Souhegan Woods – Amherst, NH

Matt and I were back in Amherst,  NH this week for a fun round of golf with Sue,  Phyllis,  and Martha.  The ladies came out to play a scramble with me  –  and  see if we could beat the golf course.  Rules of the game: With a par or better – we win! the hole — With a bogey or more – we lose the hole.

Sue,  Teresa,  Phyllis,  and Martha at Souhegan Woods Golf Club

After everyone arrived,  we spent some time warming up.  Souhegan Woods has a nice driving range and well-shaded putting and chipping area  –  both conveniently located near the clubhouse and first tee.

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Martha,  Phyllis,  and Sue on the driving range
Putting and Chipping Area

Sue got our round off to an excellent start with a beautiful drive right down the center of the fairway.   Phyllis and Martha also had two good shots.  I had a little trouble on the first tee,  but quickly recovered.

As we played,  we found Souhegan Woods to be an interesting golf course.  With narrow fairways and over 70 sand bunkers,  it consistently challenges you to hit the ball straight and long.  You’ll also want to be thoughtful about course management.  Playing smart is crucial to doing well at Souhegan Woods.

Long,  tree-lined fairways
Well-Maintained Greens
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Two fawns on the back nine

The front nine of this course meanders it’s way down city streets and through backyard neighborhoods.  Denser tree lines and local wildlife give the back nine a more rural ambience.  It’s quite a unique layout.

“It feels like you’re out playing somewhere in North Carolina with all the pine trees and sand bunkers.”  Said John Wollen,  Head Golf Professional at Souhegan Woods.

I couldn’t have agreed more.  This course really does give you the feeling of being on vacation right in your own backyard.

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John Wollen,  Head Golf Professional at Souhegan Woods,  and Teresa

Sue,  Phyllis,  Martha,  and I had a fantastic time playing Souhegan Woods Golf Club.  We gave it our all,  coming close to beating the course  (Souhegan Woods 5 / Ladies 4).

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Teresa lining up the putt with Phyllis,  Martha,  and Sue

Thank you so much ladies for joining me for a fun round of golf.  Also,  a special thank you to Souhegan Woods for having us out on their course.

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