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PLAY9 comes to Megunticook Golf Club Oct. 9

Public has opportunity to play unique private course
By Staff | Oct 08, 2018

Rockport — Golfers can play the private Megunticook Golf Club on Tuesday Oct. 9 as part of PLAY9.

Karl Enroth, the club's general manager and golf pro, said the event is part of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Maine State Golf Association (MSGA) PLAY9 initiative to get more people to play golf and the virtues of playing a nine-hole round of golf.

He said some of the virtues to PLAY9 include getting to know a new course, a great way to practice and get into the game of golf, get exercise, family time and save time and money opposed to a longer, more expensive 18-hole round of golf.

The PLAY9 event at Megunticook is open to the public. Golfers do not need to belong to the USGA or MSGA to play the PLAY9 event at Megunticook.

To register to play in the event go to the MSGA website (mesga.org) and click on Megunticook Golf Club PLAY9 Event to sign-up. The PLAY9 cost is $15 for adults and $12 for children ages 18 and younger.

Megunticook Golf Club is a family-oriented club founded in 1899. The original clubhouse was built in 1902 and still stands. The club’s historic building and grounds are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The nine-hole golf course is located on 66 acres.

The course has been described as scenic and quirky, located on a granite substrate with numerous outcroppings and three holes which have blind approaches. The course can penalize long hitters who are not accurate and it is recommended that all golfers come with a extremely good sense of humor to withstand the smaller, but firm, greens and the occasional shot that may hit a granite outcropping.

To watch aerial video of Megunticook Golf Club click here.

Golfers also can get more information on the PLAY9 event by contacting the Megunticook Golf Club at 207-236-2666, ext. 2.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

(Courtesy of: Megunticook Golf Club)
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