The Cape Club golf course - no. 9
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The Cape Club golf course - no. 9
From above: the brand new ninth hole at The Cape Club (formerly Ballymeade C.C.) is an example of how the new golf course is a complete redesign. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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The Cape Club golf course - no. 2
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The Cape Club golf course - no. 2
A pond with a fountain was added to the par-3 second hole at The Cape Club in Falmouth, Mass. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club golf course - no. 3
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The Cape Club golf course - no. 3
The par-5 third hole at The Cape Club starts with a dramatic and difficult tee shot. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club golf course
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The Cape Club golf course
Here's a look at the seventh at The Cape Club golf course, a 459-yard par 4 dogleg left. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club GC
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The Cape Club GC
A new elevated tee was added to the par-4 eighth hole at The Cape Club in Falmouth, Mass. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club golf course - no. 9
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The Cape Club golf course - no. 9
The Cape Club's ninth and 18th, both par 5s, end below the renovated clubhouse, which sits high on a hill, which will soon be landscaped. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club G.C.
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The Cape Club G.C.
The shortest hole on The Cape Club golf course is the 155-yard, par-3 11th. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club golf course - no. 14
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The Cape Club golf course - no. 14
The short par-4 14th at The Cape Club is a good risk-reward hole. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club golf course - no. 15
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The Cape Club golf course - no. 15
The Augusta-like white sand bunkers really stand out on the par-4 15th at The Cape Club in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club golf course - no. 18
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The Cape Club golf course - no. 18
Large bunkers and a lake guard the green on the par-5 finishing hole at The Cape Club in Falmouth, Mass. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
The Cape Club golf course - range
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The Cape Club golf course - range
The new practice range at The Cape Club is one of the finest on the Cape, offering vivid targets framed by white sand bunkers. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor

Brand new: The Cape Club in New Falmouth, Massachusetts is nothing like its predecessor

FALMOUTH, Mass. -- Nearly two years in the making, The Cape Club is a brand new golf course built over the old Ballymeade Country Club, which had run into hard times in recent years.

The new course, which can be stretched to around 7,200 yards, is an all-new design, spearheaded by Troon's Vice President of Golf Course Development Ron Despain, together with Troon's development department and the course's new ownership group.

In addition to the new golf course, a state-of-the-art driving range and practice facilities were also added, the clubhouse was extensively renovated and there's a new restaurant. And while Ballymeade was private, The Cape Club is strictly daily fee, offering the "country club for a day" experience to locals and visitors alike.

The new course features bentgrass fairways and greens, Augusta-like white sand bunkers, new irrigation and drainage and a new state of art golf cart fleet with GPS yardage, food-and-beverage ordering capabilities, USB charging ports, and bucket seats. Cart paths were created using white crushed stone to match the look of the bunkers.

Near future plans also call for calls for 28 single-family homes and 80 golf villas and cottages. Resort shuttle services will take overnight guests to area beaches located just three miles from the Cape Club Resort. Additional future amenities call for a resort pool with bar-and-food service overlooking the golf course, an open-air event pavilion overlooking holes nine and 18, as well as a luxurious spa with fitness center and an indoor pool. The residential, cottage, spa and pool elements of the resort are currently in the permitting and planning stages.

The Cape Club is located five miles from the Bourne Bridge, the gateway to the Cape, about 45 minutes from Boston, Mass.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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