The practice area at HCC is one of the finest and most complete in northern New England. It consists of a driving range, a short game practice area with green and greenside bunker, 100 yard wedge green, and four practice holes. The range and practice holes are located on the east side of Lyme Rd, while the short game area and wedge green are found opposite the range on the west side of Lyme Rd. Ample parking is available behind the 9th tee and at the top of the hill north of the 16th green. The practice area is open to HCC members, range pass holders, and Dartmouth students only.
The four practice holes remain from the old nine hole course designed and constructed by Ralph Barton in 1932. Barton, a Dartmouth graduate, trained under renowned golf architects, C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor. These holes may be used for practice or play. When practicing, please be aware of golfers who are playing the short course and allow them to play through. Golfers are asked to use their own balls and shag bag. No range balls allowed. Also, please help to properly maintain this wonderful asset by replacing divots and repairing ball marks.
The short game area is the former par 3 seventh hole and is reserved for putting, chipping, and bunker play. Wedge play from 20 yards or more should be practiced at the wedge green or at the practice holes. Constructed in 2007, the wedge practice area is located south of the practice green, next to the 16th tee and allows for shots up to 100 yards. Again, please use your own balls, rake the bunker when finished, repair any ball marks on the green, and use the seedling provided to repair divots.
The Range is used for practice and instruction. Range balls obtained by purchasing tokens or range passes in the golf shop, and dispensing balls from the machine out at the range. Range hours are as follows. M, W, 9-6, Tues, Thurs, 12-6, F-Sun, 7-6.
Last Updated: 5/10/12