THE FRONT NINE
The front nine, generally regarded as more open to scoring, offers many changes in elevation and a number of holes featuring doglegs that afford accomplished players the chance to cut some corners. Both the par 5, 1st Hole and the par 4, 6th Hole with their wide fairways and large greens afford players of all calibers a chance at par. Outside of the narrow 3rd fairway, the layout is conducive to scoring even if you miss the fairway. The par 4, 9th Hole returns you to the golf club house where you’ll have a chance to freshen up before tackling the rest of the golf courses back nine.
THE BACK NINE
The back nine can be defined in one word; WATER. Playing the back nine requires thought and accuracy as you negotiate four trips across the Sugar River and five ponds throughout. Unlike the numerous scoring opportunities on the front nine, the two par 5s and two par 3s on the back are unlikely to yield a gain in strokes. Furthermore, tee shots on the 11th and 12th holes will require you to negotiate narrow fairways guarded on both sides by water. Needless to say, if you are not in the fairways on the back nine, your efforts to score pars will be futile at best.
THE DRIVING RANGE
The Newport Golf Club driving range is the BEST in the area. Whether you are warming up before a big match or just working on improving your game, the newly renovated range is designed to help players of all skill levels. With target greens at 50-yard increments to 200 yards and a new short game area to work on your chipping, you can spend hours on the range honing every aspect of your game.