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Get Out and Play Golf During New England’s High Summer Period
Golf remains as hot during the summer of 2021 as the weather. And that’s a god thing for the game we love so much.
Many golfers have been taking advantage of Golfing Magazine New England’s Course Play Stimulus Program. We have half a year of golf left, so sign up and join the thousands of individuals who are playing over 135 courses this year, all with no greens fees. Call 860-563-1633, or visit www.FreeGolf.net.
Here’s the scoop on what going on in this issue:
The Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts is a superb area to spend a day playing nine or 18 holes. The area’s courses are routed over open land and gently rising hills. And après golf, spend a few hours visiting the villages and towns of the area, where can discover fine restaurants, cool pubs, boutiques, museums, historic landmarks and hiking trails. You can easily build a week’s vacation out of your visit to the area, play as many courses as you can, and drink in this special part of the region.
Eastern Massachusetts also offers a plethora of great daily fee golf courses. From the Blackstone Valley to the Boston area, we tell you about some of the best layouts you can play.
We reprise Sweden’s remarkable Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam’s victory at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut. Sorenstam, who turned 50 last October, closed with a four-under-par 68 on Sunday to finish at 12-under 276 and post an eight-stroke victory over Liselotte Neumann.
Created by legendary golfer and world-renowned golf architect Jack Nicklaus, The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge in Monroe, New York is a stunning track that was carved out of the mature forests and rolling hills of a 220-acre estate. It features rock formations, extreme elevation changes, and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. It’s worth a visit.
When Joseph Quattrocchi took a glance at Canaan Country Club in northwest Connecticut he knew he had found what he was looking for. Quattrochi purchased the nine-hole course built in 1931, renovated the restaurant, which became “The Belted Cow”, and it setting upon a program of course conditions to this little gem bordering the scenic Blackberry River in northwest Connecticut.
Check out Connecticut National Golf Club in, a pleasant mix of links-style and parkland holes with nary a house to be seen during your round. Connecticut National was once nine-hole course known as Putnam Country Club but ownership wanted to make something special and turned it into a championship, 18-hole course. The renovations were led by course architect Mark Mungeam, known for his challenging yet approachable-for-all routings.
New Hampshire is where you will find one of the most challenging courses in New England. The Shattuck Golf Club (www.ShattuckGolf.com) in Jaffrey was carved out of granite and mature woodlands and demands a well thought out approach to every shot on every hole. This is a tough routing and target golf at its best. You must hit your spots, both off the tees and on approaches to the greens.
We also tell you about a great golfing getaway, the Brunswick Islands area of southeast North Carolina, offer up some courses you simply “Must Play” and present valuable instructional tips from our cadre of top-notch golf pros.
Enjoy our digital magazine, take advantage of our Course Play Stimulus offer, and play golf! We hope you enjoy this issue and that you always hit ‘em straight and long.
We thank you for your enduring love of golf.
All that is Good,