Hooper Golf Course, a Stiles & Van Kleek designed 9 hole course, is one of the hidden golf gems of America. Located in beautiful Walpole, NH.
George Levi Hooper’s will left his property at the top of Prospect Hill Road, known as Meeting House Farm, to the Town of Walpole. The trust he established stipulated that an institute be formed to provide programs in the fields of agriculture, forestry, botany, soils, and environmental science for Walpole’s youth. A new Colonial-style building, The Hooper Institute, was built on the site of the old meeting-house, across the street from the old Watkins Tavern.
The Hooper Golf Club (named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hooper) was formed on June 26, 1926. The club proposed to the selectmen (Trustees of the Trust) to lease part of the property to build a golf course. A special meeting was held on July 10, 1926, and the proposal accepted. The old Watkins Tavern became the clubhouse when the course officially opened at 10:00 am July 2, 1927. Dinner was served at the clubhouse to 130 guests, who then danced away the evening. Recently, Ron Whitten, Golf Digest Architecture Editor, ranked the Hooper Golf Course as number 11 on his list of the twenty-five best 9-hole golf courses in America.
Address: 166 Prospect Hill Road Cheshire County New Hampshire 03608 United States
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