The Hotchkiss Golf Course

About the Course

Located in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, the Hotchkiss Golf Course circles the campus of the school, which is located on the top of a hill overlooking the village of Lakeville, Connecticut. In 1924, prominent golf course architect Seth Raynor designed the course, which still retains some of the best examples of his work in New England.

Membership Information

Raynor's course so enraptured Charles Banks, a Hotchkiss English teacher, that he formed a close friendship with Raynor, developed his own passion for golf course design, and ultimately joined Raynor in a partnership. They worked closely together until 1926 when Raynor died at the age of 42. After Raynor's death, Banks completed over 30 unfinished Raynor courses, and returned to Hotchkiss in the 1930s to reconfigure several holes.

Playing at Hotchkiss is like playing in another era. The combination of a beautifully landscaped campus replete with stately brick buildings and an old golf atmosphere makes for a unique golfing experience. At just over 3,000 yards and a par of 35, the nine-hole course provides challenging play.

"Big, smooth-putting surfaces can be incredibly vexing in their design. The steep ridges, swales and headwalls Raynor and Banks concocted will provide an opportunity for the golfer to experience a different era of golf. . . a time when finessing the ball took precedence." - Connecticut Golf

Opening Day

The course will re-open officially on April 15. However, if weather permits, the course may re-open on April 1. You may call the Pro Shop after April 1 (860-435-4400) to confirm the exact date. We also ask your understanding in letting the course dry out properly before play begins, and for taking extra care of the course in the early season.

Spring Closings

During the school season (opening day through May 30), the course is closed from 3 to 5 p.m. for student use. The last tee times are 1 p.m. for 9 holes, and 11 a.m. for 18 holes. This restriction does not apply to weekend play, although there are several Saturday closings for school sponsored golf matches. Schedules for the matches, including closing and re-opening times on match days, are posted at the Pro Shop. The course also is closed for a few additional events during the season; updates are posted at the Pro Shop.

 Golf Course

Jim Kennedy, Golf Professional
Route 112
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039
(860) 435-4400
Directions to Hotchkiss.

Hours & Daily Fees

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. until dusk
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. until dusk *
Sunday: 7 a.m. until dusk *
* Preference given to members, school-related personnel, and guests of both groups until 11 a.m. The general public is invited onto the course after 11 a.m.

18-Holes Fees 

$20 Monday through Friday$25 Saturday, Sunday, holidays

9-Holes Fees 

$15 Monday through Friday$15 Saturday, Sunday, holidays

The February 2010 issue of Golf World Magazine named the Hotchkiss Golf Course number 22 in a list of the 25 best nine-hole golf courses in America.