Once Cape Cod National Golf Club founder John Pfeffer acquired an additional 69 acres of land beside the 85-acre tract that he already owned, there was no stopping his quest to construct a golf course next to the Wequasett Resort in Barnstable County. And so, four years after Pfeffer had dared to dream of such an eventuality, the course opened for play in 1998 as a private 18-hole layout with additional access granted to guests of the resort.
Laid out on a rolling Cape Cod landscape that’s dotted with kettle ponds, the course has all the appearance of a classic track that’s been in play for many a year – little evidence now, more than a decade after it debuted, that fairways were actually fashioned by shifting three quarters of a million tons of earth and laying 850,000 square feet of turf.
Muscular par fours feature prominently here. On the front nine, the 467-yard 2nd and 449-yard 5th are heavily bunkered on opposite flanks while, on the back nine, the 471-yard 11th and 459-yard 17th both dogleg to well-protected greensites.
April 30, 2012