There’s much more to our tip-top rating that the elevation of Sky Meadow Country Club!
Once rated by Golf Digest Magazine as “The #1 golf course in the State of New Hampshire,” Sky Meadow was designed by the renowned architect Bill Amick.
Playing Sky Meadow, you’ll enjoy a golf course professionally, consistently maintained to the highest of quality standards. The course measures 6,590 yards from the championship tees, and offers multiple tee locations on each hole in order to provide enjoyment and challenge for men, women and Juniors of all skills and abilities.
A full service practice range with a bunker and a putting green are integral parts of the amenities that complement the golf course.
Sky Meadow Country Club is conveniently located one mile west of Route 3 (at Exit 1) off Spitbrook Rd. Driving time is forty minutes from Boston, MA and twenty minutes from Manchester, NH. The course gets aerated twice a year; nine holes at a time with little to no interruption to your enjoyment of your rounds.
We asked Sky Meadow pro James Turner to give us a few pointers around the course.
How would you describe the terrain of the golf course and greens?
“The course is set on the highest point in Nashua. With this mountain setting, we get incredible views of the golf course and surrounding area.”
What kind of condition is the course in at different times during the year?
“Our maintenance staff works diligently to ensure excellent playing conditions during our playing months.”
We’re staring down #1; how do you recommend we play the first hole?
“The first hole requires an accurate drive uphill; a little draw with your driver or fairway wood will leave you with a short-iron approach to the elevated green. The green slopes back-to-front. With the green speeds a shot left below the hole will give you an excellent attempt at birdie; a shot left above the hole will make you work hard for you two-putt par.”
“What is the best par-5 on the course?
“The third hole is a long par-5 over water from the back tees. A precise tee shot will give you a chance to go for it in two — but the bunkers that surround the green call for a long and accurate second shot to get home. The forward tees make it a little shorter for the average golfer. Accuracy is definitely the key to this hole.”
What is the best par-3 on the course?
“Number Two — which is also our Signature Hole — is a long, downhill par-3 with a 150-yard drop to the green. This hole offers some wonderful views of the rest of the golf course and views of the white mountains to the north. Gorgeous!”
What’s the toughest hole on the golf course?
“It’s Number Seven. If you look at the yardage on the scorecard you’d think ‘easy par-4.’ Think again! You have to hit it straight off the tee with a fairway wood or long iron. The fairway is protected by water hazards on both sides of the fairway. If you manage to hit the fairway with your tee shot you’re left with a mid-iron second shot to a well-bunkered green. Good luck, four is a great score here.”
What’s the most difficult green on the golf course?
“Fair warning: If you like level, flat greens and not using your imagination, Sky Meadow is not the place for you. Number 14 is a 300-yard, par-4 that’s protected by the green. Severely sloped, hitting to the wrong spot will surely leave you with bogey.
“Its hard to pick just one green I like, but 14 is indicative of the rest of our greens, only a little more severe. Sky Meadow is a thinking-man’s golf course. You have to use your imagination and think about where to put your ball — on the course and the greens. You certainly won’t get 18 flat putts here, probably won’t even get one!”
“As I play the final three holes, what’s my chance at salvation, golf-wise?
“If you can make it to these last three holes with a decent round intact, the final three holes might give you a chance to improve. But like the rest of the golf course, you need to think about what your going to do before you do it.
“Number 16 is a short dog-leg right par-4. Driving the green is possible with a 300-yard drive and a slight fade; otherwise lay-up and you’ll have a short wedge to the green. Sixteen is an excellent chance for birdie.
“Number 17 is an uphill par-3 with a mid-to-short iron. Choosing the right club will give a good chance for birdie. Choose wisely, the well-bunkered green puts a premium on club selection.
“Eighteen is an excellent finishing hole. A long par-4, dog-leg right, a good drive will set up a mid-iron approach to a relatively flat green. Two good shots will give you a great chance for birdie. From here you’re about a wedge away from the #19 hole — CHEERS!”
If you enjoyed this brief course overview, imagine how much enjoyment you’ll get as a member here at Sky Meadow, playing it at your leisure all season long!