Friendly staff great course. Narrow but forgiving great greens pretty honest roll pretty nature etc. One of the best in RI
I have been dining here for 16 years exactly today, I know this because i first came here to celebrate my grandmother's 80th birthday, she turned 96 today. I plan on taking her there again tomorrow. The restaurant and bar staff are always on point and strive for excellence and satisfying the patrons. The food portions, pricing are excellent. The menu has varied specials. Today we ordered the fried oysters & prime rib both entrees were excellent. Highly recommend calamari for an appetizer. As for the course it's beautiful, I happened to purchase a property that abutts the 13th fairway and take walks throughout the course off season. I say give them a try you won't be disappointed.
Played Saturday July 5, 2014.
7:18 am tee time.
Pro-shop staff: Great. Friendly. Professional.
Starter: Excellent. Friendly. Very pleasant.
Condition of the course: Terrific. Greens are in great shape as are the tee boxes and fairways.
Pace of play: TERRIBLE. This course simply does not allow for the tee times spaced out so close together. This round took far too long - in excess of 4 hours and 40 minutes. We were a foursome walking. Yes, walking. Sure, maybe if the tee time was at 11:00 am but 7:18? What the heck?
Ranger: TERRIBLE. RUDE. A-HOLE. What in an incredible disappointment to not only have the slowest possible round for the tee time we had but after it was mentioned by another person in my foursome to the ranger, he (the ranger) had the stones to tell us "Maybe you shouldn't have played today." Don't worry. We won't be back. And, then he made a snippy remark to another guy in my foursome who, seeing that the tension had unecessarily risen, said, "Well, we have to take a zen approach - it is what it is." The ranger, apparently unfamiliar with the concept somehow took offense to this innocuous remark and again made a chippy retort. When we saw the delightfully pleasant beverage cart lady (who has worked at the course for something like 16 years and is really, really nice) we made mention of our interaction with said ranger, a former college professor. She was professional, took the high road and prudently made no comment as to his demeanor or attitude.
As another member of the group commented walking off the 18th hole - "One and done." Exactly. We won't be back. Not with so many other courses out there who have staffs that are at least cordial. We aren't needy. We aren't high-maintenance. We keep a decent pace of play. We replace divots. We fix ball marks on greens. We are really good tippers (really good). We play nearly year-round and appreciate what goes in to operating a good facility. Too bad it doesn't go both ways at Richmond.
I was helping with a charity golf tourney this past weekend held at the Richmond Country Club. They were excellent hosts and very generous to this event.
Everyone who played said the course was in great shape and enjoyed it. The catered lunch was fairly typical for a catered lunch but still pretty good.
The kitchen staff was tremendously helpful in running the sausage & peppers grill we had set up off of the 18th near the clubhouse. They were very prepared and got us anything we needed very quickly.
The bar staff was friendly and drink prices were within 'range'. I noticed a few bartenders weren't exactly sure on how to make certain 'fancy' drinks like a martini. other standard mix drinks they did fine and they could pour a beer.
The grounds are beautiful and it is a great setting.