By now, it’s no secret that the NH Lakes Region around Laconia is a quintessential summer vacation spot for friends and families hoping to make the most of the sunniest season. Still, one of the lesser-known factors to consider when planning a visit to this beautiful area is the myriad of NH golf courses found within proximity to The NASWA Resort, Lake Winnipesaukee’s premier resort destination. And although we’re not a golf resort by any means, we’re learned a few things about leisure over the years and offer the perfect setting for relaxing in between tee times. Whether you’re a golfer with years of experience or an aspiring beginner, the best golf courses in our neck of the woods offer friendly competition amid scenic beauty. They are excellent off-site options for those hoping to do some exploring.

Lakes Region Leisure | NH Golf Vacations

During your vacation, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to test your skills at some of the nearby facilities. While we can’t provide you with carts, clubs, or a caddie, we promise that the Blue Bistro and the NazBar & Grill will be waiting here to serve up delicious meals and cold refreshing beverages after a day on the fairways! Considering the local collection of NH courses, it’s not surprising to learn that several of our guests have come here with golf on their minds. Below, we’ll share a few of our favorites.

3 NH Golf Courses near Lake Winnipesaukee

  • Oak Hills Golf Course in Meredith, NH, is a nine-hole, par-34 public course that’s perfect for beginners and youngsters but challenging enough for an old pro. Known as arguably the most affordable facility in the Lakes Region, Oak Hills is ideal for families still getting a feel for the game.
  • Den Brae Golf Course is a third-generation facility in the village of Sanbornton operating since 1958. This nine-hole, par-36 is one of the Granite States hidden gems of golf, offering a quick nine.
  • Waukewan Golf Club provides 18 distinct holes rife with panoramic views, a fully stocked pro shop, and excellent practice facilities. This par-72 is located in the heart of the Lakes Region in Center Harbor and is exemplified by reasonable elevation changes, native pine stands, and plenty of challenging water features.
  • Lochmere Golf & Country Club in Tilton, NH, is arguably the Lakes Region’s most exciting course. This 18-hole regulation facility boasts 6,697 acres of scenic fairways and a par of 72. With a course rating of 72.7 and a slope of 130 on bent grass, Golf Digest gives Lochmere an astounding 4.5 stars!

Lake Winnipesaukee Resorts in Laconia

Unfortunately, the NH golf courses won’t let you ride a paddleboard in the water hazards, but it never hurts to ask! Joking aside, part of what makes The NASWA Resort a desirable vacation spot is the wide variety of activities, both on and off the resort. No matter how you decide to spend your time, NASWA promises to deliver an unforgettable retreat! For more information or to book your stay, please reach out to us online or call 888-55-NASWA.

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