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 Wannamoisett has. Originally founded in 1898, the course received immediate acclaim, as Harry Vardon played an exhibition match here in 1900. In 1914, Wannamoisett commissioned Donald Ross to redesign the course. The resultant … 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

Review: Agawam Hunt

Agawam is the prime example of how too much change is a bad thing when it comes to golf course design. Once one of the most exclusive and best Donald Ross designs in Rhode Island, Agawam has had more plastic surgery than any other course in the state and feels disjointed for this reason. Despite several good holes, don’t be surprised if you leave here feeling underwhelmed. … More Review: Agawam Hunt

Review: Seaview Resort & Spa – The Bay Course

Course Name: Seaview Resort & Spa – The Bay Course Designer: Hugh Wilson (1914), Donald Ross (1916, added bunkers), Bob Cupp Jr. (Redesign, 1998) Location: Galloway, New Jersey History: Like Atlantic City Country Club, The Bay Course at Seaview has a rich golfing history. Designed by Hugh Wilson (Merion’s architect) and Donald Ross (Seminole) in 1916, numerous Presidents … More Review: Seaview Resort & Spa – The Bay Course

Review: Mount Washington Course

Course Name: Mount Washington Course Designer: Donald Ross (1915), Brian Silva (Redesign, 2008) Location: Bretton Woods, New Hampshire History: Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1915, this course was restored to Ross’s original design in 2008 by Brian Silva. Mount Washington has hosted four New England Opens, the last being in 2010. Consistently ranked among the top courses in … More Review: Mount Washington Course