Review: Kirkbrae Country Club

Course Name: Kirkbrae Country Club Designer: Geoffrey Cornish/Bill Robinson (1961) Location: Lincoln, Rhode Island History: Established in 1961, Kirkbrae is the premier private club north of Providence. Serving the Blackstone River Valley, this club is also a very popular spot for weddings and other events. Conditions: 8/10, A very well kept course, Kirkbrae is notable for its thick rough and speedy, … More Review: Kirkbrae Country Club

Review: Swansea Country Club Executive Par 3 Course

Course Name: Swansea Country Club Executive Par 3 Course Designer: Michael Weremay (1999) Location: Swansea, Massachusetts History: One of several par three courses designed by the Weremays around the turn of the century, Swansea CC features holes in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Conditions: 6/10, Similar to the regulation course at Swansea, the greens, teeboxes, and bunkers were in very good … More Review: Swansea Country Club Executive Par 3 Course

Review: Wannamoisett Country Club

Course Name: Wannamoisett Country Club Designer: Willie Campbell (1898), Donald Ross (1914, Redesign) Location: Rumford, Rhode Island History: Few courses can match the rich golfing history Wannamoisett has. Originally founded in 1898, the course received immediate acclaim, as Harry Vardon played an exhibition match here in 1900. In 1914, Wannamoisett commissioned famous architect Donald Ross to redesign the course. … More Review: Wannamoisett Country Club

Review: Wood River Golf

Course Name: Wood River Golf Designer: Wesley Thompson (2000) Location: Hope Valley, Rhode Island History: Built on an old chicken farm, Wood River is a family-run public course. Conditions: 6/10, while the greens are slow, they roll true. The fairways and teeboxes are in pretty good shape overall. There is not a single bunker on the entire course. Value: 7/10, … More Review: Wood River Golf

Review: Winnapaug Country Club

Course Name: Winnapaug Country Club Designer: Donald Ross (1922) Location: Westerly, Rhode Island History: One of two Donald Ross courses open to the public in Rhode Island (Triggs being the other), Winnapaug opened in 1922 and is currently semi-private. Conditions: 5/10, the conditions at Winnapaug are the most disappointing aspect by far. The greens are fairly slow, and the … More Review: Winnapaug Country Club

Review: Windmill Hill Golf Course

Course Name: Windmill Hill Golf Course Designer: Beckman Weremay (2000) Location: Warren, Rhode Island History: N/A Conditions: 6/10, the teeboxes and greens are in good shape but the fairways were either soggy or barren. Value: 7/10, For $12 at all times, Windmill Hill is much better than a driving range. Scorecard: Tee                 … More Review: Windmill Hill Golf Course

Review: West Warwick Country Club

Course Name: West Warwick Country Club Designer: McGregor (1941 or 1925 depending on source) Location: West Warwick, Rhode Island History: Designed in 1925 or 1941 by a man named McGregor, West Warwick was originally private, but recently became semi-private. Conditions: 7/10, Conditions at West Warwick are usually very good. The rough is thick and the fast, smooth greens clearly … More Review: West Warwick Country Club