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Videtta Golf Making the Game Golf Affordable and Approachable
By John Torsiello | Published  06/7/2010 | Rhode Island | Unrated
Videtta Golf Making the Game Golf Affordable and Approachable
Quality, consistency, playability and affordability. Those are the driving forces behind Videtta Golf Management.
The Rhode Island-based company owns and operates two facilities in the Ocean Sate and one in Massachusetts. Laurel Lane and Country View country clubs in Rhode Island and Pine Ridge Country Club in Massachusetts are under the umbrella of the firm, founded by Joseph Videtta.
“We strive to have every visitor to our facilities enjoy themselves, whether it is because of the quality of the golf courses, the overall conditions, the friendliness of the staff, the superb food or the affordability of our prices,” said Joe Videtta, who owns Laurel Lane and Pine Ridge and co-owns Country View with his brother, Mike. “We want to appeal to the masses of golfers. It’s such a great game and we want to keep it affordable for as many people as possible.”
Videtta is constantly working to upgrade its clubs, the owner says.
“We try and make improvements each year, such as removing trees, opening up the courses and making them more playable for the average golfer.”
The firm recently completed extensive upgrades to the clubhouse at Pine Ridge, expanding a functions room to allow for greater use of the facility for outings, parties and other social events.

Laurel Lane CC is a finely maintained, par-71, 6,128-yard course located just off Route 138 in West Kingston, R.I. The track has relatively few bunkers and is a splendid place for all skill levels to play.
Better have your game warmed up because Laurel Lane throws some difficulty at you right away. The first hole is a 412-yard par-four, the second, a 482-yard par-five that tempts payers to go for the green in two after a big drive, and the third a challenging, 189-yard par-three.
The backside has several short par-fours where birdie awaits and a great, 548-yard  par-five to end your round.
Laurel Lane has two lounges and bar areas with a dining area and a top notch pro shop.

Country View, off Route 7 in Harrisville, R.I., is lined with majestic willow trees and routed over a rolling terrain. Again, there are few bunkers but they are strategically placed, and the greens are on the small side and rather difficult to hit, which places a premium on chipping ability.
The par-fours on the front side are very good risk-reward holes, while the only par-five on the outward nine being the 475-yard sixth, which is very reachable in two for long hitters. The back side toughens up the course, with two stringent par-fours, and two strong   par-threes, including the 199-yard 17th.
There’s a lounge and bar area, a restaurant for lunch and dinner and a first class pro shop.

Pine Ridge, located just south of Worcester in North Oxford, Ma., is a  picturesque, par-71, 6,002-yard layout that provides plenty of challenge despite is overall short total distance.
Pine Ridge is a shot-maker’s delight, with several drivable par-fours, reachable-in-two par-fives, and tough par-threes that demand sound club selection and pinpoint accuracy.
The eclectic mixture of relatively easy and demanding holes can be found right out of the box. The first hole is a 308-yard
par-four that cries out for the player to hit driver; number two is a short, 150-yard par-three; the third is a beefy, 202-yard
par-three; and the fifth is a demanding,
403-yard par-four.
Facilities include the above-mentioned restaurant and banquet area, which are perfect for small or large groups.
For more information about Videtta Golf Management or any of its courses, visit or call 401-568-7157.