Cape Cod, Massachusetts is one of the sweetest places in New England to enjoy the game of golf in a relaxed, picturesque setting, perhaps during no other time of the year than the summer months.
It’s not just the golf that is to be enjoyed on Cape Cod, but pretty much everything about this narrow piece of precious land that stretches into the Atlantic Ocean like a flexed arm. When not nailing seven-irons to the green, you can get away from it all on the beaches, hiking trails and shopping in cozy villages. Check out the numerous seafood restaurants and lobster shanties, where you can sample fresh caught seafood and enjoy a beverage while sitting on a picnic table and gazing out into a harbor or the rolling ocean waves.
The National Seashore and its remodeled visitor’s center, as well as a number of other wildlife sanctuaries, feature miles of walking and biking trails and strolls along the beach. And it’s easy to find suitable accommodations, whether it be on the ocean or bay side of the Cape, a fine hotel in Chatham or a cottage in the dunes in Wellfleet.
Because of the proximity to the breezes off the always nearby ocean, Cape Cod usually avoids the heat experienced inland during summer, making golf at any time of day pleasurable.
Barnstable Golf features 36 holes on two great courses. Located in the charming town are two of the best layouts on the Cape, Hyannis Golf Course in Hyannis and Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds, located in Marston Mills. Both courses embody all the best qualities of Cape Cod golf.
Home to the Cape Cod Open and the 2015 Cape Cod PGA Championship, Hyannis Golf Course sits at the geographical center of Cape Cod, just minutes from downtown Hyannis, the Barnstable Airport and the Ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The course plays to a par of 71 and features the area’s best practice facility, including a 55-station practice range and two practice greens.
Hyannis Golf Course is just minutes from historic and chic downtown Hyannis, the Barnstable Airport, and the ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The course is a par-71 with 18 holes and the area’s best practice facility, which includes a 55-station practice range and two practice greens.
In addition to being a wonderfully fun layout, Hyannis Golf Course is well known for having greens as nice as you’ll find anywhere—including those at private facilities. The putting surfaces are consistent, fast, and smooth and are a big reason HGC is one of the finest golf experiences Cape Cod has to offer.
Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds was formerly home to the Barnstable County Fair, hence its name. The course first opened in 1992 and quickly became one of the most popular in the area. The Mark Mungeam-designed gem continues to be on the “must play” list of avid golfers each year. The walkable layout in the country features four sets of tees, ample landing areas, and large receptive, well bunkered greens. There is a large spacious clubhouse with a well-stocked golf shop and restaurant that has a deck overlooking the course and neighboring grass airport.
Barnstable Golf is running a $59 golf with cart summer special at Hyannis Golf Club only, Monday through Thursday all day.