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Golf Rhode Island

The Montaup Country Club, near Newport, is an 18-hole public year-round course offering very reasonable rates. Located on the coast, this flat course is certain to challenge your shot accuracy while providing breathtakingly beautiful views of the bay in the background. Their par-5 16th hole leaves you looking out over both bay and bridge – a picturesque sight indeed. Look on across the bay and you’ll see other courses you’ll want to play as well!

One of those other courses might be the Bristol Golf Club. Situated atop a point in historic and beautiful Bristol this ultra-inexpensive public course is set on a backdrop sure to remind you why you came to play the game in the first place. Clean, crisp breezes on the bay, and a city with longstanding traditions of shipbuilding.

Even far inland, golf remains a popular sport. At the Foster Country Club, the diverse terrains of the Moosup River combine with the rises and ravines of the hills and an old-fashioned farmhouse, make for a picturesque and challenging course. The grounds include an old covered bridge, a pro shop and banquet facilities. Rates are reasonable and memberships are available. In the far southeastern-most point of Rhode Island, you’ll find Winnapaug Golf Club offering up 18 holes in a 6345 yard par-72 course that’s rated at 70.6, with a slope rating of 118. Just down the road from it is Weekapaug Golf Club, a 9-hole semi-private course with dining facilities which is open to non-members from October 15th through May 15th , but closed to non-members (except as a member’s guest) during their regular season. As such, it can make for a second-play spot after Winnapaug earlier and later in the year.

Saving the best for last, the Newport National Golf Club is the #1 rated course in the state. This outstanding 7,244 yard par-72 course deserves its rating of 74.4 and slope rating of 138. Designed by Arthur Hills with Drew Rogers, the course, appropriately named "Orchard" was built upon a former tree nursery. Broad vistas of the Sakonnet Passage, the Atlantic and Narragansett Bay contribute to the impression that you’re standing on one of the Irish isles. Its fairways and greens were intended to be firm and fast. Undulating, well-bunkered greens ensure that you play for accuracy. To add to the challenge are the Aquidneck Island’s winds, which vary play on a daily basis. At once dynamic and old-world, this course easily deserves all the attention.