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Fabulous Fall Golf at Cranberry Valley Golf Course by Greg Sampson

Cranberry Valley Golf Course opened in 1974 in the beautiful Cape Cod town of Harwich. e course was designed by Geoffrey Cornish and Bill Robinson and quickly became a very popular golf destination for players from all over. Cranberry Valley’s strength is its layout. e layout features large greens, tough par threes and many dog legs that add extra distance to this 6,745 yard Par 72. Every hole has its own characteristics with no two being the same. In particular the 18th hole comes to mind, as it did in Geoffrey Cornish’s essay in the New England Journal of Golf: “is stout finishing hole, which measures some 530 yards, is a double-dogleg

par-5 that requires two mighty blows to reach the two corners.” e 10th hole is the exact opposite. e tee shot requires perfect placement down the left hand side which kicks right towards a pond. e approach demands precise accuracy to a well-designed green. e approach shot on all holes of C.V. is by far the “scoring shot” calling for different distance, flight and shape control to some great pin locations. If a green is missed in the wrong spot your short game is pressurized as it is around many Cornish greens forcing you to take your chances at a lengthy putt to save par. In 2007, noted architect Mark Mungeum redesigned the entire bunker system and driving range

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New England Golf Monthly - September/October 2010  
New England Golf Monthly - September/October 2010  

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