# 9 green at Eagle Mountain House and Golf Course


Eagle Mountain House & G. C.:

Stepping Back in Time in Jackson, NH

Posted by Alistair Orr

During our trip through New Hampshire’s White Mountain this past fall my wife and I popped into Eagle Mountain House for a splendid lunch and squeeze in a quick jaunt around the hotel’s 9-hole executive course. Perched in the hills above the Village of Jackson, this historic grand hotel can trace its beginning back to 1879 as a modest 12 guestroom inn. Out of the ashes of a devastating fire that destroyed the building in 1915 rose the impressive wood framed structure that currently houses 95 guestrooms, a 280 foot veranda that overlooks the golf course and Wildcat River, plus a dining hall, tavern and game room. The property also features a driving range, seasonal swimming pool, fitness center, hot tub and sauna. During the winter months cross country and snowmobile trails crisscross the property. When entering the lobby filled with images and decor from a bygone era I felt like I had stepping back to a time.


Eagle Mountain House is is one of only a handful of the many historic Grand Hotels that were built in the White Mountains during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that still remain standing to this day.



Built in 1931 on the farmland and cow pasture adjacent to the hotel, the 9-hole par 32 executive course is ideal for a relaxing stress-free round of golf that is ideal for golfers looking to pass an hour or so chasing the little ball around while enjoying some spectacular White Mountain scenery (especially in the fall). There is no irrigation system in place so conditioning is at the mercy of Mother Nature. The first tee and 9th green are set atop the same ridge that is home to the hotel overlooking the valley floor below with the balance of the golf course routed along the shores of the Wildcat River which meanders’ through the property. If you are new to game this is a great place to hone your skills without being intimidated by a lengthy course or serious golfers breathing down your neck. If you’ve got some game the five par threes are all pretty solid and will offer up some challenge.


Editor's Shot Maker's Picks at Eagle Mountain

Featured Holes
Hole 2
Hole 5
Hole 6
Par 3
Par 3
Par 3


Feature Holes Descriptions:

With the Wildcat River flowing around a bend just inches behind you and flowing parallel to the flight path of your tee shot, your mid to long iron strike on hole number two needs to climb gently uphill to a tiny green site that is flanked by bunkers. The fourth hole is a tidy par three that requires an accurately directed short iron shot that must carry a creek that snakes across just yards before the putting surface before trickling into the Wildcat flowing away right of the green. Again the green is miniscule so anything even slightly misdirected will not find the putting surface. The teeing ground for hole number five is set into the hillside surrounded by forest with the river flowing below. A shot of 150 yards down across the river is needed to reach the green site which cants from right to left with a front left bunker lying in wait to capture the ball coming up short.



Golf is not the primary reason for a visit to Eagle Mountain House –it’s the wonderful scenery, fine dining and the comforts of a grand hotel that are the draw. However, if you find yourself on site grab your clubs and take a turn around the course. You will enjoy the experience and be in a better mood for it.



Course Stats:

Par 32
67.7 / 113
64.8 / 112
64.8 / 112



Eagle Mountain House and Golf Course

Jackson, NH