Mountain View to Expand Its Horizons

Mountain View Golf Course in Whitefield, N.H., is about to receive a $4.5-million renovation. The golf project, to be launched in late-summer 2002, will complement the $20-million restoration of the neighboring Mountain View Grand Hotel that was completed in May 2002. Developer Kevin Craffey hired the golf course architecture firm of Wogan & Sargent to transform the nine-hole, 2,880-yard track into a championship-caliber, 7,015-yard eighteen. The expansion of the course, built in 1900 by Robert Barton, is expected to take three years.

Wogan & Sargent will perform the renovation in two phases. While leaving the original nine open for play, 11 holes will be built. When the new holes are completed, they will be opened and the original nine will be shut down and converted to seven new holes. George Sargent told the Caledonian Record (Saint Johnsbury, Vt.), “The original nine holes will be substantially different. We’re looking at installing a couple large-size ponds and the southern exposure will be looking towards Cannon Mountain.”

The facility already features a clubhouse with a lounge, café, locker rooms, an Olympic-size heated outdoor swimming pool, a poolside snack bar and a hot tub. The hotel contains a conference center, wedding facilities, an after-hours club and restaurants. Craffey future plans include 275 condominiums, a project that’s expected to cost upwards of $10.5 million.

For more information about the Mountain View Grand Hotel, call 800/438-3017