The Toughest RI Golf Courses by Slope Rating
What is the toughest course in Rhode Island?
GolfNewsRI looked at the slope ratings for the regular men’s tees for every course in the state and compiled a list of the toughest courses.
“A simplistic explanation of how a Slope Rating is determined is to consider the method in which both the Course Rating and Bogey Rating are computed. When a Course Rating Committee visits a facility to conduct a rating, two distinct ratings are calculated. One rating is for scratch golfers; the second is computed for Bogey golfers. Within these two ratings, two main items determine the degree of difficulty of a course: yardage (length) and obstacles,” writes the USGA.
Well, judging by slope rating of the regular men’s tees, there is a three-way tie for first between Newport National, Shelter Harbor and Wannamoisett.
It should be noted that Wannamoisett is currently undergoing renovations, so the slope may change.
See the Toughest RI Golf Courses Below:
The Toughest RI Golf Courses:
T1: Newport National – 132
Shelter Harbor – 132
Wannamoisett – 132 (It should be noted that Wannamoisett is under construction. Slope may change)
4th: Newport Country Club – 131
T5: Point Judith – 130
Rhode Island CC – 130
T7: Valley – 129
Fenner Hill – 129
Meadow Brook – 129
T10: Aquidneck Club – 128
Quidnessett – 128
Alpine – 128
Triggs – 128
Warwick – 128