Rhode Island Country Club has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the best rounds of golf in Rhode Island and plays along the stunning Narragansett Bay. Metacomet Country Club is a spectacular Donald Ross design, and Bristol Golf Club is the game at its stripped down best.
For a more prestigious pedigree, head to Newport Country Club, which was founded in 1894 and has hosted the U.S. Open. Rhode Island is also boasts myriad historical landmarks and spectacular nature to keep you busy off the course.
Where can I find phone numbers, locations and other information on all Rhode Island golf courses?
NewEnglandGolf.com maintains a comprehensive list of golf courses in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island accommodations
The Ocean State boasts dozens of bed and breakfasts, upscale, boutique hotels and campgrounds. It has something for everybody! In lovely Newport, try The Almondy Bed & Breakfast or the historic Hotel Viking.
Whispering Pines Campground in Hope Valley is perfect for budget travelers - even offering Spring Break specials! - and nature-lovers who don't necessarily want to sacrifice every creature comfort to indulge their passion, as the grounds have air-conditioned cabins.
Off-course fun in Rhode Island
Saying there's plenty to keep you busy off the golf course in Rhode Island might just be the understatement of the century.
Little Rhody has 400 miles of coastline and around 20 percent of the nation's historic landmarks. Newport boasts excellent sailing, and a splendid river-walk complements Providence's vibrant art and restaurant scene. There's also a magnificent coastal bikeway in East Bay.
Eating in Rhode Island
R.I. is a foodie's dream. Want great seafood? How about a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meal? Or maybe some ethnic fare? This state's got it all. In Providence, make sure to visit the East Side, an up-and-coming hotspot for food lovers, according to The Providence Journal.
Walking around Newport, R.I., you can smell old money and get the impression you need several million dollars to just be in the city. Looks can be deceiving, as Newport has several courses in the surrounding area that will gladly take the common man's tee time. "Newport's not just a place to sit by the water. You can go to the local theater, get a great meal, play some tough courses," said local Judy Cournoyer.
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