Golfing anywhere on beautiful Cape Cod and her neighboring islands, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, is a golfing vacation treat. Panoramic ocean views, perfectly manicured greens, verdant tree-lined fairways, links-style rough, and challenging play are waiting for you to tee off on Massachusetts turf. You will find a golf course suitable for every level of play, from novice to expert, offered in a variety of price ranges. Not sure which course is right for you? You can’t go wrong hitting the links at these courses.
The Captains in Brewster
In the self-proclaimed “golf capital of the Lower Cape,” The Captains Golf Course boasts two 18-hole public golf courses, the Port and the Starboard. Both are par 72 and feature tree-lined fairways and blissfully few water hazards. Both courses were designed by famed golf course architect Brian Silva, and each hole is named after a historic New England mariner.
Cape Cod National Golf Club in Brewster
Named one of the top 20 courses in Massachusetts by Golf Digest, the Cape Cod National Golf Club is one of the Cape’s most famous courses. Over the years, the course has hosted prestigious events like the U.S. Amateur Championship and the U.S. Women’s Open qualifier. It has a championship yardage of 6,954 feet, and is a par 72 course. It’s known as a challenging course, with rolling hills, 12 doglegs, 90 bunkers and more than a few strategically placed ponds.
Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard
Take the ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard and play a round at the Farm Neck Golf Club, with 18 holes on the eastern edge of the island. You’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Vineyard Sound, as well as wooded areas, salt marshes and meadows. And speaking of water, there’s plenty of it on this course, with the 8th hole running almost entirely along the coast and a 15th hole that seems to be more pond than solid ground. Farm Neck is semi-private, so non-members may have to get a little creative about their tee time — but a twilight round on this course is always stunning.
Miacomet Golf Course on Nantucket
Miacomet Golf Course on Nantucket is the island’s only 18-hole public golf facility. Built on land once inhabited by the Wampanoag tribes who called it “Miacomet” or “The Meeting Place,” this is a links-style course with wide fairways, grassy knolls, plenty of sand and pristine greens. It’s a 6,167 yard, par 72 course, with a course rating of 69.0, making it an approachable course for the vacationing golfer and weekend warrior.
Highland Links in Truro
Established in 1892, the 9-hole Highlands Links Golf Course is a bit of a hidden gem, known to Cape Cod locals but a surprising treat for visitors. It’s one of the oldest golf courses in the country and part of the Cape Cod National Seashore — two facts that make it unique, but this course is much more than just fun facts. Highland Links is a true Scottish links course, set atop incredible bluffs that show off endless Atlantic Ocean views. It’s a family-friendly course that’s affordable, easy to book and attainable for golfers of all levels.
Cape Cod Country Club in East Falmouth
Billed as the classic Cape Cod golf experience, Cape Cod Country Club is a public 18-hole championship golf course that has hosted a range of state and local tournaments. The course is known for its pristine greens and year-round operations, as well as its signature 9th hole. Don’t be fooled by its par 3 rating – it’s a 165-yard hole where you tee off over water, then have to navigate two sizable bunkers protecting the green.
Below we have also listed out both public and private golf courses for your review as well. Enjoy!
Brookside Club, Bourne
The Cape Club of Falmouth, East Falmouth
Cape Cod Country Club, East Falmouth
Falcon Golf Club, Bourne
Falmouth Country Club – Osprey, East Falmouth
Falmouth Country Club – Talon, East Falmouth
Holly Ridge Golf Club, South Sandwich
Paul Harney Golf Course, East Falmouth
Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course, Marstons Mills
Quashnet Valley Country Club, Mashpee
Sandwich Hollows Golf Club, East Sandwich
New Seabury (Dunes)
New Seabury (Ocean)
Pocasset Golf Club, Pocasset
The Golf Club of Southport
The Ridge Club
Bass River Golf Course, South Yarmouth
Bayberry Hills Golf Course Red/White, West Yarmouth
Bayberry Hills Golf Course Blue, West Yarmouth
Blue Rock Golf Course, South Yarmouth
Cotuit Highgrounds, Cotuit
Dennis Highlands Golf Course, Dennis
Dennis Pines Golf Course, South Dennis
Harwich Port Golf Club, Harwich Port
Hyannis Golf Course, Hyannis
King’s Way Golf Course, Yarmouth Port
Twin Brooks Golf Course, Hyannis
Cummaquid Golf Club
Chatham Seaside Links, Chatham
Cranberry Valley Golf Course, Harwich
Cape Cod National, Brewster
Eastward Ho!, Chatham
Ocean Edge, Brewster
Chequessett Yacht and Country Club, Wellfleet
Highland Links Golf Course, North Truro