One of the least-pretentious “country clubs” in the state, as described in The Guide to Maine Golf Courses. A short, open layout, it was built in 1967 by Hamm Robbins a former dairy farmer. In 1970, the Gamble family (Elmer and Leroy) became owners and operators of the course. Generous landing areas are tempered by small greens. Although relatively short, the Par 5’s-the seventh and ninth holes (462, and 420 yards respectively)- are not forgone birdie opportunities. A large pine tree blocks your approach to a small sloping green on the seventh that is further guarded by a mound and two bunkers, and a small pond on the right. The ninth, too, has a small undulating, two-tiered green that is tucked close to the woods on the right and a huge bunker in the front left. Likewise, the pond shared with the seventh becomes a resting place for many balls.
Another nine holes (designed by Elmer Gamble) has been planned for many years. Originally planned for completion in the year 2010, as of the fall of 2007, with a “changing of the guard”, and a newly formed Association, the course is going through a growing time. The new nines holes are very near completion and will be open and fully functional by the summer of 2012. The original nine will be incorporated with the new holes and promises to be much tighter and will incorporate many more doglegs and trees.
Other plans for the spring of 2010, include a new motto: “Where the Youth Holds Our Future”. Increased league play, increased memberships, and a “junior” program will be the focus of the future. Aesthetic improvements, increased maintenance, and a renewed interest will have the “Country Club” beaming with beauty and will be one of the premiere courses in the Bangor area right away.