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Manchester Country Club to Host 2017 Open Championship
Author: Greg Howell
January 29th 2016 -
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Open will be heading back to Manchester Country Club for the first time in almost fifty years in 2017. The premier professional event in the Granite State will be held at the exclusive club located in Bedford. The 2016 Open at Owl’s Nest Resort & GC will be the debut of the new format for the event, spreading the fifty-four holes over three days of play, with a cut after thirty-six holes.

NHGA Executive Director Matt Schmidt recently made the announcement. “This is an incredible opportunity to bring our second longest running event to a club with the history and prestige of Manchester Country Club. We think this will be not only a challenging test for the region’s best professional golfers, but will be a great showcase of the club and all that it has to offer.”

“On behalf of the membership of Manchester Country Club, we are honored to host this iconic event,” said Brian Kelley, Manchester Country Club’s general manager. “It is gratifying to have confirmed that our club and course is of championship caliber and we look forward to showcasing an exceptional experience for everyone involved.” 

The dates of the 2017 New Hampshire Open will be July 26th – 28th.

Registration for the 2016 NHGA Tournament season is currently open. To see 2016 Championship sites as well as other future sites visit the NHGA Future Sites Page.

About New Hampshire Golf Association
The New Hampshire Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the ideals and traditions of the game of golf in New Hampshire.  The NHGA was established in 1905 to foster, promote, conserve and administer the game of golf in the State of New Hampshire, as embodied in its ancient and honorable tradition. This includes handicapping, scholarships, tournaments, promotion of Junior Golf, and promotion of the Rules of Golf and any other activity reasonably related to the foregoing. For more information on the NHGA, visit

About Manchester Country Club
Manchester Country Club (MCC) is a private, member-owned club committed to a tradition of superior hospitality, amenities and playing surfaces. Its historic par 71, 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Donald Ross and built in 1923. Also a premier wedding and event venue, MCC has been providing event space and services to the community (members and non-members alike) for more than 90 years. Manchester Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club division of Troon. Members at Troon Privé-managed Clubs enjoy reciprocal play at more than 30 private clubs around the world, as well as preferred rates at Troon Golf-managed daily fee and resort facilities. For more information, please visit

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