BREAKING: Newport Country Club Named Top 100 Course in U.S.
Newport Country Club has been named as one of the top 100 golf courses in the United States by Golf.com.
Newport is ranked 84th, ahead of Monterey Peninsula, and behind Hollywood.
About Newport CC, Golf writes:
“One of the five founding clubs of what is today known as the United States Golf Association, this course is far more than just a museum piece. Under the hand for many years of Ron Forse, this course only improved since Tiger Woods’ historic win over Buddy Marucci for the 1995 U.S. Amateur. The shapes and sizes of its bunkers are among the sport’s most diverse and serve as a timely reminder to modern architects that variety is a vital component to great architecture.”
Newport was supposed to host the U.S. Senior Open this past summer, however it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The number one course in the U.S. is Pine Valley, while number two is Cypress Point.
Shinnocock Hills, National Golf Links of America, and Oakmont round out the top five.
Augusta National, the site of next week’s Masters, ranks six on the list.