Get to Know Montcalm Golf Club in EnfieldJun 13, 2022 01:09PM ● By Rose Terami. Photos Provided By Montcalm Golf Course
Montcalm offers outstanding views of mountains, valleys and lakes, and rolling hills of velvet fairways and greens.
Golfing isn’t just about sport; it’s about the experience. A carefully crafted blend between environment, resources, challenge, and community help deliver that personalized and satisfying experience that every serious golfer yearns for. For Montcalm Golf Club in Enfield, that experience is the draw for its members. Several of Montcalm’s dedicated staff put together all the information you need to get involved with golf, get to know the club, and even become a member.
Q: How long has Montcalm Golf Club been around? How have you changed over time?
A: Montcalm Golf Course was imagined and built by Andrew Sigler, a graduate of Dartmouth (’53) and Tuck (’56) in 2004. It was prompted by Dartmouth temporarily closing the Hanover Country Club in 2001 for renovations. Mr. Sigler was also a member of Augusta CC (home to the Masters), which has influenced some of the course’s layout.
Under the direction of Montcalm’s Director of Golf Steve Rogers, the course has seen many enhancements, including a new training and practice venue that includes 40 full-swing, natural-grass hitting stations, 20 PGA Tour approved Turf Hound hitting stations, and a bent-grass putting and chipping green, as well as beautifully groomed practice bunkers and pitching areas. A new 5,700-square-foot putting green was also installed for 2020.
Last year, Montcalm Golf Club became the new home course to the Dartmouth College men’s and women’s golf teams. The relocation of the teams is a result of the college permanently closing the Hanover Country Club. The two-year partnership provides Dartmouth access to Montcalm’s course and its state-of-the-art practice facilities, as well as the ability to host tournaments. Montcalm also carries Dartmouth merchandise in their pro shop.
Q: What makes Montcalm stand out?
A: It’s a pure escape to golf and is situated between the Green Mountain National Forest and the White Mountain National Forest in the Upper Valley section of the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region. Montcalm Golf Club is known for its outstanding panoramic mountain views of Killington, Vermont’s Green Mountains, Mt. Ascutney, and rolling hills of velvet fairways and greens. Aside from its outstanding views and architecture, Montcalm offers welcoming hospitality that you feel as soon as you set foot on the property and course.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Montcalm Golf Club is conveniently located off I-89, Exit 15 at 2 Smith Pond Rd. Enfield, NH. Considered the Upper Valley section of the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region, it is situated between the Green Mountain National Forest and the White Mountain National Forest.
Q: When are you open?
A: 7 Days a week: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Q: How can someone become a member? What does a membership include, and how much does it cost?
A: Montcalm is accepting members for the 2022 season. It offers a variety of membership packages, which can be found here: montcalmgolfclub.com/golf-membership/
Here are the classifications: montcalmgolfclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2021InfoClass.pdf
Q: Can non-member visitors use the golf course and other facilities?
A: Yes. Montcalm is a semi-private course. Non-members have many opportunities to play. Montcalm also offers Stay and Play packages for those interested in visiting New Hampshire for the weekend. Stay and Play info: https://montcalmgolfclub.com/stay-and-play/
Montcalm offers a special discounted rate to veterans (and active duty service members) $70 (reg. $100) Monday through Friday after 12 p.m. Tee times may be booked by contacting our Pro Shop at ( 603) 448-5665.
Q: What resources do you offer for beginner golfers or golfers who want to continue developing their skills?
A: Montcalm offers a Golf School, golf clinics, and private lessons for those interested in developing their skills. These programs are directed by Steve Rogers, a 29-year member of the PGA. Learn more here.
Q: What is your golf course like? What makes it popular with your members?
A: Situated on 380 acres of land, when you arrive at Montcalm, you’ve left civilization and can squarely focus on the golf that lies ahead. Montcalm is not saddled with intrusions; rather, it is surrounded and embraced by Mother Nature.
On a clear day at Montcalm, you’re staring at 70 miles of the Green Mountains. The views are spectacular throughout the course, and the clubhouse sits near the top of the acreage, with the driving range/training facility facing the valley at Whaleback Ski Area. Golf Digest named Montcalm one of the Top 10 Best New Courses in the Country, and in 2007 it was named one of the best in New Hampshire. The holes are so well designed as you travel up and down the velvety fairways and hills. It is challenging but fair, with beautiful fairways and undulating greens. The course can play 6,829 yards from the back tees, but there are a variety of combination tees.
It really is so beautiful at Montcalm that you can lose focus on your game and become preoccupied by the natural beauty. The topography with the general course layout makes this a special course, one you can play every day without getting bored.
Q: How do you book a Tee-Time? How much does it cost?
A: Tee times may be booked online or by calling the Pro Shop at (603) 448-5665. Cost is $100/daily and $120/per weekend. Periodically, Montcalm also offers Community Golf Days, where the public can enjoy The Montcalm Experience at a discounted rate of $75. The next Community Golf Days are Tuesday, June 14, and July 5. The cost is $75 and includes greens fees and cart fees.
Q: What other services or facilities does Montcalm offer?
A: A state-of-the-art training facility, golf school, golf clinics, and private lessons. Visit our website for further details.
Q: What do you want people to know about Montcalm golf club?
A: Montcalm is an escape to pure golf. It offers an experience like no other. Here you can take advantage of 40 Full Swing natural grass hitting stations, 20 PGA Tour approved Turf Hound hitting stations, bent grass putting and chipping greens, as well as beautifully groomed practice bunkers and pitching areas. Our new Training Facility, coupled with Montcalm’s epic 18-holes of golf, is truly a “must” experience.
We are accepting new members for the 2022 season, and our staff is top-notch and offers outstanding hospitality every step of the way -- from when you book your tee time to the moment you arrive at our bag drop, visit the Pro Shop, tee off and enjoy a meal at the Club House before or after your round.
Montcalm truly is a hidden gem. If you haven’t been here before, you need to visit.