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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

All Member Opening Day ABCD

Saturday May 21st, 12:00 pm Shotgun Startevent2

Open to all member classifications. Opening Day is a favorite of both the staff and membership. 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 as well as our returning members. This tournament features a “shamble” format, where the best drive of the four team members is selected, and each player plays their own ball into the hole from that spot. Players receive 80% of their handicap. Teams are comprised of an A, B, C and D player all based off their handicap index. This event is extremely popular as 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 followed by food and drinks on the deck, is an excellent way to welcome in the new season.


Newport National Club Championship

(Men’s Qualifying starts 7/1 thru 7/30) 1st match played by 8/13 – Semi- finals by 8/26 – Finals 8/27)

(Ladies Club Championship will be held on 8/27(18 hole Championship) tee times start 12:00)


After a summer full of memorable NNGC golf, fine tuning their games, members tackle the NNGC Club Championship in both Gross and Net Divisions. The “gross” or “Championship” flight is where the official Newport National Club Champion is crowned. This event is played from the Black tee markers, totaling over 7200 yards. The elite best of the best in the NNGC membership try to qualify for the 7 coveted spots in match play with a one round stroke play qualifying round. The defending overall Club Champion is exempt from qualifying. 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, and also try to qualify for the 8 spots in match play with hopes of winning the Net Club Championship.

The ladies division at Newport National will consist of a one day total 18-hole stroke play.

There will be a Gross & Net Champion. The overall 2023 Ladies Club Champion will consist of the lowest one day gross score. An extremely casual and relaxing competition has always been a great experience for all of our NNGC lady members of all golfing abilities.


Fall Tournament
Member only event – Sunday, October 1st, 8:30am shotgun start

This will be our end of the year tournament for the members called “The Nassau Tournament.” Each member will have an opportunity to win either the front side, back side or the overall event. Three prizes will be awarded for the day’s best low net score on the front 9, best low net on the back 9 or the lowest overall score for the day. Players will receive 100% handicap and will play their own golf ball for the complete 18 holes. The advantage is that a player making a poor start, or tiring at the finish, may still have a chance to win a prize on the other side. A player may only win one of the 3 prizes. This will be a great way to finish the golf season by seeing all your friends before the snow arrives. Sign up individually and the golf shop will make the pairings.

The National Cup

Sunday August 20th, Member Event Only (18 – Hole Event – Shotgun start time 8:00 AM)


This is a member-only Ryder Cup style event. Our golf professionals draft their teams strategically, ensuring their team takes home the National Cup Trophy. There is no limit to the amount of players that will fill this event as long as we have even numbered players to complete all matches. The Orchard Team will be captained by Head Professional, Christopher Hulme. The Vineyard Team will be captained by Dave Johnson, NNGC’s First Assistant Professional. Both professionals will play in this event so trash talking will start early. This will be an 18 hole event, consisting of 2-nine hole matches with each match is worth a 3 point total. There will be one point awarded to the team who either wins the front nine, back nine or overall match. Each team match will play a better ball of the twosome and all handicaps will be stroked off the lowest handicapped player in the group at 90%. This will be a fun filled day with a touch of comradery, laughter and some trash talking between opponents.

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Newport National blends a proud reputation for golfing excellence with prominent service in a family-friendly, first-class golf club. Newport National is proud to have been chosen as one of the “Top 20 New Courses in America” by GolfWeek magazine upon it’s opening. Our world-class club provides our members and guests a warm friendly environment with a level of service and quality country club members throughout the world have come to expect.

Whether you have been golfing your entire life, or have just begun to appreciate the game, Newport National offers a membership plan that will fit your needs.

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Newport National Golf Club is one of New England’s finest golf courses. Located in Middletown RI, this award winning 200-acre golf course is your number one choice for a round of golf in Rhode Island. 

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324 Mitchells Lane, Middletown, RI 02842

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