CLUB HISTORY

Lake Sunapee Country Club has long been an important part of the New London - Lake Sunapee community. Its rich heritage began in the 1920's as the result of several converging elements: the affluence of the day, an increasing interest in the game of golf, an ideal natural setting and the world's foremost golf architect - Donald Ross.

Early in May 1927, a group of summer and local residents met at the New London town library to form a new, high quality golf course. Donald Ross, then at the peak of his career, was a natural choice for architect. Of seven possible sites, Ross selected the present location because of its superior soil, intriguing terrain and unsurpassed scenic quality. The first nine holes of the top grade course were completed in 1928. A year later, with the addition of the second nine holes, LSCC joined the ranks of the best courses in New England.

Despite the crash of 1929, Lake Sunapee Country Club survived as a private facility through the 1930's. The World War II era ended the club's private status when it was acquired by Henry Homan, the professional since the club's founding. Today, the Homan family continues to carry on a half-century of tradition acting as caretakers for one of the world's best Donald Ross courses.

The arrival of the 21st century found LSCC completing an extensive improvement plan for the course. Under the guidance of architect and Ross design expert Ron Forse, many of the original Donald Ross features were restored and adapted for contemporary play. The successful melding of the old and new has been exceptional.

Most recently, LSCC developed a Clubhouse Master Plan to significantly renovate, expand and upgrade the facilities. The completion of Phase I brought a stunning new dining facility named in honor of noted member Gene Sarazen. Future improvements call for a gracious banquet space, a pool and tennis complex and a comfortable fitness room.