Pineridge Sports Park                                                          Return to Rhode Island page


560 South County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

(401) 641-5758

 

Price: $7.00 Adults                                         Other Activities: Driving Range and Batting Cages

Par: ?

 

Difficulty: 2

Creativity: 8

Atmosphere: 8

               

We visited this course on a rather rainy day but it was open and we had exclusive run of the course.  While the course is located in somewhat of a barren landscape (very open driving range, long parking lot and some construction materials on top of a hill) the course itself is in pleasant condition.  The holes are generally short and relatively easy but they had a good variety in terms of the types of shots needed.  The carpets were in good condition and the bricks were excellent for making precise bank shots.  The course rolled over a small hill and the course design made good use of the hill, having the holes run up and down the slopes (and not just making you walk up and down stairs to get over a hill).  While there was no water incorporated into the holes there was water at the course and it looked pretty clean.

 

There were a couple of drawbacks to the course though.  The course uses rubber head putter and the cups in several cases seemed a little shallow.  In addition there was not a clearly defined “starting area” for each of the hole but that is easily overcome by an agreement between the players.  Finally, the 18th hole could use some signage.  There are three different “holes” and we assumed that they should have different values for your scores but didn’t see anything posted at the hole.  We made up our own but some guidance would be nice for those of us who are serious about our minigolf!

 

This is not a “rush out and play” course but given the lack of miniature golf in the area (especially after the loss of Fiddlesticks and Golf Central recently closing) it’s definitely a good one to play if you are looking to get your putting fix.

 

Reviewed by Pat, Will and Mini Putt

Reviewed in 2013

 

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Visitor Review #1 (2008)

 

Price: $7.00 Adults                                         Other Activities: Driving Range and Batting Cages

Par: ?

 

Difficulty: 3

Creativity: 5

Atmosphere: 5

               

This course just opened in May of 2010, and needs some finishing touches like landscaping, to improve the atmosphere.  It is a fairly easy course, and we each scored a 2 or 3 on most holes with 2 aces.  Most of the obstacles were strategically placed bumps in the green. No bunkers, no ruff, no water traps.  Nothing to excite, but since it is new, we'll give it another go next summer, to see if we feel the same.

 

Reviewed by Bob and Barbara Davidson

Reviewed in 2010