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4.6
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4.2
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4.4
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 5828 yards
Slope 117
Rating 67.4
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Waukewan Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in New Hampshire (2020 #10)

Reviews

4.2
153 Reviews (153)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 23
Narrow Fairways 15
Bunkers 13
This course/club is great for:
Locals 20
Seniors 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
Near Local Attractions 13
In the 'Burbs 6

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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
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Conditions Good
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Commented on 01/02/2021

Hi James. Good to hear you had a good time and took advantage of the unusually warm weather for this time of year. See you next season.

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course, not too challenging. Not the upper echelon of courses in the area but a fun course and decent conditions. Don’t travel for it but check it out if your in the area

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 11/17/2020

Hello and thank you for your recommendation. It’s nice to know your perception of the course and hope you will visit with us again.

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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

hideaway

Course looks easy, but plays harder. usually cheaper than others in the valley. Never packed, steady paced. In/out around 4 hrs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/20/2020

Thank you for your excellent rating and candid review. Hope to host you again.

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great views

You can’t go wrong golfing here! Great course, great views, and great fun!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/20/2020

Good to hear the word "fun" in reviews. Thanks for giving us a try. Look forward to having you again.

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice course

the scenery is beautiful and the course is in good shape. I'd play there again and recommend it to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/20/2020

Great to have you. The views as of late have been spectacular with foliage and most recently, snow capped mountain highlights. Thank you and hope to have you back.

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/20/2020

We at Waukewan appreciate your review and rating.

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for the money

Dry conditions
Airated greens
All in all not bad for the money

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/20/2020

Thank you for your four star rating and accurate review. We are now in October and as plush as ever. What a difference a month and six inches of precip can deliver. Foliage is spectacular.

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun course

Great course, but They need a ranger to move players along.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hello and thank you for visiting with us and for your four star review. Thank you as well for pointing out the need for player assistants. We have a different crowd of less seasoned players this year and depending on the day, it can be slower than others.

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Reviews 46
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Beautiful scenery; wonderful course

For our level of play, this is one of the best courses we can play. The mix of distances, hazards, and fairway complexity allows us to finish a round with a good sense of satisfaction. We can get through a round without having lost many golf balls. The club is a bit out of the way, but worth the trip. If I was going to join a club, and I lived closer to Waukewan, I would join.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hey Dave, thanks for a great review and 5 star rating. We at Waukewan work hard for out customers and appreciate your kind words and repeat business. Hope to see you again.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for giving us a look and hope to see you if you return.

Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

quirky holes

Some short but quirky holes with water and very deep clover in the rough

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for your rating, and yes, you pointed out what makes waukewan, Waukewan.

Played On
Reviews 66
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

First Timer

We were vacationing in the White Mountains and I search for a nice course, nearby, where I could golf. This course was 45 minutes south of where we were, in an area near Squam Lake, which I was familiar with.

When I arrived at the course I was very impressed with the facility when I drove in. It was beautiful, looked very well maintained and quite busy. That’s always a good sign! I went to the office and was greeted by a staff member who was very professional, friendly and efficient!! I went out to the cart area and was greeted by an older gentleman who again was very eager to assist me. The practice green was in excellent condition and from what I could see of the course, it appeared well groomed and maintained. I was paired with two others and we went out on time. I was impressed with the condition and layout of golf holes. It was longer than I usually play with lots of interesting twists and turns. Since we had rain in the area this week there were two holes that were very wet, soft and muddy. YUK! Otherwise I enjoyed the round and the company. Unfortunately, I live in Maine and the course is too far to travel to for a day of golf. If I’m in this area again I would definitely want to play the course again!

A nice surprise in the Squam Lake area!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for taking the time to travel a bit and try our course. We do have some work to do long term on a couple holes when wet, but as you pointed out, it is still a great experience. Please come again.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thanks for a great rating. Hope to see you again.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Thank you for your 5 star rating and hope to have you back soon.

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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best bang for your buck in lakes region

I keep going back to Waukewan every time I vacation up at Squam lake and I keep being more and more impressed with the unique layout.

As I continue to play this course I realize it was setup to truly test every club in your bag. Plenty of par 4s and 5s that reward big hitters off the tee where length can severely help your score. But, that’s offset by a couple extremely fun par 4s that without two perfectly placed iron shots you’ll be wondering how anyone can get on in two.

As far as long uphill par 4s go, hole 13 is truly a beauty. It might be a 6 on my scorecard on most days, but really tests your ability to be long enough off the tee to have a short iron shot from within 150 or so for a chance to make a par:

If you’re a beginner, Intermediate, or even a scratch golfer you will find plenty of fun here as no two holes are even somewhat alike.

Love this course and will continue to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Hey Tom. Thank you for a great review and five star rating. You comments regarding the course will be helpful to all that read your review. Stay safe and healthy in these times and we will see you again.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing Course

5 out of 5. The scenic views are beautiful and Cathy at the pro shop is the best!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Hi Dana. Thank you for your review and yes, Kathy is one of the best at Waukewan. We all take pride in providing the best experience possible for our customers.

Played On
Reviews 126
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Connecticut Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Stellar Lakes Region Layout in Meredith

If you appreciate vintage golf courses, or those with bold and rugged contours, or maybe just the unspoiled beauty of New Hampshire, you won't want to pass up Waukewan. Set just outside the picturesque town of Meredith at the northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, this is the kind of course where you might expect to see a moose wandering across the fairway from out of the marshland. I haven’t yet, but who knows? Short and mostly open enough to encourage creative golfers to find the best route to the hole, Waukewan encourages strategic and adventurous play. At other junctures, one may feel hemmed in by the sometimes tree-lined fairways. Time to play 'safe' golf.

The creation of the Hale family, with its two nines built separately, Waukewan is cleverly designed and features a variety of interesting green complexes. The first example of the latter comes at hole one, where you'll find a plunging, Donald Ross-style entrance to the putting surface, which, being blind on the approach and quite small, eludes all but sharp, well-planned iron shots. It is easily missed long, where a hidden bunker may snag your Titleist.

While it's unlikely that you'll hear anyone comparing Waukewan's difficulty with Winged Foot's, this fine public-access course offers some impressive challenges. Sprinkled into the mix are doglegs, steep and perilous slopes, and the occasional long hole. The pitched, quick greens often undulate and sometimes seem to encourage three-putting. Even on those few holes here that can be outmatched by strong players wielding modern clubs and using today’s hot golf balls, it's expected that everyone should think her or his way around the course to earn pars or less.

Stylish Par-threes:
The big, sloping greens on the quartet of par-3's here create interest enough, but three of the four are also long-ish, and no two feel even remotely alike. Both seven and eleven are standouts, yet the seventh impresses especially because its green, cleverly concealed on the tee shot, is fortified with big bunkers. The terrain around this green, like many others here, is tricky. You’ll need your best chipping effort if you’ve missed the putting surface.

Toughest Hole: Thirteen (410 yard par-4)
Thirteen is so tough that I'd guess the mathematically mean score to be about five and a half. On the drive, where big trees crowd the left side and a pond lies hidden to the right, the expansive fairway seems generous. But the trees crowd the second shot's airspace on the left hand side, so driving into the left rough or even sometimes the fairway presents problems for the subsequent approach, uphill—as it is—and to a two-tiered green. The usual miss on the second shot falls short of and below this green. Here you'll see the putting surface's rather massive second tier rising prominently. Pitching from this area, I try to land it near this huge uprise, lending the ball enough momentum to roll onto the upper tier. For the highly skilled, a riskier alternative: fly the ball onto the top level. But those who miss long at green thirteen will find a world of trouble.

Best Hole: Eight (470 yard par-5)
The eighth defies even good shots hit on this brute, an uphill five-par. On the drive, where two wide bunkers flank the fairway, you can try to either thread it down the middle, or perhaps try to the aerial route. The approach on the second shot, flying up the huge slope toward the perched green, smashed string-straight, travelling in excess of 200 yards, needing to be a supremely confident stroke, could, if you're lucky, get you on in two. If a third stroke becomes necessary into green eight, be it a pitch shot or short iron, nothing less than perfect execution is required: the surface is on the small side, and a frontal 'wall' rejects anything short. I block the faintest thought of failure out of my mind when playing eight. With good fortune, this works. There is a compensation for our toils here, though: this may be the most scenic hole at Waukewan.

Most Interesting Hole: Twelve (270 yard par-4)
Even though designed in the mid-20th century, this course has a few touches that harken back to Golden Age (1920's) layouts. For example, the big trap preceding twelve's green by some 25 yards feels like something Donald Ross or Devereux Emmett might have created, but its pronounced lip is not so tall that you can't bounce your tee shot over it. Voila! A one-shotter. Doing just this today, I left my drive a few feet off the small green. Luck, of course, was involved. But this hole puts up an equally stern defense when played in two shots tee-to-green, as the putting surface is surrounded by four sizeable traps in all.

Other notes and comments:

(A) The big news here is conditioning. Waukewan struggled last year with it, but this season marks a return to form. The only problem we found today was a degree of patchiness on some of the low-lying fairways. But the greens excelled, along with almost every key facet. For a public course, it looks superior. The greens putt smoothly. Course was a bit dry but almost exclusively in the rough.

(B) Not every hole is perfect here, but there are many strong ones, including four, a short par-4 with the tightest of fairways and a tricky setting around its green; six, a par-five which exercises precise shot placement; nine, a classic uphill par-4 over a pond; fifteen, an uphill 480-yard five-par that puts a premium on straight hitting and sports a fiendishly sloping green back to front; and seventeen, a unique par-5 that calls for course knowledge, patience, and a above all a well-played tee shot. The best stretch of holes runs from 11 through 17.

(C) The pro shop staff finds every avenue to satisfy visitors. Bob, the pro, is a knowledgeable resource about this course and the game of golf. He let us play the back nine first so as to bypass league play. After the round, I also chatted with Cathy, who gave me suggestions for playing here again later this summer. Also met the assistant pro, Tyler Somers, who was accommodating and helpful when I wanted to take a few extra pics of the course. I first played at Waukewan some 40 years ago. Little has changed. Awesome service.

(D) Conversed with a club member here who is impressed with the how the staff returned conditions to excellence in 2020, after some tough, weather-related breaks last year. A good golfer, he also enjoys the layout, especially each hole's distinctiveness at Waukewan.

(E) Value: A high-quality golf experience, reasonably priced. My son and I had an excellent (and tied) match here today, although he outplayed me tee-to-green, and the layout brought out our better golfing selves. What more could we ask for?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to detail your round for the benefit of others and for your Excellent rating. We hope that others will read your review as it provides a great understanding of what Waukewan is all about. Look forward to hosting you again.

Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dry Conditions

Waukewan very very dry, which is very unusual for this course. Have not played here for about 3 years. Was in good shape and place of play was also good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/19/2020

Hello Seashell and thank you for playing this week. Yes we are dry, but very green and healthy. Our course prefers us to manage water output over mother nature, and she is loving it this season so far. Hope to see you again soon.

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