Course Review: Ledgemont (Front 9) – June 13, 2023

I was invited to play Ledgemont Country Club in Seekonk on Tuesday as part of a business meeting type deal. 

Given that we had other things to get to, we played the front nine and then 17 and 18, before heading in for lunch. 

I had never played Ledgemont before and was looking forward to playing. 

The 18th hole at Ledgemont PHOTO: Joe Calabro

Over the last year or so, speculation about the future of the club was running rampant through the golf community. 

That only increased after the 2022 Rhode Island Women’s Amateur was moved from Ledgemont to Wanumetonomy two weeks before opening tee shots. 

A few weeks ago I was told that the course was in good shape and making a comeback. 

So, a combination of all that had my interest peaked. 

The Course 

We had an early tee time on this dreary Tuesday morning so there was not much action at the club yet. 

By the time we got done, the place was bustling. 

The opening tee shot at Ledgemont PHOTO: Joe Calabro

This was my first round in three weeks (wedding, honeymoon) and so I was rusty to say the least. 

The first hole is a par five and second hole is par 4 with a cool tee shot. 

Both holes should be relatively easy, but I, of course, made it more difficult by putting my tee shots in the trees. 

The third hole gets harder and the fourth is a par-3 over the water. 

Again, I made things harder by putting my tee shot on the par-3 (aprox. 175 yards) into the bunker on the right. 

The par-3 4th hole. Notice workers on the right PHOTO: Joe Calabro

There was a maintenance crew there working on the bunkers, putting brand new sand in. 

We saw this taking place on a couple of different holes throughout the round. It was a pretty interesting process to watch. 

Throughout the course, the tee boxes and fairways were in great condition. 

Even the immediate rough, for the most part was in great shape. 

The greens had some rough spots on them, mostly around the edges.

None of the rough spots came into play on our putts as the flags were moved away from those places. 

After finishing nine, we jumped over to 17 and 18. 

I thought it was cool how 17 goes down the hill and 18 comes right back up. 

The 17th is dog leg left (from the tee) and 18 comes back as a dog leg right. 

18 on the left, 17 on the right PHOTO: Joe Calabro

If you look at the picture, it almost looks like the fairways are supposed to fit together like a puzzle. 

Both are challenging finishing holes, but must be great viewing for tournaments.


Overall, I enjoyed the Ledgemont experience and hope to be invited back later this summer to play 18 holes. 

I don’t know what was going on last year, but whatever it was, is not the case this year. 

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