The History of The Country Club of Hudson



            
 

    In June 1966, a committee of interested people formed to investigate the feasibility of a Country Club for Hudson. The Club would stress family, recreation and entertainment.  

     The group solicited memberships and approximately 80 families had joined by January 1967 when they held the first meeting of the membership. The members approved the purchase of the Wilkinson farm consisting of 204 acres on Middleton Road.With land and funds available, the Club started construction of the golf course, a swimming pool and a small building to house the pool pumps, pro shop, bag storage, a small grillroom, and two tennis courts.

     On June 21, 1969, the golf course opened for play. The club’s charm is derived from its unique history which can be traced back to England. The Clubhouse is a colonial design structure, in keeping with the New England atmosphere so characteristic of the Hudson Community.

      The golf course has been played by many of today’s legends such as John Daly, Arnold Palmer, Phil Michelson,  Jack Nicklaus just to name a few. An annual international invitational Junior Golf Tournament began its inaugural year in 1979 where many of these legends began their career. The tournament attracted more than 100 of the finest junior boys. The following year, it expanded to include girls. The tournament and the competition improve every year.

     Much has been accomplished and much more will be done. The Club’s greatest asset is it’s members who are most active and willing to serve on Club committees or as officers. Their generous giving of time and expertise has created a friendly and relaxing climate for recreation and social activities for all members.

   

In 1971, as the new clubhouse was being completed, Arnold Palmer arrived at The Country Club of Hudson for the Allstate Corporate Golf Outing. Flanked by then Club President, George Herrman, Golf Professional Evon Schultz and Robert Brazer, President of Allstate.Mr. Palmer put on a dazzling demonstration of the short game.Using a wedge he landed ball after ball within 2 feet of the cup. According to a current member who were present, he actually hit the first ball he placed a foot from the cup with his second shot.