Best Rhode Island Golf Courses

For some travelers, a Rhode Island beach vacation wouldn't be complete without a few rounds of golf. Luckily there are golf courses throughout the state, both public and private, that offer 18 challenging holes. If you're looking to improve your swing during vacation, check out the following list of the best Rhode Island golf courses. Check out the website of each course to book tee times in advance, find details on the clubhouse and facilities, and see if they offer golf lessons. Whether you're an expert golfer or just getting started, Rhode Island has a variety of great courses for you.

rhode island golf courses1. Newport Country Club

It should come as no surprise that one of Rhode Island's best courses is in beautiful and glamorous Newport. Here golfers will find a scenic, 18-hole, par 70 course. This country club makes it easy to combine a beach vacation with a few rounds of golf.

2. Triggs Memorial Golf Course

Located in Providence, Rhode Island Triggs Memorial Golf Course is a public, par 72 course. This course is known for its nice layout and mix of easier and more difficult holes. While expert golfers might look elsewhere, this is a fun course for intermediate golfers.

3. Richmond Country Club

One of the best Rhode Island golf courses is Richmond Country Club in Richmond. This par 71 course first opened in 1992 and has some beautiful scenery, including local mountains, throughout the course.

4. North Kingstown Golf Course

One of the older courses in Rhode Island is the North Kingstown Golf Course. This classic course opened in 1944 and is a par 70 today. Many golfers find this course challenging with its narrow fairways and multiple water hazards.

5. Quidnessett Country Club

Located in North Kingstown, the Quidnessett Country Club is a par 72 course that first opened in 1959. Golfers love this private course for its pristine greens and excellent maintenance. There is also a great restaurant and clubhouse on site.

6. Carnegie Abbey Club

This golf club located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island is one of the newer golf courses on the scene, just opening in the year 2000. Carnegie Abbey is a par 71 and is considered moderately difficult. One big plus here is the gorgeous scenery.

7. Newport National Golf Club

Located in Middletown, Rhode Island, the Newport National Golf Club is home to the Orchard Course, a beloved par 72 course. If you're looking for a public course that is kept in top condition, book a tee time at Newport National Golf Club.

8. Montaup Country Club

Located in Portsmouth, Montaup Country Club is a par 71 course featuring densely wooded areas. Located right on the water, golfers come to Montaup Country Club as much for the scenery and the atmosphere as for the golf.

9. Wannamoisett Country Club

Located in Rumford, Wannamoisett Country Club is one of the best Rhode Island golf courses. This par 69 course is praised for its layout and well-maintained greens and fairway.

10. Kirkbrae Country Club

Located in Lincoln, Kirkbrae Country Club offers a par 71 course that has been challenging golf enthusiasts since it opened in 1961. This course is often considered to be great value as well.

These ten Rhode Island golf courses are some of the best courses in the state, but there are many more as well. Golf is popular across this small state, and many golf enthusiasts plan entire trips around playing these renowned courses. If you're looking to plan a golf getaway, pick a vacation rental to share with your buddies and start each day with a round of golf on a different course.


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