Your own Golf Dreams should include a course in Essex, Mass.

Pamela Tomlin recently posted a travel article on “14 Places to Explore on Massachusetts’ North Shore,” and included was Cape Ann Golf Course in Essex:

“Looking to tee it up? Here is a North Shore hidden gem of a small golf course. The family-run public, nine-hole course has been open since 1913, and golfers agree the sweeping views of the Essex River and Marsh make any bad game good. The number four hole is their signature that famed author John Updike enjoyed frequently playing. Learn more here. Updike, of course, wrote a book about his love of the game (Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf, 1996).

Though Updike wasn’t mentioned by name, other entries also apply. Those who attended the Second Biennial John Updike Society Conference in Boston and enjoyed a group dinner at Woodman’s of Essex know that Updike loved the fried clams there. He also enjoyed getting some sun at Crane Beach in Ipswich.