The course used to be in great shape. They have had membership issues the couple of years and have been way down on their revenue, not that most courses aren't but this one got hit pretty hard.
The course is a nice Donald Ross layout. There are some nice views of the water on your first few holes, and then that is about it for views. Metacomet used to have terrifiic greens as well. Very fast, very true, but they also started to decline the last couple of years.
I would say if you have the opportunity to play, take the opportunity. It is a nice course, fairly challanging and you will have a good time.
Donald Ross certainly left his mark across several RI courses, so take the opportunity to play as many DR designs as possible if you are making the trip to RI.