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2 of the Best Vineyard Golf Courses

N.Friedler / Mink Meadows Golf Course - Vineyard Haven / Flickr
N.Friedler / Mink Meadows Golf Course – Vineyard Haven / Flickr

Make your vacation special with a round of golf at one of the top golf courses in the Northeast. Martha’s Vineyard is home to two renowned golf clubs which are popular with locals and top golfers including Presidents of the United States. Here are the best vineyard golf courses.

There are two courses open to the public on Martha’s Vineyard, Farm Neck Golf Club and Mink Meadows Golf Club. Grab your clubs and head out to the links. If you’re on vacation, rentals are available and the pro shops have anything you might need.

Here are the two courses to check out while golfing on scenic Martha’s Vineyard!

Farm Neck Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course that is open to the public from April to December. The course was designed in 1979 and has been known as one of the top places to golf in the Northeast. Farm Neck has a reputation as being a top public golf course in the region but has also hosted several celebrities and top names. President Bill Clinton played the course in 1993 while President Barack Obama played a round of golf while vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard in 2009.

Several holes on Farm Neck have views of the ocean while providing a scenic New England landscape. This challenging course has everything from marshes to woodlands to open meadows, making it a hard but valuable place to golf. Golf Digest named it one of the “Best Places to Play”, making it a premier place for golfers from all over the world to try.

Make sure to make a tee time in advance as at times it can be difficult to secure a spot. From June 26 – September 7, it runs $170 for 18 holes from 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. and $80 for nine holes. Prices vary from time of the year and time of the day so check in advance.

At Farm Neck, you can also take advantage of the tennis courts or stop at the café for a bite to eat after your round of golf.

Mink Meadows Golf Club in Vineyard Haven is a popular destination for locals. This 18-hole course is open year-round to all, making it a top golf destination in the Northeast. Non-members can make tee times two days in advance. Prices vary from season but can run $90 for 18-holes during the summer.

The course was founded in 1936 and features several scenic landscapes. No fungicides or insecticides are used on the course, making it environmentally safe. Presidents Clinton and Obama have also made visits to the course.

Golf club rentals are available at the pro shop which is stocked with everything you might need on your golf outing.

Golfing is a great way to relax and enjoy your time on Martha’s Vineyard. These two courses are some of the best in New England and are located on the island. Let Sandpiper Rentals help you find a great place to stay before you head out to the links. We can help you find an amazing place on Martha’s Vineyard to complete your stay.

How to Plan the Most Beautiful Vineyard Wedding

vineyard wedding
M. King / Edgartown Lighthouse / Flickr

There are few better places to get married than Martha’s Vineyard. With a wonderful backdrop in a historic part of the country, here are some ways to help plan a Vineyard wedding. Martha’s Vineyard has everything you need on the island to make your wedding everything you dreamed of. From venues, to restaurants, to reception halls, look at what Martha’s Vineyard has to offer!

Along with several lodging options, there are many different venues that can fit anyone’s taste and budget. Guests can arrive on Martha’s Vineyard by ferry or air, so there are many options available to out-of-town guests.

Sailing Camp Park features several overlooks along in Oak Bluffs and has areas for the ceremony, rehearsal dinner and the reception. The park has 15 wooded acres to make for the perfect Northeast wedding.

If you’re interested in a beach wedding, look at the scenic Squibnocket and Menemsha beaches. However certain beaches have restrictions on tents and alcohol, so make sure to plan ahead!

One unique plan would be to get married at one of the historic lighthouses on Martha’s Vineyard. Gay Head Lighthouse dates back to 1799 and is on the list of U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This red brick lighthouse offers a glimpse at the historic Martha’s Vineyard and is a tremendous place to get married, let alone visit.

Edgartown Lighthouse had major renovations in 2007 and offers a great destination for a lighthouse wedding.

If you are interested in getting married at a church, look into Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Built in 1843, this church was designed in the Greek Revival fashion and can accommodate as many as 500 guests for a wedding.

Once you find a venue to get married, look into one of the local restaurants that can give your reception a New England flavor. Start with the MV Chowder Company or the Wharf Pub & Restaurant in Edgartown.

Cakes by Liz can provide you with your dream wedding cake right in Martha’s Vineyard. MV Gourmet Cafe & Bakery can also provide the ideal cake for your special day.

Looking into a photographer based in Martha’s Vineyard who can help you capture the memories from the wedding and reception? Look no further than Sara Piazza Photography or Randi Baird Photography.

If you would like to hire a wedding planner in Martha’s Vineyard, My Vineyard Elopement & Weddings and KG Events & Design can help you put all the details together.

There are several options for every aspect of the wedding that you’re looking for in Martha’s Vineyard. From the moment the guests arrive on the island to the end of the ceremony, make your wedding stand out from the rest. Martha’s Vineyard has all the resources you would need plus anything else you may have forgot.

If planning a wedding in Martha’s Vineyard or are planning on attending one, let Sandpiper Rentals help by providing an ideal property to stay at. We have many options for you to choose from!

#WednesdayWonderings Martha’s Vineyard Rental Market Report

With the start of a New Year it is time to reflect back and review the successes of 2014 in order to plan forward in 2015.   The addition of a new agent and continued success of our seasoned agents has increased production while maintaining, if not exceeding, our customer/client services.

The graphs below give a good snapshot of the current rental market on Martha’s Vineyard.  It is exciting to see that the overall bookings in 2014 were up 18% from 2013.

2014 Sandpiper Rentals Report

Leases Rates


Length of stay has been a point of interest so we decided to start tracking these numbers and present the following pie chart with the percentages of those bookings for 2014.


The high end market has been stronger over the last few years .    They tend to book fairly consistently throughout the year with the exception of June, July and December seeing decreases.  Many factors can be attributed to this trend.  Most importantly, there is high demand for the high end house and we have been seeing a growing inventory.  These numbers are based on a rental rate of $8000/wk and higher and occupancy in July and August.



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