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Newport Country Club

Newport, RI Private

Overview

History was made here in 1894 when the nine-hole Newport Country Club, one of five founding members of the USGA, became America’s first championship venue, hosting both the inaugural U.S. Amateur and, in the fall of 1895, the inaugural stroke-play U.S. Open Championship. In 1899, Davis added the club's second nine on the property's lower section, stretching it out to the Atlantic shoreline. A.W. Tillinghast remodeled the course in the 1920s, resulting in the most authentic links experience Tilly ever created, or perhaps, more accurately, co-created. Over the past 20 years, consulting architect Ron Forse has faithfully restored many Tillinghast greens and bunkers lost over time. Newport is the rare nationally-ranked course that’s never had a fairway irrigation system. Weather dictates how firm and fast it plays.

About

Holes 18
Length 6981
Slope 132
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1893
Designer William T. Davis/(R) A.W. Tillinghast

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2015.
2023-'24 ranking: 126th.
Previous ranking: 137th.
Highest ranking: 116th, 2017-'18

100 Greatest: Ranked 1966-1968 "America's 200 Toughest Courses."

Best in State: Ranked inside top 5 since 1977.
2023-'24 ranking: 1st.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.7

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3404
Character
7.9979
Challenge
7.2434
Layout Variety
7.4066
Fun
7.5762
Aesthetics
7.607
Conditioning
7.4621

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