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Cape Cod Golf – It's Not Just for Vacations

If you think your the next Tiger Woods read more on the Cape Cod golf scene -- its not just something to do one week out of the year when you visit the Cape!

Few places conjure vacation dreams like Cape Cod. Blue skies, rolling waves, sweeping beaches, and gracious New England architecture are just a few of the Cape's hallmarks. Whether you are looking for a beach getaway, a second home, or a retirement property, the Cape has single-family homes, condos, and vacation properties galore.

The Cape is home to so many activities that it can be easy to forget that it is a fantastic destination for golf. With dozens of courses to choose from, it's a golfer's paradise. Whether you're a hardcore pro or a casual golfer, you're sure to find the right golf course for you. 

With amenities like a pro-shop, club-making and repairs, and golf clinics and leagues, Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth has plenty to offer. If you're hoping to improve your game, the course boasts a PGA professional who is available for instruction in everything from simplifying your swing to the art of putting to your mental game. The course also runs a series of two-day golf schools as well as junior golf schools for the up-and-coming golfer in your family.
If you're looking for "a true Scottish links" course, you need look no further than Highland Links Golf Course in North Truro. With its spectacular beach views, the Cape's oldest course is the epitome of Cape Cod golfing.

The Old Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course has hosted events ranging from the USGA Mid Amateur to the U.S. Open Qualifiers, gaining it a reputation for championship-level play. And if you're looking for a scenic round or two, Quashnet Valley Country Club meanders amid acres of Cape Cod cranberry bogs, with fairways lined in trees and peaceful ponds.

Public courses aren't the only option on the Cape. There are many semi-public and private courses as well. Ocean Edge Golf Course in Brewster features the Cape's only Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Members and guests at the resort have access to a golf academy and charity golf events as well as al fresco dining overlooking the eighteenth hole. Residents of King's Way Community in Yarmouth Port enjoy access to a golf course that ambles around charming condominium homes and carefully-maintained landscaping.

Of course, no rundown of Cape golf would be complete without a mention of the numerous miniature golf opportunities available. For an afternoon of family fun, there are mini-golf courses galore. Try Poit's Lighthouse Mini-Golf in north Eastham if you're looking for a family adventure with a nautical theme. If it's retro you desire, Wellfleet Mini Golf is a vintage course originally built in 1961. And Hyannis alone is home to West Main Mini Golf, Thunder Falls Mini Golf, and Cape Cod Storyland Golf.

Whether you are summering on the Cape or a year-round resident, you'll find the golf scene to be varied and vast. You're sure to find the golf experience that is just right for you.

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Steve Baty April 28, 2013 at 02:00 PM
What is really exciting for Cape Cod home owners is the great deals on memberships at the town owned golf courses. Brewster has 2, Dennis has 2, Yarmouth has 3, Barnstable has 2. These are terrific championship courses, kept in tournament shape and very very affordable for taxpayers and residents.
feonicamartinez May 10, 2013 at 06:08 AM
Wow, Cape Cod is really fantastic. My dad will surely love this place. I will him about this. It's great place for home and hobby,no need to go in far far places to play with friends.
Kim Clark May 10, 2013 at 01:49 PM
The Cape is a beautiful place to live and play. There are tons of men's leagues for your dad to join!

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