One of the best ways to play a private course is by entering charity tournaments. Here are a few scheduled for this summer and fall:
May 20: A.L.S. Drive for Green Classic, to benefit the A.L.S. Charitable Foundation, Pocasset Golf Club. Entry fee per player: $175 . www.alsfamily.org
May 31: The Osterville Library Spring Classic, Wianno Golf Club, Osterville. Entry fee: $200. www.ostervillelibrary.org
June 3: Children’s Cove: The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center Tournament, The Ridge Club, South Sandwich. Entry fee: $175. www.childrenscove.org, 508-375-0410
June 14-15: Cape Cod Hospital Golf Tournament, Eastward Ho! Country Club, Chatham. Entry fee: $175. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
July 1: TGC for the Troops, The Golf Club of Cape Cod, East Falmouth. Entry fee: $250. www.tgccc.com
Aug. 28: Patrick Butler Memorial Golf Tournament, Hyannisport Club, Hyannisport. Entry fee: $250. www.patrickmbutler.com
Sept. 16: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Cape Cod Charity Golf Tournament, Oyster Harbors Club, Oyster Harbors. Entry fee: $450. www.nami.org.