Leicester has abundant water from the French River, and branches of the Connecticut and Blackstone Rivers. This constant flowing water, afforded wealthy mill owners, perfect sites for numerous factories. At one time, there were five woolen mills in the town, and also factories for machines, hand cards, machine cards, chairs, cabinet ware, scythes, leather, boots and shoes. These prosperous mill and factory owners were the founding force behind the Leicester Country Club and its golf course, or golf club, as it was known back then. Visit our golf site.