About the Course
Even the golf course reflects the grand Newport Beach heritage with its bold stand of pine trees, impeccably manicured greens and fairways, and picture-postcard views of the sparkling blue Pacific and the Newport Bay. This 6,600 yard, par 71, private course, originally built in 1953 by world renowned William “Billy” Bell, is now in the capable hands of distinguished golf course architect, Ted Robinson, the man responsible for some of the world's finest courses. The original design, known for its challenging water hazards and mature trees, is further redefined by Robinson's enhancements. Rejuvenated, the course continues to provide an alluring challenge not only to our members, but to professional golfers as well.
Newport Beach Country Club is located along Pacific Coast Highway in scenic Newport Beach. The maturity of the nearly 50-year old course makes it a popular stop of the Senior PGA tour. The narrow kikuya fairways are lined with bold stands of aged pine trees, which puts a premium on driving the ball accurately off the tee. The challenging bent and poa annua grass greens create a small target for approach shots and putts often break deceptively toward the Pacific Ocean. Originally designed by William Bell in 1952, Newport Beach Country Club underwent enhancements by Harry Rainville in 1973 and Ted Robinson in 1985, 1998 and 1999. Robinson's refinements on holes #3, #4 and #5 were completed for the 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic, and in 2000, we rebuilt the tee boxes on holes #3 and #6, added a fairway bunker on hole #6, renovated the driving range tees and redesigned the greenside bunker on hole #17.