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Wannamoisett Country Club

Rumford, RI Private

Overview

Built on just 89 acres, barely room for 18 holes, no room for even a small practice range, with lots of bunkers and tiny greens, the Donald Ross-designed Wannamoisett has long held the reputation of the Sugar Ray Leonard of golf courses, compact but carrying plenty of punch. The course has received a number of renovations over the decades, that latest by Andrew Green in 2021 that included green and fairway expansions, the rebuilding of the bunkers in a more authentic Ross style (based on the architect's field notes and sketches) and the continuation of an existing tree clearing program. A long-time host to one of amateur golf’s premier events, the Northeast Amateur Invitational, Wannamoisett is considered today the best par 69 layout in the land.

About

Holes 18
Length 6811
Slope 135
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1898
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA/(R) Ron Prichard/(R) Ron Forse/(R) Andrew Green

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 163rd.
Previous ranking: 166th.

100 Greatest: Ranked 1966 and 1975 through 2004.
Highest ranking: 35th, 2001-'02

Best in State: Top 5 in state since 1977, ranked 1st in state 1985-2011, ranked 2nd in state 2013.
Previous ranking: Second.
2023-'24 ranking: Third.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.6

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3743
Character
7.4384
Challenge
7.4386
Layout Variety
7.334
Fun
7.4505
Aesthetics
7.0856
Conditioning
7.8344

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