Wannamoisett Country Club

96 Hoyt Ave,

Rumford, Rhode Island 02916

  • Office

    +1 (401) 434 1200
  • Pro shop

    +1 (401) 434 1200
  • Fax

    +1 (401) 434 4764
  • Golf pro

    Edward "Ed" Clark (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential.

  • Designer:

    Original nine-hole course designed by Willie Campbell (1898), which was folded into the original 18-hole Donald Ross design (1914). In 1926 Ross returned to further improve his original design. Restoration project led by Ron Forse (2008).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6732
5884
5626
Par
69
69
70
SSS or slope
72.8
68.6
72.6

Location

Latitude:

41.844127

Longitude:

-71.358395

How to get there:

5 mi NE of downtown Providence.

Wannamoisett Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1898

Wannamoisett Country Club is home to a championship golf course that ranks with some of the best in the Northeast. Located across the Seekonk River from Providence, Rhode Island, this tree-lined and open parkland Donald Ross layout provides a wonderful test for your all-round game.

Impeccably conditioned, with 18 subtle, undulating greens, this relatively compact and wonderfully crafted layout will challenge amateurs and professionals alike. Water doesn't play too big a part in proceedings, but a plethora of stylish fairway and greenside bunkering frequently lies in wait. No surprise that Wannamoisett is widely considered to be among Ross's finest layouts.

Limited access: this is a private course generally playable only by members and their invited guests.

List of courses: Boston / Cape Cod / R.I.

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club; visitors/guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; private course for members and their guests.

Other information

Walking permitted. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Limited

Did you know?

Wannamoisett Country Club has played host to many national and international tournaments. Every year it hosts the prestigious Northeast Amateur Invitational, and in 1931 staged the 14th US PGA Championship (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Wannamoisett).

The name Wannamoisett most likely comes from the Algonquian Native American language, and means "at the good fishing place". Wannamoisett was a neck of land that includes today's city of East Providence and the town of Barrington. It was sold by the Algonquian-speaking Pokanoket Tribe to settler John Browne in 1645. At the time the Pokanokets inhabited parts of Rhode Island and much of southeast Massachusetts.

Published ranking

Rhode Island: 3rd best course in R.I. (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
USA: 163rd best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2023).

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Tournaments

Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).

Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24). 

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