May 1st marks the official opening day of Owl’s Nest’s golf course as well as the racquet complex. Additionally, Panorama Six82 will wrap up opening week with the unveiling of their new Spring and Summer seasonal menu on the evening of Thursday, May 4th.
After a long and cold winter in New England, there is truly nothing better than the start of fresh air, warm sunshine, and the anticipation of getting to spend more time outside – without having to layer up!
While everyone looks forward to the warm weather, golfers especially, springtime is the official sign that the golf season is right around the corner. Golfing during the spring is especially enjoyable not only due to the sunny weather and lush course conditions, but also because it gives you a chance play amongst cooler temperatures and less bugs!
Even if you aren’t a golfer, there are tons of opportunities to take advantage of the refreshing, spring weather at Owl’s Nest, including playing tennis and pickleball, as well as other outdoor activities.
Check out everything you need to know ahead of opening day at Owl’s Nest this year.
GET YOURSELF READY FOR OPENING DAY…
Shake the rust off!
If you are looking to brush up on your skills before hitting the course on opening day take advantage of Owl’s Nest’s driving range or stop by the SportsNest to chat with the golf team about your goals for the upcoming season. For those looking to get back into racquet sports, all 13 pickleball courts and 4 platform tennis courts will be open on May 1st. The red clay tennis courts will be open Friday, May 5th. Schedule some court time to warm yourself up before competing this summer!
At the driving range, you can get a small bucket of balls for $10 and a large bucket of balls for $15. For pickleball, you can visit the courts Monday through Sunday from 9am – 6pm EST. Plus, if you’re interested in dropping in for a round robin, starting the week of May 15th, Owl’s Nest hosts a new Round Robin tournament every Saturday based on skill levels. This can be booked through PlayByPoint or by emailing Director of Racquet Sports, Luana Stanciu.
Treat yourself to some new gear.
If you needed an excuse to treat yourself to some new gear, look no further! The start of a new season is the perfect time to freshen up your equipment to be sure that you are setting yourself up for success. Check out the SportsNest at Owl’s Nest, open from Monday – Sunday from 9am – 6pm EST, which is stocked up with all new gear to get you dialed in for a great season ahead on the course and the courts.
From Owl’s Nest branded balls, golf bags, and accessories to your favorite name brand clubs, shoes, and racquets, the SportsNest has it all! Owl’s Nest branded Ahead divot tools, SwitchFix ball markers, and Callaway Chrome Soft balls are all quick pickups and important pieces of gear needed for a full day on the course. Speaking of Owl’s Nest branded gear, the SportsNest also carries a wonderful variety of golf polos and outerwear. Find your new lucky polo for those big tournament days or grab a vest and jacket to stay cool on the chilly spring and fall outings.
If your feet aren’t happy, then you probably aren’t either. The SportsNest carries a fantastic selection of select performance golf and racquet shoes for both ladies and men from Puma, FootJoy, Wilson, and Prince – so there’s no reason to let your feet bother you while you’re out on the course or courts this season!
For racquet players looking to make some quiver changes this season, the SportsNest carries a number of different Wilson, Master Athletics, and skullU pickleball and platform tennis racquets for you to try this season. For golfers looking to swap out their tired hand-me-downs, the SportsNest offers a top-tier selection of clubs from Titleist, Taylormade, and Callaway. Make the purchase even more special by adding an Owl’s Nest logoed golf bag to store your clubs!
WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT AT THE START OF THE SEASON…
Check out the racquet complex and 18-hole course.
Owl’s Nest’s racquet complex will open on May 1st with all 13 pickleball courts, and 4 platform tennis courts. The 6 brand-new red clay tennis courts are scheduled to open Friday, May 5th. The official opening of the red clay courts will be dependent on weather conditions leading up to May 5th.
Owl’s Nest’s 18-hole Nicklaus Design course will fully open on May 1st and thanks to some early warmth and precipitation this spring, it’s looking greener than ever!
Book tee times and court times.
To schedule a tee time, you can book directly through Owl’s Nest’s website, visit The SportsNest to book in-person, or use Owl’s Nest’s app, which can be accessed through the Apple app store.
If you are interested in booking court times, you can book directly via PlayByPoint, visit The SportsNest to book in-person, or use the Owl’s Nest app.
Enjoy the new Spring and Summer Panorama Six82 menus!
Whether you are looking to dine in at Panorama Six82 before or after you hit the course or courts, you are guaranteed to be wow’d with the new Spring and Summer seasonal menus for the upcoming season! The dinner menu will be unveiled on the evening of May 4th with the full menu releasing on May 5th. Crafted by Panorama Chef Morgana Vesey and her team, this is one of the most exciting and delicious menus yet. The menu draws from Morgana and her team’s own backgrounds, cultures, and inspirations, and will have a refreshing appeal that is sure to dazzle your taste buds! With her passion for fresh ingredients and experience working with seafood from her time in Connecticut, you can expect to see and try some delicious new seafood dishes on the menu. While menu details have not yet been released, Chef Morgana is
proud of the team’s hard work that has gone into the creation of it and looks forward to guests enjoying each dish!
Meet the Owl’s Nest team.
As Owl’s Nest prepares for the start of another awesome season ahead, check out the dedicated team who will be able to assist all guests looking to enjoy golf and racquet sports throughout the Spring and Summer:
Cole Ryan – SportsNest Operations Manager
Cole took his first swing at golf when he was ten years old and played golf at Plymouth State University while majoring in Business Management and minoring in Criminal Justice. Cole has been working at Owl’s Nest since the fall of 2018, and was recently promoted to SportsNest Operations Manager in 2022, where he oversees the daily operations of the golf course and racquet complex.
Joe Clark Jr – Head Golf Professional
Joe Clark Jr has been a golf professional since 1976, starting when he was an assistant and teaching professional at White Mt CC in Ashland, New Hampshire. He was brought up in the game by his father, Joe Clark, Sr, who was a Master PGA Professional and was the Teaching Professional at Owl’s Nest Golf Club for many years! Currently, Joe offers instruction in private lessons, group lessons, clinics, short game, pre-shot routine, playing lessons, course management, golf psychology, and Jr. clinics.
James (Jim) Swarthout, PGA – Director of Golf Operations. Owl’s Nest Resort & Owl’s Nest Vineyard Course
Jim Swarthout became a member of the PGA in 1994, and from 1994 – 2022, Jim remained with Friel Golf and was hired as Head Golf Professional at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club, where he worked with the late Phil Friel Sr on the expansion from a 9 to an 18-hole Golf course. His playing career and achievements started at the Junior level in Ohio and continued through college and to a professional level, where he has earned multiple event wins in the New Hampshire Chapter of the PGA and 3-time New Hampshire Challenge Cup team member.
Luana Stanciu – Director of Racquet Sports
Luana’s foundation of her successful tennis career is rooted in Romania where she grew up with her parents Danut and Luminita as well as her two brothers. Under Coach Moraru Gabriel at the G&M Tennis Academy, she achieved top rankings in Romania’s U16 and U18 age groups. In addition to being an excellent tennis player and coach, Luana also has experience playing and teaching pickleball!