The course first opened for play in 1924. The designe was entrusted to Mr. W. Herbert Fowler who had designed Westward Ho! and Walton Heath, two of England's most famous courses. The construction of Eastward Ho occupied the interval between 1921 and 1924, when it was first opened for play.
The links of Eastward Ho Country Clu are in the form of an hourglass, with the Clubhouse located at the waist. The first nine holes stretch away to the east toward the Atlantic, which is visible from almost any point; the second nine lie to the west and, for the most part, are closely tied in with the shores of magnificent Pleasant Bay. Present-day golfers will agree after playing the course in various weather conditions (of which there is no lack) that the designer has provided a real test for the skilled who possess the treasured low handicap as well as the weekend duffer. All of the shots of golf are present; the lies, while at times exasperating, must be acknowledged as demanding great technique, and the effect of the almost ever-present wind can change club selection for the same shot from one day to the next-from an easy eight iron to a difficult three or four.
Eastward Ho! Country Club plays to a par-71 and a maximum distance of 6,215. The course rating is 70.3 with a slope rating of 130. The signature hole is #15, a 168-yard, par 3, featuring a breathtaking view of the bay.
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