The Donald Ross Society lists some 48 designs by the legendary architect in Massachusetts, and 11 in Rhode Island. But rare is the opportunity to play a Ross course because most are private. Triggs Memorial opened in 1932 in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Providence, but by 1990, the course had deteriorated due to lack of maintenance. FCG Associates took over management duties and is slowly restoring the course, using the original Ross plans.
People come from all over the country to play here, said Tony Parillo, the assistant manager. The diehard golfers and the purists line up their tee times before they come.
Triggs also has mens and womens leagues. We just had a tournament this morning to pay tribute to a soldier in Iraq, Parillo said. Its a beautiful public course with a nice charm and a solid, loyal following.