3 Nantucket Golf Courses You’ll Want to Explore

Tote your golf bag along or rent a set of clubs during your next beach getaway. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or a weekend best ball player, you don’t want to miss out on these pristine Nantucket golf courses. It’s not all bunkers and bogeys on our sandy shoreline—embark on expansive fairways and freshly cut greens. You won’t be disappointed with a round on the island. 

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What You Need to Know About Nantucket Golf Courses

If you’re ready to hit the links on our Atlantic island, we have everything you need to know. Discover the best courses and how to have your best round at them. Get your next birdie at these three dreamy courses. 

  • Miacomet Golf Course

Miacomet Golf Course is an 18-hole, link-style course located just south of Downtown Nantucket. It is open to the public and offers gold to red tees and two sets of combo tees. The open layout leaves plenty of room for fairway bunkers and elevation changes. 

Nantucket Island Land Bank owns and operate the course. You’ll want to remain mindful of the out-of-bounds markers on several holes and be sure to repair ball marks and replace divots. Miacomet is perfect for the golfer looking for a calming day on the course.

  • Siasconset Golf Course

Old Sconset Golf Course, also known as Siasconset Golf Course, is one of the oldest courses in the country. The Land Bank owns the 9-hole course and it remains as close to its original origins as possible. 

Once known as Bloomingdale Farm, Old Sconset was crafted into an 18-hole, industry-leading golf course in 1899. It was a harbor for visitors and island-lovers, and the only course on Nantucket at the time. The rough is flowing with beach grass, and the faded greens are a reminder of a simpler time in golf. Ditch the scorecard and embrace the history of Siasconset Golf Course.

  • Sankaty Head Golf Club

Marvel at Sankaty Head Golf Club. Although this gorgeous club is members-only, it is worth mentioning in Nantucket’s favorite courses. The 18-hole links course was designed by golf architect, Emerson Armstrong and opened its doors in 1923. It boasts impressive views of Sankaty Head Lighthouse and the neighboring Atlantic Ocean. The club hosts a notable list of members including CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch and New England Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick.

Not only is the club visually impressive, but they’ve also pioneered the future-minded Caddie Camp. The program offers kids from around the country the opportunity to get out on the course, learn more about the game, and potentially earn college scholarships. It is entirely funded by the club’s members and is a Sankaty golfing tradition.  

Rest Your Clubs at Greydon House

Sleep Guestrooms DeluxeWhile golf is one of the most relaxing sports, it can also be one of the most stressful. After a long day on the links, you’ll be ready to unwind. Plan your stay in one of our deluxe guest rooms. Revel in the comforts of a John Robshaw and Les Indiennes linens, hand-painted Dutch and Moroccan tile walk-in showers, Sony 4K TVs, and a Bose Bluetooth speaker. 

Enjoy a chef-crafted dinner at Via Mare. The downtown restaurant provides an intimate dining area combined with a gypsy feel. Order a few small plates and a bottle of your favorite white to split, and a enjoy a quiet night along the cobblestone streets. Start planning your Nantucket trip with Greydon House today!