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“Cape Arundel Golf Club” 5 of 5 stars
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Cape Arundel Golf Club
19 River Road, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
207-967-3494
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Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Eighteen-hole Scottish-links layout is a challenge due to water on 13 holes, small greens and the presence of sand bunkers at every hole.
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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“Cape Arundel Golf Club”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Nice short (6000 +/-) yard Semi-private, historic golf course. Lots of water and nice greens. Nice little course to play while visiting Kennebunkport, ME. The past President Bush’s play here during the summer months while in the area. A no frills course, but you will enjoy it!

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Visited September 2012
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Historic Golf Course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Cape Arundel is not a modern course with all the amenities. There is a small clubhouse and pro shop but there is no food service (at least on the Saturday we were there) and no bar! The 19th hole is usually what I need after the way I play the first 18! However, the course is historic even though it looks a little like a muni course. It's short (par 69) and mostly wide open with very few trees. The course is laid out well though and you don't get a lot of peoiple playing out of the wrong fairway. The course has been around for over 100 years and there's a Who's Who of people who have teed it up. President George H.W. Bush is a member here and has played with President Clinton, Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson and of course, his son President George W. Bush. Sam Snead has also played here as well as Fred Couples. Mickelson owns the course record with a 60. I had to play it just due to the history.
The way into the clubhouse is tricky though. The road goes across 5 holes and alongside a par 3. Golfers have to wait for the cars to come and go before hitting. The clubhouse is tucked alongside the 18th fairway and the river that winds down the other side. We teed off at noon and were done at 3:30. I love that pace. The people working there were all extremely pleasant and the course is open to the public. We played the week after Labor Day and the only downside was that they just aerated the greens. That was disappointing but I'd definitely play here again. We paid $70 each with a cart.

Visited September 2012
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Ross, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“golf club”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

It has become a semi-public course. It's a very narrow course so it's often hard to tell where your green is and where the next hole is.

Visited August 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“short but sweet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Not too challenging, short but excellent grounds and greens. No markers for distance. Nice talk with the pro there who said that we just missed Bush !

Visited August 2011
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New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“A great course that is very challenging”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I am a 9 handicapper and will tell you that you should not be dissuaded from playing this course due to its short yardage. At 5960 yards from the back tees it plays like 6600 with treacherous greens that clearly were built to protect the course! Your putting will be tested to the limits if the greens are in great shape which they typically are. Enjoy.
Also The Ex-Presidents Bush play here and you will feel a clearly Republican bent when you enter the clubhouse which has recently been renamed the "41" Clubhouse! A bit pricey but recommended!

Visited June 2012
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