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Heading to Newport RI for a few days Oct 5-9th, need recommendations


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Wife and I are heading out this way for a work related event for her, and golf for me. Have only been looking up courses in the area, but is it worth it to travel out further or just play at Newport National? Will likely be renting a car for part of the week anyway and open to traveling, and likely getting lost. Just looking for suggstions in and around the area.

 

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Edit: Apparently Newport National is aerating their greens the week prior, so looks like they are out.

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Don't be fooled Rhode Island has the highest concentration of great courses in the US, but most of them are private and most of them are 30-40 minutes from Newport. Given the ecomony some private courses are alowing limited public play in the "shoulder seasons". Try calling Metacomet and Agawam. If you belong to a club, your pro may be able to get you on Carnegie Abbey, Shelter Harbor or even Wannimoisett.

If that fails Meadowbrook or Richmond are good options.

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Green Valley punched and aerated on the 21st. GV usually takes a couple weeks to get rolling well.

To me, the 2 nicer accessible courses are Newport National and Meadowbrook. It *is* aerating season though, so be sure to call ahead and specifically ask about it.

Montaup (Portsmouth) aerated the week before, and played there on Thursday, greens are rolling rather well.

No idea about NN and their punching, but they usually oversand also.

If you can get onto privates, I second what VOX said... Carnegie Abbey and Shelter Harbor are great tracks (and if you can get on those, give Newport CC a shot. Not a big fan of Wannamoisett.)



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Hey, not sure what constitutes a "destination course" as I've never traveled specifically to play golf, but I think Triggs in Providence is a pretty fun course. It's not particularly long (if that's your thing), but I think the design promotes enjoyable and challenging if your not on golf. I know a lot of folks complain about pace of play, if your playing on the weekend it will be a 5 hour round, weekdays are fine. I think the greens role nice, the sand sucks. Just my $.02, http://triggs.us/index.php

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Triggs most certainly is not a destination course. :lol:

There are *many* more courses in RI and SE Mass that are 10x better than Triggs in both layout and conditioning. The times I play Triggs, the fairways are burnt, the rough is flat, and divots everywhere. It's really the only course anywhere near the city that's public, so it receives LOTS of heavy play during the season.

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