For a small state, there are several worthy Rhode Island golf courses. No better place to star than in Newport, where the water views and wind gusts will immediately indicate you are in the Ocean State. The Newport National Golf Club is consistently one of the state's premier public tracks and although the daily fees for out-of-state non-members can hover near $100 even in the off-season, the course is well worth the price.
Try some November golf for the true bargain - just prepare for the chill. Inland a ways, you can find suitable golf in Foster, RI at the reasonably-priced Foster Country Club, where Fall rates are under $40 for unlimited, cart golf. (Fall ball in New England runs through Thanksgiving more often than not.)
If you don’t have enough time for a full round, look to reserve a Rhode Island tee time at an executive course. These short courses are not the same as a par-3 course; they have some slightly longer holes and are generally in great shape. They also tend to be more open to beginners as they don’t require many long shots. Reserving a tee time at these locations is ideal for business travelers who will be socializing and networking while they enjoy a round of golf.