Newport National Unveils Plans for New Clubhouse, Additional 9 Holes

Newport National has unveiled plans for the construction of a brand new clubhouse, as well as, an additional nine holes. 

The plans, which were submitted recently, call for the clubhouse to be designed by Cordtsen Design Architecture. 

The nine hole course, which is being called the Vineyard Course, will be designed by Hills Forrest Smith.  

Clubhouse Plans 

About the new clubhouse, Newport National writes: 

Set at the end of a tree lined drive, the Newport National Golf Clubhouse welcomes guests with a classical colonnade entry way. Nestled into the lush landscape of the award winning 27 hole golf complex, the two-story shingle style building is the crown jewel of this world class facility. The architectural design takes cues from Aquidneck island’s rich cultural vernacular, blended with elegant clubhouses from around the world. The entry level welcomes you into a comfortable lounge connecting exquisitely appointed locker rooms.

Newport National PHOTO: CDA

The nearby pro shop, is located in the center of the action with commanding views of the new Vineyard Course and practice facility. The two grand stairways bring you to a generous grill room and impressive function hall both set with wood trusses topped with soaring wood ceilings. These areas open south to the sunny outdoor dining overlooking the tees and greens of the Vineyard Course. From the clock tower to the endless veranda spaces, this clubhouse was designed to celebrate this special place. Every aspect of this clubhouse is intended to accentuate the golfers’ experience and create a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy the comradery of friends and family.

Vineyard Course 

About the new Vineyard Course, Newport National writes: 

The Vineyard Course at Newport National will be a wonderful complement to the existing Orchard Course. Set on a gently rolling terrain, the new holes will be carefully crafted so they blend seamlessly with their natural surroundings and preserve the historic stone walls and specimen oak trees.

PHOTO: Hills-Forrest-Smith

Much like the Orchard Course, the new nine will have a charming New England feel that is reminiscent of many classic old golf courses found in the Northeast. Along with a beautiful new clubhouse, the Vineyard Course will also provide a new state-of-the-art practice facility, which includes a double-ended driving range with over 70,000 square feet of practice tee and multiple target greens. It also includes a one acre short game area with multiple bunkers and ample fairway surrounds so players can practice virtually any short shot they can imagine.

Newport National in News 

As GolfNewsRI reported back in January, Newport National was named a qualifying site for the 2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. 

The qualifying will take place on September 14. 

Most recently, Newport National was also named one of the best value courses in the country by Golf.com. 

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