According to Ted Kennedy Jr., Hyannisport Club’s golf course was what convinced his grandfather, Joseph P. Kennedy, to establish his family’s summer getaway in the seaside town on the southern tip of Cape Cod. Less than a mile away from the Kennedy Compound, the course was originally designed by Alex Findlay and later redesigned by Donald Ross in 1936. Hyannisport has been the home course of the Kennedys, including President John F. Kennedy, who was photographed playing the course during his presidency. Tipping out at under 6,300 yards, Hyannisport is quite short by modern standards, but the coastal breeze can play a significant factor. Many holes play along the marshlands on the Nantucket Sound, presenting both scenic and strategic value. The club maintains a small membership by invite only, but if you’re fortunate enough to get a tee time, enjoy the charming stroll around JFK’s summer escape.
Best in State: Ranked ninth, 2021-'22. Ranked inside the top 10, 1993, 1997-'99, 2003-'05. Ranked 11th, 2011-'12, 2017-'18. Ranked 12th, 2019-'20. Ranked 15th, 2015-'16. Ranked 17th, 2013-'14. Ranked inside the top 20, 2007.
Current ranking: 13th.