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“President's golf club”

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.
Naples, Florida
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“President's golf club”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Have played here quite a few times, including once when Bush Sr. was in office and came out to play the day we were there. Terrific, shortish track that is a very fair but challenging course with great marsh views from many/most holes. Sometimes difficult to get a tee time on weekends in particular.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Waterbury, Connecticut
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“you meet the nicest people on a golf course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

On a Sunday afternoon I went out alone to Arundel with a carry bag and small array of clubs. The pro set me up with a couple who were members. The course was in good shape, the weather was great and it was quite playable. The round was going well (one over for the 1st five holes) when we noticed a cluster of golf carts coming up two holes behind us. It was ex President George W. Bush in a foursome with Jim Nance, the club pro and a young boy. The President walked up to us on the tee of a par 3,said hello and shook our hands. We exchanged some small talk and we played that hole with his group directly behind (now my shots started spraying) when another cluster of carts with his father ex President George H.W. Bush, Barbara and two small dogs running around comes rolling in to join the others. Turns out it was George H.W.'s birthday. It was a welcome relief to ask them to play through so the shots could fly straight again :-). The clubhouse is a Yankee thrift no frills deal with members BYOB. A nice golf course, friendly people and a round to remember.

Visited June 2013
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Graham, North Carolina
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90 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“I love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

I love old style golf courses. Built in 1896, just outside of Kennebunkport, ME, Cape Arundel's undulating greens offer a challenging putting test. The course from the back tee's plays right at 5859 yards for a par 69. Only one par 5--#9. This course, where Presidents play, is no push-over. Its quirky layout--remember its over 100 years old--adds to it playing pleasure. Played today, 39 on the front with 39 on the back. Black tees 123/67.8. My index I 8.0. With a course handicap of 9 strokes I found my around okay. Love the rustic clubhouse. at 95 (75+20 cart) it is a bit overpriced, but well worth playing at least once. You won't forget the course. This is my second trip. I must like it. They don't sell adult beverages at the clubhouse.

Visited August 2013
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Challenging course, breathtaking views, friendly helpful members.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Course was in excellant condition; greens challenging and true, fairways twisting and turning through beautiful grounds and water.
Members were friendly, helpful and welcoming.....a great round of golf!

Visited June 2013
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 reviews
“Cape Arundel Golf Club”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Check out more info here: http://www.twooverpar.com/FindaCourse/GolfCoursesinMaine/GolfCoursesinYorkCountyMaine/CapeArundelGolfClub/tabid/1963/Default.aspx

Visited September 2012
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