The Best Golf Courses on the Coast

Pack your clubs and call a caddie: A golf expert shares his favorite waterfront courses and the exceptional perks that make each one memorable

Highland Links Golf Course
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Highland Links Golf Course

North Truro, Massachusetts

This little-town nine-holer is not exactly golf-intense, but it's pure coastal bliss, with spectacular ocean views all around and a lighthouse right in the middle. Highland Links, a 120-year-old course in the two-traffic-light town of Truro, likes to keep things simple. From various spots along the breezy, firm, fescue-grass course, you can take in 20-mile views of the vast Atlantic, ever aware of the ancient sentry beside the seventh tee: the stout, well-maintained lighthouse depicted in Edward Hopper's 1930 watercolor Highland Light, North Truro. Eighteen holes of golf for $40; 508/487-9201 or

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