Narrow fairways and lush greens. Late summer great shape. Greens run true and relatively fast. Ranger moving play along at a reasonable speed. Lots of sand and water. Course has 4 different tee boxes
Horrific pace of play for a weekday
Waiting on every shot
No ranger in sight
Wish I had better things to say
Don't bother. Always 5 plus hours. Course is decent but staff never keeps the round moving.
Not worth $75.
This is one of the finer public tracts in Rhode Island, the new owners having invested significantly in what could really be a championship layout. Conditions are decent and despite being relatively busy, pace of play is reasonably brisk. I suspect they may be a little short of capital as they've had a place for the new clubhouse cleared for a couple years now, yet no construction has been initiated. The starter said something about approval for an access road but I've got to believe that's a relatively minor formality. The continued lack of a clubhouse near the first and tenth tees creates an odd routing situation, where you have to drive in front of the number two tee, which is just in front of the existing (old) clubhouse, around and back to the place where the new clubhouse is slated to be, which is also the site of a small but adequate putting green. The lack of a range is another detractor, and if they don't get these things rectified soon, they may see their potential waylaid. One of the nicer features here is the 5 sets of tees, offering significant differentiation to allow an enjoyable experience for players of all abilities. The restaurant is decent though the menu a bit restricted in terms of offerings.
I've played here several times this year and the changes that they made over the winter are going to help make the course even better. A number of trees were taken down around a couple of different greens which will allow more sunlight and airflow and will result in healthier greens. This is undoubtedly one of the nicest tracks in Rhode Island.