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“A great course that is very challenging”

Cape Arundel Golf Club
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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.
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!

Thank ForeFood
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

This links style course is a challenge with the undulating greens and the bunker placement on several of the holes but truly a gem to experience! The historic clubhouse brings you back in time with the old photos of the course, the memorabilia from the Presidential years to the current low round scorecard from record holder Phil Mickelson, along with a great pro shop appealing to every golfer.

Thank N B
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

A links type course that meanders along side the Kennebunk River. Many gofers say the renovations resulted in a much improved course.

Thank Rick L
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Reviewed June 18, 2009

The history of the course alone is enough for any golfer to play this hidden gem. The Scottish style links design is an interesting change to the American style golf that so many courses from this area are like. I have played this course many times and can attest that not once have I ever been hit by a ball or had one even come close to me, so other reviews that make this claim should be ignored. Furthermore, the course's members and leadership have made a huge effort to improve the quality of the course, so the conditions have improved drastically in the last few years. Because of all of these reasons, Cape Arundel is a must play on your vacation to the Kennebunkport area.

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Reviewed February 10, 2009

This is mostly a links course with water on a least a dozen holes. Beautiful views and an old-time golf feel. Former President Bush is a member, and often plays there with PGA Tour players and other celebrities, but you can still get a tee time as a member of the public. It's not a long course, but it's fun and since it is over a hundred years old, it is the most authentic golf course within 30 miles of Kennebunkport except for York Tennis and Golf, which is private.

1  Thank GolfDadBoston_MA
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