Waukewan Golf Club
For $15., Its About What You'd Expect
When my friend Mike said he found a super deal at a course on our way to Lincoln, NH, I was excited. After all how often do you see 18 holes with a cart for $15. per golfer on golfnow.com? Well I think its a pretty regular event at Waukewan. Its an old time course, and once you pull in you will sense that. The staff is very nice, but the golf course has seen better days. There were vast amounts of weeds, crabgrass and dirt in areas of play, including tees and greens. To say some of the holes are "quirky" would be an understatement. We felt our way around and we did marvel at many of the scenic views you get from the high spots on the course. I would say the 9th hole is a very good par 4, that requires two solid shots to get there. The 18th is an odd, short uphill par 4, with a pond in front of the green that makes what would be a long par 3, a lay up par 4. The course is also prone to be wet for several days after a rainstorm. I am sure the staff does the best they can, but they are just dealing with limited resources. I am also sure the local members enjoy their home course at a bargain membership rate. It is that type of course that has a certain niche. I think if you are a good golfer or better, you would be much happier to pass on the bargain rate at Waukewan and play a better quality course at a market rate.
August 17, 2014
So Pretty and Fun!
Very challenging for me (35 self-calculated handicap) but fun. Lots of water in play; a couple balls lost. Front nine mostly uphill; back nine mostly downhill. Finished in exactly 4 hours -- even with lots of strokes. Able to keep up pretty easily despite sometimes erratic shots and blind targets.
Would definitely play Waukewan again. A very nice course.
August 8, 2014
Value for the buck
Waukewan was in decent shape. Staff courteous as always. A great value for the buck.
July 28, 2014
Some holes were quite challenging
The course was great, the views were great, and golf now.com rates were unbelievable. A very good program.
July 12, 2014
Fine but not exceptional
The course is decent but lacks deep character holes. Conditions were fine, but a bit wet after some heavy rains two days before. Pace was pretty slow and there was no service cart out on a Saturday early afternoon on a holiday. That said, I felt the value was fine and would play it again on a causal afternoon.
July 6, 2014
Course was well maintained. Greens were in pretty good condition compared to other courses. We were able to play 18 without any waiting.
July 1, 2014
Great course for all golfers
Course in good shape compared to other local courses. Hard winter for the greens.
July 1, 2014
Your first visit has many surprises on the course.
Staff was excellent. Starter let us tee off well ahead of our scheduled start. He went over each hole prior to teeing off. Lots of blind shots during your first visit. Greens fees were extremely reasonable. Scenery was extraordinary and the course was in great shape with the exception of some wet areas on the fairways from heavy rains the night before.
Greens were in good condition considering all the ice we had last winter.
We're already planning a return visit.
June 28, 2014