- (1) Newport C.C. (pictured above) ≈
- (2) Wannamoisett C.C., Rumford ≈
- (3) Shelter Harbor G.C., Charlestown
- (New) The Misquamicut Club, Watch Hill
- (4) The Carnegie Abbey Club, Portsmouth
- (5) Sakonnet G.C., Little Compton
- (6) Warwick C.C.
- (7) Rhode Island C.C., Barrington
- (8) Newport National G.C., Middletown ★
- (New) Agawam Hunt Club, Rumford
KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
• America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course
Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.
America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.