The second course on day six of our trip was a very enjoyable walking only course, Prouts Neck Country Club in Scarborough, Maine. Prouts Neck was designed by Wayne Stiles and is one of the most pleasant walks in New England. The course begins with two holes right on the ocean.
After a pleasant round at York we made a lovely hour-and-a-half drive to Boothbay, Maine for a round at Boothbay Harbor Country Club. The course was recently renovated by Bruce Hepner. He did an amazing job and Boothbay is now one of the best courses in Maine.
My second round on day seven was Portland Country Club in Falmouth, Maine. This is a gem of a Donald Ross course recently restored by the Ross restoration expert, Ron Prichard. The club removed thousands of trees and restored bunkers from the original Ross plan and the results have been outstanding.
|Punchbowl 5th Hole|
|8th green with 7th Hole and Lake Winnipesaukee in the background|
|The world famous battleship par 3 12th Hole|
Day eight continued at the Clive Clark designed Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club in New Durham, New Hampshire.
Our last course on day eight was Kingswood Golf Club in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Kingswood was designed by Donald Ross. The odd thing about Kingswood is that they have 19 holes. They use two course rotations, the Green course features three par 3's while the Gold course utilizes hole 11A, which is a very cool Ross designed par 3. I forgot to ask why they do this. I'm sure they have a good reason.
|Left: President Bush with the Secret Service keeping close watch, Right: Motorcade leaving the club|
|13th Hole in foreground, 10th Hole in background|
|Cape Arundel has one of the best entrance drives in golf, you drive next to or through five holes on your way to the historic clubhouse.|
With the unexpected events of the morning, we found ourselves slightly delayed and were unable to
navigate the short time window to make our planned second course of the day, so we improvised and found a little Mom & Pop nine hole course, Rockingham Country Club, that was on the way to our third course of the day. Rockingham is in Newmarket, New Hampshire.
|7th Hole, that close to another Hole in One!|