The Enfield, N.H. club recently added 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 practice bunkers and pitching areas. A new home course was needed when the college decided not to reopen the Hanover Country Club.
Montcalm Golf Club in Enfield, N.H. is the new home golf 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 Hanover Country Club, which C+RB reported on in April 2020.
The two-year partnership provides the Big Green program access to practice and play at the 6,829-yard course designed and built by Andrew Sigler, a graduate of Dartmouth (’53) and Tuck (’56).
The 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 will also carry Dartmouth merchandise in their pro shop.
“We are sensitive to the challenges and transitions the Dartmouth golf program has endured over the past year, but we are pleased to support, welcome and accommodate the Big Green,” said Steve Rogers, Director of Golf at Montcalm Golf Club. “We will do everything to ensure they, like all our Montcalm members, feel at home and thrive here with the use of our course and state-of-the-art practice and training facility. This partnership provides us with the ability to host competitive play and showcase our course to some of New England’s finest collegiate players.”
It was close to 20 years ago when Sigler designed and built Montcalm as a result of Dartmouth temporarily closing the Hanover Country Club in 2001 for renovations.
Montcalm completed enhancements to its amenities in 2020, namely 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 practice bunkers and pitching areas. A new 5,700-sq.-ft. putting green was also installed for 2020.
“We are excited to have our men’s and women’s golf programs being able to call Montcalm their home,” Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Peter Roby said. “I’ve visited the course and was impressed with the amenities related to practice and understand that it is a true test of golf. Our golfers will benefit from Montcalm’s hospitality and will enjoy all it has to offer.”