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1533 Chalkstone Ave
Providence, RI  02909-4917
United States
P: (401) 521-8460
Triggs Memorial Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,522 yards | 128 slope

72.9 rating

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Triggs Memorial Golf Course

The 18-hole "Triggs Memorial" course at the Triggs Memorial Golf Course facility in Providence, Rhode Island features 6,522 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.9 and it has a slope rating of 128. Designed by Donald J. Ross, ASGCA, the Triggs Memorial golf course opened in 1932. Karl Augenstein manages the course as the Managing Partner.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

Reserved a tee time. Scheduled my week around it. When I got there, a tournament that I wasn't informed of beforehand was going on, and I was told that I would have to wait for over an hour before I could even get out on this very crowded course. I canceled. Later I called the manager and all I was told was that I should have just waited. I am very unhappy with their customer service I was offered nothing for the inconvenience and I will not go back there again. Make sure that there isn't a tournament going on if you schedule a tee time, because they certainly aren't going to let you know up front.

Reviewed August 11, 2009

Reviewed September 22, 2008

I had a good day playing with two locals by the name of Berny and Nappi. Let's start with the bad: The Club house was lacking even for a muni. and There was nothing more than a basic restroom, and there was no population control. A round that should have taken 5 plus hours, took almost 7. You could never get into a groove and I saw several people take a quick exit. Now the Good: The cource layout was nice. a good mix of tough and easy holes. Maint. was good and overall I had a good time. I would not fly to Providence just to play, but if I am in town with some time to kill, I can see myself playing again.

Reviewed March 31, 2008

Played the course 3/30, last day of winter rates. Greens were firm, fast, sloping. Part of the issue was the grass hadn't start growning yet but the greens are quite fast year round. I was surprised how wide the fairways are; it's hard to lose a ball here. if you get above the hole your chances of 2 putting are slim and none (and slim just left town). Keep it below the hole at all costs. A great mix pf very long (we played in 45 degree temps) and short par 4's. Ross doesn't give you a handshake with the first 3 holes, real long and fifficult par 4's buthe eases up after that although the last 2 holes are long par 4's. The par 5's can be had; we had 2 birds and 1 eagle (albeit a long snake) in our 3 man group who were shaking off the cobwebs of winter (wintah).
There were kids roaming the course trying to sell balls (so I guess people do lose balls in the tall stuff which was all matted down) yelling out while the golfers were putting, do you wanna buy golf balls? I told them to stay put on one of the tees where they would have a better chance of selling them plus not getting hurt. They were great kids trying to make a few honest $$'s by selling balls. It added to the flavor. We walked with our bags; it is doable depite the lack of parallel fairways simply because of the short walk from the green to the next tee (usually 50 yds).
If you are short to ave length hitter (220 here is equivalent to 250 in the desert because of the humidity and lack of roll), a good 3 or 4 wd is a must on the long par 4's. But beware if you go long or to the sides, 5-20 yds in fron on the long par 4's is just fine.
I think it's a 3.5-4 star course in Gold Digest's places to play book, I'd call it 4 star. Bottom line: good to excellent value, serious (but fun) golfers, and a great course to play if you are ever in P town (Providence). And a great selection of Italian restarants on nearby Federal hill or just about any ethnic food you desire. A true melting pot. It's about 30 mi from home but like A.S. "I'll be baaack."

Reviewed September 12, 2007

Reviewed September 12, 2007

Reviewed July 19, 2007

Triggs is a great find for any golfer. It was designed by Donald Ross who also happened to design Pinehurst #2. There is an abundance of Gorse ( 3 ft tall grass) on the course to penalize off center or short hits. There is also a good amount of fairway bunkers to keep you thinking about where to place your next shot. The greens were well maintained and the green fees were a steal at under $45.00 with a cart. I played on a day when a seniors tournament was being played and I met a man who claimed to have caddied for Ben Hogan in a tournament on this course several years ago.

Reviewed July 16, 2007

Reviewed March 10, 2007

Reviewed September 01, 2006

Triggs Memorial, an easy access Donald Ross gem in the heart of Providence

In the late 80's I found Triggs when I agreed to join a league there on Tuesday nights. To my surprise it was one of the best layouts I had ever played anywhere. I started playing in the RI Publinx Tournament which it hosted every year and eventually joined the Triggs Innerclub, which runs weekend tournaments every week like a private course, with full field shotgun Majors(ABCD's, Member-Members, & Member Guests). For about $300 you can't beat the deal at Triggs. 90% of the players are a 15 handicap or better.

The course starts out with a 3 long par 4 holes 410, 420, & 440. The 2nd & 3rd are two of the toughest holes on the course requiring a long shot in to hard to hit greens. Those who pull the long club out and try to reach these greens will be severely penalized with an errant shot. It is best to play to the front of these greens and try to get up and down than to miss left right or long and try to save your par. Once you get by #3 the course gets much easier with 4 par 3's and 4 par 5's left.
Of the par 3's #4 and #7 play about 180 from the back and can be very tough into the wind. #12 is the longest of the par 3's at about 195 but has the largest green on the course. #14 is the shortest at about 155 but it is well guarded by 4 bunkers and is a fun short par three often seen in a Ross design.
The 4 par fives can all be reached by long hitters and are the easiest holes on the course. The 6th is a dogleg right that invites you to shoot over the trees on the 2nd shot for a risk reward eagle putt. A pull to the left will leave you in a small creek or out of bounds and a push to the right may never be found in another hazard. The play is a slight fade to the middle of the fairway with a middle iron and that shot could release to the bottom of a hill a few yards short of the green. #10, originally a par 4, has been change to a par 5 when the original Club House burnt down was always my favorite hole. It figures thant it is the only non original hole. At 525 it is now the longest hole on the course and the toughest 5 to reach in 2 shots. A two tiered green awaits with a pin on the top tier the toughest of the two pin positions. The 13th at about 450 could be converted to a par four has the most severe green on the course sloping from right to left, and can be hit in two with a long or middle iron for the long hitter and is a hole where a good eagle possibility is not a reach. The last par 5 #15 plays slightly uphill, 490 or so to the smallest green on the course. On the blind 2nd shot try to locate the tree directly behind the left greenside bunker as your target. Avoid losing it right here where the course boundry fence is out of bounds from the tee to the green. The finishing 3 par 4's are holes where you can lose your good score. It is important to hit the drive on #16 at least 230 to get a clear shot to the green. The farther left you hit it the farther you have to hit it to avoid being blocked by the big oak trees on the left side. From the white markers big hitters may want to drive the green or lay up to the right with a 3 wood or 5 wood. #17 is one of the 3 toughest holes on the course and has the narrowest green only 23 yards wide. It is best not to overclub here and instead play to the front of the green. This uphill long par four has ruined many good rounds. As for #18 it is also a strong 400 yard par four with trouble left and a slight turn to the left. It is a great finishing hole that can grab you if you miss long or left. Use the Clubhouse as a target for the drive and check the pin at the turn on the deep 35 yard green if you want a makable birdie putt after two good shots. If you are downwind on #1 you have the best scoring conditions with most of the par fives and long par fours playig downwind. The opposit wind will make for a long day and expect long approach shots to many of the opening holes.
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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Jim S. N/A 54 54 06/10/08
2 John S. 22 91 69 09/18/08
3 dave M. 17 86 69 08/01/08
4 thomas C. 10 79 69 06/20/10
5 sameer S. 13 82 69 02/22/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
12 Rob R. 20 92 72 10/02/16
12 Rob R. 16 90 74 07/31/16
12 Rob R. 15 98 83 05/22/16

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Triggs Memorial Golf Course

Golf Only facility

22 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Karl Augenstein, Managing Partner
Robert Tramonti, Director of Instruction
Jay Hoyle, Superintendent
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