Frequently Asked Questions
Who started Baker Hill?
The Baker Hill Golf Club was started in 1998 by five dedicated golfers who recognized the need for a first-class golf club in the New London/Sunapee region. These five, and twenty-one additional Founders, provided the initial funding for the club.
Where is the course located?
The Baker Hill Golf Club is located on 260 acres of land on Baker Hill in Newbury, New Hampshire. The hillside setting provides spectacular views of surrounding mountains and Lake Sunapee. The course is close to New London and Sunapee. It is also close to I-89, and less than two hours from Boston.
When did the course open?
Who designed the golf course?
Rees Jones designed the Baker Hill golf course. Jones has designed or renovated over 100 golf courses. He is nicknamed "the Open Doctor" because he has renovated so many U.S. Open courses.
What are the outstanding features of the golf course?
The course is challenging yet fair. It is a "strategic" rather than a "target" golf course, which follows the natural contours of the land. Rees Jones believes in allowing the golfer to see the intended target and visualize the shot. He has designed the course so that there are no blind shots and no hidden obstacles. The course has eight different tees to accommodate golfers of varying skills. The novice will find the course to be extremely playable and enjoyable, while the low handicap player will find it a true test of golf.
Can beginner golfers join the club?
Yes. Beginners are very welcome. The club has 8 sets of tees ranging from 4,357 yards to 7,170 yards. We have 4 teaching Professionals. We also offer weekly clinics during the summer for beginners and for those who are returning to the game after a long layoff.
What are the practice facilities like?
Baker Hill has an excellent two-tiered driving range with "target" greens. The club also has a separate short game practice area with bunkers and a green for chipping and pitching, as well as a large putting green.
What is the Club's policy on walking?
Walking is encouraged at Baker Hill. Courtesy carts are available to assist golfers.
Do you allow outside groups to play the course?
Baker Hill hosts 2-3 charity events during the season.
What is the guest policy?
Guests must play with a member. With the exception of visiting family members, a guest may play a maximum of six days per season.
What activities does the Club have for the Members?
A full schedule of both golf and social activities is planned each season.
Does Baker Hill have tennis or swimming?
No. Baker Hill is not a country club. It is devoted solely to golf.
Does Baker Hill have programs for junior golfers?
Yes, we provide lessons, clinics, and tournaments for juniors.
Did you know?
Baker Hill is named after Benjamin Baker. The original farmhouse, outbuildings, and barns trace their origins back to the eighteenth century. Benjamin Baker, a Revolutionary War hero who fought at Bunker Hill, was one of the earliest settlers in the area. He constructed three barns on the property in the 1780s. Some of the original building materials, including rustic beams, are incorporated into the permanent structures of the Pro Shop and cabin.
How does one become a member?
The membership process starts with an interested candidate completing a member application, followed by an interview with the Membership Committee and an introduction (if the candidate is not acquainted with other members) to a number of members who can act as sponsors. After two letters of recommendation are submitted to the club, the Membership Committee votes to forward the candidate's name to the Board for final acceptance to membership.
How do you get to the course?
From North or South, follow Interstate 89 to Exit 11. Go west on King Hill Road for 2.4 miles to 103A. Turn left and continue on 103A for 1.4 miles. Turn left on Baker Hill Road. The Club is 0.6 miles on the right.