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Links At Poland Spring, The
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Links At Poland Spring, The

41 Ricker Rd, Poland Spring,Maine,04274
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Links At Poland Spring, The, is a Resort, 18 hole golf course located in Poland Spring, Maine.

Poland Spring Resort's Golf Course is considered the Oldest Resort Course in America.

When you tee it up at Poland Springs you are playing on the same turf where... Babe Ruth, Walter Hagan, Bobby Jones, Joe Kennedy, Harry Varden; Presidents Rockefeller and Roosevelt, Jim Gallagher, Sonny Listen, Jack Parr, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and many, many more played golf!

The course was originally designed by Arthur Fenn and later redone by Donald Ross.

Arthur Fenn was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1858. Fenn would later distinguish himself as a player and course architect. At a time when American golf was dominated by Scottish professionals, Fenn was hailed as one of America's first home bred golfers. As an amateur, he would win many championships including the Lenox Cup (from Lenox C. C. in Massachusetts where Donald Ross was the pro). When invited to establish golf on the vast grounds of the Poland Spring House, Fenn quickly accepted. A six-hole course was opened for play in August of 1893 and he later added 3 more holes.

Later Donald Ross (of Pinehurst Fame) would redesign the Poland Spring Golf Course to an 18-hole championship course. Scotsman Donald Ross transformed the American sports landscape in the first half of this century. At his death in 1948, he left behind a legacy of 413 courses, including such gems as Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina, Seminole in Florida, The Country Club in Brookline Massachusetts, and the site of the 1996 U.S. Open, Oakland Hills outside Detroit. Over 100 U.S. national championships have been played on courses he designed. Small wonder his name still resonates among golf history's aficionados.

Poland Springs is an 18-Hole Championship Course par 71 (6,178 yards) Slope 124. Fifteen of eighteen holes have views including either mountains and or lakes and in the fall, the colors are spectacular.