Many golfers in New England and beyond know that Mingo Springs Golf Course, bounded by Route 4, Proctor Road and the Mingo Loop in Rangeley, Maine, offers eighteen beautiful holes of scenic golf in clear mountain air, almost 1800 feet above sea level. What is equally wonderful about this course, but less well known, is its history. In the 1920′s, a group of private individuals purchased the 1801 Pillsbury Farm set in the hills above Rangeley Lake, and constructed a private lodge, what is now called the Country Club Inn. They created a nine-hole golf course, then known as the Rangeley Lakes Country Club and now the front nine of Mingo Springs, out of the farm’s rolling hay fields. Nearby, the old Mingo Springs Hotel offered competition with its own nine holes of golf. Mingo Springs Golf Club took its name from a Native American term that means clear water from a spring, in recognition of the spring that still runs to this day on the fifteenth hole of the modern-day back nine.
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