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Hotchkiss Golf Course

About the Course

The Hotchkiss golf course, designed in 1924 by prominent golf course architect Seth Raynor, circles the campus of the school, offering incredible views of Lake Wononscopomuc and the surrounding Berkshire-Taconic mountains. At just over 3,000 yards and a par of 35, the nine-hole course provides challenging play.

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.

The golf course was ranked 10th in Golfweek Magazine's "Best Places You Can Play" for 2016.

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.

Membership Information

  • Membership fees include all applicable greens fees for the membership level chosen.
  • Saturday and Sunday mornings, preference on the tee is given to members, school related personnel, and guests of both groups, starting when the course opens for play until 11 a.m. This practice ensures a quick and enjoyable round without crowds.

Download the Membership Application (PDF, 71K).
Note: Membership fees do not include guest fees, cart fees, merchandise purchases, etc.

Membership Fees

Salisbury Residents

Tax-paying Residents of Salisbury:

  • Family (children under 21): $500
  • Single: $385
  • Young Adult (Age 19-30)
    • Single: $220
    • Family: $300
  • Juniors (under 18): $100
  • Seniors (62 and over)
    • Single: $320
    • Family: $450

Non-Salisbury Residents

  • Family (children under 21): $650
  • Single: $500
  • Young Adult (Age 19-30)
    • Single: $260
    • Family: $350
  • Juniors (under 18): $100
  • Seniors (62 and over)
    • Single: $370
    • Family: $500

When the Course Is Open

Opening Day

The course typically opens on April 15; if weather permits, the course may open as early as April 1. Please call the Pro Shop after April 1 (860-435-4400) to confirm the exact date.

Spring Semester Schedule

During the school season (opening day through May 30), the course is closed to the public from 3 to 5 p.m. The last tee times are 1 p.m. for nine 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. A full season schedule is available at the Pro Shop, located near the outdoor track.

Hours

  • 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 personnel, and guests of both groups until 11 a.m. The general public may use the course after 11 a.m.

Daily Fees

18-Hole Fees

  • $20 Monday through Friday
  • $27 Saturday, Sunday, holidays

9-Hole Fees

  • $15 Monday through Friday
  • $17 Saturday, Sunday, holidays

Contact Us

For information about the Hotchkiss Golf Course, contact:

Jim Kennedy, Golf Professional
Route 112
Lakeville, Connecticut 06039

(860) 435-4400