Named after a native Indian chief of the Wampanoag tribe, Metacomet was founded in 1901 by five Rhode Island businessmen who established a golf course in Rumford, close to where the Agawam Hunt Club is now situated.
Moving to Barrington Parkway in 1919, the golf club (as it was called then; the name change to Country Club didn’t happen until the 1950s) had its new course laid out by Leonard Byles but, within seven years, it was replaced by a new Donald Ross design.
Some of the more memorable holes here include the par five 2nd, where the fairway doglegs sharply to the right, and a couple of long, testing par threes at the 228-yard 10th and 242-yard 12th.
Today’s course measures less than 6,500 yards from the back markers, thanks mainly to the confines of a very constricted 105-acre site that offers little room for expansion.Famed Ross restorer Ron Prichard has worked at Metacomet in recent years, refurbishing bunkers and reconstructing greens to the old master’s original specification.
Metacomet Country Club was founded in 1901 by local businessmen and built by Leonard Byles, Donald Ross was later hired in 1924 to redesign the course to its current standing. The name of the club came from the Chief of the Wampanoag Tribe - Metacomet a friend to the Pilgrim settlers in the 17th Century later renamed King Philip by the English after he succeeded his father as chief of the tribe. Metacomet Country Club sits on 105 acres of rolling terrain in East Providence. Metacomet Country Club is 6500 yds from the tips and plays to a par 70. It's may not seem like a long course but if your drives are wild here you are in for a long day. Your shots have to be accurate and precise, Metacomet will challenge the most skilled of players and regularly host top amateur events. The front nine is the easier of the two nines and includes the only two par 5's on the course. The back nine has two par 3's over 220 yds which play their distances and a couple of par 4's over 420 yds. There are also 5 holes at 350-360 yds giving everyone a chance at making a birdie or par. Overall the course was great and our group had a good time, its was nice to see a Donald Ross design in such fantastic shape.