Waukewan Golf Club is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Meredith, New Hampshire.
The course was built on the 250 Almagra Farm owned by Dr. Melvyn Hale (1913-2000), a veterinarian. Around 1955, Dr. Hale purchased a bulldozer and tractor and began to rough out a nine-hole golf course. He spent three years clearing wooded land, moving rocks, shaping tees, fairways, and greens. In 1958 nine golf holes opened to the
In 1963 Dr. Hale closed his medical practice and turned his full attention to the course. “Waukewan” was chosen as the name because Dr. Hale felt people were familiar with that name due to the near by lake. In the late 60’s Dexter and Allan, Dr. Hale’s sons, joined their father and together completed the next nine holes. This finished the transformation of Almagra Farm to Waukewan Golf
Waukewan has water hazards on multiple holes including numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, and 18. Most will only come into play with a wayward shot.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 5,828 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,020 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 6, a par-5 that plays to 550 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 3, a par-3 that plays to 143 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 9, a 395-yard par-4 challenge and the #2 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 3, a 143 yard par-3.
$21 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, August 2008 at 2pm
This course is not long but there are fairways that slope from side-to-side because of the mountains. Several fairways have blind shots to the green. Expect to find your ball somewhere other than where you thought it would be. In spite of that it's not tough to walk. Considering there had been inches of rain recently, this course was in good shape albeit soggy in some areas. Some fairways beat up but they will heal. The staff is really friendly and helpful.
$51 (cart included), played on Thursday, June 2008 at 4pm
Nice layout with scenic views and elevation changes. There are still a couple of fairways that are trying to come back from the wet spring and have a couple of bare spots. But the greens are in great shape.
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