When you get sick of relaxing on the beach, shopping, or playing tourist and visiting all the attractions, a few holes of golf is the perfect way to mix things up, get some fresh air, and even get a little exercise! Even if you’re not a golfer yourself, chances are, you know someone who is. So if you’re looking to spend some time on the green during your Cape Cod Getaway, we’ve rounded up the best golf courses in the Sandwich area for you to try out.
Cranberry Valley – Harwich, MA (30 mins. from Sandwich)
This beautiful and professionally designed 18-hole course has been rated as “Excellent” by the Zagat Golf Guide and received a 4-star review from Golf Digest magazine. Whether you’re a pro, an amateur, or a complete newbie, CV offers instruction for all levels of play as well as one of the best practice areas on the Cape. With endless greenery and a “down-home” feeling, CV will make you feel at home and relaxed- which is how you should always feel when on vacation!
Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds – Marston Mills, MA (20 mins. from Sandwich)
This has got to be one of the most interesting courses you’ll ever play. The former home of the Barnstable Fairgrounds has been converted into a state-of-the-art, 18-hole course (hence the name) and will “have you using every club in your bag,” or so it likes to brag. The main clubhouse is actually a renovated barn from the fairgrounds and has a full service bar/restuarant inside- perfect for relaxing after the game and collecting your winnings.
The Dennis Pines – Dennis, MA (30 mins. from Sandwich)
The Pines is a gorgeous course complete with waterfront views and amazing florals. Although it’s been rated as one of the toughest layouts on Cape Cod, it could be the perfect fix if you’re up for a challenge. They have cheap club rentals (in case you leave yours at home accidentally) and a comfortable lounge to hang out in after a long day. Even if you don’t play your best, you definitely won’t walk away dissatisfied.
So what are you waiting for? Book a room at the Belfry, pick out a tee time, and we’ll see you on the green!