News : Big bounces, no water hazards for Sagamore winter golfers

Nov 27, 2012

From Foster's Daily Democrat

By Jim Cavan

NORTH HAMPTON -- With Old Man Winter lying in frosty wait, November is typically the month when a golfer’s wares get stashed away for hibernation in the closet or garage rafter.

But one local golf course is eager to remind links lovers the region over that it’s OK to keep the bag and spikes in the car trunk, just in case.

Located in North Hampton, Sagamore-Hampton Golf Course offers year-around golfing – from dawn to dusk and mother nature permitting, of course – along with all-weather driving range availability at the nearby Sagamore Golf Center.

Sagamore Owner Richard Luff says the course will begin offering reduced winter rates, including an “After 2pm Special” of $12 of unlimited golf (before sundown).

When asked whether he looked forward to the occasional winter round – a nice 45-degree day with manageable winds, perhaps – Luff admits that that peace, quiet, and practice aren’t the only benefits.

“A lot of people don’t realize that when the ground’s rally frozen, you can get quite the roll on your shot,” Luff says with a laugh. “Between that, the tranquil setting, and the less fearsome frozen-water hazards, it makes the game really interesting.”

The Golf Center – recently voted one of the country’s Top-100 – offers 16 heated hitting bays with automated tee stations, the latter of which were installed just this past year and remain the only of their kind anywhere on the Seacoast.

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