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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: 

"No doubt, The Cape Club is one of the best public courses not only on the Cape, but also in New England” – Golf Advisor
 
“Radically different…more playable and enjoyable (but still challenging) layout”
 - Cape Cod Times

Top 15 Best Public Courses "Best In Golf Awards" - New England Golf Monthly, 2017

 
"Every hole was legit and there were no throwaway holes...The Cape Club vaults to the upper echelon of golf courses on Cape Cod" - Wayne Mills, Golf Writer & Cape Golf Insider/Aficiando 

ARTICLE LINKS:

Cape Club Wins NE Honor - Rob Meyers
The Cape Club Resort Ranked NO. 13 in New Englands Golf Monthly's Best in Golf Awards Ranking of the Top 25 "Best Public Courses" Throughout New England. CLICK HERE to read complete article. 


Cape Classic - Troon Golf & Travel By David GouldGolf teaches us to cope with frustration. Testing our ability to endure difficult days, the game helps us summon the strength to handle adversity. This is true in general, but it doesn’t apply to The Cape Club — a redesigned, re-imagined, and rebuilt upscale golf resort in the beloved Cape Cod town of Falmouth, Mass. This entire property — on 130 wooded acres surrounded by scenic beaches and historic harbors — is there to make you forget your worries and have a wicked awesome time, to express it the way a local might. Since late 2014 a series of dramatic changes has swept through the property, site of a former private club that ran into financial difficulties. Ron Despain, Troon’s Vice President of Golf Course Development, was tabbed to erase the previous course and give this inspiring acreage the brand of golf its natural contours deserve. CLICK HERE to read complete article. 

 

Cape Club a fine addition to Cape Cod golf scene - Golf Advisor.com. By Mike Bailey
While traffic can sometimes be a problem in the congested Northeast, nothing is too far in terms of mileage. So from Rhode Island, it's a just a hop, skip and jump to the beginning of Cape Cod, which was the next stop on our New England journey. While I would have loved to explore the entire Cape...time only allowed for a visit to the new Cape Club by Troon in Falmouth, Mass. on the southwest end of the Cape, some 90 minutes from Providence. The diversion was well worth it. I actually got to play The Cape Club before it opened on Aug. 3. And while I never played it when it was the private Ballymeade Country Club, it doesn't take much imagination to see the improvement of this new design. The old design was tight with crowned fairways and blind shots. The new course, which is part of a new resort and open to the public, has wide fairways, friendly contours and magnificent new greens and tees, some of them elevated. No doubt, The Cape Club is one of the best public courses not only on the Cape, but also in New England after its transformation. CLICK HERE to read complete article. 


Brand New: The Cape Club in New Falmouth, Massachusetts is nothing like its predecessor - Golf Advisor.com
FALMOUTH, Mass. -- Nearly two years in the making, The Cape Club  is a brand new golf course built over the old Ballymeade Country Club, which had run into hard times in recent years. The new course, which can be stretched to around 7,200 yards, is an all-new design, spearheaded by Troon's Vice President of Golf Course Development Ron Despain, together with Troon's development department and the course's new ownership group. In addition to the new golf course, a state-of-the-art driving range and practice facilities were also added, the clubhouse was extensively renovated and there's a new restaurant. And while Ballymeade was private, The Cape Club is strictly daily fee, offering the "country club for a day" experience to locals and visitors alike. The new course features bentgrass fairways and greens, Augusta-like white sand bunkers, new irrigation and drainage and a new state of art golf cart fleet with GPS yardage, food-and-beverage ordering capabilities, USB charging ports, and bucket seats. Cart paths were created using white crushed stone to match the look of the bunkers. CLICK HERE to read complete article


So long, Ballymeade; Welcome, Cape Club - Impressive new course opens this week on site of old layout - Cape Cod Times, By Rob Duca
NORTH FALMOUTH – The realization struck me that the new Cape Club golf course bears little resemblance to the former Ballymeade Country Club the moment I turned off Route 151 and spotted the sparkling pond and the Augusta style white-sand bunkers that surround the second hole. My initial impression was solidified on the first tee when I looked down a fairway that led straight to a slightly elevated green, with the trees that so often blocked approaches on what previously was a dogleg right hole no longer appearing so troublesome. This was my introduction to Cape Cod’s newest course, which opens for play on Wednesday. And let there be little doubt that this is a radically different course than what was once here. The new owners didn’t simply change the name, put up new signs and make a few cosmetic alterations. They spent two years tearing up the old Ballymeade with the goal of transforming the infamously quirky and difficult course into a more playable and enjoyable (but still challenging) layout.  “We excavated every hole, moved dirt from the tee boxes all the way to the greens, and then rebuilt and reshaped everything,” said Ryan Payne, head golf professional at the Cape Club. "Everywhere you walk now, from tee to green, is new.” More than 200,000 cubic yards of dirt was moved under the direction of Ron Despain, vice president of golf course development at Troon Golf, which will manage the property. Among the new features are elevated tee boxes that offer scenic ocean views; significantly wider fairways; white sand brought in from North Carolina for all the beautifully contoured bunkers; cart paths of white-crushed stone; Cadillac-style golf carts with white- and blue-trimmed bucket seats; and a state-of-the-art driving range with GPS technology providing ball speed and distance. Long-term plans include an upper deck driving range with flat-screen televisions and seating areas for dining or enjoying a beverage; an Infinity swimming pool and outside bar overlooking the course; a fitness center; and the construction of 80 golf cottages available for rental and 28 single-family homes for purchase. CLICK HERE to read complete article


Other Article Links 

The Cape Club Featured In The Golf Wire
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The Cape Club Featured In Links Magazine Hot LinksCLICK HERE
Feature on WorldGolf.comCLICK HERE 
Golf Course Industry Coverage of Cape Club OpeningCLICK HERE 
Golf Course Architecture Story on Cape Club OpeningCLICK HERE 

 

NEWS RELEASES

The Cape Club by Troon (formerly Ballymeade Country Club), located on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Mass. will open for daily-fee play on Wednesday, August 3rd. A totally new golf experience will be unveiled as the original 18-holes were essentially wiped away and a completely new golf course was constructed. The new golf course construction was coordinated by Troon's Vice President of Golf Course Development Ron Despain together with Troon's development department.The Cape Club by Troon - Cape Cod Golf - Falmouth, Mass. "The new Cape Club by Troon offers the quality of a private club, but it is open to the public," said Ryan Payne, director of golf at The Cape Club. "Together with Troon, we've created a first-class golf destination designed to enhance a member for the day experience." The new Cape Club by Troon features:

  • Elevated tee boxes with ocean and scenic Cape Cod views
  • Dramatic water features on holes 9 and 18 that presents a challenging finish to each nine
  • Augusta white-sand bunkers
  • Wide, contoured fairways
  • Cart paths materials were created using white crushed stone to match the look of the Augusta white-sand bunkers
  • Large contoured green complexes
  • Plus, a new state of art golf cart fleet with GPS yardage, F&B ordering capabilities, USB charging ports for mobile device charging and bucket seats.
 

Additionally, The Cape Club has unveiled a new practice facility. The state-of-the-art facility has been relocated adjacent to the clubhouse to integrate golf, dining and social activities to provide a unique entertainment experience for guests. Distance-tracking technology has also been integrated into the practice facility so golfers can accurately track ball speed and distance for each shot. Long term plans for the practice facility include the construction of an upper deck with seating areas that allow guests to dine, practice, take in football or baseball games on flat screen televisions and socialize, all within steps of the practice tee.

The new clubhouse enhancements at The Cape Club were unveiled last fall, along with the addition of a new restaurant, the Cape Grille Steak & Seafood. Clubhouse enhancements included a complete renovation of fixtures, furnishings, marble tile accents, siding, windows, doors and more. The renovated clubhouse is home to more than 20,000 square-feet of banquet space, groom and bridal suites, golf shop, meeting space and the Cape Grille Steak & Seafood.

From the championship golf course and Cape Grille dining experience to the state-of-the-art practice facilities and enhanced clubhouse, the Cape Club staff is excited to open and showoff the new facility to locals and tourists.

The master plan for the Cape Club Resort calls for 28 single family homes and 80 golf villa and cottages where groups or individuals can spend the night, week or month. Resort shuttle services will take overnight guests to area beaches located just three miles from the Cape Club Resort. Additional future amenities call for a resort pool with bar and food service overlooking the golf course, an open-air event pavilion overlooking holes 9 and 18, as well as a luxurious spa with fitness center and indoor pool facilities. The residential, cottage, spa and pool elements of the resort are currently in the permitting and planning stages.

The Cape Club is located five miles from the Bourne Bridge, the gateway to the Cape, and is only a 45 minute ride from Boston, Mass. For more information on The Cape Club, visit www.capeclubresort.com or call (508) 540-4005.

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THE CAPE CLUB UNDERGOING EXPANSIVE TRANSFORMATION, REBRANDING AND RELAUNCH

Clubhouse & The Cape Grille Now Open. New Golf Course and Practice Facility NOW OPEN
 

The Cape Club by Troon, located on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Mass. is in the midst of a major transformation, including extensive changes to the golf course, clubhouse and club amenities.
 
New clubhouse enhancements at The Cape Club were unveiled in the fall of 2015, along with the addition of a new restaurant, the Cape Grille Steak & Seafood. Clubhouse enhancements included a complete renovation of fixtures, furnishings, marble tile accents, siding, windows, doors and more. The renovated clubhouse is home to more than 20,000 square feet of banquet space, groom and bridal suites, golf shop, meeting space and the Cape Grille Steak & Seafood.
 
A new golf experience is also being crafted as the original 18-holes have been transformed to create a totally refreshed golf journey. New tee boxes were added, fairways were widened and reshaped, putting greens and new green complexes were constructed, and each hole was enhanced with silica "Augusta-white" sand bunkers. Greens, green approaches and fairways were seeded with bent grass.  Roughs and tees were hydro-seeded with a rye/bluegrass blend. Outer rough areas were seeded with a drought tolerant fescue. Further golf course renovations include:

  • Dramatic changes made to every hole, including an expanded water feature on holes 9 and 18 that will present a  challenging finish to each nine
  • Enhanced view corridors on fairways
  • New regular and forward tees added on select holes, plus new elevated back tees were created
  • Resurfaced and expanded tee boxes
  • All fairways were re-contoured
  • Completely rebuilt green complexes that were all reshaped and re-contoured
  • Addition of all new strategically placed fairway and greenside bunkers
  • Cart paths materials were created using white crushed stone to match the look of the Augusta white-sand bunkers 

Changes to the golf course were overseen by Troon’s development department and Troon’s Vice President of Golf Course Development Ron Despain. Currently, Troon and the on-site Cape Club team are managing the final grow-in process.

“The new ownership of The Cape Club certainly had a vision to embark upon a complete turnaround of the project,” said Despain. “After three decades the original clubhouse and golf course were certainly in need of a ‘refresh’. The new clubhouse is amazing and the golf course is currently being transformed into one of the best in the region. Our goal is to create a presentation on each and every hole that encourages the golfer to enjoy both the beauty and strategy of the golf hole.”

The new practice facility at The Cape Club is being relocated adjacent to the clubhouse to integrate golf, dining and social activities within the practice experience.  Distance-tracking technology will also be integrated into the practice facility so golfers can accurately track how far they hit each club.  Long term plans for the practice facility include the construction of an upper deck with seating areas that allow guests to dine, practice, take in football or baseball games on flat screen televisions and socialize, all within steps of the practice tee.
 

The master plan for the Cape Club Resort calls for 28 single family homes and 80 golf villa and cottages where groups or individuals can spend the night, week or month. Resort shuttle services will take overnight guests to area beaches located just three miles from the Cape Club Resort. Additional future amenities call for a resort pool with bar and food service overlooking the golf course, an open-air event pavilion overlooking holes 9 and 18, as well as a luxurious spa with fitness center and indoor pool facilities. The residential, cottage, spa and pool elements of the resort are currently in the permitting and planning stages.
 
As part of the re-branding of the facility, Troon unveiled a fresh new logo and new club website at www.capeclubresort.com. The name of the resort was garnered in a unique way, with Troon utilizing popular social networks including a Google+ golf community that generated over 130 unique naming convections. Following the social campaign the name “The Cape Club” was selected by ownership.
 
“The Cape Club by Troon is a first class golf destination designed to enhance a member for the day experience,” said Mark Drago, general manager of The Cape Club. “We are excited to open our doors to invite the many locals and tourists who enjoy a challenging championship round of golf accompanied by a 5 star dining experience in our new restaurant, The Cape Grille. The state of the art Clubhouse and outdoor tent create a spectacular venue to host your next wedding or special event. I couldn’t be more excited to get the season started and look forward to our guests enjoying all the property has to offer.”
 
For more information on The Cape Club, visit www.capeclubresort.com or call (508) 540-4005. For an update of the course enhancement progress visit http://www.capeclubresort.com/course-progress.html


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