With golf fast becoming the unofficial perfect social distance sport of the summer, it seems people of all ages are in search of places to tee off on the Cape—many for the first time. A well-known mecca for recreation, Cape Cod has it all when it comes to outdoor activities, and golf is no exception! Whether it’s a championship round, a summer activity to decompress, or even just a graduation from mini-golf you’re seeking, courses abound on the Cape.
Rustle up some clubs, brush up on your golf lingo, and check out some of our favorite courses where everyone can get it on the game.
BASS RIVER GOLF COURSE 62 Highbank Road, South Yarmouth
This Donald Ross design features scenic views of Bass River in Yarmouth, small greens, and multiple sets of tees for all levels of play. Signature hole #9 plays across marshland.
BLUE ROCK GOLF COURSE 48 Todd Road, South Yarmouth
New to the game? Named a worldwide Top 10 Par-3 course by Golf magazine, Blue Rock offers novices and veterans the opportunity to play this picture-perfect course side by side at one of the Cape’s award-winning best. The course-side resort stay & play packages and on-site academy for junior golfers make Blue Rock a great summer escape.
CHATHAM SEASIDE LINKS 209 Seaview Street, Chatham
Nine holes, club rentals, and misty Chatham mornings make Seaside Links the perfect way to get your golf fix in when you’ve got an iconic lighthouse to see and postcards to buy!
THE CAPTAINS GOLF COURSE (Starboard & Port courses) 1000 Freemans Way, Brewster
Always wanted to register the 36-hole day? When it comes to golf, less isn’t always more. Play the Captains' two championship par-72 courses, Port and Starboard, at this Brewster location designated the best golf course on the Lower Cape. What do fellow golfers have to say? Top notch public course with a private country club vibe.
CRANBERRY VALLEY GOLF COURSE 183 Oak Street, Harwich
This Harwich Cornish & Robinson gem, named a top public course in New England, challenges players of every ability and offers a PGA Jr. League for kids learning and playing in a fun, team-oriented spirit led by PGA/LPGA professional captains.
DENNIS PINES GOLF COURSE 50 Golf Course Road, East Dennis
Walk or ride at this beauty of a course situated across 170 acres of pine forest in East Dennis, praised for its five different sets of tees and beautiful back nine. The narrow, tree-lined corridors invite accuracy and promise a challenge for amateur golfers of all ages and stages.
FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB 630 Carriage Shop Road, East Falmouth
This course offers both the 9 and 18-hole experience on flat terrain with lush fairways and a newly renovated driving range outfitted with 20 hitting stations. A member of the Audubon’s prestigious Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, Falmouth Country Club provides wildlife and habitat management and provides golfers an awareness of the courses ecological impact on the surrounding environment. Fun fact: The aptly named “Osprey Course” boasts a beloved pair of ospreys patrolling the water from their nest on the 10th hole.
HIGHLAND LINKS 10 Highland Light Road, North Truro
A bucket list item for anyone who loves a genuine windswept links course in the Scottish tradition overlooking the Atlantic and enjoys the occasional nine-hole round. History and heritage abound at Cape Cod’s oldest golf course (and one of America’s first one hundred), and boast views of Highland Light, another of the Cape’s treasures. Be cautioned the dramatic coastline and expansive ocean views will steal your attention and invite contemplation of matters outside of your golf game.
HOLLY RIDGE GOLF COURSE 121 Country Club Road, Sandwich
A Golf Digest “Best Place to Play” make this 18-hole par three course a tradition among locals and a choice stop for travelers. Bonus: The on-site restaurant won the People’s Choice award for Best Sandwich in Sandwich!
HYANNIS GOLF COURSE 1800 Iyannough Road, Hyannis
Home to the Cape Cod Open and the 2015 Cape Cod PGA Championship, Hyannis Golf Course has a Donald Ross feel, and commands first place for hosting tournaments and golf functions for large groups of all levels.
OLDE BARNSTABLE FAIRGROUNDS GOLF COURSE 1460 Route 149, Barnstable
Designed by golf course architect Mark Mungeam, this par 71 course boasts large undulating greens, deceptive approaches and large chipping areas. Have no doubts about the course's championship caliber; it has been host to such prestigious tournaments as the Massachusetts Amateur, US Amateur and the US Open Qualifiers.
TWIN BROOKS GOLF COURSE 35 Scudder Ave., Hyannis
Play year-round on the tree-lined fairways and elevated greens of this championship 18-hole course located in the heart of Hyannis. Want a hole-by-hole preview? Check out the website for a virtual tour of the course!
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