Golfing on Cape Cod is an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are an enthusiast or amateur, there are few areas of the United States that are as packed with professionally designed, challenging, and scenic courses.
In Cape Cod, there’s a name behind every course. The region is home to courses designed by some of the most well-known golf course architects in the country, with unforgettable views, brilliantly designed layouts, and hazards that truly test golfers of any experience level.
Golfing is the perfect activity to add to a traditional beach holiday. Play a round bright and early, then spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach or exploring the Cape’s activities and attractions.
Below are a few of the area’s best golf courses and country clubs, both public and private, but there are so many more to explore on a vacation here.
Located in East Dennis, this public course is one of two owned by the town. It is one of the longest on the Cape at 7,000 yards. The course has four tee sets that cater to different player skill levels. Like many other top courses in the area, it is built with nature in mind, with fairways that rise and fall with the natural elevation of the ground and holes surrounded by forest.
Cape Cod Country Club
The Cape Cod Country Club is a public, 18-hole course located in East Falmouth. Described by many as a “classic Cape Cod” golf course, the 90-year0old green offers 6,500 yards of green, and hosts the Cape Cod Senior Open each year.
This is one of the most family-friendly country clubs in the region, with plenty of events and social activities.
The Captains Golf Course
The Captains Golf Course offers a premier public golfing opportunity in Brewster.
It boasts two very different golf experiences: Port and Starboard, both 18-hole par-72 courses. Port is more difficult than its sister course, with two kettle ponds at the eighth and 14th holes. Starboard is a little more straightforward, with long fairways and fewer challenges.
The courses were designed by Brian Silva, a well-known course designer in the United States.
Highland Links Golf Course is located at the tip of the Cape in Truro. This is the oldest course in Cape Cod, opened nearly 130 years ago in 1892. It’s also one of the few golf courses in the country with an original Scottish links layout, the oldest style of golf course.
This scenic nine-hole course is perched on the bluffs, offering incredible views of the Atlantic. It borders the Cape Cod National Seashore preserve, a historic district, the Cape’s first lighthouse, and a small museum run by the Truro Historical Society.
The Ridge Club
The Ridge Club is one of the Cape’s most sought-after private courses, located in the town of Sandwich.
It has an 18-hole course designed by celebrated course architect Robert von Hagge. The course is known for its use of elevation in creating challenging holes including the signature 17th hole island green.
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
Ocean Edge golf course is another favorite among private clubs on the Cape. This members-only club has the only Nicklaus Design in the region, an 18-hole, Troon Privé course that will challenge even the most experienced golfers.
The greens and fairways are beautifully maintained, and the club boasts a new, 25,000-square-foot restaurant overlooking the 18th hole.
A Premier Golfing Destination
Cape Cod is a premier golfing destination, with a number of private and public courses steps away from vacation rentals and hotels.
Whether you came to Cape Cod for the delicious New England seafood, beaches, shopping, or simply for a weekend escape, you’ll want to get in a round of golf while you’re in the area. There is a large selection of pro shops and sports stores in the area, in case you need to pick up some golf clubs, apparel, or if you’ve decided to invest in a new set of clubs while on vacation.
We can help you find the perfect vacation rental for you and your family while staying on the Cape. We have condos and houses of all sizes in different cities along the Cape, so you’re bound to find one both near the beaches, outdoor attractions, and your favorite golf courses.