280 Harrison Ave,
Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Office+1 (401) 846 3701
Pro shop+1 (401) 846 0461
Fax+1 (401) 842 0930
Golf proBarry Westall (Head Golf Professional)
18 holes. Mainly open, links-style. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Coastal brush, scrub and woodland.
Original nine-hole layout designed by the club's first professional, William F. Davis (1894), and extended by him to 18-holes (1899). Later improvements by Albert W. Tillinghast (1924) and Ron Forse (1999). Although Donald Ross was thought to have been involved at some stage in Newport's design, this was not apparently the case.
6 mi SW of Newport, R.I.
Newport Country Club is home to a legendary golf course. One that plays fast and true, as all great seaside links courses should do. This renowned and prestigious club also enjoys a special place in the pantheon of America's greatest. Newport is one of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association (USGA), an honour it shares with Shinnecock Hills, The Country Club (Brookline), Chicago GC and Saint Andrew's.
This open and linksy layout is laden with threatening bunkers throughout. Whereas the front-nine loop takes you down to the water's edge of Rhode Island Sound, and the breezy thrills of oceanside golf, the "inward" half keeps you closer to the club's imposing chateau-style clubhouse ... a classic Beaux Arts design from celebrated architect Whitney Warren.
Limited access: like most other private courses in the United States, Newport is generally playable only by its members and their invited guests.
Newport Country Club is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.
Walking permitted. Caddies available.
Newport CC is one of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association (USGA), together with Shinnecock Hills, The Country Club (Brookline), Chicago GC and Saint Andrew's.
Newport has staged many top level tournaments, but none more prestigious than the inaugural US Amateur and US Open Championships, both staged for the first time in 1895 at Newport CC. One hundred years later in 1995, Newport again staged the US Amateur Championship, the winner on this occasion was Tiger Woods. In 2006 Annika Sorenstam won the US Women's Open at Newport CC. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Newport CC).
2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 134th best course in the USA and No.1 in Rhode Island.
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
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