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e pro shop is not fancy, the members' locker rooms and restaurant are unpretentious, but the quality of the course is understated upper crust, winding through meadows and marshes revealing the deep blues of Vineyard Sound. Beautifully honed by Cornish, Robinson and Mulligan, Farm Neck may lull you with wide landing areas, but don't let that fool you. Water comes into play on half the holes, wind threatens on many occasions and treacherous bunkers are penal. www.farmneck.net An October package includes one night accommodation at Bayside Resort, golf at Farm Neck with a cart, breakfast and round trip ferry transportation priced from $128 to $138 for two. www.baysideresort-hotel.com Brian Silva’s Captain’s Golf Courses, Port and Starboard in Brewster which have enjoyed high ratings on the New England scene. Also offering good deals for fall play are Quashnet Valley Country Club in Mashpee which slides over the river and through the woods – on hole #9 your drive has to carry on the fly over the Quashnet River requiring pinpoint accuracy (www.quashnetvalley.com); Little Harbour Country Club in Wareham, an 18 hole executive course (www.littleharborcountryclub.com); and four courses in centrally located Yarmouth www.yarmouthcapecod.com)

Landing Lights When the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth carving the date, 1620, into a rock, the sticks they brought were not

nine irons, but more likely kindling and building materials. at didn't stop the game from finally finding its way across the pond to Massachusetts. Today there are dozens of courses stretching from Boston to the Cape. In the Plymouth area Southers Marsh which winds its way through cranberry bogs is a great play with a fantastic layout. www.southersmarsh.com Known for its superb maintenance and good value, Poquoy Brook Golf Club in Lakeville just west of Rt. 495, gets high marks, especially from fans of course architect, Geoffrey Cornish who designed it in 1962. Although not considered hilly, elevated tees facilitate carries over water and a few sensible dog legs add to the interest. (www.poquoybrook.com)

Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills has major gravitas. A private membership club with some access to the public, it was voted by Golf Digest in the "Top Ten Best New Upscale Golf Courses in the Country" and named to their list of "100 Greatest Golf Courses in America" where the public can play. Granite Links is strategically located in Quincy just seven miles south of Boston so you can catch views of the skyline as you play the 27 holes of links-style golf while enjoying stunning fall color from the trees all around. Granite outcroppings are evidence that this site was once actively mined. A handsome clubhouse with a Tavern and restaurant sits on a hill overlooking the 18th green and water-filled quarry. (www.granitelinksgolfclub.com) Just off the Cape the Acushnet River Valley Golf

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New England Golf Monthly - September/October 2010  

Fall Golf in New England, Home on the Course-The Landings, The Deutsche Bank Championship, Golf Real Estate, Virual Golf in New England, Mus...

New England Golf Monthly - September/October 2010  

Fall Golf in New England, Home on the Course-The Landings, The Deutsche Bank Championship, Golf Real Estate, Virual Golf in New England, Mus...

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