The Hermitage Golf Club provides the golfer with a truly unique and memorable experience, where each of the 18 holes provides its own individual characteristics and charm to the golfing experience. Please see a full 18 hole description of this Desmond Muirhead designed layout below.
The straight-away opening hole par-4 plays much harder than it looks due to the out of bounds on the left and trees on the right. The smart play is a fairway wood or hybrid off the tee, leaving a short to mid-iron into the green.
The number one handicap hole on the course is a straight-away par-4 with trouble on the left and right that places a premium on accuracy off the tee. Manage your game smartly off the tee and you will set yourself up for success. Walk away with par here and you’ll be gaining a stroke on the field.
A wide dogleg left par-5 lets you be able to hit your driver but don’t get greedy by cutting the left corner too much, as you’ll bring out of bounds into play. A true birdie opportunity for the longer hitter but a premium lay up shot and approach shot into a heavy guarded green for the average golfer.
The first par-3 of the front nine will require a long iron for most players to reach this uphill large green complex. A well positioned tee shot under the hole is rewarded with an uphill putt that is situated on a severely back-to-front sloped green.
A nice gradual downhill par-4 with the Green Mountains in the background will play less than driver for most golfers as trees may come into play with an errant tee shot. A receptive green will move the ball right-to-left, making the approach shot not as simple as it may seem from the fairway.
A short, uphill par-4 that may be one of the most challenging holes on the course. A well placed tee shot will leave you with a short wedge shot into a green that slopes dramatically from back to front. Leave yourself an uphill putt to secure yourself a 2 putt par.
This par-3, has a water hazard that runs the entire left side of the hole and comes into play more than it appears due to the natural slope of the land. Play to the right side of the green and watch your ball nestle up next to the hole on a middle pin position.
The last par-5 on the front nine is a dogleg right off the tee ground. The second shot will require to think about either going for the green in two or placing your second shot to your favorite approach wedge, bearing in mind hazards are situated on the left and right of the rough line. The players who risk going for the green in two and are successful will be rewarded with a good chance for a birdie, but those that hit an errant shot will be looking at bogey.
A straight-away, uphill par-4 that brings you back to the clubhouse. Favor the left off the tee, as the fairway slopes from left to right. Once you get to the green, you can finally relax on one of the course’s flattest greens.
Red: 354 (Par 5)
A average length uphill par-4 awaits you at the 10th. Trees on the left and condos on the right make the hole appear narrower than it seems. On your approach be sure to take enough club as the green rests on one of the highest elevation points on the entire property.
This downhill par-5 might be one of the most picturesque holes in Deerfield Valley. The severely sloping fairway has a generous landing area which will entice longer hitters to go for it in two. The second shot is framed with carefully positioned bunkers and a large green to match incoming approach shots.
A tough driving hole requiring an accurate tee shot will be needed to navigate out of bounds on the left and trees on the right. Once safely on the fairway, you are rewarded with a simple shot into the green. Just choose the right approach shot, as the green is much deeper in length than appears from the fairway.
A simple par-3 that tempts you to go for the pin, but be weary of the bunker on the right and two trees that guard the left side of the green.
This dramatic and demanding par-5 leaves little room for mistakes. The hole is framed by a large water hazard that runs along most of the entire left side and woods on the right. The second shot requires the most attention to the golfer as they have to navigate a narrow landing area. Position safely away from the water hazard on your second shot and you are faced with a manageable approach shot to the green.
A slight dogleg left par-4 with a little room off the tee. Pay attention to the hole location on this two-tiered green as it will provide you a birdie opportunity from below the hole.
The par-3 16th showcases the beauty that is Haystack Mountain. However don’t be mislead by its beauty as swirling winds off the mountain make club selection hard at times.
A nice gradual uphill par-4 with some room off the tee sets up for a demanding approach shot. The green is elevated with well positioned bunkers up front and a green complex that requires you to hit the correct two-tiered level. Hit a good approach on the right level of this green and you might be rewarded with birdie.
A demanding straight-away uphill finishing hole requires the golfers best tee shot of the day, as it needs to be long and accurate to reach this long par-4 in two. Once positioned in the fairway the approach is very generous to the golfer as the green has a wide closely mown area fronting the green. Once on the putting surface birdie becomes a reality to finish a great day of golf at The Hermitage Golf Club.
Red: 401 (Par 5)