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 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