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Highland Links, A Golf Experience – Slideshow

Truro Highlands
Written by Brian Tarcy

TRURO – There is golf, and then there is golf at Highland Links – a golf course inside of a national park located along the Truro bluffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Highland Links is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

And while the ocean views are as amazing as one would expect, it’s the other parts of the landscape that really stand out on this windy course. First, there is the Highland Lighthouse as part of the view on several of the nine holes.

And then there is the Jenny Lind Castle and the radar dome at the former North Truro Air Station, also prominently visible from several holes.

Highland Links, founded in 1892, is Cape Cod’s oldest golf course. With only nine holes, each hole had different tee-off points so one can play the blue tees one round and the white tees on the next.

It was the most interesting course that the editorial staff of Cape Cod Wave has ever played. But if you have ever met such staff, you know that it does not know very much about anything. But we know what we don’t know.

So Cape Cod Wave hired a professional golf model/tournament winner from Charlotte, North Carolina, to play the course and evaluate it while we took photos and then swung twice as many times as this actual golfer.

“The course was a great links course,” said this golfer, who is so good and successful as a 3D-print/engineer that he golfs almost every day of the year. (If you need something custom-made, Cape Cod Wave highly recommends CAD Design Help.)

“The course was well laid out … and it was in good shape considering the challenges of being directly on the ocean,” said our unnamed golf pro, who both dresses and golfs twice as good as the editorial staff of Cape Cod Wave.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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