How is the climate in New Hampshire?
As with every New England state, the further away from the coast, the warmer it gets, which means once you get into the mountains of inner New Hampshire, temps are five to 10 degrees warmer. Summers in New Hampshire range from May to August, with highs rarely over 90. The golf season in New Hampshire ranges from early May to late September. After that, resorts and golf courses begin shutting down for the winter ski season.
How rugged is New Hampshire?
New Hampshire is known more for its ski resorts than golf, and Mount Washington, located in New Hampshire is the tallest point in New England. The average elevation is about 1,000 feet, or about 1/5 of a mile. Only 1.2 million people inhabit New Hampshire, but coastal towns such as Portsmouth are one of the most visited places in the state.
What's there to do in Hampton Beach?
Hampton Beach is one of New Hampshire's most popular summer playgrounds, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Aside from the normal array of beach activities, Hampton Beach also has two courses in town, Sagamore Hampton Golf Course and Breakfast Hill, located just three miles from Portsmouth.
I heard there's no sales tax in New Hampshire. Is this true?
It's a tourist's dream, especially if you've been to New York City lately. "Live Free or Die" is the state motto, and they stick to it, so if something is $5.99, it's $5.99.
Where can I find phone numbers, locations and other information on all New Hampshire golf courses?
NewEnglandGolf.com maintains a comprehensive guide to all the golf courses in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire transportation
New Hampshire is only 200 miles north to south and 100 miles wide at its widest. Concord, located in the southeast part of the state is 70 miles north of Boston on I-93 and 250 miles from New York City. Further south, Hartford is 140 miles away. Concord borders Canada, with Montreal the closest major Canadian city.
New Hampshire is hilly and serviced by a variety of regional airports, but the largest major airport is Logan International Airport an hour away in Boston.
Bretwood Golf Course in Keene, N.H. offers as good an argument as can be made for turning an old family dairy farm into a high-yield golf plantation. With the help of Geoffrey Cornish, the dean of New England golf architects, the Barretts turned from farming to golf in the 1960s.
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