Go Back in Time at Newport Country Club

By USGA Staff

| Jun 20, 2024 | Newport, R.I.

Go Back in Time at Newport Country Club

This year, the USGA returns to where it all began in 1895.

The 2024 U.S. Senior Open is being held at historic Newport (R.I.) Country Club, which was originally scheduled to host the 2020 U.S. Senior Open before COVID-19 canceled the championship. This will be the fifth USGA championship for the historic venue, which was the site of the inaugural U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in 1895.

The schedule change resulted in a unique situation: having just played the 1,000th championship in its history at Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 2) for the 2024 U.S. Open, the USGA now starts its next 1,000 championships when play begins on Thursday at Newport.

Take a trip back in time to the turn of the 20th century and view some rare photos from Newport Country Club, one of the USGA's five founding clubs.


Photo shows Newport Country Club, Newport, R.I., circa 1925.

Havemeyer playing golf.

Theodore Havemeyer, the first USGA president, playing golf in Newport, 1895.

Gallery walking

The Sixth Annual Invitation Golf Tournament at Newport Country Club with gallery and players walking up the 18th fairway.

Gallery walking following Kenneth MacColl.

A gallery following Kenneth MacColl at the Newport Country Club, date unknown.

The Newport Country Club clubhouse circa 1900.

The Newport Country Club clubhouse circa 1900.