Montcalm possesses a sense of tranquility, rhythm and calmness for all who enjoy the game. You can miss hit a shot, send your ball into the woods, or just play poorly but Montcalm will bring you back to a peace of mind and body.
The landscape of the northern New Hampshire area provides outstanding views of mountains, valleys and lakes, as well as rolling hills of velvet green fairways and greens. One of the most picturesque aspects of the course is the varying levels of green that are created by using four different kinds of grasses and three different types of cuts for the roughs.
Designed and built without a budget
Founder Andrew Sigler is a Dartmouth College, and Amos Tuck School of Business graduate. When Dartmouth College closed their owned/operated Hanover Country Club in 2001 for a total re-do he was left without a place to play. Resultantly Sigler did what anyone in that situation would do. He built his own course.
Sigler was able to hire George Sargent, a member of the ASGCA since 1999. Not only was Sargent handed a dramatic piece of property but Sigler insisted that he be on site the entire time “The subtle mounding, the way the holes blend together, all those little things…that happened because George never let the project get ahead of him. He was here every step of the way and every day of the construction.” said Sigler.
The clubhouse reflects the founder's goal of making Montcalm Golf Club the finest golfing facility in the area. The design enhances the private country setting
Montcalm is about golf…pure and simple
Montcalm was awarded a Golf Digest award in 2005 as one of the top ten Best New Private Courses in the country and was again acknowledged in 2007 by the magazine as one of the Best in State. It continually receives rave reviews from members and guests who enjoy the complete privacy and exquisite beauty that is Montcalm. So just what is it that makes this 6,800 yard George Sargent design so special?
The club itself is remote, and the course moves further away from civilization as soon as you hit your tee shot on #1. Our adherence to the Donald Ross philosophy of trying to maintain as much of the land’s natural character as possible, required us to find creative solutions to using the many rolling hills to our advantage. While the natural terrain could easily challenge a PGA professional, we needed to ensure playability for all levels of golfer, while still providing each with an opportunity for challenge.
The course’s remote setting was a purposeful choice by its founder, who wanted to build a unique and immaculate course where conditions and maintenance would take precedence over all else. They achieved this by choosing an exclusive location that required a mile-long drive through a gated entry to reach the clubhouse and course, and choosing GF Sargent to create the environment where conditions would be optimal throughout the playing season.