Nestled in the quiet Bourne village of Pocasset, roughly three miles from the Cape Cod Canal, sits the Pocasset Golf Club. Originally built in 1916 and completely restored over the last five years, the design—by Donald Ross—features rolling, natural surfaces in fantastic condition.
Since becoming a private, equity-owned club in 1989, the par-72 championship course has undergone a total restoration while still keeping the original charm Ross envisioned back at the turn of the century.
The summer breeze is a bit stiffer along the course, particularly when it comes to Pocasset’s par-5 17th hole where winds typically roll in from the southwest. The 527-yard hole is not your average risk/reward par 5. As the course slightly curves uphill to left from an elevated tee box, a collection of trees negates the possibility of cutting any corners. There are small water hazards flanking the narrow fairway within the first 200 yards of the hole, with above-average players shooting for the first troupe of trees along the right side of the fairway that is approximately 250 yards from the tee.
As the course continues to twist upward to the left and is outlined by natural fescue, it will take most golfers three shots to reach the elevated green that not only is sloping downward, but is also protected to the front-side right by a bunker.
Once on the expansive dance floor, golfers are met by an uneven surface. Depending on tee placements, golfers can be frustrated by the steep slope along the front of the green or the natural ripples that make up the rest of the narrow putting surface.
Although a private course, Pocasset Golf Club offers both golf and social memberships. It offers a variety of golf memberships to suit a diverse mix of ages and financial situations. If socializing is more your thing, Pocasset Golf Club offers social memberships that open the doors to a number of lunch and dinner events, special holiday affairs and other various activities such as bridge, dominoes and mahjongg while a craft cocktail or a conversation at the clubhouse bar.
For those interested in learning more about what Pocasset Golf Club can offer, please visit PocassetGolfClub.com.