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2.7
Value
3.3
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.8
65.1%
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21 out of 38 reviews
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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

3.2
38 Reviews (38)
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Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
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Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

AVOID: New Owners Have Destroyed the Course

I'll never return to this place again. New ownership has destroyed a course which had a lot of beauty and tradition. They have been tearing down every tree in sight for two years. . Turning the land into a bald, feature-less, blah landscape. They have no distance markers and have chopped down all of the trees that provided aiming points on blind shots.. All of their membership has left and gone over to another course nearby.. All this course needed was for an owner who would inbest in a fairway aerator and to get overseeded to shore up all the grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/03/2020

Hello, Phetpaseuth. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a mess

I’ve played Winnapaug many times over the past 30+ years and I’m sad to say that it has fallen into such a state of disrepair that it is almost unrecognizable as a golf course. The new ownership has completely abandoned any pretense of providing a legitimate golf experience. The tee boxes and fairways are made up of hard pan dirt that plays like concrete. The greens at least have been watered, but the grass is so high there is no stimpmeter that cam measure how slow and fuzzy they are. The entire perimeter of the course has been destroyed by tree cutting and bizarre earth moving. Various tee boxes and sprinkler pumps look to be under a constant state of repair/disrepair. This course should really come with a warning at the pro shop how bad things are. This used to be a fun and somewhat quirky course to play. It’s such a shame it has been reduced to a virtually unplayable course. I can’t for the life of me figure out why they’ve let it go to the degree they have. Rumors are it’s going to be turned into condominiums . . . It won’t be a loss from a golf perspective.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Hi joeycolao92. 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth $60

I never played this course but from images I saw online it looked good, so I booked it. Single Player with Cart 18 holes, was $60. The course was shocking, terrible fairways and tee boxes. While a few holes were in good condition the majority were subpar and I have played a lot nicer courses for FAR less money. The views are nice on the back 9 looking towards the ocean but that’s about it. I probably won’t play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Hi, danpilon26. 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. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Stay away!!!!

This course has steadily deteriorated, last year I thought it was rough, looks like last year was great compared to yesterday, tee boxes are deplorable, fairways are non grass, greens are ok considering drought in area, overall course is not worth your time! Many better courses in short driving distance, take a pass on this one, also a pack of biting bugs attacked in swarms on the 3 holes that are next to ocean, overall not a good experience at all! ! STAY AWAY

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No grass!

Fairways are hardpan. Greens are OK. T-boxes bare.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hello, jack17737. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No grass!

The greens were good, however there was no grass on the fairways. T-boex were bare as well. Very poor condition. Too bad.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hi, jack17737. 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. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad

I play here about once a year when I return to Rhode Island to visit family and I’m saddened to see the conditions. Patchy fairways, burnt out rough and unkempt tee boxes. Greens were mostly fine. The pro shop dude was friendly and the round was quick and easy, but I hope they bring the course back into decent shape next year.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Hi, djl0528. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Winnapaug Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hi, u000005157516. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Winnapaug Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Absolutely Brutal

South RI based, 14HC. Hate to leave a review like this, but when your course is in such a state of disrepair, you had better have some kind of signage up about what to expect before paying.

Fairways were hard as concrete, with a thin layer of dusty dirt over rock hard ground. Tee boxes were completely neglected with some being unplayable because you cannot get a tee into the ground. The greens were green, but the amount of crab grass and weeds makes anything off the green very difficult.

For your money, go anywhere else. No other course is in this bad of condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 08/18/2020

Hi trlittlefield. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Winnapaug Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Woof

Guys. This place is a mess. 17 HC from RI originally.

I hate doing this but man, this mornings 6:33am tee time was a bad experience beginning to end.

The starter was late, but i was able to go out by myself which i was excited about. Two biggest issues here:

1. The conditions are the worst I’ve seen anywhere. Desert and no grass anywhere to be found including the tee boxes. The greens were a 6/10. Chopped up and tire marks on a couple holes. Area around the greens are crab grass and dirt. Man, so disappointing.

2. I played in 18 in 3 hours flat walking. Which wasn’t nearly fast enough for two members who played into me several times and almost took my head off on #6. They crawled up my you-know-what the entire round and certainly were not apologetic about it.

Just an unpleasant experience. I can’t recommend this course to even beginners, the surfaces are so dry It’s difficult to strike anything well. Also if you don’t play at a pros pace you get hit into. Yikes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Hi, jacobpetrarca. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Winnapaug Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Winnipaug Enjoyable

Great views, interesting course. links style and there fairways were dry as a bone but great carry for drives. Greens consistent, Played 18 un 3 hours

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us u00000159315. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Winnapaug Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Layout, Needs Work

The good: beautiful course design. This was my 3rd Don Ross course and they continue to impress. Good variety and challenging for any skill level. Greens were also in very good shape considering late in season. Scenic views especially on 10-13. Great service at front desk.

The bad: Tee boxes in many cases were borderline unplayable. Completely dried out on many holes. Fairways also very dry and burnt out in many areas. While the greens were well maintained, its clear they need to implement an irrigation system. Hard to recommend playing here otherwise - for $50 there are courses in much better shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Hello alexm441. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/12/2020

Hi Erik35. 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Water Needed

Dispight the Donald Ross design, the course is in need of major maintenance and upkeep. Fairways are burned with no grass in spots to place your ball. We were extremely disappointed considering we took a day off to play.
Greens are challenging and in good shape. Nothing else appealing. For the price, too expensive to play a round on dirt.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi fredbo1. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Winnapaug Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Not like the old Winnapaug.

I remember playing here in the 1990's and early 2000. Great greens, beautiful fairways and tee boxes , just a great Donald Ross design . Well today this coarse was no way near that. I must admit the greens were in great shape . But the fairways and tees not very good. I play here often because the layout is spectacular especially the ocean holes.It seems that it is taking a long time to get the course back to what it was. They have made some improvement ,i hope they continue.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi, elvischamp. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Winnapaug Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Summer Golf

Greens were in good condition. Tee boxes and fairways in need of water.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Hi u000006360163. 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 40
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Same old story

The course is a fun layout near the ocean with occasional views of the salt ponds and Misquamicut beach. The drought has not been kind, as many fairways and tee boxes are burnt out and it is difficult at times to find grass and a soft surface to hit off, which plays havoc with my chipping. If they could pour water on the course to fix these conditions along with over seeding, it would go a long way towards improving the aforementioned conditions. The greens are in good condition, so they must be watering them frequently. We are in our second heat wave, and I’m sure it is not helping them rectify the conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Hi, jinglesii53. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. Your comments are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Winnapaug Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/21/2020

Hello, u329697167. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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