Women will never understand men’s fascination for golf as men find women’s preoccupation with their fingernails silly. Though, predominantly a male sport, females are increasingly taking part in golf. As a person interested in cycling will take the cycle off the car and start pedaling anywhere in the world with equal enthusiasm as that of cycling in his street, people who love golf would prefer to play it even on board a ship if there is enough space to walk just ten paces.
It is no wonder that Cape Cod being a region where tourists throng, has several world class golf courses. Donald Ross, Geoffrey Cornish, Michael Hurdzan, Jack Kidwell Henry Mitchell and Chi Chi Rodriguez design golf courses in Cape Cod. Each town in Cape Cod like Hyannis, Brewster, Provincetown, etc. has at least one golf course, with a total of 55 plus golf courses. Champion regulation courses to challenging par 3’s; golf courses in Cape Cod enthuse beginners and challenge the scratch golfer. Cape Cod Amateur Golf and Cape Cod PGA Championship tournaments are played on Cape Cod golf courses. Some of the Golf courses are featured in the top 50 courses by Golf Digest.
Golf clubs like: Pinehills Golf Club, Holly Ridge Golf Course, Twin Brooks Golf Course, Little Harbor Golf Club, Blue Rock Golf Course, Harwich Port Golf Course, Olde Barnstable, Bayberry Hills Golf Course, Sandwich Hollows Golf Club, Falmouth Country Club, Bass River Golf, Cape Cod Country Club, Paul Harney’s Golf Course, Crosswinds Golf Club and Hyannis Golf Club cater to the golf playing habits of both the residents of Cape Cod as well as people from off Cape Cod.
‘Captains’ is a golf course in Brewster that pays homage to sea faring captains from Cape Cod, who established trade links with other countries and far off lands by naming each of the 36 holes in two courses after the names of the captains.
Donald Ross using the beauty of Bass River as the backdrop designed Bass River course in 1914. Ross designed the golf course creatively so that the front nine has three par-3s and the back nine has three par-5s.
The Ballymeade golf club was redesigned by Chi Chi Rodriguez. This golf course presents the player with a series of holes that are difficult to play and tests player’s accuracy. ‘Stay and Play’ packages are available at many places.
Bayberry Hills golf course, West Yarmouth has a beautiful grass lay out measuring 6500 from the blue tees and 7000 yards from the gold tees. The Blue Rock designed by Geoffrey Cornish is located close to the Bass River. The name ‘Blue rock’ comes from a blue tinted marble rock that is found in the river. Blue Rock was host to many Cape Cod tournaments. Golfers of all levels should include Blue Rock in their playing itinerary. Because, first of all, it warms up players. It challenges your skills by requiring the use of every club in your bag and that’s good practice. Moreover, during off peak hours, it’s very affordable. And it takes a relatively short time – less than three hours to play and, moreover, it is conducive for beginners.
There are many golf schools in Cape Cod. Blue Rock is the foremost of them with the latest in technology. Jane Frost golf school is another one that imparts quality golf coaching. Jane Frost School has courses as short as two hrs to half a day. Grand slam golf school, Brewster, has a very high rating among golf schools. Hyannis golf course has golf schooling facility.
A typical golf game would cost $60 during peak hours. However, it is worth the money.