Round 12: Concord Country Club is a Beautifully Fair Challenge

Updated: Jul 19


Had an amazing two days competing in the Dawson Cup at Concord Country Club with Eliot. When Concord is all dressed up for a competition it’s just an absolute delight. However, because we were competing, I kept my phone away during the round and couldn't go out after to take pictures. Snapped a few from around the clubhouse and had one looking down 17 from last fall. I’ll be back soon I hope and can take some more pictures. CCC is the 12th course in my quest to play every course in the state. Concord CC is a place I've played countless times growing up. I had some friends that were members, and I was lucky enough to have three years of high school golf there, too.⠀ The course is fabulous. It's difficult and fair from tee to cup, the tee shots are varied, the holes are all interesting with rolling hills, and Donald Ross' greens will make you think, no matter how long your putt (I four putted the 13th this weekend...). My friend Matt believes the stretch of holes 2-6 is the toughest in the state (my friend Paul would add the 7th t that stretch). The four par fours punctuated by the downhill par 3 sixth are exceptional. 2, 3, and 4 are incredibly difficult but offer opportunities to make pars and (maaaaybe) a birdie. But bogeys and doubles lurk in the woods and rough. The approach shots into number 2 and 4 are two of the toughest around.⠀ On the back 9 the 13th green will take you for a ride if you hit the ball in the wrong spot, 14, 15, and 16 are so good and so tough. The 16th hole is a challenging dog leg left with a tree and water hazard protecting the corner. The walk down 17 and 18, a straight shot home, is a beautiful image made better by the removal of trees over the years.

I’ll always look forward to playing Concord and can’t wait to get back there again soon.


THE FACTS

Date: August 7 and 8

Tee TIme: 11:00am and 8:50am

Playing Partner: Eliot, Kurt, Amir and then Eliot, Frank, and Tom

Tees: Black Tees (6,679 yards)

Game: Two man best ball tournament and Skins…

Score: 78 and 78

Birdie Count: 1 each round (16 total)

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