newport ri visitors guide
newport ri recreation including beaches, surfing, biking and hiking
Newport and Aquidneck Island are home to some of the most beautiful and exclusive private courses in the country like The Newport Country Club, Carnegie Abbey Golf Club and Wanumetonomy Country Club. Don't be discouraged, though, because there are even more choices for public courses and some private courses allow public play. Here we've listed those that are within 30 minutes of downtown Newport.
Newport National Golf Club
324 Mitchell's Lane
Middletown RI (401)848-9690

The Orchard Course at Newport National is a 7,200 yard, par 72-championship golf course as well as an open space tribute to environmental sensitivity. Built to challenge golfers of every skill level, the links style Orchard Course has beautiful vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sakonnet Passage. Designed by golf course architects Arthur Hills and Drew Rogers.

Exeter Country Club
320 Victory Highway
Exeter RI (401)295-8212

30 minutes from downtown Newport. Course consists of 18 holes, par 72, 6,919 yds. from blue; 6,390 yds. from white; 5,733 yds. from red. Dining lounge and bar. Driving range available.

Green Valley Country Club
371 Union St
Portsmouth RI (401)849-2162

15 minutes from downtown Newport. Course consists of 18 holes, par 71, 6,830 yds. from blue; 6,641 yds. from white; 5,459 yds. from red. Carts available. Dining lounge and bar. Driving range available.

Jamestown Country Club
East Shore Rd
Jamestown RI (401)423-9930

10 minutes from downtown Newport. Course consists of 9 holes, par 36, 2,989 yds. from white tees, 2,808 yds. from red tees. Carts available. Snackbar and lounge. Soft spikes.

Montaup Golf Club
400 Anthony Rd
Portsmouth RI (401)683-9882

20 minutes from downtown Newport. Course consists of 18 holes, par 71, 6,400 yds. from men's tees, 5,473 yds. from women's tees. Carts available. Dining room and bar. Open 11AM - 3:30PM to the public. Call for tee times.

Pocasset Country Club
807 Bristol Ferry Rd
Portsmouth RI (401)683-2266

20 minutes from downtown Newport. Course consists of 9 holes, par 34, 2,795 yds. from white tees, 2,615 yds. from red tees. Carts available. Full restaurant and bar open daily.

Rolling Greens
1625 Ten Rod Rd
North Kingstown RI (401)294-9859

25 minutes from downtown Newport. Course consists of 9 holes, par 35, 3,072 yds. Carts available. Snackbar and lounge. Spikes optional.

Rose Hill Golf Club
222 Rose Hill Road
South Kingstown RI (401)788-1088

This professionally-designed and constructed 9-hole course provides a unique setting for all levels of golfers. Amenities include pro shop, club house, bar and grill.