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Course 81: Cohasset CC

Cohasset CC (Private)

Cohasset, MA

Played on June 29, 2022

Yardages: 4,936-6,413

My image of Cohasset was one of sea salt air. A south shore, Cape Cod adjacent town that had beach vibes and the the golf course would mirror that image.

I was certainly wrong about the course.

It’s a Donald Ross design that weaves and winds through some rolling hills. The greens are excellent and well protected by good bunkering, run-off areas, false fronts, and slopes. CGC also boasts a punchbowl green, a Ross rarity.

But what really catches the eye are the numerous rock outcroppings that the course plays through. They are beautiful and frame holes in dramatic fashion.

The course is tightly packed into the land, with tees and greens close to each other. In some cases, tee shots are played across other holes.

The par 70 layout is challenging, with some long par 4s and the par 3s on the back nine can eat your lunch.

The two par fives are holes 3 and 7.

The least interesting part of the course are holes 7-9 which play along marshy, flat land. Even though the ninth green is the punchbowl, the hole doesn’t do the end justice. Driving the ball well is a priority on holes 7 and 8, and a deep breath can be made when the ball finds dry land on the narrow 420 yard par 4 8th.

The closing stretch is very, very good.

The 14th is a tough par 4 with a few pesky trees that protect the dogleg.

The 15th is a strong par 3.

16 is the gem though. Hugh rocks frame the hole, making it a visually engaging tee shot. The approach is no cup of tea, as the green is small. Long and/or left is dead. A favorite hole of 2022 for me.

17 green is tucked into a rock formation, too. A lovely setting in twilight.

The 18th rolls golfers back home along an undulating fairway.

Cohasset GC is a course I could play often without growing bored. I think it’s opening and closing holes are very strong and the course makes you hit a lot of different shots.

Don’t turn down a chance to play Cohasset GC.

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