Androscoggin Valley Country Club



Physical Address: 2 Main St
Gorham, NH
GPS Coordinates: N44.23.173' W071.09.837'
Mailing Address: PO Box 280
Gorham, NH 03581
Phone: 603-466-9468
Email: avcc@ne.rr.com
Website: www.avccgolf.com

General Information:

General Manager:  Gary A. Riff                               
Superintendent:    Moe Thompson               
Golf Pro:                Gary A. Riff
Course Architects: Alex Chisholm,  Horace Smith

Course Description: Flat, player friendly. This course’s fairways are wide and tree lined, and water hazards come into play on seven holes. The course has been redesigned for the Spring of 2004.

Number of Holes: 18   Par of Course: 70   Type of Course:  Semi-Private   

Tees     Yardage    Rating    Slope       
Blue      6100          67.9       118
White    5615          66.5       115
Red       5131          71.0       122

2010 Course Greens Fees*: Weekdays      Weekends
                                            (Mon-Thu)        (Fri/Sat/Sun-Holidays)
18 Holes                                $30                  $35
  9 Holes                                $20                  $25

*After 1:00 p.m. special with cart  $35

Cart Fees: 18 Holes - $40   9 Holes - $24

Equipment Rentals: $15 for 18 holes  $10 for 9 holes

Practice Range: Yes and a putting green.

Bucket of Balls: $3.00 small  $5.00 large   
      
Soft Spikes Required: Yes  

Dress Code: Yes

Groups Welcome: Yes

Lessons: Group:  Women for 6 weeks - $200
               Private: $50
               Youth:   Clinic for 5 weeks - $50

Opening Day: April 9, 2010  Closing Day:  November 15, 2010
Hours:  7:00 am until dark

Signature Hole: Number One. Par 5, dogleg left with a pond on the right front of the green.

Most Scenic Hole: Number Eighteen.  During foliage, this hole has beautiful scenery.

Charity Tournaments: (Open to the Public): N/A

Pro Shop: Fully stocked pro shop with all major brands of clubs including demos.

Clubhouse: The Androscoggin Valley Golf clubhouse has a full snack bar and a liquor license.

Restaurant/Lounge: On site in the clubhouse.
 
Lodging Property: Lodging is available across the street at the Town and Country Motor Inn.  The Town and Country Motor Inn offers 160 guestrooms, an indoor pool, dry sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, arcade, health club, restaurant/lounge with live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.  The hotel can also host business conventions and groups of up to 500 people.

History and Anecdotes: The course was built in 1921.  Horace Smith designed the back nine several years after the original nine opened.  In 1956 Ralph "Navy" Labnon purchased the Androscoggin Valley Country Club House from the Brown Company. This property had formerly been known as the Hitchcock Farm. The clubhouse for the golf course at that time consisted of seven rooms, three baths and six dining tables. In December of 1956, this small facility would begin operations under the name of the Country Club Inn with eleven hotel rooms, only one of which had a private bath, and an expanded dining room as well as a minuscule lounge. As the law at that time stated a hotel needed twelve rooms in order to be granted a liquor license, one room was added to meet the state requirements. Several years later the name was changed to The Country Inn and finally became incorporated as the Town & Country Motor Inn.

The hotel has had many famous guests who have stayed at the Town and Country Motor Inn. Political guests have included President & Mrs. Ronald Reagan, President & Mrs. Richard Nixon, Senator Robert Dole, Mrs. Elizabeth Dole, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., Pierre Salinger and Senator Ted Kennedy, to name a few. Each political campaign brings a new wave of politicians seeking the support of New Hampshire voters.