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Campton, NH  03223
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Owl's Nest Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,818 yards | 133 slope

74.0 rating

Recommend this course: +2 -0

Owl's Nest Golf Course


The 18-hole "Owl's Nest" course at the Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club facility in Campton, New Hampshire features 6,818 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.0 and it has a slope rating of 133. Designed by Mark A. Mungeam, ASGCA, the Owl's Nest golf course opened in 1998. 

Course Reviews


August 10, 2017
Enjoyed playing the course. It was not in as good of shape as I would of expected but it had many challenging holes with some wonderful views. The home being close to the course can make it uncomfortable if your struggling to keep it in play. Little pricey.

Monday, August 1, 2011
I give this course a 4 star rating. The maintenance was excellent with greens in tournament condition. The course has a little bit of everything. Uphill, downhill, doglegs both ways, short holes and long holes. The course is very fair for high and low handicappers. My favorite hole was #16, a 473 yard all downhill par 4. Blast away. My one negative, is that an uphill par 5 has OB and houses to close for my comfort. I wouldn't want to be one of those homeowners.

Owl's Nest Golf Course is in terrible shape sadly to say.
The course layout used to be better , but maintenance has deteriorated. Too expensive.

Owl's is a changing course. Real estate, for a course like this has always been in the master plan and a necessary evil that conflicts with the pristine design of a day of golf. Done properly and you get some beautiful results. Countless golf communities have balanced the two and blended a respect for the sport with the benefits for homeowners. Owl's, however, seems to be pushing it's own limits on this front. It's still a beautiful course with some of the best views in the area and some of the greatest people you will ever find in the pro shop, cart barn, rangers, restaurant and service providers, etc. Problem is for the facility infrastructure and real estate, it's also competing with development - attempting to sell the same pretty view that originally drew golfers to this place.

If real estate development is synonymous with greed, here greed is gaining the upper hand at the expense of the course and golfers. Some of the new houses are too big and set back too little for the lot dimensions (making for unhappy homeowners dodging not so errant shots on their decks and patios). Some houses have setbacks within 20 or so feet of the rough (not the OB, the rough) with nothing as a buffer and it does not take much to send a ball too close for comfort on a few select holes. Rates just went up to $82 for a round (18/cart) – a rate now far above it’s competitors and one that could be justified given it’s maintained a premier status. However, greens are struggling to come back after a hard winter, which should be a temporary issue, but, this has lingered since opening day to the writing of this review in mid August. The 3rd nine-holes is stymied due to, yep, development issues. Some of the character that made this course unique and garnered rave reviews (such as grassy banks with wild-flowers and plantings) has been mowed down likely in an effort to speed-up play and save gardening money. All-in-all, Owl’s is a better than average course, however, it could be easily slip if more attention is not placed on the recreational aspect that attracts homeowners and golf enthusiasts alike. Just as easily, Owl’s can re-establish itself as a premier golf community. At present, it feels one-sided for it's position in the market.

This used to be a wonderful course. Now that they have started developing the property it has fallen apart. Most of the beautiful holes now have no trees and are populated by a bunch of ugly houses. And with those inexpensive houses came a lot of people and renters that are not very fun to golf around. The owner simply took all of the trees down to build the houses - many of the views are just views of dozens of dirt lots that have been stripped.

Even worse, the maintenance has fallen apart. The greens were in very poor condition and the rough lacked uniformity. Sand traps have hard sand that one must chip off of because you cannot really penetrate the sand. Additionally, parts of the course that were formerly manicured with nice plants or simply wild flowers are now simply weeds.

It was wonderful - not so anymore. Stay away.

$80 to play is crazy,its not worthy of that.I played it at a pro-am for $60 which was more appropriate

good golf course, but crowded and expensive

You need a cart for the back.

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Scott S. 14 78 64 06/30/08
2 gregg W. 8 75 67 06/16/12
3 David C. 13 81 68 07/26/13
4 David C. 13 83 70 07/14/13
5 Dan G. 14 84 70 08/16/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
32 David C. 13 90 77 08/10/13
9 David C. 13 84 71 08/01/13
23 David C. 13 87 74 07/30/13
3 David C. 13 81 68 07/26/13
39 David C. 13 92 79 07/22/13

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About Owl's Nest Resort

Owl's Nest Resort & Golf Club

Resort and Community facility

15 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Jeff Park, Golf Professional
John Gabbeitt, Superintendent
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