I was the best man at a wedding at Warwick CC last summer. We walked a couple holes day of when the course was cleared for weather. Course looked pretty awesome. Wasn’t aware it was a Ross. Definitely had some interesting holes. We sat up on the porch the day before the wedding and watched people hit into the short par 3 that comes right up near the clubhouse. Guy banged one off the stick for a near hole in one with a fairly large audience of all of us from the wedding party. The club and the people couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating. It was Saturday of the PGA championship and we spent a large portion of the day leading up to the ceremony holed up in the men’s lounge watching Tiger start his run.
A lot of my roots of learning to play the game came from the RI/Mass area. My grandpa taught me how to play when I was young. They lived off the 7th hole (I think) at Pawtucket CC.
They sold the house 10+ years ago. But the house had a driveway the led into the back of the house with a large parking lot area. My grandpa would take his and my grandma’s cars and drive them right up to the fence and shine the lights on the green. My cousin and I would hop the fence and chip and putt on the green around dusk when everyone was off the course. Never got caught.
We played all sorts of mediocre and shitty courses in that area. Pine Valley, Rehoboth CC, Swansea and Chemawa (where both my grandparents belonged to men’s and women’s leagues).
As my grandpa got older and alzheimers got worse and worse he couldn’t do the big courses anymore. I can’t for the life of me remember what the course was called but there was a par 3 course that backed up to a driving range/mini golf place in Attleboro. We played there at the end of his playing days. He got a hole in one on one of the holes many moons ago and actually got in the local newspaper for it.