Metacomet to Met Links: An Updated Timeline of Events
The Metacomet saga took another turn in a positive direction this week with the unveiling of future plans for the property – specifically as it relates to golf.
Broken exclusively by GolfNewsRI, a nine-hole course will open on the property in 2024.
The course will be called Met Links.
With this new development, GolfNewsRI takes a look down memory lane at the timeline of events.
September 30, 2020
Metacomet’s Final Day
On this day, Metacomet was open for the final day.
The final golf round was played by Ray Palazzo and Jeffrey Okolowitcz and Michael Rose.
Former greenskeeper Joe Medeiros offered his memories of Metacomet to GolfNewsRI.
Read GolfNewsRI’s Farewell to Metacomet.
October 2, 2020
Marshall Properties Completes Purchase of Metacomet
Marshall Development announces that they have completed the purchase of Metacomet Golf Club.
October 6, 2020
RIGA Issues Statement on Metacomet a week later
October 7, 2020
Numbers Released on Metacomet Sale
The numbers are out.
Metacomet Golf Club in East Providence was sold for $7.6 million on October 2 to Marshall Properties, according to the deed filed with the East Providence City Clerk.
November 29, 2020
Metacomet’s Equipment, furnishings up for Auction
Two months after Metacomet was officially sold, and then closed, all of the club’s equipment and furnishings are now set to be sold at a live internet auction.
December 8, 2020
GolfNewsRI gets exclusive look inside Metacomet 2 months after closure.
March 4, 2021
Metacomet Clubhouse is Demolished
The historic clubhouse at Metacomet Golf Club is in the process of being torn down.
GolfNewsRI partnered with drone expert Joe Paliotta to get exclusive video of the tear down and current state of things.
April 29, 2021
East Prov City Council Votes Against Eminent Domain
In a special meeting on Thursday night, the East Providence City Council voted to move forward with developing Metacomet Golf Club.
The council voted against eminent domain and for development.
July 21, 2021
East Providence City Council Votes to Re-Zone Metacomet
Like most things in this ongoing Metacomet saga, the East Providence City Council meeting on Tuesday night took forever, ending in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
When it was finally all said and done, the Council voted 3-2 in favor of re-zoning the Metacomet property.
September 30, 2021
Lawsuit Filed Against Marshall and City of East Providence
According to Keep Metacomet Green’s Lynn Miller, there is a lawsuit filed against Marshall and the City of East Providence.
GolfNewsRI’s Rich Cappalli confirms that the property is being kept up.
November 13, 2021
Back Nine Greens Ripped Up and Sold
GolfNewsRI breaks that the greens on the back nine are ripped up and have been sold to Brae Burn Country Club in Massachusetts – another Donald Ross course.
February 28, 2022
Keep Metacomet Green Drops Lawsuit
The administrators of Keep Metacomet Green (KMG) have announced that their lawsuit agains the City of East Providence and Marshall Properties has been dropped.
“The end of the lawsuit is not the end of our efforts, but instead leads us into another phase in our fight to save the Met from development.”
They have continued the fight to this day.
May 1, 2023
GolfNewsRI Breaks the Creation of 9-Hole Met Links
GolfNewsRI breaks that a nine-hole golf course will open on the Metacomet property sometime in 2024.
The course will be called Met Links.
Northeast Golf Company will begin work in June and that will take three to four months, so be done by August or September.
Everything will grow in and the course will be set to play in 2024. There is no exact opening date at this point.
As a former member for 34 years look forward to playing there again. Should bring back good memories. Larry Buteau
I was a member for close to 30 years. A very big part of my life was lost when this Classic Ross Course closed.. You could play it every day and never be bored it was such a great layout. It always played a little different every time you were played there.. Noted as the course where the best golfers played and included many from the pro tours, some who were members.