Apple Nine Course
The Apple Nine Course opened in 2012 and was honored by the American Society of Golf Course Architects with its inaugural “Design Excellence” award. The par-29 course was ranked as the top Par 3 course in Connecticut and 10th overall in New England by New England Golf Monthly magazine. The Apple Nine wraps around one of Golf Range Association of America’s Top 50 Stand Alone hitting ranges in the US and provides a unique learning and playing experience for golfers of all ages and abilities. At par 29 and 1,600 yards, this 9-hole course is less intimidating for novices yet challenging for experienced golfers looking to shave strokes off their game.
COURSE ARCHITECT / Mark Mungeam
Mark Mungeam combines over 30 years of experience in golf course construction with a natural perspective on course design. His skill lies in utilizing the established characteristics of a site to help determine the very best style for a course. The results provide players with exciting and challenging courses that present varying scenic perspectives and play characteristics.
One of Mungeam's first projects was the design and oversight of Shaker Hills Golf Club in Harvard, Massachusetts. As a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, he was part of the Environmental Committee responsible for the publication of "Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development". Mark is probably best known for his thoughtful renovation of Olympia Fields Country Club outside Chicago in preparation for the 2003 US OPEN.