Classic Cape Code Golf Brought to You By Devereux Emmet and Al Tull.
When a golf course has a rich history, it's sometimes fortunate enough to have been designed by one of the game's legendary golf course architects. Here at Cape Cod Country Club, we're doubly fortunate, as two of the game's preeminent designers plied their trade here.
Devereux Emmet was one of Gilded Age New York's more prominent families. He enjoyed two lifelong fascinations, hunting and golf. A fine amateur player in his own right, he did some surveying of classic British golf holes for his friend Charles Blair Macdonald and was a founding member of Macdonald's great monument to early course design, National Golf Links of America on Long Island.
Like many of his design contemporaries, Emmet parlayed his aristocratic proclivities into a craft that flourished through the Northeast. Though too much of Emmet's original work has subsequently been modified, he left behind an impressive record and some fine examples of natural-looking golf holes.
In 1924, Alfred H. Tull joined Devereux Emmet as a design associate. Full partnership with Emmet in 1929 established Alfred H. Tull as a respected professional golf course architect. Tull continued the practice on his own after the death of Emmet in 1934.
Building as he did in an era of hickory-shaft golf clubs, his courses were in the 6,000-6,300 yard range. He's renowned for settling his tees, fairways and greens onto natural grades.
Three-quarters of a century after these two men did most of their best work, their names evoke images of course design with an artisan's affair.
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