Country View Golf Club
Country View Golf Club is situated just 20 minutes north of Providence and just south of the Massachusetts state line. Its convenient location in the Blackstone Valley area is easily accessible from several major highways. The course sprawls across rolling terrain with beautiful trees lining the fairways. It's a player-friendly golf course where you won't find many bunkers or water hazards. Accuracy is needed though to navigate past the many trees and the undulating terrain provides a few tricky uneven lies. Country View G.C. finishes with a tough uphill par 4. This intimidating hole has out-of-bounds to the left and trees on the right and the trouble doesn't end there. The second shot climbs uphill further to a narrow, sloping green. You can try to go long but that can make getting up and down nearly impossible, it would be safer to go short and left.
|Red (W)||70||5060 yards||67.4||108|
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|White M: 66.5/113||318||126||341||347||315||461||137||344||348||2737||379||281||485||178||332||392||386||184||367||2984||5721|
|Red W: 67.4/108||309||119||304||292||255||391||119||268||338||2395||348||275||454||164||301||331||325||160||307||2665||5060|
Front 9 VS Back 9
Like playing two different courses...the back 9 was aerated, and no notice was posted recently over the past two weeks...I do look almost daily to see if this course IS available...thus, I probably have a better sense...else, the traffic on the course was light and moved along nicely...definetly a good value...play it and challenge yourself...
A 3 club wind!
The back 9 is much more challenging than the front 9 - that challenge was compounded by a gusting wind that moved the ball significantly in the air and on the greens. Back 9 greens were recently plug aerated and sanded which added to the challenge.
Quiet on a Sunday
Even though it was quiet on Sunday, the course played well...earlier in the week the greens were very soft with multiple divots needed to be repaired...Sunday saw them turn dry and hard...played with others that hit shots that brought rain down, and were hard pressed to see a divot anywhere...but, the course is just fine...the front 9 plays much easier than the 12th (over massive water hazard) and turtle back, elevated green with horrendous roll(regardless of where the cup is placed)...had a player having the round of his life with a sub 80 in range...and barely broke 90 with the multiple putts and rolls on the 18th...saw the ball make a U turn on a miss...wild...else, just have great time and enjoy...well worth the trip and will look forward to playing here for this year and next...
Perfect weather day
...nice course, still, one must add in some drying time for the greens, else you will end up using a 7 iron to putt...the 12th hole really should be something the mgmt looks at...having to effectively drive well, then do a small/moderate lay up to get to the front, just so you can clear the water, on a down hill slope, to the elevated green is...well, try it a few times...just use garbage balls...LOL...the 18th green is an elevated turtle back and a beast if you forget to come in on the left side...say putts do an actual U TURN from above...still scoring is fairly easy...have fun, but do look out for the above...will play again for sure
Nice Course in Very Good Condition
Took advantage of a early Sunday AM tee time with GolfNow and got in some nice hits.
Course was in very good condition. Tee Boxes good, fairways good. One thing I thought was that the fairway grass was a little long. A few times I had a to think about hitting a true wood or an iron to get the ball up and some distance. Greens were in excellent condition.
Front and Back 9 play totally different. Front 9 has wide open fairways, slight elevation changes, and plays fairly straight. Back 9 requires some thinking on ball placement for next shot, a lot more elevation change, and more fairway hazards. Fairways are a little tighter too and a few more doglegs or bends.
Some long Par 4's (380+ from the tips) require a good drive and second shot to get on in 2. I think there are only two Par 5's for 18.
I will definitely play here again. Pretty course with something for every skill level. Recommend.
Country view in the Fall
Great N.E. Fall colors on a challenging public with slick greens and some unusual holes on the back 9
Front nine is straight forward. Back nine is much more challenging and the greens are sloped requiring a deft touch. Great condition!
Good course for the value golfer.
For the price we paid, it was more than worth it to get 18 holes in on an early Sunday morning. The staff was very friendly and we were informed that there were brand new golf carts purchased recently. The front 9 was in great condition while the back 9 was in need of some TLC. Overall, a good value. Would play again.
1st frost delay of the fall - once defrosted we got to play and had a good time
Started Early and finished early
partner and I were given GO AHEAD to start early and we finished early...pace of play had us done in 3 hours ...front nine just right...back nine with the GULLY requires a lay up you must set up for...following hole is over a well protected bunker...then 18th has the fastest green (sitting UP in the wind and dries out fastest due to sunlight methinks)...great day and shot the best round of the season...until 18th hole...bit me!...will play again as time goes on...front nine normal, back nine, most challenging with narrow fairways and quirky layouts...just wish the flag positions were consistent...had WHITE flags in weird placements...great course to play...
In good condition
Had a good time, the greenskeeper was very polite and stopped mowing while we were hitting- that should be the rule but it is not always the case at public courses. Ownership has made positive changes to the course and it shows.
This course was in very good shape for this time of year.
The course was in very good condition - minus a couple tees that were recently aerated and not cut. However, that have made a lot of improvements with the course this year. Greens, fairways, and even the rough were in very good condition. Pace of play was a little slow due to the holiday. The food service needs improvement. Especially, for golfers looking for a quick bite to eat at the turn. They were totally unprepared in that sense (very slow). Luckily, the golf portion of the experience was very good overall.
My son and I played this course several times.Even though this is a municipal layout , kudos to the staff because it is kept in very good shape for a public course .All 18 greens were all in perfect shape, for very true reading of putts. For an amateur golfer this is a fun track however for an advance for an amateur golfer this is a fun track however for an advanced golfer, it is a driver pitching wedge most holes.Great place to take the family that is not avid golfers
Played Aug 16
Booked through golfnow and had a good morning. 730 tee time with one foursome in front our twosome and they let us through on #3 so we were finished by 11am. Course looks a little better each time we go. Lots of work being done and greens were in good shape.
I started playing County View back in the 1970's when you could play all day for $6.50. Needless to say, even then that was a bargain. Years past and hundreds of rounds of golf later this course still remains fun but also challenging as some of us get just a little older and shorter off the tee. The new management is turning this course into a well maintained golf destination that offers everyone the opportunity for some great golf stories!
We are on a road trip playing golf in 8 states in our quest to play all 50 states. So, we were looking for a course that was close to our route. We found this as a Hot Deal on Golfnow and it exceeded our expectations.
The fairways were pretty dry and not all full. But the greens were in good shape. The tees could use some water also.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food at the course was also really good. Their club burger was my favorite.
Overall a good experience to close out our road trip.
The course was in very good condition. The grounds crew continues do an excellent job with the greens. The staff were friendly as usual. We went out before 7am and therefore our threesome completed play in 3hrs (would have been less if not for a slower twosome in front of us). There were a large # of golfers on the first tee when we were leaving (just before 10am) which is normal for this course (and my experience is to expect a 5hr round at this time). The course has been trying to remove some of the hazards to make it an easier course for new / high handicap golfers which will certainly lead to a more pleasant experience for those golfers.