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.