Beaver River Golf Club
343 Kingstown Rd
Richmond, RI 02892
Beaver River Golf Club, opened in 2001, is one of Rhode Island’s most scenic and challenging public daily fee golf courses. Located in the heart of South County, 3 miles from Interstate 95, our Par 70, 6006 yard course offers a unique challenge to the scratch golfer and beginner alike. With its new ownership, fresh ideas and improvements, Beaver River will certainly be “the place” to play in 2006.
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SOA Summary for Beaver River Golf Club
Thank you to Brian Forster, Director of Golf and his staff for being part of the Fight Against Breast Cancer Golf tour and welcoming me to Beaver River Golf Club. Beaver River Golf Club is located in Richmond, Rhode Island just off interstate 95 in south eastern Rhode Island.
I was lucky that I found this little course on golflink.com listed as one of the top courses in Rhode Island. I had talked to another course before Beaver River, but they had a tournament at their course on the day I wanted to play. I don’t think I could have picked a better course though. Driving along route 138 you’ll see a few other courses on your way, but Beaver River seems to stick out among the rest.
Bring your short sticks and think about leaving your driver in your bag for most of the course. Course management is key on this course… you’ll be tempted to try and drive the ball within 25-50 yards of the green on some holes, but if you don’t have pin-point accuracy you’re likely to end up in trouble. This course is made up of tree-lined fairways and more doglegs than you can imagine. Seven out of the first nine holes are doglegs!
You may think about walking and a lot of people do, but the hilly terrain can be brutal in the heat. Take a cart and enjoy the beautiful scenery is as you ride up, down and around the hills and woods that shape this course. As their website says, they have been under new ownership in the past couple years and they seem to be doing something very right. I don’t know what shape the course was in two years ago, but I don’t think it could have been in any better shape than it was today. They were right, in Rhode Island this should definitely be “the place” to play. For more information on Beaver River Golf Club, check out their website at www.beaverrivergolf.com
I didn’t play as well as I did yesterday, but some times a great round of golf has more to do with enjoying your time on the course rather than scoring great. I was able to enjoy my time today as I played with a guy named Leo, from LaGrange, New York who was on vacation with his family in Rhode Island. Leo had played the course a few times and was able to give me some pointers on certain shots. I was actually lucky he was there, because I started out walking the course with my pull cart… three holes out and I was happy to put my bag on his cart and ride along with him.
I had some good shots here and there, but Beaver River is definitely a course that I would want to go back and play now that I know the layout of each hole. Playing short is definitely better than trying to hit is long and I got in trouble quite a few times trying to hit my driver.
Leo, had been thinking the entire time of how he could help me out with my fundraising event. In the end he made a great donation… he donated all of the balls and tees that he had in his bag to my golf tour. Thanks, Leo! It was a great day of golf!