Welcome to Button Hole!
Button Hole is a non-profit (501c3) initiative that is funded entirely by public donations. We are dedicated to providing a short course and teaching center focused on kids and "golf, the greatest game."

Please donate now and help us carry out our mission.
Button Hole on NPR

A short course for kids, the transformation of a scarred sand pit and a "give back" to a game many of us love was surely enough motivation to build a now nationally acclaimed junior golf course and teaching facility in an urban corridor. Little did we know that in just 12 years we would have touched the lives of more than 15,000 kids. Watch the video to see how we have become such an important community resource.

Watch a video about the PGA Jr. League

Button Hole Celebrates 17 Years - 18,000+ Button Hole Kids!

As Button Hole concludes its 17th year, our Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Ed Mauro reflects on the early years of Button Hole--its visionaries, early champions and donors. Read the extraordinary story of leadership, perseverance and dedication to the children of the Providence urban corridor. Buttonhole: The Early Years

Button Hole's 2017 Score Card

During 2017, Button Hole provided programs for local elementary, middle and high schools; after-school programs for eight schools and community agencies; partnered with eight other community agencies to provide on and off site programming; ran events and clinics for additional agencies; and provided opportunities for children who are physically challenged. Bi-monthly Veterans Golf Clinics were well attended. Button Hole Kids volunteered and served at standard bearers at the CVS Health Charity Classic.

Button Hole Is Accessible to All

Button Hole’s nine holes and driving range underwent an extensive renovation project in 2013 that resulted in making Button Hole one of the few completely accessible courses for the disabled.  Funded through a grant from the Wadsworth Charities Foundation of Chicago, IL, grants from the Roy T. Morgan Foundation and Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children and generous gifts from individual donors, Button Hole is a facility that provides programs and access for everyone.


Driving range, Golf course and practice areas are open daily 8:30am - 7:30pm
* Sunday 4/22 the course will be closed from 10AM - 1PM for an event.

Lessons for Kids and Adults are now posted.  Register online for spring or summer classes!

GHIN Handicap Information and Registration:

You may register for a GHIN Handicap through Button Hole and this website. A GHIN handicap is required for participation in RIGA events (a separate RIGA membership is also required and available through www.rigalinks.org).


Please email Don Wright to be included in the 2018 Veterans Golf Program which will start in April 2018.

Please contact Don Wright, Executive Director at dwright@buttonhole.org or (401) 421-1664 x101.








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