Cape Ann Golf Course Review

Cape Ann Golf Course Review

Located 45 minutes north east of Boston in the town of Essex, the Cape Ann Golf Club is the true definition of a hidden gem. With near panoramic views of the Essex tidal marsh conservation land - The Cape Ann Golf Club features one of the most scenic and challenging, public nine-hole courses in all of New England. A well kept course with exceptionally fast greens, this course is a remarkable player friendly course that caters to all levels of play. The Cape Ann Golf Club should be on everyone’s short list of must play courses for 2021.

Playing a par 35 at 3,035 yard from the blues, business partners James Stavros and James Thanos originally owned a dairy farm on the land back before loosing their livestock to a storm in the 1920’s. Left with the dilemma of how to utilize the land, Starvros and Thanos reached out to Donald Ross protégé Eugene "Skip" Wogan to design a challenging golf course that will compliment the unique coastal environment forged by the Essex River, salt marshes and Crane Beach. Finally opening in 1931, the Cape Ann Golf Club has remained a family run course owned and operated by the Stavros Family. Over the past 5 years, Cape Ann has been engaged in a series of renovations under the direction of Jerry Deemer of Country Golf, Inc. helping the course strategically re-imagine some areas of the course. Having wrapped up in June of 2021, new additions included a new waste bunker on the 6th hole, a remodeled Bunker in front of the 9th green with all NEW ladies Tee Box, Waste Bunker on right, and a Pot Bunker feature on left the side.

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VIEWS: 5/5
VALUE: 4/5
Total Score: 17/25

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