Course Review: Pawtucket Country Club – October 14, 2021

On Thursday, I got the opportunity to play Pawtucket Country Club as part of a Member-Guest Tournament.

I, of course, was the guest. 

I was excited to play Pawtucket because it was the home of the 2020 Rhode Island Amateur, which was won by Jamie Lukowicz. 

And boy, did we get a near perfect fall day for the tournament. You couldn’t draw it up any better. 

So great weather, and the course was – great. 

The Course 

I was curious as to how the course would be, given that Pawtucket has seen a dramatic increase in golf rounds (like other courses as well) over the last year or two. 

In fact, the number of people playing has gone up so much that members now must call ahead to book a tee time. At Pawtucket, that previously was not the case. 

PHOTO: Joe Calabro

The course was pristine. 

The tee boxes were in great condition, plenty of space to tee it up. Even on the par-3s, there were not divots all over the place. 

The fairways were great, though I did not find too many of them. 

If you were in the rough, which I was a lot, it certainly wasn’t easy, but you could make shots. 

It is fall golf after all, so in certain areas, the leaf rule was most certainly in effect. 

The greens were fast and in great shape. 

It looked like they had been aerated within the last week or two, but that had no effect whatsoever. 

I just tried to remember that things break toward the river. 

Overall, it was a great day at Pawtucket Country Club. 

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