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"In the Spring of 1988, while on a site-seeing adventure, I met Bob Dechard, the then Pro at Waumbek. Bob and his mother were amazing! Waumbek soon became my favorite place to escape to. Yes it was about 55 miles from my home, but that made it all the better. Bob's mom fed me all the time, Bob and I played quite often and was my best friend in the North Country. Bob took his valuable time to help me toward my PGA Membership in 1998. It felt like family. I played over 100 rounds at Waumbek between 1998 and just a few years ago. I also found Waumbek to be a great fit for my style and game. I have played the course with "Hickory Clubs" as well as, modern golf clubs. I actually shot a slick 74 with my 1920 vintage Kroydon Hickories! I am currently the PGA Professional at Alburg Golf Links on L:ake Champlain. It is Only 127.5 Miles apart! I can't wait to get back to Waumbek!"
Doug Ruttle PGA Professional
"Thank you for saving this course.
I have played the course for 40 years, multiple times every year while vacationing in the North Conway
area . . . we look forward to your reopening."
Walter Carrell III
"Thank you for bringing Waumbek back to life. I live too far away to visit more than once a year. I've always loved its with the ground feel."
"There are many good times that have been made at the Waumbek! But the BEST by far was bringing my little one to a course for the first time! Can’t wait to bring her back!"
My Special Summer at The Waumbek Golf Club
It began with a letter my parents wrote to Kenneth Kenyon at The Waumbek Hotel and Golf Club. I was about to enter my freshman year at UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture in the fall of 1965. With a Turf Management major, I could experience what golf course maintenance might be like working on the golf course. A place to stay (one room) in a white building off RT 2, not too far from the store down the street, along with meals in the hotel with other staff would be provided along with an hourly wage. After high school graduation, my parents dropped me off to start on this new work adventure. To my advantage, there was no "home sickness" for me as I had previously spent 3 summers away at Poland Springs Caddy Camp in Maine starting at the age of 12-14.
Ron Hansen CGCS
(Certified Golf Course Superintendent)
We'd love to hear from you!
Please share your unforgettable memories of golf at Waumbek.
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