In a state filled with excellent private clubs—including Newport CC, Shelter Harbor, Wannamoisett and Misquamicut—Newport National is the best public option in Rhode Island. The Arthur Hills design is fairly flat and given the course is about a mile from the ocean, wind can play a significant factor. Holes are lined with thick, gnarly fescue which create links-style visuals at Newport National.
Best in State: Top 5 in state 2005. Top 10 in state since 2007.
Previous ranking: Ninth.
2023-'24 ranking: Seventh.