Jade Trace Golf, a 9-hole, par-3 course in Laconia, is offering an invitational tournament during the week of the Amateur Championship at Laconia Country Club. Since LCC members have agreed to relinquish access to their course that week, Jade Trace is inviting those members to play in a tournament, which will feature the use of the Balata ball, a type of golf ball played with until the 1970s.
Jade Trace is also offering a progressive hole-in-one prize, eligible for golfers playing in a foursome. The prize will start at $1,000, and each day that the prize isn't won, 10 percent of the day's green fees will be added to the jackpot.
Den Brae Golf Course in Sanbornton is focusing on improving its virtual presence this season, working on an overhauled website that will have more information, as well as the ability to book tee times and purchase gift certificates through the site.
There will be improvements to the offline Den Brae experience, too. A large section of woods was removed from the seventh hole, making that area a grassed rough hazard. All the greens are now hand-mowed, which offers a faster, truer roll for the golf ball.
Lochmere Golf & Country Club in Tilton will host a qualifying tournament in June for the New Hampshire State Amateur Tournament, as well as several senior golf events, the Lakes Region Tourism tournament and other charity events. Gerald Chaille, part of the family that owns the club, said improvements are made every year to the course. This year, golfers will encounter freshly revamped and redesigned sand traps, with new sand and contouring. He added that the Greenside Restaurant is offering lunch and dinner service in its gazebo.
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