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3.0
73 Reviews (73)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.4
Value
3.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
57.4%
Recommend this course
42 out of 73 reviews
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3.0
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
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Conditions
2.6
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.4
58.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 36 reviews
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Conditions
2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
3.5
60.5%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6391 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.6
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Winnapaug Golf & Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1922
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1922)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.0
73 Reviews (73)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/18/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, hondarider4893! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow

Very slow 5.5 hour round. Not a bad first few holes, but back up on 3 all the way through 18. Behind very slow groups. Marshall did nothing.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hello u314159382671, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Sunday Round

Teed off at 8, finished at 1130- greens were as good as anywhere I have played this year- tee boxes were a bit unlevel in spots- course played beautifully.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2021

Hi, bcrookes. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Course conditions!!

Greens & surrounds were in great shape . Love the layout ! Will play again !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2021

Hello, u000005494053. Thank you for visiting us at Winnapaug Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great greens

Ok so the course is dry
But the greens and some of the layouts are challenging

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2021

Hello, u000007918628. Thank you for visiting us at Winnapaug Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Lots of Potential

This was our first time playing here and wanted to give it a try before the renovations and improvements happen, we liked it enough to go back the next week and play it again in better weather. We understand there is new ownership and course management and are hopeful that the course will improve. That said, the newly refurbished greens were magnificent, and I understand that the new course superintendent decided to concentrate on the greens first--and glad that he did--like putting on velvet! The rest of the course was a bit rough around the edges, but definitely playable and we are looking forward to the transition over the next year--if the rebuilt greens are any example of the quality of this new superintendent, then this is a course that Donald Ross would be proud of again, in time! A few quick suggestions, that I'm hopeful are on the to-do list:
1. Replace the porta potties with a higher quality model, the one I used was scary! Better yet add a full service bathroom somewhere between 9th and 10th holes (to avoid having to double back to the clubhouse).
2. Even though the restaurant was closed, the patio could have been better maintained, we would've liked to have stayed for a chat and beers but many of the chairs were overturned, the tables were not clean, and there was a lot of debris on the patio floor. We didn't have a beverage cart the Sunday or Friday we played, if that continues, they should encourage a BYOB policy until that service is available again.
3. The ladies’ restroom and pro shop could use some extra attention to cleanliness and some renovations, both were a bit shabby. Women will like this course, it plays well to our handicaps, but the amenities are lacking feminine appeal. IMO.
4. Better markings for yardage/distance from holes, I was always guessing—I haven’t adjusted to GPS yet.
5. Maybe consider (someday) reversing the order of the holes so the ocean holes are on the front nine, that way nine-hole players will have a chance to play the ocean holes—as it is now if you can play just 9 holes, you will miss those holes if only allowed to play the front 9.
6. A practice driving range of any size would be nice to warm up, it doesn’t need to be extensive.
We will be back to play again and monitor the progress of improvements to the tee boxes, fairways, traps and cart paths--all are fixable with an experienced superintendent and enough staff to make it all come together!

We wish you much luck and good fortune with this course, it's begging for better care and attention!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thank you for reviewing us, Gary6616701. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Plays Once a year
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

NEED A REFUND

they would accept the Golf now voucher..so i need to get a refund from Golf now

who do i contact?

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/02/2021

Hi, bella0504. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

First Time

Only played front nine so can't comment on 10-18. Greens were immaculate. Some of the best all year. Tee boxes not so much and fairways were just so-so. Lot of elevation and some blind spot shots made it more interesting. Will come back and hope to play a full round. Money value rating based on Hot Deal and Golf Now credits but it look to be pretty competitive with other courses in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/01/2021

Hi, ydPmEnrvYMAEL7oIbOcL! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Winnapaug Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Absolute Gem

An absolute Gem on the coast of southern Rhode Island. The greens are outstanding, like putting on a carpet, or Astro Turf. The fairways are beautifully maintained, and tee boxes are great. Found out it’s a Donald Ross Course. An absolute treasure of a golf course.
Didn’t book through Golf Now after reading the previous reviews. Talked the pro shop manager, Miss Gay, she was pleasant. She explained that Golf Now offers more than one “Hot Deal” per hour, yet winnapaug only schedules one hot deal per hour. Never the less, I booked my tee time directly on Winnapaug’s golf website with no issues.
No one was playing behind me, took my time and enjoyed every second out of this beautiful course. Nearly had a hole in one on 16, 5 feet from the pin. Shot my personal best for 18 holes!
Donald Ross must have spent a little more time designing this outstanding golf course. Highly recommend. Will be playing over and over.
Louis.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hi, coachlouis. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/27/2021

Hello, Anthony5288886. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Bad, but Not Great

Pro Shop staff was very friendly.
Tee boxes were a disaster.
Fairways were alright, need some love.
Greens were excellent, some of the best kept greens I’ve ever played.
I probably have EEE from all the mosquitos.
The cart girl called in sick on a sunny 90 degree Sunday morning. So there was no juice cart making the rounds and no coolers throughout the course.
I thought I was going to have to drink out of the water hazard.
Good round, but the place needs some love.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/19/2021

Hi, u798339525. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We understand your frustration with the course. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/16/2021

Hi, u6231790. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Donald Ross design on it's way back

I have played this course many, many times over the past 10 years. Finally, after some serious neglect the course is gradually being restored to decent conditions. Greens (all) are fabulous, fairways & tee boxes are coming back, (some are still poor, but others are excellent). I have witnessed the hard working maintenance staff and I let them know each time I play what a great job they are doing in bring this course back. It is a work in progress, kudos to current ownership for spending the $$$$$ to improve conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/16/2021

Hi, csmd5557. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course needs work on fairways and bunkers . excellent greens and layout

This Donald Ross design has seen better days. Woman at the desk explained due to Covid-19 they are short staffed and even had to close the restaurant to keep going. Greens are excellent for a public course and pace of play was 4 hours again excellent
Golf Now advertised an 18 hole rate but when we arrived discovered it was only 9 hole and since another twosome had booked the same time this violated Golf Now agreement. Person at desk agreed to honor the amount paid to Golf Now and we paid the difference.
Wish the owner well in bringing the course back to better days.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/06/2021

Hi, u981174948. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2021

Hi, bstrepka. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Hi, Sgeastwood71. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Deceived

I thought i was booking 18 holes but was deceived and only booked 9 holes. Online does not show it is 9 holes and describes the course as 18 holes. Staff would not give a break even thou the previous week the same tee time was for 18 holes. Be very careful booking this course you may only get 9 holes.
Golf Now however compensated me for the problem. i highly recommend Golf Now

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/23/2021

Hello, Chascali449. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Pattihaas! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not worth it

Course didn’t honor Golf Now booking.
Course has consistently gone down hill on upkeep and conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/14/2021

Hello, u000004216353. Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course.

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