Golfing in Yarmouth

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Yarmouth’s golf season is in full swing. With four picturesque courses, you can explore Cape Cod’s beauty the way nature intended, 18 holes at a time. Find your course, get your tee time, and swing away.

The Courses

Yarmouth’s golf scene is comprised of four courses. For all courses, you can reserve your tee time online or call ahead.

picture of Bass River Golf Course in South Yarmouth, MA

Bass River Golf Course (South Yarmouth)

Originally a private 9-hole course built in 1900, Bass River is now an 18-hole public course, sprawling more than 6,000 yards of open green. The course sits along the Bass River, incorporating some natural landscape into the course and providing spectacular views. On the signature 169-yard par-3 9th hole, you’ll hit across marshland onto an elevated green.

view of Bayberry Hill Golf Course in West Yarmouth Mass

Bayberry Hill Golf Course (West Yarmouth)

Bayberry Hill is a public golf course consisting of three 9-hole courses—Red, White, and Blue. Red and White can be combined for a full round of 18, while Blue is a separate 9-hole links style course. Play 27 holes at the Championship-level tee placements and you’ll navigate more than 10,000 yards of rolling hills, dense woods, and manicured sand traps. Oh, and there might be a water feature or two. 

scenic view of Blue Rock Golf Course in South Yarmouth Mass

Blue Rock Golf Course (South Yarmouth)

This 3,000-yard par-3 public course—featuring one of Cape Cod’s 18 best holes—sits next to Blue Rock Resort. Though the holes max out at 255 yards, don’t let the short yardage fool you. The four water holes and wooded areas make it an exciting challenge that should be on every golfer’s bucket list. Plus, if you hit an ace, you’ll be forever enshrined in the course’s Hole-in-One Hall of Fame.

Kings Way Golf Club (Yarmouthport)

Situated in Yarmouth Port, Kings Way Golf Club—designed by world-famous golf architect Brian Silva—covers 4,000 yards of terrain in the Kings Way Cape Cod community. Its par 3, par 4, and par 5 holes make this public course friendly for golfers of every skill level. Tightly manicured greens and beautiful banks make this course fun to play, whether you’re playing a full 18 or squeezing in a tight 9.

All courses offer pro-shops, restaurants, and golf instruction from PGA certified instructors on-premises.

The Dress Code

Across the clubs, dress codes are generally the same. However, you should check the specifics of the course you’re playing before you go. Here are the basics:

  • Collared shirts with sleeves are recommended. Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, shirts without sleeves, t-shirts, and shirts deemed offensive by the course operators are not allowed to be worn on the course.
  • Bermuda shorts or slacks are recommended legwear. Jeans, pants with holes, and cutoff shorts are not allowed to be worn on the course.
  • Swimming and tennis attire are not allowed to be worn on the course.
  • Golf shoes are recommended. Alternatively, smooth-bottomed athletic sneakers can be worn. Cleats with metal spikes are not allowed to be worn on the course.

Pick up all the gear you need beforehand at Fit to a Tee Golf, located on Route 28 in South Yarmouth or at a club pro-shop.

Whether you play one course or play them all—or even stop by Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf or Skull Island Sports World for some family mini-golf fun—use this guide to get the most out of your golfing trip in Yarmouth. Remember, you’re golfing in one of America’s most beautiful areas. So, you’ve got that going for you.