GOLF AT OWL’S NEST

The Only Nicklaus Design Golf Course in New Hampshire

It’s New England golf at its finest: The course at Owl’s Nest sits among the magnificent White Mountains, giving golfers the ultimate in scenic vistas throughout the season. From the serious to the casual golfer, elevation changes and pristine conditions show off Owl’s Nest’s charm and challenge.

Called “the best value in the Northeast, if not the entire country” with “great staff, great course, and outstanding vistas,” the real challenge for golfers at Owl’s Nest is staying focused on your game while surrounded by spectacular mountain views. For visitors and members alike, golf at Owl’s Nest introduces a unique golf experience just two hours from Boston combined with the inspired living that can only be found in the White Mountains.

 
No.1

South

South

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 13
  • YARDS 400

Welcome to Owl’s Nest! A drive down the left edge kicks back toward the fairway, leaving a mid-to-short iron to a generous green. Don’t be long or left.

Pro 400
Blue 385
White 370
Gold 359
Green 295
No.2

Precipice

Precipice

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 7
  • YARDS 433

Aim the perfect drive to the left of the tall pines beyond the fairway. If you try to cut the corner and don’t make it, play from the drop zone.

Pro 433
Blue 392
White 366
Gold 357
Green 337
No.3

Derailed

Derailed

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 1
  • YARDS 441

Favor the left side of the tee box. Don’t flirt with the two fairway bunkers off the tee, as they are deep and will almost certainly result in a bogey. Being forced to hit a mid-to-long iron into a shallow green makes this one of the toughest holes on the course.

Pro 411
Blue 436
White 395
Gold 335
Green 325
No.4

Blue Heron

Blue Heron

  • PAR 5
  • HANDICAP 3
  • YARDS 542

There’s lots of room to hit your tee shot with this generous fairway. The best angle for your second shot is from the left side, as it minimizes the water hazard on the right. Only the longest hitters can reach in two, as your second shot will need to be long and high to carry the deep, green-side bunkers and land softly on this small green.

Pro 543
Blue 523
White 503
Gold 471
Green 431
No.5

Pemi

Pemi

  • PAR 3
  • HANDICAP 17
  • YARDS 190

Trust the distance and make a good swing, as shots that land short will stop dead in their tracks.

Pro 190
Blue 175
White 160
Gold 145
Green 110
No.6

Bullfrog

Bullfrog

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 11
  • YARDS 343

Right off the tee and you’re swimming! Driver is an option, but not needed to get you well inside of 150 yards. For long hitters, carrying the bunkers is not out of the question, leaving a half or three-quarter wedge shot onto this two-tiered green.

Pro 343
Blue 325
White 311
Gold 298
Green 271
No.7

Pivotal

Pivotal

  • PAR 3
  • HANDICAP 9
  • YARDS 213

This is the most difficult par 3 on the course and requires an extra club from the tee. Accuracy is paramount to this green surrounded by bunkers.

Pro 213
Blue 195
White 174
Gold 152
Green 140
No.8

Red-Winged Blackbird

Red-Winged Blackbird

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 15
  • YARDS 380

Driver may not be the play here as this is one of the few holes with out-of-bounds lurking on both sides. A shot down the right side could result in a member’s bounce into the fairway or leave you with an awkward hill stance. A front pin location on this deep, two-tiered green can yield birdies and pars, while a middle or back pin position can prove more difficult.

Pro 380
Blue 355
White 335
Gold 318
Green 292
No.9

Fade

Fade

  • PAR 5
  • HANDICAP 5
  • YARDS 541

This sharp, dogleg right par 5 invites you to hit a towering fade off the tee, but beware of hidden bunkers. ​Two good shots could land you on the green, but stay straight as there’s trouble (OB) on both sides of this narrow fairway. Favor the left side on your approach, as a well-placed shot can funnel onto the green.

Pro 541
Blue 496
White 483
Gold 467
Green 428
No.10

Crow’s Nest

Crow’s Nest

  • PAR 3
  • HANDICAP 18
  • YARDS 152

This downhill tee shot can sometimes require one less club than the yardage indicates. Careful though– swirling cross and tail winds can wreak havoc with tee shots. Don’t miss right or long.

***Sometimes your audience is a murder of crows. Protect your food at all costs!

Pro 152
Blue 134
White 127
Gold 113
Green 76
No.11

Double Eagle

Double Eagle

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 12
  • YARDS 356

Birdies are plentiful on this short par 4, but not if you’re out-of-bounds right on your tee shot. Driver is not necessary: a long iron or hybrid shot will situate you in the widest fairway saddle. Take an extra club for the uphill approach.

Pro 356
Blue 336
White 316
Gold 296
Green 276
No.12

Gully

Gully

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 4
  • YARDS 428

Aim all tee and approach shots down the right side, as everything kicks left. A deep hazard runs across this hole, mandating a fairway wood off the tee for long hitters, and a forced carry for your approach.

Pro 428
Blue 413
White 391
Gold 373
Green 340
No.13

The Bear

The Bear

  • PAR 5
  • HANDICAP 2
  • YARDS 521

Don’t bite off more than you can chew when picking your line on this uphill tee shot. The farther left you go, the more hazard you’ll be taking on. Stay right of the rock on this blind approach and take one or two extra clubs. The green, with two distinct tiers and lots of slope, requires your full concentration.

Pro 521
Blue 500
White 489
Gold 454
Green 447
No.14

White Birch

White Birch

  • PAR 3
  • HANDICAP 16
  • YARDS 220

Take a moment ​to soak up this spectacular view! Local knowledge dictates that tee shots short and left will funnel onto the green.

Pro 220
Blue 174
White 160
Gold 120
Green 105
No.15

Granite

Granite

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 10
  • YARDS 282

Keep your tee shot in play to set up a short iron onto this plateau green. Avoid the bunkers or your sure to be in trouble. Place your approach shot below the hole or you could watch a birdie turn into a double bogey. ​This tricky green is rife with three-putts.

Pro 282
Blue 270
White 259
Gold 239
Green 224
No.16

Descent

Descent

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 6
  • YARDS 473

This long, downhill par 4 with stunning views produces long drives and high fives! But, don’t swing out of your shoes, as accuracy is key. From this elevated tee box, wind influence is often a factor, where a subtle cut can quickly turn into a massive slice. Take less club than you think on the downhill approach.

Pro 473
Blue 465
White 435
Gold 417
Green 366
No.17

Sweet Time

Sweet Time

  • PAR 5
  • HANDICAP 8
  • YARDS 526

Keep your tee ball down the left side. With a good approach, birdies and eagles are common on this par 5. You may want to take less club on your approach, as rolling one up on the green is an option.

Pro 526
Blue 513
White 488
Gold 446
Green 436
No.18

North

North

  • PAR 4
  • HANDICAP 14
  • YARDS 377

Standing on the tee, a beautiful northern view and wide open expanse can distract you. Focus and keep your tee shot straight. The bunkers lining the fairway can put your par at peril! Make sure you have enough club to carry the bunkers in front of the green; approach shots to the right typically feed into the middle.

Pro 377
Blue 360
White 348
Gold 326
Green 275
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I've now played 75 golf courses in 9 states, and this is still my #1. The two guys I played with had never played there before, and the whole drive home they both just wanted to plan our next trip up there. I cannot recommend this course highly enough!
Ben Virginia
This is the best course in the Loon and Waterville Mountains area, and I would urge you to give it a try and take in this great course with great views.
Noonan Massachusetts
Thank you for everything. Your staff did an excellent job and they were very professional. The golf was exceptional.
Joe E. September 2017
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