Member Events –

Newport National members enjoy a wide variety of fun and exciting golf events throughout the season. Below are some of our reoccurring member events. For specific dates and times or to sign up for a specific event please refer to our upcoming events calendar.


Member Events

Member’s Thursday Night National League

Thursday’s Weekly, 4:00pm
The Thursday night golf league for members is a weekly competition with an emphasis on relaxation. Members convene for a 4:00PM start to enjoy a casual 9-hole competition that is followed by post-round hors d’oeuvres. Points are awarded weekly. Participants with the highest point totals at seasons end are awarded the National League Champions. Members are welcome to sign up individually or invite guests as well. There is no commitment or minimum sign ups required. Sign up whenever you are available!

The Commissioner’s Cup

Sunday’s, May- November
The Commissioner’s Cup is perhaps the most popular member associated event series at the Club. It is a weekly competition where members and their guests gather on Sunday mornings not only to take part in daily events, but also participate in an overall event where players can earn points on a weekly basis that are totaled to determine overall yearly winners. Regular participants are rewarded with more opportunities to earn points for the overall championship. However, those with hectic schedules should not be discouraged to play, as weekly prizes are available as well! NNGC sends out weekly reminder emails and members can sign up quickly and easily with just the click of a button to send a return email. The competitions officially run from the first Sunday in May until the first Sunday in November. Weather permitting, daily Sunday competitions are typically available outside of those dates as well. Leave your Sunday mornings open on the calendar as this event is a winner for all participants!

Masters Saturday Member-Member

Saturday April 8th, 9:00am
It’s every golfer’s favorite time of year, Masters week at Augusta National.  Masters week serves as the unofficial “kick off” date for golf excitement in New England, and that is certainly the theme at Newport National Golf Club. We invite members to sign up for our Masters Saturday member-member, which is set up to conclude right as the leading groups begin to tee off for “Moving Day” at Augusta. In the spirit of the Masters, the golf event at Newport National will be a casual stroke play event where members will be paired by random drawing and play their own ball throughout the round. The twist, however, is that a Callaway scoring system will be used rather than GHIN handicaps. With it being early in the season, some players may not have had the opportunity to establish a GHIN handicap, but that will not be a problem!  The Callaway Scoring system will be used to determine each player’s handicap for the day, and the partners net scores will be added together for the team score. This format truly opens the door for anyone to win! The event is a great opportunity for interaction between members new and old, and also to get in the competitive spirit for a great upcoming member tournament schedule. There will be a small reception at Newport National’s Orchard Grill after the round where players are invited to enjoy food and drink and the start of another exciting Saturday at Augusta.

Member ABCD Outing

Saturday May 20th, 12:00pmevent2
The Member ABCD Outing, or also known as “Opening Day,” is a favorite of both staff and members. Not only does this event represent the arrival of a new season, but also gives NNGC staff the opportunity to put our first class golf course and service on display for our new members and our returning members. The tournament features a “shamble” format, where the best drive of the 4 team members is selected. Each player plays their own ball into the hole from that spot. Players receive 90% of their handicap strokes, and teams are comprised of an A, B, C and D players all based off handicap ranking. This event is extremely popular because it gives all members a chance to interact with people that they may not typically have the opportunity to meet. A great day on the course is followed by dinner and drink on the deck is an excellent way to welcome in the new season!

Superintendent/ Head Pro Revenge

Saturday June 10th, 12:00pm
Head Professional, Andy Farrea, and Superintendent, Scott Roche, challenge you to take on the toughest course set up they can muster. This is a team event in which members may invite guests or sign up with a fellow member to take on one of New England’s toughest golf courses in a best ball format. Post round participants will gather for dinner and drinks to share stories of the challenging hole placements and challenging course set up. In what is always a fun and amusing time for players, come take on the best that our professional staff has to offer!

Summer National

Saturday July 15th, 12:00pm
The Summer National is the feature member-guest event at the Club. It is played during peak season, when the golf course is in elite condition and the golf facility is in full swing. This event gives membership the opportunity to invite 1-3 guests and show off NNGC’s elite service and golf club. The format for the day is best ball gross and net of each team, with each player being awarded 90% of the handicap for the net division. Teams are separated into flights, and the low score from each flight advances to a one hole alternate shot playoff on the picturesque 18th hole. Tournament participants armed with cocktails gather along the fairway to watch the entertaining playoff and see who will be the year’s Summer National Champion! The competition is as entertaining as it is intense, and great times are had by all. Let us not forget our famous “Beat the Pro” competitions. This is where participants who “Beat the Pro” on our signature 13th hole will have a chance to chip off from our NNGC deck to the putting green to determine the prize winner. The popular wedge off from the deck in front of a boisterous crowd is where NNGC legends are made!

Newport National Club Championship

Qualifying – July 26th-30th
Matches – July 31st-August 5th
Semi Finals – August 13th, Finals – August 13th
Ladies – August 12th-13th
After a summer full of memorable NNGC golf fine tuning their games, members tackle the NNGC Club Championship in both Gross and Net flights. The “gross” or “Championship” flight is where the official Newport National Club Champion is crowned. The event is played from the Black tee markers, totaling over 7,200 yards. The elite best of the best in the NNGC membership try to qualify for the 8 coveted spots in match play with a one round stroke play qualifying round. Those who make match play look for 3 consecutive wins to be crowned the Newport National Club Champion. For those looking for a more casual Club Championship experience, NNGC offers a “Net” division where players are awarded 100% of their handicap strokes, and also try to qualify for the 8 spots in match play with hopes of winning the Net Club Championship.

For our lovely ladies at Newport National, a two day stoke play event (both gross and net) determines who our ladies Club Champions will be. An extremely casual and relaxing competition has always been a great experience for all of our NNGC lady members of all golfing abilities.

Harvest Open

Saturday, September 23rd,  12:00pm
The Harvest Open, dubbed “glory’s last shot,” is NNGC’s final member-guest experience for the membership before our seasonal members head south for the winter. Always played on the last Saturday in September before course aeration, this event gives members the opportunity to experience a first class event and golf course one last time before we start to anticipate the end of the golfing season. The format is typically split between the 9’s, with the outward 9 being a handicapped best ball format, and the inward 9 being a handicapped “selected drive alternate shot format.” One of our more entertaining formats for members, this casual golfing experience is a great way to enjoy the golf course as the beautiful New England foliage begins to set in. Participants will enjoy a fantastic meal and drinks post-round for the award ceremony, and also one more entertaining beat the pro “wedge off” from the deck to award another fantastic prize!

The National Cup

Sunday, October 1st,  7:30am
The National Cup is one of the newer NNGC events that may be one of the most popular. This is a member-only Ryder Cup style event, where those members who claim Aquidneck Island as their primary residence, face off against those members who are Mainland residents. Each team has up to 12 players (based on participation) and are filled by those who are first to sign up. Members who participate in the other major NNGC member outings are given priority when signing up (based on how many tournaments participated in). The “resident” team is captained by Head Professional, Andrew Farrea, and the “mainland” team is captained by Patrick Donnelly, NNGC’s first assistant professional. Three separate matches (6 holes partners alternate shot, 6 holes partners better ball, and 6 holes individual match play), determine which team gets to claim the National Cup for the year. This event is extremely popular with the membership for its lively atmosphere and competitively fun nature, a fantastic way to end a great golfing season at New England’s premier semi-private facility.

The Turkey Shoot

Saturday, November 11th, 10:30am
The final event of the member tournament schedule is the Turkey Shoot; designed for those members who are still in the area with a drive to keep the golf season alive. The weather can be unpredictable, but those who choose to brave the elements and/or take advantage of a beautiful fall day in New England are rewarded with a fun and challenging event. Members are asked to sign up with a partner and take on the format of selected drive alternate shot, where the best drive is selected of the partners and then alternate shot is played in from there. After the round, members and guests will gather on the deck for an awards ceremony and prize presentation while enjoying a seasonable meal and drinks. With the winter months fast approaching, there is no better way to say farewell to a spectacular golf season at New England’s finest golf facility, than to take place in the Turkey Shoot and take one more shot at a Member event championship!

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