Starting as a private club in 1959, Rawiga Golf & Swim Club now operates as a premier public golf course and banquet facility. The club features a championship golf course that is maintained in superb shape, conditions rarely found at public golf courses. The club also hosts numerous special events, such as weddings, banquets, charity events, leagues and outings. The focal point of Rawiga is a challenging 18-hole championship golf course. The layout, designed by noted architect E.L. Packard, offers four sets of tees and tests players of all abilities. The course plays to par 72 and stretches to 6,711 yards from the championship tees (72.2 rating, 128 slope). Member tees measure 6,359 yards (70.7 rating, 124 slope) with forward tees ranging from 4,941 to 5,610 yards. A capital improvements project completed in 2008 was highlighted by the renovation of 148,000 square feet of cart paths. The improvements package also included the reconstruction of 11 sand traps and the addition of three new tees. The club also switched to walk-mowing its bent grass greens in 2006 resulting in what are widely considered the finest putting surfaces in the area. Rawiga’s reputation as a true golf club is well deserved. Players of all abilities are able to find a competitive game or enjoy a peaceful round of golf and walking is permitted at all times. Rawiga is also pleased to offer a multitude of facilities including practice area, golf shop, clubhouse, banquet hall, and swimming pool.