Newport Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the premier golf courses in South Wales having recently hosted a number of prestigious Welsh and National Amateur events.
The Club is a well established member's club, situated on the outskirts of Newport, some 6 miles to the west of the Celtic Manor Resort which is currently gearing itself up to host the Ryder Cup in 2010. The Club recently celebrated its centenary in 2003 and is well represented and highly regarded within Welsh golf.
The course itself stands 300 feet above sea level and extends to over 6,500 yards. The course is situated in the magnificent setting of the Llwyni Wood, an ancient Oak woodland, surrounded by rolling parkland which contributes to the overall beauty and challenge of the course. The highly dedicated Greenkeepers always maintain the course to the highest standards with large teeing areas, well manicured fairways and excellent putting surfaces providing a testing challenge to golfers of all standards.
The Clubhouse, which has recently undergone extensive restoration and modernisation now provides a relaxing and friendly atmosphere to relax following a day's enjoyable golf.
Newport Golf Club is unquestionably a Welsh golfing must, an obvious choice for those wishing to enjoy a beautiful yet challenging course and experience the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of a traditional member's club.
The parkland turf of the course provides a lush surface for the fairways which are well kept. The soil drains quickly and the course seldom floods even after heavy downpours, the soil is generally free from a hard clay surface and provides a good playing surface throughout the year. The Greens and tees are watered by the club's own sprinkler system, supplied from the clubs own borehole. The course benefits from an integral drainage system which has been installed in recent years.
Several of the tees are laid out among the birch, beech and oak trees of the Llwyni Wood which surrounds the course. Recent investment in the course has seen the majority of the tees being reconstructed to a high standard to provide larger teeing areas. Currently the club is undertaking a tree planting exercise to regenerate the woodland areas occupied by the course.
The course is generally flat with only very slight undulation which provide some character the course. There are hardly any climbs on the course and there are no blind holes, but natural hazards are plentiful and the greens and fairways are protected by strategically placed bunkers.
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