Review: Birdwood Golf Course

Course Name: Birdwood Golf Course Designer: Lindsay Ervin (1984), Pete Dye (2005, bunker redesign) Location: Charlottesville, Virginia History: Built on historical farmland nickamed the “upland wildnerness”, Birdwood Golf Course was designed in 1984 by Lindsay Ervin to be the official golf course for the University of Virginia. In 2005, Pete Dye redid some of the bunkers. Countless ACC golf … More Review: Birdwood Golf 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

Review: Rhode Island Children’s Golf Course at Washington Village

Course Name: Rhode Island Children’s Golf Course at Washington Village* (I played it when it was Washington Village and will review it as it was then) Designer: Dick Hopkins (1966) Location: Coventry, Rhode Island History: Originally designed as the 9-hole Washington Village by Dick Hopkins in 1966, this course was also affectionately known as “Tin Cup.” Eventually this … More Review: Rhode Island Children’s Golf Course at Washington Village