This course is on the north end of Aquidneck Island in Portsmouth, R.I., on the way to Newport, and it is playable most of the year because it dries out quickly.
This course doesnt beat you up, said Steve Diemoz, who was recently named golf pro of the year in the state. Weve also cut down a lot of trees recently, so you get views of Mount Hope Bay from many of the holes.
Montaup, which was founded in 1923, is no pushover, either it has hosted the Rhode Island Open a couple of times and is the site of this years Rhode Island stroke-play championship. Because of its open fairways and proximity to the water, the wind is a constant factor in shotmaking.