Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Newport Country Club
The Newport Country Club was founded by Theodore Havemeyer, who wanted to establish golf in Newport since his return from a trip to South of France. Theodore had convinced a few of his friend to sponsor the project and all they needed was a place to build it. They picked a 140-acre property named Rocky Farm, which they purchased for $80,000, and they commissioned architect Whitney Warren to design the clubhouse. The course was designed by William Davis and encompassed 18 courses. Today anyone can get into the Newport Country Club for only a small fee and play the courses that America's richest people had once played.