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We were greeted kindly in the clubhouse, which sits adjacent to the "Old Red Barn". Once a fully operational farm that has kept that charm through its transition into a golf course. As I stepped up to the first tee box, I glanced down the fairway and couldn’t help but notice the Presidential Range in the background. It was at this moment that the full essence of this particular course really set in. A zen-like calm came over me, and despite the number of bad shots I may have had the last time I played, I remembered just how much I love golf.
With plenty of room to hit off the tees (once you get past #5), freshly cut fairways, and greens that tend to be receptive to well-played irons and wedges, players of all skill levels can shoot well here. Just be sure to relax, take your time, and enjoy your round, that's what it's all about. Waukewan offers wonderful variety throughout the round, have fun.
The 18th at Waukewan is a par-4 with an elevated blind tee shot, a small pond in front of the green and bunkers behind it. Drive ahead to see the layout of this hole, then go back and hope for the best. It may be a challenge, but it’s a fun way to finish your round.
Our plan was to play two rounds. We were fortunate enough to get two rounds in and an extra nine holes for a total of 45 holes! We played golf, literally, all day long. The course was in great shape, the staff was friendly, and the views were fantastic. You tend to play a little better when you are relaxed and our scorecards reflected that. The next time you have the opportunity to get away in the middle of the week, grab your clubs and head north. It’s sure to be the best $30 you spend all summer...
...unless you really want that t-shirt at Hampton Beach.
New Hampshire is probably best known for the many mountain-side courses it has to offer, and this is where you will find the peak of peacefulness on the links. I live in southern NH and have the luxury of having 8 courses within a 15 minute drive from my house. With that in mind, it is well worth the hour-and-a-half ride north to visit some of these courses. Photo-ops are aplenty with the beautiful White Mountains in the background as they serve as the perfect environment for a relaxing round of golf. As an added bonus, often times you’ll find these courses much less crowded and with better prices than the ones closer to metropolitan areas like Manchester, Nashua, Concord, and Portsmouth. Again, it is well worth the drive north.
Recently, we here at NHgolfer visited a course in Meredith and found what very well may be the single best deal on golf in the state!
It’s called Waukewan Wednesday…….Golf ALL DAY with a cart for only$30!!!!!
CLICK ON THE BARN TO BOOK A TEE TIME AT WAUKEWAN!!!
One of the greatest things about golf is the transcending nature of the game. On just about any course, whether you are stepping up to the tee, or walking down the fairway, you are taken miles away from your daily life. Anything that routinely causes any level of stress in your world is lifted away like it was struck with a high-lofted wedge. The tranquility of golf is indeed therapeutic to those of us who wear the spikes. The settings in which you play your round are vital to this blissful enjoyment. As we’ve mentioned before, our great state has a variety of landscapes to serve as your backdrop for a great day of golf.
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