Course Review: East Greenwich Country Club – October 14, 2021

EGCC is a little nine hole gem on Division Street in East Greenwich.  The clubhouse is basically a well kept shack and the main building is Circe Restaurant (a terrific restaurant but that would for another review). The course is public and is $28 to ride for the nine holes.  A second nine is $17 with a cart.

The course conditions will greatly exceed anyone’s expectations for $28 with a cart for nine.  The greens are generally bowl shaped and are in good condition. The second hole is a funky dogleg that ~ after playing the course 5-6 times, I’m still not sure what length I want to have for my second shot into the elevated green.

You want to make the dogleg but there is a tree about 225 yards out that will block you out if you go too far off the tee.  If you can hit your tee shot 240 yards plus, both par 5 are well within reach in two.

PHOTO: East Greenwich Country Club

The Par-4 8th is the number one handicap and it matters significantly if you play from the whites or the blues. Driver is out of the question from the whites – 165 yards is the right carry. Normal hitters will want to use a fairway wood from the blues and the tee shot requires precision to put you in position for a second shot over the pond. 

Despite being a nine hole public course, it does seem to attract better players who want to get in a quick nine.

It seems that novice golfers and advanced golfers mesh well at EGCC.  

The only issue I have with the course – and you will find this with many public courses – is that the hole lengths are exaggerated. It is not 3,300 yards from the Blues.  I would estimate at about 3,000.

The pro shop folks always go out of their way to make their guests feel welcomed.

Given the course conditions combined with the low greens fees and the qualify of staff and mostly friendly players, I give the course an A.

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