Newport Country Club

280 Harrison Ave,

Newport, Rhode Island 02840

  • Office

    +1 (401) 846 3701
  • Pro shop

    +1 (401) 846 0461
  • Fax

    +1 (401) 842 0930
  • Golf pro

    Barry Westall (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Mainly open, links-style. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Coastal brush, scrub and woodland.

  • Designer:

    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.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6943
6584
5581
Par
70
72
72
SSS or slope
72.4

Location

Latitude:

41.462299

Longitude:

-71.347361

How to get there:

6 mi SW of Newport, R.I.

Newport Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1893

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.

List of courses: Boston / Cape Cod / R.I.

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Newport Country Club is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Walking permitted. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

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).

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 134th best course in the USA and No.1 in Rhode Island.

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