Summer Bucket List: Hit the Greens and Play Golf!

Welcome to’s Summer Bucket List series, brought to you by the good folks at Cape Cod Calling. Each week, we will bring you a new idea for you to enjoy your summer here on Cape Cod.  


It will come as no surprise to anyone that our sandy spit of land is known for its amazing golf courses – over three dozen in all, according to the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Whether you’re just beginning or a professional player, Cape Cod’s 27 public courses and 15 private facilities run the gamut of skill levels. Well-manicured fairways and greens beckon golfers to the area, as does the Cape’s mild climate, which often allows golfers the unique opportunity to potentially play all year long! Many have glorious views that you won’t see anywhere else.

There are championship courses here, as well as classic nine-hole courses that date back to the 1890s, and three of the finest par-54 golf courses in the country. There are also top-flight golf schools throughout the region, and many offer classes to beginners as well as those who want to sharpen their skills, taught by PGA Pros!

Some of the most widely renowned golf course architects have had a hand in sculpting Cape Cod’s scenic golf vistas, including the Bayberry Hills Golf Course in West Yarmouth, Bass River Golf Course in South Yarmouth, The Cape Club in North Falmouth, Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth, The Captains Golf Course (Starboard & Port) in Brewster, Dennis Pines and Dennis Highlands Golf Courses in Dennis, Miacomet Golf Course on Nantucket and the Ocean Edge Golf Club & Resort in Brewster.

According to, some of the best courses on Cape Cod include Kings Way Golf Club in Yarmouth Port; The Brookside Club in Bourne; and Falmouth Country Club. This is, however, only a tiny sampling of the stunning greens that dot the landscape of the Cape and Islands.

Several of these great Cape courses were also recently named in Golf Digest’s list of the Best Golf Courses in Massachusetts for 2019-2020. They were Eastward Ho! Country Club in Chatham; Hyannisport Club in Hyannis Port; Oysters Harbor Club in Osterville; and Cape Cod National Golf Club in Brewster.

Many also offer world-class restaurants on site, and beautiful club houses with pro-shops. Enjoy the quiet of the morning and spend a few hours on the course before heading in for some sustenance and time to recharge. Most restaurants offer such choices and steak, chicken, seafood, sandwiches, and lighter fare and, typically, a full bar. You can stay and play for a few hours, or take the whole day and really enjoy yourself.  

Your List of Cape Cod Golf Courses


The Brookside Club
11 Brigadoon Road
Public – 18 holes
The Brookside Club offers a public golf course with a private club atmosphere. Dine at the Sunset Grille at the Brookside Club after playing 18 holes of golf!


Cape Cod National Golf Club
174 South Orleans Road
Private – 18 holes
CCNGC is a private course made for dedicated golfers and public access is only available to overnight guests of the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club.

Captain’s Golf Course
1000 Freeman’s Way
Public – 36 holes
With the Port Course and the Starboard Course for a combined total of 36 holes, there is plenty of fun to be had. Go to the driving range and dine at the Captain’s Café as well. Lessons and rental clubs are offered.

Ocean Edge Resort Golf Club
2907 Main Street
Private – 18 holes
Cape Cod’s only Nicklaus Design golf course. Open only to Ocean Edge Club members and Resort guests. The Linx Tavern and Bar offers a view overlooking the 18th hole. There is a fully stocked Golf Pro Shop and Golf Academy which offers workshops with PGA instruction.


Chatham Seaside Links
209 Sea View Street
Public – 9 holes
Though a small course, Chatham Seaside Links offers a playable 9 holes for all levels, with some challenges along the way.

Eastward Ho! Country Club
325 Fox Hill Road
Private – 18 holes
Eastward Ho! is a private, member-owned club established in 1922. The course offers breathtaking vistas and challenging play for members and their guests.


Cotuit Highground Country Club
31 Crockers Neck Road
Public – 9 holes
CHCC maintains a casual and relaxed atmosphere and a 9-hole course that provides a challenge for younger players, but remaining enjoyable for all.


Dennis Highlands Golf Course
825 Old Bass River Road
Public – 18 holes
DHGC is a championship course with a spectacular practice range and very enjoyable eighteen holes. There is a complete Pro Shop as well as a restaurant and lounge.

Dennis Pines Golf Course
50 Golf Course Road
Public – 18 holes
DPGC is a championship course with an extremely difficult layout, which is regarded as having some of the toughest holes on the Cape. There is a complete Pro Shop available as well as a restaurant and lounge.


Cape Club Resort
125 Falmouth Woods Road
Public – 18 holes
The 18-hole course provides a challenge for all levels of skill that is both a rewarding experience and a fun one.

Cape Cod Country Club
48 Theatre Drive
Public – 18 holes
Open to the general public, CCCC provides a championship level course which can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. The landscape provides a variety of challenges with excellent vistas to view while you play.

Falmouth Country Club
630 Carriage Shop Road
Public – 27 holes
Featuring two courses, the championship 18 hole course and the 9 hole course, both with beautiful scenery, you can bring out the best in your game year round at the Falmouth Country Club.

Paul Harney Golf Club
74 Club Valley Drive
Public – 18 holes
Personally designed by 7 time PGA tour champion, Paul Harney, the course challenges both professionals and beginners alike.


Cranberry Valley Golf Course
183 Oak Street
Public – 18 holes
Providing not only a championship layout, CVGC offers PGA instruction and an excellent practice area.

Harwich Port Golf Club
51 South Street
Public – 9 holes
With an executive length golf course, HPGC provides an enjoyable golf experience.


Hyannis Golf Club
1840 Iyannough Road #2
Public – 18 holes
Including a 55-station practice range and two practice greens, this 18-hole course is right in the center of Cape Cod and is convenient and fun to play on.

Twin Brooks Golf Club
35 Scudder Avenue
Public – 18 holes
Perfect for all skill levels, bring your friends and family and enjoy 18 holes year round.

Hyannisport Club
2 Irving Avenue
Private – 18
Known for its scenic views and tough winds, this challenging but beautiful course is only available to members of the Hyannisport Club.

Martha’s Vineyard

Edgartown Golf Club
71 Curtis Lane
Public – 9 holes
With its historic club house, the Edgartown Golf Club is open to its members and their guests year round, weather permitting.

Farm Neck Golf Club
1 Farm Neck Way
Public – 18 holes
This 18-hole championship course is interesting, tough, and scenically exquisite. The Farm Neck Café overlooks the 1st Tee and offers casual dining.

Mink Meadows Golf Club
320 Golf Club Road
Semi-Private – 9 holes
A 9-hole course with an 18-hole layout, MMGC is open year round, weather permitting. Non-members can make tee times in advance.

Vineyard Golf Club
100 Clubhouse Lane
Private – 18 holes
The Vineyard Golf Club is on 235-acres of preserved land and is just two miles away from Edgartown and close to West Tisbury. The 18-hole course provides an exciting and scenic experience.


New Seabury
20 Red Brook Road
Private – 36 holes
The Club at New Seabury is home to two courses: the Dunes Course with its challenging terrain and the Ocean course with its gorgeous views. The Club at New Seabury requires membership.

Quashnet Valley Country Club
309 Old Barnstable Road
Public – 18 holes
QVCC features a professional golf shop, PGA professionals on staff, club rentals, a driving range, a putting green and the par 72 championship layout course.

Willowbend Country Club
130 Willowbend Drive
Private – 27 holes
Willowbend Country Club offers 27 holes on three nines, with a clubhouse where you can relax, dine and socialize. Willowbend Country Club requires membership.


Miacomet Golf Club
12 West Miacomet Road
Public -18 holes
This course features beautiful island views and challenging holes, along with a snack shack and restaurant where you can relax.

Nantucket Golf Club
250 Milestone Road
Private – 18 holes
Nantucket Golf Club is a members-only club with an 18-hole course.

Sankaty Head Golf Course
100 Sankaty Road
Public – 18 holes
The Sankaty Head Lighthouse overlooks the front nine of this world-class links style golf course.

Siasconset Golf Course
260 Milestone Road
Public – 9 holes
This historic 9-hole golf course built in 1894 is open to the public and offers club rentals and has pros on staff.


Highland Golf Links
Highland Light Road
Public – 9 holes
The Highland Golf Links opened in 1892 and is open to the public.


Oyster Harbors Golf Club
170 Grand Island Drive
Private – 18 holes
Oyster Harbors Golf Club requires membership and guests are only allowed accompanied by members.

Wianno Golf Club
107 Sea View Avenue
Private – 18 holes
Wianno Golf Club carries an accompanied by member guest policy and is otherwise restricted to members only.


Pocasset Golf Club
24 Club House Drive
Private – 18 holes
Established in 1916, Pocasset Golf Club is a members-only club.


Holly Ridge Golf Course
121 Country Ride Road
Public – 18
This golf course offers an enjoyable experience for both veteran golfers and newcomers alike. Golf instruction, custom club fitting, a pro shop and a full service restaurant are other features of Holly Ridge.

Sandwich Hollows Golf Club
1 Round Hill Road
Public – 18 holes
With hundreds of acres of conservation area surrounding the course, playing at Sandwich Hollows evokes a sense of quiet solitude making an enjoyable and relaxing golf experience.

The Ridge Club
70 Country Club Road
Private – 18 holes
This is a private country club exclusive to members.


Bass River Golf
62 Highbank Road
Semi-Private – 18 holes
With great water views and friendly and helpful staff, golfing at Bass River makes for a good time.

Bayberry Hills Golf Course
635 West Yarmouth Road
Public – 27 holes
Bayberry Hills offers 27 holes of great golf: one 18-hole course and the newer 9-hole course both with championship tees. Alongside these 27 holes is an extensive practice area.

Blue Rock Golf Course
48 Todd Road
Public – 18 holes
Meticulously maintained, Blue Rock remains open to the public all year long. Its 9th hole is featured as one of Cape Cod’s 18 best.

Yarmouth Port

Cummaquid Golf Club
35 Marstons Lane
Private – 18 holes
This course provides a challenge, with the back nine requiring precise drives and holes fifteen through eighteen being particularly unique challenge. There is a restaurant available. This is a private club requiring membership.

The Golf Club at Yarmouth Port
64 Kings Circuit
Semi-Public – 18 holes
TGCYP features four sets of tees to accommodate all skill levels, as well as membership benefits for members, but includes access to the public.


Chequessett Yacht & Country Club
680 Chequessett Neck Road
Semi-Public – 9 holes
Featuring membership opportunities, CYCC offers a 9-hole course with two sets of tees to accommodate 18 hole play.

Woods Hole

Woods Hole Golf Club
130 Quisset Avenue
Private – 18 holes
Founded in 1899, Woods Hole Golf Club has since hosted numerous US and Massachusetts Golf Association qualifying and championship events. Woods Hole Golf Club is a private club in which guests must be accompanied by a member.

With so many beautiful courses to choose from, Cape Cod can provide your bucket-list golf experience.

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