Golf and tennis, side by side in the White Mountains?
You may think there’s nothing going on at a ski resort when the snow melts but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Here at Waterville Valley, summer means as much fun as winter. This is when the racquets and the golf clubs come out and guarantee everyone in the family a good time.
The golf course is family-friendly and fun for golfers of all abilities. The course that opened in 1898, one of the oldest in New Hampshire, was renovated in 2005 keeping the character and tradition of the 113-year-old-course and adding six new or redesigned holes. No matter what your golf handicap, this scenic course has a hole for you – and offers a full pro-shop, club rentals, carts, and a very nice eatery for lunch and breakfast.
Waterville Valley is also known as one of the top 25 tennis resorts in the world and has 18 clay courts. The tennis center has been recognized by Tennis Magazine as one of the Top 50 tennis resorts in America and every year hosts fun and competitive tournaments and clinics for ambitious beginners or budding pros from early spring through the fall.
General Manager Rene Schwartz puts it this way: the tennis center offers “a complete tennis experience with adult and junior clinic’s, private lessons, a full-service pro shop, tournaments, daily round robins and an incredibly friendly staff.”
And, there’s no need to fly to Melbourne, Australia, in January to watch a tennis match in Rod Laver Arena. At Waterville Valley not only can you watch a game at Rod Laver Arena, Court 1, but you can also play on it. Rod “Rocket” Laver himself played numerous exhibition matches here and Court 1 is usually available upon request. Maybe playing here will help you become the next left-handed whirlwind.