Triggs, Newport National Ranked Among Best New England Golf Trips
Triggs Memorial Golf Course and Newport National have both been ranked by Golf Digest as two of the best golf trips in New England.
“In addition to having fantastic food and a fun downtown, Providence has some great public golf options, including the Donald Ross-designed Triggs Memorial, which hosts the Providence Open. Take a day to head down to historic Newport. In addition to a round at Newport National, we recommend a tour of The Breakers, a Gilded Age mansion that was home to the Vanderbilts,” writes Golf Digest about Rhode Island.
Other courses in the New England area that made the list include Mohegan Sun Golf Club, Connecticut National and Lake of Isles.
About Triggs, Golf Digest writes:
“From Golf Digest Architecture Editor emeritus Ron Whitten: Authenticity is what golf architecture fans (and architecture writers) seek first and foremost when searching out a Donald Ross design. In my opinion, Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence, R.I. is a very pleasant, very authentic Donald Ross product, with the added bonus of being a public layout, available for all to study and enjoy.
The original hole-by-hole diagrams hanging in the grill room (minus the 18th hole, presumably now gracing the wall of some golfer’s mancave) verify that almost every hole and every bunker are still as Ross first envisioned them. This is one of those courses that Ross actually visited, according to newspaper reports of the day. His summer office was in Little Compton, in the southeast corner of Rhode Island, just a couple of hours away. Ross walked the land on at least two occasions, once before making a routing, then again while designing particular holes.”
About Newport National Golf Digest Writes:
“In a state filled with excellent private clubs—including Newport CC, Shelter Harbor, Wannamoisett and Misquamicut—Newport National is the best public option in Rhode Island.
The Arthur Hills design is fairly flat and given the course is about a mile from the ocean, wind can play a significant factor. Holes are lined with thick, gnarly fescue which create links-style visuals at Newport National.”