Club History

Steeped in tradition and known over the years as a family club, Warwick Country club has offered members a place of comfort and community throughout the years.
Club Established December 15, 1924

A group of 50 prominent Rhode Islanders purchased the estate and mansion of Colonel George L. Shepley, believing Warwick Neck to be the ideal location for a yacht club.

First Annual Regatta July 4, 1925

The club elected yachting officers and the first annual regatta was held marking the beginning of the Warwick Country & Yacht Club.

Single Golfer in the 1960s
Golf Course Opened 1925

Legendary golf course architect Donald Ross was employed to design a course. Nine holes were constructed.

First Hurricane & Rebuild 1938 - 1940

As the club was showing gradual recovery from the Great Depression, disaster struck in the form of a hurricane, destroying the yacht area. By 1940, prosperity had returned and yachts were once again common in front of the club.

Second Hurricane & End of Yachting 1944

A hurricane struck and destroyed the club's dock, slips and boathouse. This marked the end of the yachting phase of the club's history.

Three golfers at the 9th hole in 1960s
Second Nine Holes & Third Hurricane 1954

Noted golf course architect Geoffrey Cornish was brought in for the construction of a second nine holes. In 1954, the day after the dedication of the new nine holes, Hurricane Carol struck with all its fury, but, once again, the members of Warwick Country Club cleaned up and rebuilt.

Warwick Country Clubhouse in 1960s
Rebuild & Prosper 1960 - 1990

The following decades saw additions to the clubhouse, the construction of a swimming pool, and paddle tennis added to the Club's list of recreational activities.

Return To Ross 1997

Under the direction of golf course architect Ron Prichard, the Club undertook a project to restore its golf course to its original Donald Ross design.

View of Clubhouse
Centennial 2024

Celebrating 100 years of resilience and community. Our membership is a diverse group of individuals and families who enjoy a safe and welcoming environment in the pursuit of sports and leisure. A family-centric approach at WCC ensures that families can enjoy quality time together and engage in a wide range of activities.

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