Some folks can’t wait to hang up their skis, break out the nine iron, and head back on the fairways when the snow thaws and the temperatures go up. Several golf courses are located in the Western White Mountains region, including the Waumbek Golf Course in Jefferson and the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch. Many local hotels and resorts also offer golf packages, allowing visitors to plan a golfing vacation in the area easily.

Just a short drive from South Peak in Thorton, NH, is Owls Nest: a Jack Nicklaus-designed public golf course that has been described as “the best value in the Northeast, if not the country.” Owl’s Nest is New England golf at its finest. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the White Mountains that will challenge you to stay focused on your game just as much as the elevation changes. Perfect for both serious and casual players alike, the fairways and greens at Owl’s Nest are well-groomed, and the staff is friendly and usually happy to offer tips and tricks to help you play your best round. Download their app for exclusive offers, log your scorecards, join the leaderboard, book tee times, and more.

Want a more relaxed fall game? Try Jack O’Lantern in nearby Woodstock. Located on the banks of the Pemi River and offering 360° views of the mountains, you can’t beat a quick round of golf right in South Peak’s backyard. Jack O’Lantern offers an 18-hole, 2010-yard, 71-par course with challenging water holes, a full-service pro shop complete with club rentals, and a quaint, quintessentially New England, covered bridge. Check directly for full details and the schedule of operations.