Great Golfing on Cape Ann

Cape Ann is home to some beautiful golf courses. We are happy to have Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester, Rockport Golf Club in Rockport and Cape Ann Golf in Essex as Chamber members. Though the 2015 golf season got off to a late start due to the record-breaking snowfall this year, all courses are now open and excited to welcome their members back out on the greens!

Bass Rocks Golf Club

The private Bass Rocks Golf Club is a beautiful but demanding seaside links course with views of the Atlantic Ocean on almost every hole. The par 69, 71 for women, offers a wide variety of shot making situations which are caused by the ever changing winds, chocolate drop mounds, fast rolling greens and long rescue areas. Established in 1896, the Herbert Leeds designed course has hosted the MGA Junior Championship in 1996 and several local MGA/WGAM qualifiers throughout the years. The conditions of this links course is second to none with bent/poa greens that are fast, firm and undulated, where staying below the pin is a must. This course is enjoyed by all because it is just plain fun!

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Rockport Golf Club

Established in 1914 the Rockport Golf Club is entering its 101st season of golf on Cape Ann. The semi-private course features 9 excellent condition holes that will prove challenging to golfers of all abilities. Open April through Thanksgiving the Club allows non-membership play on weekdays and weekend afternoons. Non-members may arrange starting times by calling the Golf Shop one day in advance of when they would like to play. Membership are available for the 2015 season. Call (978)546-3340 for tee times and information. Golf Professional Stephen Clayton, PGA and Course Superintended William Yanakakis, GCSAA head the staff’s of the Rockport Golf Club.

Cape Ann Golf Course

Cape Ann Golf Course in Essex, MA is now in its 84th year in business. As the only pubic golf course on Cape Ann, it is a popular choice for local golfers. The course itself is 9 holes and features a number of water holes overlooking the Essex River. The 4th hole dog leg left that sits atop the hill is best known for the view. The view overlooks the Essex salt marshes, the Essex River and the backside of Cranes Beach. It was recognized in North Shore Golf Magazine article “Dream 18.” The par 37th hole, which is only reachable by hitting over the marsh, was also recognized in North Shore Golf Magazines “Top hardest holes on the North Shore.”

For more information on about the course and tee times visit or call 978-768-7544.