Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club
About Ocean Edge Resort & Golf ClubThe 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster, Mass., is divided into two distinct sections: The Mansion, a Victorian building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and The Villages, a collection of villas closest to golf, kayaking and more. The resort offers something for everyone, from private dinners with views of Cape Cod to competing on brand new pickleball courts. Five pools (two indoors) and eight restaurants/bars are spread throughout the property. The Jack Nicklaus course is private (managed by Troon Prive) but accessible through a stay and play.
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Beautiful, Daunting, and a Great Time
Ocean Edge is such a pleasant place to play. It was not crowded at all, probably due to cost, covid, and the heat of July. This made the pace of play excellent combined with the serene quiet that could take you away from the cares of the day.
The course conditions were absolutely excellent. Tee boxes, fairways, rough, and greens are kept pristine by the club and its members. The fairways are pretty wide, but if you get into trouble, it's hard to get out. Beyond the first cut or the tall, sparse brown grass, your ball is lost. The course has significant elevation changes and a few turns, punctuated by strategically placed bunkers. There aren't really any water features. Finally, the greens are large, multi-level, inclined affairs.
The par 3s are not easy, despite what the scorecard says. Whether the green is wedged around multiple bunkers or is completely hidden downhill by a rough hazard, you have to hit it just right to avoid a bogey or worse. The par 5 9th is fun and accurately rated the course's most difficult. After a dogleg and downhill, you come upon a downhill, rough lateral hazard. Unless you lay up close to the hazard, its a long iron to make the green in regulation. Oh, and it isn't a straight shot over the hazard either.
If you ever stay at the Ocean Edge resort, which is great on its own, you absolutely must play here.
The course was a nice layout with the Par 5 seventeenth being the most interesting hole. The greens rolled fast and true. Excellent course although on the expensive side.