Last week I asked a few Golf Magazine experts where to play on Cape Cod (I was there for a wedding and had a few open hours on Saturday morning). All three said the same thing -- check out Highland Links in North Truro. Joe Passov, the magazine's course ranking and architecture editor, described it as "an unbelievably cool nine-holer ... that plays in the shadow of one of the state's most famous lighthouses ... it's not too pricey, it's very linksy and it's unquestionably scenic." I copied his description here because it was so spot-on.
The course is rough around the edges, but it feels like a real links course with sandy soil and scrubby plants and a view of the ocean on several holes. With separate tee boxes for the "front" and "back" nines, you can get an 18-hole round with surprising variety out of the nine holes.
The Golf.com Course Finder profile for the course is here, and the official site is here. Any other public tracks in Cape Cod or Nantucket that we should know about?
(Photo: Highland Links official site)