Golf at the Carnegie Abbey Club

Postcard views from Rhode Island's world-class golf course


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Centerpiece of The Carnegie Abbey Club near Newport, the waterfront golf course represents a transplant of traditional golfing values from Scotland-birthplace of the royal and ancient game-to Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Designed by one of the great names in modern golf course architecture, Donald Steel, the course boasts traditional Scottish-style revetted sod bunkers, few in number but strategically placed for maximum impact on play. Not a long course by modern standards, it is nonetheless a challenging one that encourages an accurate, thoughtful approach.

Steel's ingenious course layout takes full advantage of its seaside location, providing dramatic and ever-changing views of Narragansett Bay. In fact, it is a course that is married to the landscape, blending beautifully with mature woodlands, wetlands, and colonial stone walls. It seems to have been not so much built as cultivated.

Expertly staffed by a PGA Director of Golf, a PGA Head Golf Professional with a team of assistants, a Pro Shop manager, and of course a Caddie Master, the golfing facilities include a full-service multi-tee practice range and a dedicated short-game area, plus two additional driving ranges and a pair of putting greens. The best in professional instruction is also available.