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. 

What is the toughest course in Rhode Island?
Shelter Harbor PHOTO: Facebook

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 

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