhibition match with Francis Ouimet, Jessie Giuldford, J. H. Taylor and Sandy Herd marked the layout’s debut.

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Hooper

4th New Hampshire - Best in Area

Hooper Golf Club remains one of nine surviving New Hampshire courses that architect Wayne Stiles built during a career that took off after he established his own golf and landscape architecture firm in 1915...

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Golf Club of New England

5th New Hampshire - Best in Area

A 2002 Arnold Palmer design, the eighteen holes at the Golf Club of New England are mainly tree-lined, with ponds and wetlands coming into play at the closing holes on the back nine.

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Description: A 2002 Arnold Palmer design, the eighteen holes at the Golf Club of New England are mainly tree-lined, with ponds and wetlands coming into play at the closing holes on the back nine. Rating: 4 out of 6

Manchester Country Club

6th New Hampshire - Best in Area

It’s a little known fact that less than a third of over 400 Donald Ross layouts were actually visited by the architect before they opened for play. The course at Manchester Country Club is one that he did see, opening in 1923.

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Description: It’s a little known fact that less than a third of over 400 Donald Ross layouts were actually visited by the architect before they opened for play. The course at Manchester Country Club is one that he did see, opening in 1923. Rating: 4 out of 6

Lake Winnipesaukee

7th New Hampshire - Best in Area

“Winnipesaukee” is the Abenaki Indian name for “lake around islands” and the course at Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club became another “island” in the New Durham area when it opened for play in 1990.

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Concord Country Club

8th New Hampshire - Best in Area

Established in 1930, the course at Concord Country Club measures 6,539 yards, playing to a par of 70. The par three 16th was redesigned in 2006 so its green is now protected by a pond to the front left of the putting surface.

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Baker Hill

9th New Hampshire - Best in Area

Situated on what used to be farmland close to Lake Sunapee, the Rees Jones-designed layout at Baker Hill Golf Club opened with nine holes in 2001, followed by another nine a year later.

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Description: Situated on what used to be farmland close to Lake Sunapee, the Rees Jones-designed layout at Baker Hill Golf Club opened with nine holes in 2001, followed by another nine a year later. Rating: 3 out of 6

Montcalm

10th New Hampshire - Best in Area

Laid out in over 350 acres of hardwood forest in the mountain area of Enfield, the course at Montcalm Golf Club was four years in the making, finally debuting in 2004.

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