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Authors: Marco & Angelo

Authors: Marco & Angelo

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24 BEST Cape Cod Golf Courses to Play This Year

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    It’s no secret that the Cape is a paradise for golf enthusiasts. In fact, there are more than three dozen golf courses. Fortunately for visitors like you, most of these Cape Cod golf courses are open to the public and don’t require a membership.

    So if you want to plan a golfing getaway, there’s no better place than the Cape. Check out our complete guide below — sorted according to region — to start planning your adventure on the links.

    If you’re looking for more things to do on the Cape, download our free Vacation Guide, which also features restaurants and more.

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    Golf Courses in Upper Cape Cod

    The Cape Club

    East Falmouth

    Founded in the 1990s, The Cape Club has an 18-hole course that has been totally refreshed with new tee boxes, reshaped and widened fairways, expanded water features, and much more.

    The club has been recently renovated as well, and now there’s a restaurant — the Cape Grille — where you can grab lunch, dinner, or both.

    Cape Cod Country Club

    East Falmouth

    Featuring an amazing 18-hole championship golf course, the Cape Cod Country Club was established in the 1920s. The course has a variety of rolling fairways and gracefully sloped greens with views of the woods and lakes. As a result, the layout is suitable for all skill levels.

    The club has hosted three USGA Massachusetts Opens, and it continues to host the Cape Cod Senior Open Golf Tournament every year.

    Paul Harney Golf Course

    East Falmouth

    The Paul Harney Golf Course has been serving the community since the 1960s. The executive-style, par-60 course was designed by Paul Harney — a seven-time champion on the PGA Tour — with rolling terrain, fairways lined with oak and pine trees, and six challenging par-4 holes.

    Falmouth Country Club

    East Falmouth

    With two golf courses, the Falmouth Country Club in East Falmouth was founded in the 1960s. The par-37 Talon course has nine holes, while the par-72 Osprey Course has 18 holes and is more challenging. In either case, you’ll play on lush fairways and well-maintained greens.

    If you need golf equipment, you’ll find everything that you need in the shop. Plus, there’s a snack bar and a back patio that overlooks the Talon course.

    Quashnet Valley Country Club


    The Quashnet Valley Country Club has been serving golfers in the community and from afar since the 1970s. Its par-72, championship golf course is one of the finest in the area. The 18 holes feature woodlands and wetlands.

    Also, the club has a driving range and putting green, as well as a shop with the latest equipment and fashions. And, some of the staff are PGA professionals.

    Falcon Golf Club & Grill

    Buzzards Bay

    The Falcon Golf Club & Grill may only have nine holes, but this par-36 course is just as fun to play. This club has been established since the 1960s. In addition to the golf course, the facilities include a practice bunker, a driving range, and two practice greens.

    Plus, you can grab snacks — hot dogs, seltzers, beer, and the like — at the well-stocked snack shack. Or, grab lunch at the Falcon Grill.

    The Brookside Club


    The Brookside Club was established in the 1980s. The course was originally designed by Michael Hurdzan but refined in 1996 by John Sanford. The tee lengths vary so that golfers of all skill levels can play and have a good time. If you play in the evening, you’re likely to see a gorgeous sunset too.

    Sandwich Hollows Golf Club


    Founded in the 1970s, the Sandwich Hollows Golf Club has been owned and maintained by the Town of Sandwich since 1999. The original course still stands, but the town has implemented some significant improvements over the years.

    One thing that stands out is that each hole is unique and isolated from the others, creating quiet solitude and a truly memorable experience.

    Holly Ridge Golf Club


    The par-54 golf course at Holly Ridge Golf Club was designed by Geoffrey Cornish — a fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects who is known for designing more than 200 courses around the world.

    Nestled among holly and pine trees, the club also has a well-stocked pro shop and a casual restaurant and bar where you can grab lunch before or after your tee time. The restaurant overlooks Lower Hog Pond.

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    Mid Cape Cod Golf Courses

    Cotuit Highground Golf Club


    The Cotuit Highground Golf Club is a family-friendly destination that offers a challenge for all ages. The par-28 course has nine holes across rolling terrain with sea breezes from the bay and Atlantic.

    Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course

    Marstons Mills

    First opened in 1992, the Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course became popular fast. The course, which has four sets of tees, was designed by Mark Mungeam — a celebrated member of the American Society of Golf Architects.

    Other facilities include a driving range, practice green, chipping green, professional lessons, and a fully stocked pro shop. And, you can grab food and drinks at the on-site Tavern on the Green, which serves lunch and dinner.

    Hyannis Golf Course


    In the geographical center of Cape Cod, the Hyannis Golf Course first opened in the 1970s. It has a par-71, 18-hole course with some of the smoothest greens in the region. The course hosts the Cape Cod Open and, in 2015, hosted the Cape Cod PGA Championship.

    Also, you can use the two practice greens and the 55-station practice range, as well as have a break, lunch, or dinner at Gimmy’s Tavern — a training restaurant for veterans and military family members. The facilities host the only First Tee Program on Cape Cod too.

    Bayberry Hills Golf Courses

    West Yarmouth

    Bayberry Hills has two golf courses with unique experiences. The Links is an old-fashioned, nine-hole course with rolling hills and no trees, and most of the holes are short par 4s. The Winds — The Sands has 27 holes across blue, red, and white courses with championship tees.

    Bass River Golf Course

    South Yarmouth

    Established in 1900, the Bass River Golf Course has a great 18-hole layout with small greens, wide fairways, and river views. Famed golf course architect Donald Ross expanded and redesigned the course, which features multiple sets of tees.

    Blue Rock Golf Course

    South Yarmouth

    Named by Golf Magazine as having one of the Top 10 Par-3 Courses, the Blue Rock Golf Course is located among residential neighborhoods in a wooded setting. It’s known for its ninth hole — 169 yards over water with a kidney-shaped green. Also, you can use the chipping and putting greens.

    Kings Way Golf Course

    Yarmouth Port

    The par-60 Kings Way Golf Course has been open since the 1980s. It features slight elevation changes, rolling greens, and Scottish bunkers.

    Before or after you play, you can enjoy an authentic Italian meal at the on-site Il Montebello, which offers elegant and casual dining, as well as snacks, coffee, and cocktails.

    Dennis Highlands Golf Course


    On 175 acres of oak and pine-covered land, the Dennis Highlands Golf Course is a par-71, 18-hole course marked by an extraordinary entrance lined with trees and wildflowers. Opened in the 1980s, it was designed by golf course architects Mike Hurdzan and Jack Kidwell.

    You’ll have access to the practice green, driving range, power and pull carts, and on-site restaurant and lounge as well.

    Dennis Pines Golf Course

    South Dennis

    Featuring 170 acres of pine forest, the Dennis Pines Golf Course was opened in the 1960s and designed by Henry C. Mitchell. Rather than distance, some of the course requires accuracy to avoid the tree-lined fairways, making it one of the most challenging Cape Cod golf courses.

    Along with a practice green, driving range, and cart rentals, there’s a restaurant and lounge and a pro shop on-site.

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    Golf Courses in the Lower Cape

    Harwich Port Golf Club

    Harwich Port

    Offering amazing views, the Harwich Port Golf Club was established in the 1920s. Designed by Don Blakely, the par-34, nine-hole course has well-groomed greens and fairways. There are no tee times here, so play is based on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Cranberry Valley Golf Course


    Boasting excellent golfing conditions, the Cranberry Valley Golf Course has been welcoming golfers since the 1970s. Golf course architects Geoffrey Cornish and William Robinson designed the championship layout, which has been rated highly by Golf Digest, Zagat Golf Guide, and more.

    Since a redesign by architect Mark Mungeam, the practice area has become one of the best on Cape Cod.

    Chatham Seaside Links


    One of the oldest Cape Cod golf courses among locals and tourists, the Chatham Seaside Links has been established since the 1890s. Just minutes from downtown Chatham, it exudes scenic beauty and historic charm. Some of the tees have been renovated. Best of all, you can rent golf clubs if you don’t want to lug around with your own.

    Captains Golf Course


    Featuring two championship courses in one location, the Captains Golf Course has been around since the 1980s. The Port Course and Starboard Course each have 18 holes and a par 72. You can get professional lessons, and peruse the fully stocked pro shop for necessities or additions to your game.

    For a bite to eat during your visit, check out Freemans Grill in the clubhouse. You can even have food and drinks delivered to you on the course via specially outfitted golf carts.

    Outer Cape Cod Golf Courses

    Chequessett Club


    Founded in 1929, the Chequessett Club overlooks Wellfleet Harbor from the bluffs above. This nine-hole, semi-links golf course is picturesque with separate tees so that you can play 18 holes.

    In addition to the golf course, there’s a Waterfront Beach Club, two courts for pickleball, and three tennis courts. An on-site restaurant serves lunch and cocktails too.

    Highland Links

    North Truro

    Another one of the oldest Cape Cod golf courses, the Highland Links was established in 1892. The course overlooks the Atlantic from the windswept bluffs above — next to Highland Light, the Cape’s first lighthouse.

    What makes the course so special, though, is that the links are kept as close to the Scottish tradition as possible — more so than anywhere else on the East Coast. Also, the on-site Lighthouse Cafe serves sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza, and a range of beverages.

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    Convenient Accommodations at Candleberry Inn

    Not too far from the center of Cape Cod, Candleberry Inn in Brewster is the ideal spot to rest up before and after your day at the links. Our bed and breakfast is not only located in the golf capital of the Lower Cape but also within a short drive of the other Cape Cod golf courses.

    Our guest rooms and suites offer elegance and comfort — the best that you’ll find on the Cape. Every morning, we serve a fresh breakfast so that you can start your day right.

    As you’re planning your Cape Cod golf getaway, consider booking a room or suite at Candleberry Inn.

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