Quality is better than quantity, but a combination of the two makes for a special experience.
With two solid layouts to choose from, Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. has delivered for the past 20 years.
Conveniently located off Route 3 at Exit 7, Pinehills is an hour from Boston — putting it in play for a day excursion — and is only 30 minutes from Hyannis, which means it is close enough to be included as part of a Cape Cod itinerary. About 3 1/2 miles from Cape Cod Bay, it is close enough for the smell of salt to hang in the air and the wind to come off the water to prevent the heat from being overbearing on most days.
The two courses – named simply after the people who designed them – cut through the hilly, scrub pine. Jones, designed by Rees Jones, rates slightly more difficult while Nicklaus, designed by Jack Nicklaus II for his father’s Nicklaus Design, is the slightly longer of the two courses from the tips.