A Year Round Golfing Experience for All

atkinson-resort-country-clubJust 35 miles from Boston is the beautiful 420-acre grounds of the Atkinson Resort and Country Club. Perched high on top of a hill the challenging, yet fun, driving range provides a picturesque view of the sloping landscape and one of New Hampshire’s finest par 72, 18-hole golf courses. Open year-round, the state of the art Willowcreek Golf Academy with PGA professionals dedicated to the advancement of golfers of all skill levels and abilities is one of the best indoor/outdoor practice facilities in New England.

Golfers can stay warm with 12 heated hitting bays along with 3 indoor studios equipped with V1 Golf software that analyzes the swing from four different angles and enables the video file to be loaded to a smartphone to continue the learning process. As if that isn’t enough, there are about four Golf indoor simulators with over 35 courses from which to choose. We’ll definitely be visiting on winter Sundays on our way home from the mountains. For seasonal athletes who want to press pause on this ideal autumn weather, the condition of the course right now is fantastic as the pristine, well-manicured fairways and greens are rolling very nicely. Long par 5s allow for plenty of time to soak in the sun, the now multi-colored hazards, magnificent birch trees and unique granite glacial deposits. We strongly recommend visiting from now until the peak of the fall foliage as the red, orange, and yellow leaves of the maples on the tree-lined entrance have begun their cascade of colors.

The view on the approach to the 18th green looks up at the Woodlawn Terrace perfect for nice weather, al fresco dining or enjoying a 19th hole beverage. It also makes for a great cheering galley when an amazing shot is hit close to the pin, ending the round with a boost of confidence to the ego. After working up an appetite, finish where the golf carts circle a renaissance-like fountain in front of the Stagecoach Grill, an elegant bar and dining room, or enjoy Merrill’s Tavern & Game Room’s comfortable atmosphere, the best place around to watch a sporting event on one of the 9 large screens, play pool, darts or rent a virtual golf simulator.

With an impressive four weddings on the last Saturday in September, the Atkinson Resort & Country Club expert planning services still maintains their sterling reputation for guest service and attention to detail, delivering an exceptional experience. Recharge the batteries for the next day on the 9-hole par 3 course in the roomy Fieldstone Suites, aligned with the five-star quality of the affordable resort.