On the remote high bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in North Truro, Massachusetts is a lovely old links style course dating back to 1892 called Highland Links. It has none of the panache of it’s more fabled cousins in Massachusetts yet it is a quirky place of pure golf fascination for those who appreciate links golf. At Highland Links you are in for a walk through sand dunes covered in tight underbrush and Scottish broom, sweeping hills meandering through rugged terrain, and perches with beach and ocean views that will bedazzle you.
Dune caps, Atlantic, and beyond…….
Modest putting green greets you outside the understated golf shop.
Full practice facility for pre-round preparation.
First green with an eclectic collection of artifacts on the horizon.
Dune walls overlooking the sweeping ramp on the second could be almost anywhere in the Scottish Highlands.
Inter-stellar communications behind the third tee….ET phone home………
With so many blind landing areas they employ the latest in high tech warning systems.
The hilltop green setting on the fifth framed by dune and porpoise play lands.
You have to love an environmental sense of humor.
Needless to say visualization is required for the approach into the sixth green.
Small coffee table green on the par three seventh…not a lot of room to put your feet up…or the ball for that matter.
One of the less docile green side bunkers…Bandon or Royal County Down…you choose.
The postcard finishing hole leaves you with a scrapbook memory for tonight’s dinner conversation.
For more detail click to see the Highland Links Golf Course Review
For tourist information click to see the Highland Lighthouse Brochure