Category: New England

September 04, 2009

Ocean Edge Resort: Sand and waves on dry land in Cape Cod

Posted at 2:44 PM by

Ocean-edge When it came time to book an end-of-summer vacation for the family, my wife and I settled on Cape Cod. A Boston native, she was interested in beaches and pools and ice cream for our 2-year-old son, and a change of scenery for our youngest son, who is just 3 months old. I was interested in all of that too, but I also wanted an easily accessible golf course where I could get in early rounds and be back in time to spend the day with the family unit.

We researched several options and settled on Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Mass. It had everything we needed -- a room with a kitchen, indoor and outdoor pools, beach access and, oh yeah, a golf course.

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September 03, 2008

Golfing Cape Cod and Highland Links

Posted at 8:50 AM by

Highland_aerial_1_thumb 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 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)

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