RI Golf Legend Collet-Vare’s Narragansett Home for Sale

The former Narragansett home of Rhode Island Golf legend Glenna Collett-Vare is on the market. 

The home, located at 229 Boston Neck Road, is listed for $12 million. 

“Comprised of 4 lots that collectively lend over 12 acres of tranquil saltwater front plus a single-family residence. Such a unique and exciting proposition with endless possibilities. Presenting the home of the American Hall of Fame golfing champion and greatest female golfer of her day who dominated in the 1920’s-Glenna Collet-Vare,” the description on Coldwell Banker Homes reads. 

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The historic home consists of five beds, three full baths and one partial bath and is well over 3,000 square feet in size. 

“The overall feeling is one of understated luxury, a slower old-world pace, a place to recharge. An ideal location for those who crave peace and relaxation, but also a wonderful spot for hosting. Superb entertaining areas include an ocean-facing sunporch adjacent to the fireplaced living room, a grand covered front porch, an eat-in kitchen with a butler’s pantry w/wet bar that opens to a formal dining room alongside a more casual dining area on a second sunporch and a covered oceanside deck where you can step out to the lush lawn down to the water,” adds Coldwell Banker. 

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The home was originally built in 1910. 

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About Collett-Vare

Collett-Vare was recently ranked as one of the top amateur golfers to never turn pro. 

Collett-Vare was born in New Haven, Connecticut but grew up in Providence and learned the game at Metacomet, according to her Hall of Fame page.

Collett-Vare won won her first U.S. Women’s Amateur championship in 1922. She regained this title five times (1925, 1928–30, and 1935) and was runner-up twice (1931 and 1932). 

Glenna Collett-Vare PHOTO: Wikipedia

She won the Canadian championship in 1923 and 1924 and the French championship in 1925. In the mid-1920s she won 59 of 60 consecutive matches in tournament play. 

She was the captain of the American team in the Curtis Cup competition against Britain in 1934, 1936, and 1948. 

Collett-Vare died in 1989 and played in her last tournament just two years prior at Point Judith. 

She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1975. 

Since 1953, the LPGA has awarded the Vare Trophy to the golfer who has the lowest average strokes per round in professional tour events.

In 1965, Collett-Vare was the recipient of the Bob Jones Award, the USGA’s highest honor given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.

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