Course Review: The Misquamicut Club – May 11, 2022
I got the amazing opportunity to play The Misquamicut Club earlier this week as part of the Rhode Island Golf Association member packages.
I did not pay for the RIGA package, a friend did and invited me. Just to be clear.
The Misquamicut Club is one of the most exclusive clubs in Rhode Island, and maybe even in New England, and the course lived up to the hype.
We couldn’t, and didn’t go into the clubhouse, so I can’t comment on that, but the course was great.
When we arrived, a worker in a golf cart came over to take our bags to our golf carts which was a little bit of a stroll.
After getting to our carts, we were able to putt on the huge practice green, which is literally about ten feet from the 18th green.
My tee shot on 18 ended up landing on the practice green, that’s how close it is.
The driving range was closed, but I did see it from afar and it looked nice. It is an all grass driving range, no mats.
One thing that I was surprised about was, the club is so exclusive, I was expecting it to be like an enclosed paradise. But, it really isn’t. (Isn’t enclosed I mean, it is a paradise)
There is a main road that intersects the course, other streets that run adjacent to tees and fairways and plenty of houses around the area.
As expected, the course was in amazing shape for being early in the season.
There was seemingly not a piece of grass out of place, or even a speck of sand for that matter.
It was a bit windy, but it wasn’t a cold wind like on Monday at Warwick for the Bishop Hendricken Invitational or Tuesday at Kirkbrae for the U.S. Open Qualifier.
It was freezing at both of those locations, I don’t even know how anyone played golf.
Thankfully, that was not the case at Misquamicut.
The greens were on the slow-ish side, so that was an adjustment for me.
It is early in the season and with all the wind they get, especially at this time of year, I’m not sure how much faster they could make them without having people out there for seven hours trying to putt.
What I really loved about Misquamicut is that many of the tee boxes are raised way up above the fairways.
So you hit your ball (good, hopefully) and just watch it go, land, everything. I think that is so cool and if I was a golf course architect I would have all raised tee boxes.
Coolest Holes in RI?
For a course that is right on the water, there are only a couple of water holes.
But, they might be two of the coolest holes in Rhode Island Golf.
The 11th hole over the highway and water is amazing. What a cool tee shot.
No, I did not put it in the water, nor did I put it in a car’s windshield.
The 12th hole is a par-3 over the water and that was a cool hole too.
We were playing from the white tees, and so we didn’t get the full experience of playing it from the way back tees like your supposed too.
The 18th hole at The Misquamicut Club is an uphill par-3, which is really unique in all of golf and especially in Rhode Island.
I don’t 100% for certain, but it might be the only par-3 finishing hole in the state.
As mentioned, I put my tee shot on the practice green, which is 10 feet away and obviously had to move it.
It was a cool day, we had a ton of fun.
Was an amazing experience to play at The Misquamicut Club.