This challenging, mountain golf course was designed and built in 1900 by Ralph Barton, a professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth College and renowned golf architect of the early 20th century. The course was renovated in 1999, when extensive work to the greens, tee boxes and course hazards allowed it to recapture its original grandeur. The course sits on a beautiful country hillside affording fabulous views of four distinct mountain ranges. Two ponds were added on the fifth hole in 2009.
Number of Holes: 9 Par of Course: 35 Type of Course: Public
2014 Course Greens Fees: Weekdays Weekends
18 Holes $30 $35
9 Holes $20 $25
Equipment Rentals: Yes, $15 per set.
Practice Area: N/A
Soft Spikes Required: Yes Dress Code: Yes, collared shirts are required.
Groups Welcome: Yes
Signature Hole: First Hole. 449 yards from the men’s tees downhill to large green bunker on each side with mountains as the backdrop.
Most Scenic Hole: First Hole. From the tee box, there are mountain views on three sides with the hotel
behind the golfer.
Charity Tournaments: (Open to the Public): N/A
Pro Shop: Fully equipped pro shop featuring quality equipment, fashions and a friendly, professional staff.
Club House: The Club House, built in 1939, has a lounge, locker room, and heated outdoor pool all overlooking the mountains. Lunch and dinner is served daily, in season.
Restaurant/Lounge: The Club House is open seasonally July through September and features a menu of gourmet pizzas and salads.
Lodging Property: The completely renovated Mountain View Grand rests on 1,700 acres, offers 144 guestrooms and suites, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, award-winning spa, Classic Clay tennis courts, children’s playground, childcare services, heath and fitness center, friendly animals at Mountain View Farm, and more. AAA Four Diamond for Lodging and Dining.
History and Anecdotes: On a rainy night in 1865, a stagecoach en route from Boston to Montreal hit a large mudhole and overturned on a back road in the small town of Whitefield, NH. Two passengers climbed out and were told by the driver to follow the dirt road a half mile until they reached a farmhouse. Despite the late hour, the travelers were welcomed at the home of William and Mary Jane Dodge, thus beginning a long tradition of Mountain View hospitality. Over the years Mountain View has welcomed distinguished guests such as Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, Bette Davis, the Marx brothers, Presidents Richard Nixon and FDR, Stephen King, Neil Armstrong, and Michelle Obama. The hotel was closed for 16 years before being purchased in 1998, and refurbished to open in 2002 as Mountain View Grand Resort, after completion of a $20 million restoration. The resort is 100% wind-powered and a member of Historic Hotels of America.
At the Mountain View Grand, challenging golf and panoramic views of the Presidential Mountain Range at every hole are just the beginning. Bring the whole family and enjoy: A newly revitalized 9-hole golf course, a heated, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, jacuzzi, sauna, lawn games, a children's play area and a full service spa. Please call for more information on day passes and tee times.