Course Review: The Final Weeks of Metacomet

On Thursday, I got the chance to play Metacomet Golf Club before it closes for good at the end of September, barring a major change.

PHOTO: Joe Calabro/GolfNewsRI

Prior to Thursday, I had never played Metacomet, but obviously have read about it a lot, and lately written about it a lot. 

I jumped at the opportunity to play it.

Metacomet will close its doors for good on September 30. 

Below is my course review.

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Course Review 

Overall, I thought the course was in fine shape. 

Metacomet always has been and still is a very challenging golf course with a lot of long holes and, dog legs and severe dog legs. 

I thought the second hole was cool where you can play it “safe” to the left or if you really want too you can hit your tee shot over the water and try and get near or on the green.

2nd hole at Metacomet PHOTO: Joe Calabro/GolfNewsRI

Tee boxes and greens were in great shape, although, I thought the greens were on the slow side. 

When it came to the fairways, I thought about 85% of them were great, but there were a parts that were very brown with little to no grass on them. 

As you can see from the pictures below, very large portions of the rough were brown and they still had not cleaned up damage from the last week’s storm. 

This was evident on the 13th hole where there were several large tree branches still down in the rough.

Overall, I enjoyed my day at Metacomet and I was happy to be able to play it before it is gone for good. 

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