News : Golf club adds windmill Sagamore-Hampton turns windy location into energy saver

Dec 13, 2010

From Fosters Daily Democrat

By Jim Cavan

NORTH HAMPTON — Typically, the windswept fairways at Sagamore Hampton Golf Club are more a source of competitive frustration than admiration. Nestled high above the surrounding terrain and within earshot of I-95, a round at the 18-hole course can, on a particularly gusty day, feel like New Hampshire's version of the British Open.

Now, thanks to a green ambition over two years in the making, the near 50-year-old Sagamore is making the most of nature's hand. Earlier this month, the golf course, located at 101 North Road in North Hampton, successfully installed and put online a 3.7-kilowatt wind turbine. The roughly 50 foot structure ¿ situated about a sand wedge shot from the clubhouse and in between the first and 10th fairways ¿ is expected to supply a portion of the course clubhouse's energy needs in the coming years. ... read more here!