Our Favorite Cape Cod Golf Courses
Our couples Guide to Cape Cod Golf Courses gives an overview of what is one of the Cape's top sporting attractions our 50-plus golf courses and resorts offering a wide array of challenges for all levels of golfer.
Golf is a wonderful game for couples to play because it's one of the few sports where the physical differences between male and female athletes can be adequately compensated for.
Take the pretty par 3 course at Holly Ridge in Sandwich, for instance. A long-hitting male player can put the woods away for an afternoon and compete pretty evenly with a female golfer who can hit straight, but not as long.
Even on a full-par course, with ladies tees and a handicapping system that is built right into the rules of the game, couples can play together and compete with one another in a way that few other sports allow.
Golf on Cape Cod
While there is no such thing as a typical Cape Cod golf course, there are a number of broad generalizations we can make that will give you some idea of what to expect.
Surprisingly, given the Cape's rustic, ocean-side location, you won't find as many of those authentic, Scottish-style links courses as you might expect.
The nine-hole Highland Links in Truro is one notable exception, but most others offer some beautiful views of the ocean, but play more like idyllic inland suburban courses.
You will find that Cape Cod golf courses tend to be picturesque (this is, after all, Cape Cod), mostly tree-lined, and very well maintained. Many are also beautifully designed, with some of the biggest golf course architects around (Rees Jones, Geoffrey Cornish, Skip Wogan, Brian Silva and even Jack Nicklaus Design) having worked on courses here.
Fairways tend to be narrow, so a straight drive will serve you better than a long one that tends to hook or fade inadvertently. (Of course, if you're accomplished enough at this confounded game to be able to hit both long and straight, that's better still).
Likewise, greens on Cape Cod golf courses tend to be quite small, so accurate pitching will be a useful weapon to have in your golfing arsenal. And Cape Cod is a breezy place, even in the summer, so wind can be a factor that will affect both the length and the direction of some of your longer shots.
Cape God Golf Guide for CouplesAs we build out this part of the site, it is our intention to play every one of the Cape Cod golf courses we list and provide a full review (it's a lousy job but someone has to do it ). Many, of course, we have already played, so we'll start with reviews of those. Then we'll focus on the public and semi-public courses, since those are ones that visiting couples are most likely to find themselves playing on.
Start by checking out the table below and clicking on the live links that will take you to our Cape Cod golf course reviews. We'll list them by region; Upper Cape, Mid-Cape, Lower Cape, etc. and even provide info on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket courses as soon as we get a chance to pop over there for few rounds.
Meanwhile, if you have a Passion for Golf, you might want to check out a neat website we found. It's a full and comprehensive website dedicated to golf, for passionate golfers everywhere, Passion-for-Golf.com has everything to do with golf, vacations, equipment, instruction pages and lots more.
Upper Cape Cod Golf Courses
Mid-Cape Golf Courses
Lower Cape Cod Golf Courses
Outer Cape Cod Golf Courses
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