Top 5 Public Golf Courses
- Newport National Golf Club 324 Mitchell’s Lane Middletown, RI 401-848-9690 ewport National which started out as a 200-acre landscape nursery is now deemed the “Number One Public Access Course in New England,” by New England Golf Monthly. Legendary golf architect Arthur Hills designed the challenging 7,244 yard Orchard Course. The 18-hole links-style course sports sloping fairways, marshes, and strategically placed bunkers. The dramatic setting boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sakonnet Passage, while challenging golfers with steady winds coming off the Narragansett Bay. Newport National is reminiscent of courses in Ireland and the legendary Scottish links. Golfweek Magazine placed the course in the “Top Twenty New Courses in America” soon after it was completed.
- Green Valley Country Club 371 Union St Portsmouth, RI 401-847-9543 The Green Valley Country Club is an 18 hole championship course, located in picturesque Portsmouth, RI. Known as Newport’s finest semi-private country club, it is open to the public.
- Whaling City Golf Course 581 Hathaway Rd New Bedford, Ma 508-996-9393 Whaling City Golf Course is a 6780 yard 18 hole championship course; with several remaining Donald Ross designed holes. Originally called New Bedford Public Links; the course was built by Buster and Stanley Brown in 1947. The course has undergone major transformations and been redesigned over the years as civilization progressed; making alterations as route 140 and 195 were built. The land continues to be assessed for other uses; but as the golfers who have played her for 50+ years will attest, it will survive. Public welcome; league times available; outings welcome.
- Triggs Memorial Golf Course 1533 Chalkstone Ave Providence, RI 401-521-8460 A Donald Ross designed course, located minutes from downtown Providence.
- Windmill Hill Golf Course 35 Schoolhouse Road Warren, RI 401-245-1463 9 par three golf holes ranging in length from 116 yards to 218 yards