Named after the Pottowomuit Indian Tribe, the Potowomut Golf Club has steadily progressed from humble and historic beginnings to a family-oriented golf and social club of unrivaled reputation. Once an Indian campsite and later the Paul Greene Dairy Farm, the land was leased from R.H.I. Goddard in 1927 and in 1945 a purchase agreement with Mr. Goddard was finalized. The 6380 yard tree-lined layout has progressed from fertile farmland to verdant fairways; the members from enthusiastic golf novices to amateur and professional champions; the clubhouse from a cow barn to a modern dining and function facility with a busy social calendar; and a golf course with sand greens to a Walter Johnson (former 17 year Donald Ross associate) design now conforming to USGA standards of excellence. Through the years, a vibrant junior program has provided Potowomut with champions in state competition and has helped to develop the interest and leadership qualities necessary to hold office both at Potowomut and at the RIGA. Potowomut's professionals i.e., Golf Professional, Clubhouse Manager, Green Superintendent and Controller are well credentialed, experienced and stand ready to see to the needs of the membership. Potowomut's roots are deep, strong and well-maintained for future success.
"I never get tired of playing this course. Never!"
John Harnett Attorney, Lovett Schefrin Harnett Member since 1999
"I know of no better place to have an enjoyable walk with friends."
Mark Marcantonio Club President Member since 1987
"You can always get a match at Potowomut. Just log on to the tee sheet and put your name in a vacant spot. On weekdays, you can get a match if you just show up at noon."
Dave "Goose" Goslin Retired Warwick Firefighter Member since 1987
Description: Clover Leaf
On this challenging starting hole, a tee shot avoiding the fairway bunker sets up a mid-iron or hybrid approach. Wide open in front, the green is bunkered left and right.
Description: Little Bend
On this dogleg left a well placed shot that finds the right side of the fairway will provide an open shot over the water hazard to the largest green on the course.
The shortest par three on the course features a small green that is surrounded by bunkers. Stay below the pin on this severely sloped green whenever possible. Par is a great score!
Description: The Plains
This hole offers a good chance for birdie if you negotiate the trees on both sides of the tee area. Avoid the bunker guarding the right side of the green on your approach.
Description: Big Sandy
Accuracy off the tee makes this long par-four hole challenging. The tricky green is wide open in front but bunkered left and right. Sometimes it's best to play into the fairway short of the green.
Description: Pine Alley
You will earn your par on this hole as out of bounds looms down the left side, while the right side of the narrow green is guarded by a large bunker.
Description: Key Hole
This slight dogleg left favors the right center of the fairway. Driver may be too much club on his short par four as the ground slopes towards a fairway bunker on the right. Proper club selection on your second shot leads to a good chance for birdie.
Description: The Hump
This long par four requires a long, straight drive which still leaves a pretty decent approach into a large, sloped green. Back and left-center pin positions can lead players to bogey rather quickly.
A short, uphill, par five gives players the opportunity to reach the green in two after a long, straight drive towards the right side of the fairway. Things aren't so easy once you get there though. The green has a narrow opening in front and is a very deep. A cavernous bunker guards the right side.
Description: Big Bend
Starting the back nine with a downhill par five, players must be sure to aim their drive to the right side of the fairway. The approach to the layup position is heavily bunkered and the green guarded by bunkers, as well.
Description: The Meadows
Out of bounds protects the left side. The right side off the fairway is guarded by a large tree as well as a bunker. Approaches to this two-tiered green are challenging from all angles.
Description: Hidden Waters
The longest par three on the course requires a tee shot to the left of center to avoid a hidden water hazard, which is on the right. Out of bounds guards the back of the green, as well as the entire left side.
A tricky short par four requires fairway wood or a long iron tee shot to the base of the hill. A blind second shot follows to a very small green.
This slight dogleg left par four offers the best view of the course. The center of the fairway is the best location for your approach.
Description: Long Trail
A drive to the right center of this fairway gives you your best chance to put the ball close to the green on your second shot. Be mindful on your approach as the green is guarded by a bunker on the right and slopes severely down on the back left.
Description: Little Mesa
This deceptive par three requires careful club selection. A deep bunker on the front right captures a lot of miss hit tee shots. A depression on the left captures wayward shots in that direction. A two-tiered green adds further challenges.
A strong tee shot down the middle benefits players as a large water hazard and a bunker looms on the right, while large trees guard the left side. Another deep bunker guards the right side of the green.
A tee shot to the left side of the fairway is the best location for your approach over water. Be careful as driver may be too much here. Take enough club when hitting into this elevated green as a short shot may roll back down the hill towards you.