Although golf may not be quite as popular as it used to be, there are plenty of die-hard fans still happy to spend a day on the golf course. If anything, you may just end up with more of the golf course for yourself and not have to worry about slow players. Southport on Cape Cod has its very own course, but there are also plenty of great golf courses for a variety of skill levels in Mashpee and the surrounding area.
Willowbend is a private golf course and country club right in Mashpee. As well as being a beautiful venue for events and offering exceptional food in the restaurants, Willowbend also serves multiple golf courses in dramatic settings. With their Bay Course, Bog Course, and Bend Course, you get 27 challenging holes of championship golf on three nines. Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy have all played at Willowbend.
On the other hand, if you prefer a public golf course, look no further than Quashnet Valley Country Club in Mashpee. Considered one of the Cape’s finest public golf courses, it has a 6601-yard par 72 championship layout that serves both newcomers to the sport and those looking for a challenge. They offer reasonable rates both in-season and off-season and often have online specials to consider.
Holly Ridge Golf Course is a gem of a golf course in S. Sandwich. This 18-hole par 3 course is well maintained and offers up some challenging golf at good prices. Plus, if you’re an early bird, they have a summer special and open at 6:30 am. This is great if you want to get in a game before the heat of the day or have other plans later in the day. The course is well designed and hole lengths vary from 110 yards to 200+. There’s also a great driving range and food that has everyone raving.
Finally, don’t forget the golf course right there at Southport on Cape Cod. Designed by award-winning golf architect Phil Wogan, the nine-hole par 28 Executive course has something for every skill level. Join the Men’s and Women’s Leagues or just play a few rounds with friends. You’ll enjoy the beautiful scenery and may even see some local wildlife, thanks to the fact that Southport is participating in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program to help preserve wetlands and protect wildlife habitat. Plus, at the end of your game, you won’t have far to go to enjoy the 19th hole, whether at home or at the community’s informal clubhouse.