The Shattuck Golf Club in Jaffrey, N.H. is a unique, challenging routing.
The track was carved out of granite, rock and mature woodlands and demands a thoughtful approach to every shot on every hole. This is target golf at its best, and you have to think out every shot, use the yardage guide, and hit to spots.
The 200-yard par-three second hole is a visually stunning golf hole, with elevated tees that look down over a grassy hillside to a large, bunkered green set in front of a sparkling pond. The tee doesn’t feel all that high, but it’s unusually deceptive. The most common error here is over-clubbing.
The 426-yard par-four 10th starts from the highly elevated area, offering a spectacular view of the large green below with Mount Monadnock serving as the backdrop. The hole is a dogleg left with a deep drop-off at the turn. A long drive center of left gives you the best approach to the green, too far left and you’ll go over the edge.
The par-four, 391-yard 16th is played over a pond in front of the tee to a wide, rolling fairway and bunkered green with a colonial farmhouse behind. Just keep it straight; there’s deep rough left and right. A big green is slightly elevated, so your second shot may require one more club.