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1 mile from M4 Jct 27
Must be a member of a recognised golf club
Founded in 1903, Newport Golf Club is one of the best parkland courses in South Wales and it’s set some 300-feet above sea level among the birch, beech and oak trees of the Llwyni Wood. There are far reaching views of the surrounding countryside from both the clubhouse and the course itself. It’s a pretty place to spend some time and play golf.
Host to a number of important Welsh and National Amateur events, Newport Golf Club is founded on solid traditions and is highly regarded within Welsh golf. But you’ll need to be a member of a golf club to get a game here, so remember to either take your handicap certificate or a letter of introduction from your club secretary.
The topography is gently undulating, parkland turf is lush and bunkering is clear and strategic. It’s a course you can retreat to and enjoy when you’ve suffered sufficiently from the windswept seaside links courses. Newport is pleasantly sheltered from the elements by the woodland and the rolling hills. It’s a veritable oasis.
Newport has hosted a number of important amateur tournaments down the years: the Women’s Home Internationals (won by England) in 1975; The Womens Amateur (won by Emma Duggleby) in 1994; and the Girls Amateur (won by Marianne Skarpnord) in 2003.
We played this course at 930am on a winters day, so as you can imagine the fairways and greens were frozen. This made it very difficult to really get a grasp of its beauty. But I really liked the layout of the course, every hole had its own character and as the day went on and sun thawed out the greens etc you could really see what this course is about. It is a course I would very much like to play again in the summer and for a club that has a reputation for being quite pretentious I felt every member was very accommodating and friendly. Very much enjoyed all the par 3s also.
This for me is one of Wales premium parkland courses It’s always been in great condition when I have played it (approx 10-12times) with some of the best conditioned greens, beware in the summer they can be super slick!
It’s normally good value also, for me for more deserving of a higher rating!!
Far too often the top spots go to the links courses of Wales and whilst I am big fan of my number 1 ranked Royal Porthcawl the fantastic 11th-17th of Pyle and Kenfig and the warm hospitality of Ashburnham I’d play this course before Tenby, Pennard and Southerndown which are all quality tracks but IMO all too often ranked much higher just because that’s where these type of courses tend to be ranked...better still play them all and make your own mind up....enjoy.
Newport Golf Club was to be honest a bit of a disappointment. The website says hole 2 is it's signature hole, and yes this is a nice well bunkered par 3, but nothing exceptional. Found the course fairly bland without memorable holes, and after the first three holes I just got a bit bored. Nothing to really complain about as it is pleasant parkland in reasonable condition but I have played many more enjoyable courses in south wales