Many early visitors to New Hampshire’s Grand North travelled here both for the incredible natural beauty and the opportunity to take their best shot on the region’s innumerable golf courses. The abundance of award-winning golf courses remains a huge draw for visitors, and golfers can challenge themselves at several Donald Ross-designed courses, at the oldest 18-hole golf course in New Hampshire, and at many others, all with immaculately maintained greens and welcoming club houses.

So tee up for days and days of terrific golfing and, as a side note, enjoy spectacular views in every direction from this selection of courses:

Bethlehem Country Club, 18 Holes. Redesigned by Donald Ross in 1910.

Maplewood Country Club, Bethlehem. 18 Holes. Designed by Donald Ross in 1914.

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield. 9 Holes. Built in 1900, and redesigned in 1938 by architect Ralph Barton.

Mt. Washington Resort, Bretton Woods. Mount Washington Course: 18 Holes. Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1915, and restored by Brian Silva in 2008 using the original plans.

Mt. Washington Resort, Bretton Woods. Mount Pleasant Course: 9 holes. Opened in 1895.

Waumbek Golf Club, Jefferson. 18 holes. Opened in 1895, making it the oldest 18 hole course in New Hampshire.

Androscoggin Valley Country Club, Gorham. 18 holes. Redesigned in 2002.

Colebrook Country Club, Colebrook. 9 holes. Par 6 on hole #5 with 612 yards.

Sunset Hill Golf Course, Sugar Hill. 9 holes. 1,977 yards with a par of 33.

Profile Club, Franconia. 9 holes. Designed by golfer A.H. Fenn and opened in 1897.