Cape Cod was and remains a vacation destination for residents of Boston and elsewhere, and the region’s golf culture has developed accordingly. Residents were not satisfied to sit on the Golden Age classics in the area, and thus brought in Rees Jones to create a modern classic.
Jones has no trouble creating adventurous golf, however he chose to maintain the steady, classic look of those who came before him to the Cape. Jones’s clawed bunkers have an essence of Tillinghast, which is a relatively different taste for locals (Tillie only created one original design in Massachusetts). And, despite not being on the coast itself, players will reckon with the same breeze...and contend with irrigation ponds at the par five No. 11 and the par three No. 16.
Although surrounded by development, Sacconnesset does not feature any housing in view of the course, allowing nearby residents to “escape to the country” without going very far at all. The course was previously known as the Golf Club of Cape Cod.