segregansett

For the Pro at Segregansett Country Club it is all about getting back to the basics. “You won’t find a dozen uniformed guys at a designated bag drop area at our club. There is a simple locker room available but no locker room attendant is on duty. We prefer to put our focus on providing the best golf experience possible at a reasonable price.”

Rob Baxter is the head Pro at Segregansett and brings a wealth of experience to the private club that is located in Taunton, Mass. Rob had worked as a professional at some of the most prodigious clubs in the area including Wannamoisett and Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. Segregansett Country Club began as a three hole course in 1893 and soon grew into a nine hole course at its current location at 85 Gulliver Street. In the 1970’s famed architect Geoffrey Cornish made some changes and extended the course to the 18 holes that exists today. Like all of Cornish’s creations it is challenging but also very fair.

Most people would think that in order to play at a private course you have to make a very expensive financial commitment up front before you can tee it up. But that is not the case at Segregansett. A special introduction to the club is made possible through the “member for a day” program. Pick a weekday (Monday-Thursday) and you can enjoy the finely manicured fairways and greens for only $40.00. Many public courses charge more than that for a round of golf and cart. On Weekends (Friday-Sunday and holidays) the course is yours for only $50.00.

I have played the course several times and I can attest to the fact that the fairways are plush and the greens are fast. There is a grass practice range with a tee that is over fi fty yards wide. A practice green and bunker is provided to help you fine tune the all important short game. A very welcoming lounge and restaurant and banquet hall overlook the fi rst fairway at Segregansett Country Club. If you decide to become a member at the club there is more good news.

Single memberships start at $2,950 and family memberships are also reasonably priced at $3,200.00. Pro Rob Baxter goes the extra mile to welcome new members and make sure they socialize with other golfers. Rob has set up a “Skins” game where golfers of all skill levels can be partnered with other members and develop friendships that will surely last long time. Give Rob a call at the Pro Shop at 508- 824-9144 to get a tee time and experience the “Member for a Day” program. For additional information about membership call Gary Palmer at 508-943-5873, email Gary at gary153@verizon.net or click here.