For more than two decades this was the course that turned Cape Cod into Cape Fear. Open to guests, the semiprivate layout at the Ocean Edge Resort & Club was a 1986 creation by Brian Silva and Geoffrey Cornish, but a tight, quirky routing through woods and wetlands rendered the layout unduly penal.
Chris Rule of Nicklaus Design kept most of the tee and green locations but reworked everything else, increasing playability by widening fairways, clearing trees and boosting visibility.
That’s not to say he made the course a pushover: The challenge remains just as stiff with the addition of new bunker and green complexes and about 300 yards, bringing the tips total to 7,011 yards.
The 195-yard 8th, with its downhill tee shot over Blueberry Pond, and the rugged 600-yard 17th are two lethal scorecard wreckers.