PRIVATE: 401-846-0461 | Theodore Havemeyer, a wealthy sportsman whose family owned the American Sugar Company, played the game of golf on a trip to the South of France in 1889 and returned to his summer home in Newport, RI excited about its future. He convinced a few pals from the summer colony's social elite, men such as Hermann Oelrichs, John Jacob Astor IV, Perry Belmont and three Vanderbilts - Cornelius, Frederick, and William - to purchase the 140-acre Rocky Farm property for $80,000 and establish the golf club in 1893. At the time of the club's founding, Newport was at the peak of its prestige as the favorite summer colony of America's wealthy elite. The city had thus established one of America's earliest golf clubs since the sport was played almost exclusively by the rich when it was first introduced to the United States.
- Newport is an 18 Hole Golf Course, which plays just over 6,950 yards from the championship tees (blacks, par 70). In general the short holes play into the prevailing south west wind and the long holes play down wind.
- There are also the mens tees, (red, par 72) - the senior tees (white, par 72) and the women's tees (blue, par 72).
Newport National, Middletown, RI
SEMI-PRIVATE, 401-848-9690 | firstname.lastname@example.org Designed by legendary golf architect Arthur Hills and his associate Drew Rogers, the Orchard Course at Newport National Golf Club spans almost 200 acres of former shrub and tree nurseries that offer sweeping views of The Sakonnet Passage, Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay. The course features greens, tees and fairways consisting of 100% seaside bent grass, and grand, swaying fescue often exceeding 4’ in length. Reminiscent of some of Irelands finest golf links, play Newport National and experience a unique New England golfing experience.
Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Club, Middletown, RI
PRIVATE, 401-847-9710 | email@example.com Check out this classic links style track on the east side of Rhode Island, overlooking Narragansett Bay. Wanumetonomy was designed by Seth Raynor and features 18 holes that play to par-70. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,350 yards, no its' not particularly long. Established in 1922, the course is one of the most picturesque on Aquidneck Island.
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