Top 5 Public Golf Courses on Cape Cod

golfCape Cod is a fantastic place to be a golfer. With over fifty courses, more than thirty of which are open to the public, there’s a wide spectrum of fairways for both the beginner and advanced player. You can battle with the ocean breezes on a seaside course or take on a row of pines on a tree-lined fairway. Whether you’re looking for a challenging adventure or a relaxed afternoon, there are incredible courses to explore all throughout Cape Cod. Here are five of the best public golf courses on the Cape.

Public Golf Courses on Cape Cod

1. Dennis Pines: Rating – 71.9/Slope – 127:  The Pines has four sets of tees to accommodate golfers of all skill levels and experience. But their Championship tees at 7,029 yards will be a test for even the most accomplished player. New Yorker writer John Cassidy, who reviewed the Cape golf scene for Golf Digest, wrote that his favorite course is “the Pines, which stretches 7,000 yards from the back tees, and, as its name suggests, has many narrow, tree-lined holes.” The weekend green fee, including cart, is $85.

96 Shore Drive, Dennis

96 Shore Drive, Dennis

Robert Paul Properties offers several stunning listings that are less than a ten minute drive from this fantastic course, including 96 Shore Drive in East Dennis – a one of a kind waterfront property with magnificent views. Well-maintained and close to the village center, restaurants, the playhouse, the cinema and shops, this home can accommodate multi generations or many guests with two family rooms, two wet bars, generous bedrooms and baths, plus extra rooms to retreat for privacy.

Listed by Terrie Reilly for $3,495,000.

2. The Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds:  Rating – 70.7/Slope – 123 : This municipal course, owned by the town of Barnstable, was deemed “a lot of fun” by the Managing Editor of Golf Digest. It features 6,479 yards of golf from the longest tees. The weekend green fee is $69, and $20 for the cart.

651 Main Street,  West Barnstable

651 Main Street, West Barnstable

Robert Paul Properties has recently listed an antique colonial homestead that is just a quick drive from the course down historic 6A. This spectacular home, located at 651 Main Street in West Barnstable, is one of the oldest homesteads on the Cape. Built in 1670 with tall ceilings and five fireplaces, the Bursley Manor is an architectural and historical delight. The house has four bedrooms en-suite, a living room with a beehive oven fireplace, gorgeous wood floors plus a separate apartment.

Listed by Terrie Reilly for $849,000.

3. The Captains Golf Course: Rating – 72.6/Slope – 130: Located in Brewster, and boasting two championship courses, The Captains Golf Course was named the best golf course in the Lower Cape by Cape Cod Life. They have a staff of PGA professionals available for lessons and clinics. The weekend green fee, including cart, is $96.

316 Crowells Bog Road  Brewster

316 Crowells Bog Road, Brewster

Ten minutes from the course, Robert Paul Properties has a stunning listing available on 25 acres of some of the most beautiful land you’ve ever seen. 316 Crowells Bog Road in Brewster has breathtaking water views and 1,500 ft of water frontage along the banks of Long Pond in Brewster. With a picturesque and natural setting, this magnificent private estate known as Cranberry Beach affords gracious living and a tranquil ambiance.

Listed by Robert Kinlin for $3,250,000.

4. Cape Cod Country Club: Rating – 71.7/Slope – 129: On the borders of Coonamessett Pond in Falmouth, this fun 18-hole course offers some tree-lined fairways. If you play from the tips, the course extends more than 6,400 yards. Weekend greens fee, including cart, are $74.

14 Avenue A East Falmouth

14 Avenue A East Falmouth

After a round of golf, explore the rest of gorgeous East Falmouth, and stop by our stunning waterfront listing at 14 Avenue A, East Falmouth. This salt waterfront four bedroom Custom Builder’s home has quality features throughout and a private sandy beach at your door step. It was recently remodeled with new first floor master suite, open floor plan, fireplaced waterside living room, separate fireplaced family room, home office, and three large bedrooms.

Listed by Bob Malcolm for $2,650,000

5. Highland Links: Rating – 65/Slope – 103: Unlike the other courses on this list, the Highland Links only has nine holes, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in history. This Truro fairway is one of America’s most historic golf courses. Robert Duca of The Boston Globe writes, “Highland Light, the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod, serves as the backdrop. George Washington authorized the station and lighthouse in 1797. The original wood structure was replaced by a brick one in 1833, with the whole building replaced in 1857. In danger of tumbling down the cliff due to beach erosion, the lighthouse was moved to its current location behind the seventh green in 1996. After a golf ball shattered a window, unbreakable material was installed.”

John Cassidy writes of the course,”Perched atop steep cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, the course, which dates to 1892, is fescue-lined and wind-swept, with dramatic ocean vistas and close-up views of Highland Light, made famous by Edward Hopper. Even if the greens are a bit shaggy, it’s, without a doubt, the prettiest nine-hole course I’ve played.” Weekend greens fee is $45.

3 Kill Devil Road Truro

3 Kill Devil Road Truro

Robert Paul Properties has a listing with equally incredible ocean vistas on 3 Kill Devil, Truro. Built in 2001, the 3-dwelling waterfront compound sits atop a spectacular 3-acre bluff, with more than 150 feet of private sandy beach frontage on Cape Cod Bay. This stunning home is quintessential Truro, with its rolling terrain, heath-covered knolls, and endless sea views.

Listed by Fran Schofield for $3,995,000

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