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Dartmouth Message

Hanover Country Club
July 8, 2020

To members and friends of Hanover Country Club, I write today to share what will likely be difficult and unwelcome news. After cancelling the summer golf season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dartmouth has decided to permanently close the Hanover Country Club effective immediately.

As you know, a 2018 study of the viability of the golf course showed that the Hanover Country Club—which is owned and operated by Dartmouth—had for each of the previous four years lost between$500,000 and$700,000 a year at the same time as membership in the club was decreasing. With deferred maintenance included, the annual operating deficit swells to more than $1 million a year.

The anticipated shortfall is something that Dartmouth is no longer able to justify. This is especially so considering the COVID-19-related budget deficit the institution is facing, which is projected to be $150 million by June 30, 2021, and our need to prioritize mission-critical expenditures.

Every unit across Dartmouth is being asked to make difficult decisions to adjust to this financial reality, including the Athletics Department, which has eliminated five varsity teams, among them men's and women's golf.

The property, which we have no plans to sell, remains important to Dartmouth’s future. We are committed to providing public access to the adjacent Pine Park and, in the meantime through partnership with the town of Hanover, we will explore how to safely open the land for community recreational use.

We are saddened that the financial pressures created by changing demographics and the cost of maintaining the golf course exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic have led us to this point, but at this time, it is the right decision for Dartmouth. We understand how disappointing this will be for club members and supporters. The HCC has been a treasured part of the Dartmouth community for many years, and we know it was important to you. This was not an easy decision for the College.

Sincerely,

Richard G. Mills
Executive Vice President