Review: George Wright Golf Course

It’s rare you get to play an unadulterated Ross, let alone a municipal one that costs less than $50. George Wright is a fantastic design and my choice for best public course in the immediate Boston area. Featuring a very difficult terrain and numerous blind shots, this is a course all Ross enthusiasts should see and could be one of the best courses in Massachusetts with some TLC. … More Review: George Wright Golf Course

Review: The William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park

William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park is one of several affordable, public classic gems littered around New England. As the second oldest public course in America, the history here is tremendous and both novices and accomplished golfers will enjoy this unadulterated Ross layout. I recommend this course to those visiting the Boston area. … More Review: The William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park

Review: Wannamoisett Country Club

Course Name: Wannamoisett Country Club Designer: Willie Campbell (1898), Donald Ross (1914, Redesign) Location: Rumford, Rhode Island History: Few courses can match the rich golfing history at Wannamoisett. Originally founded in 1898, the 9-hole Willie Campbell course received immediate acclaim, as Harry Vardon played an exhibition match here in 1900. In 1914, Wannamoisett commissioned Donald Ross to redesign the … More Review: Wannamoisett Country Club

Review: Winnapaug Country Club

Winnapaug is a conflicting course for me. There’s a lot to like – a good Ross design, reasonable price, and location on the beautiful RI seashore. However, slow pace of play and mediocre conditioning have never put Winnapaug at the top of my list. For visitors to Watch Hill/Westerly, Winnapaug is a solid option, but there are definitely better ones (Shennecossett, Lake of Isles, Meadow Brook) if you’re willing to drive a bit. … More Review: Winnapaug Country Club

Review: Metacomet Country Club

Course Name: Metacomet Country Club Designer: Leonard Byles (1901), Donald Ross (1924, Redesign) Location: East Providence, Rhode Island History: Established in 1901 by five businessmen, Metacomet was one of the first golf courses in Rhode Island. In 1924, Donald Ross redesigned the course, and it has stood the test of time since. A true “golfers club,” the Met … More Review: Metacomet Country Club