Green Valley Country Club

4.3920470588 4.4 stars from 5 (90)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6830 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

  • 371 Union St, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871, Newport County
  • (401) 842-0126, (401) 847-9543
  • (401) 846-3340
  • www.gvccri.com

Year built: 1957
Architect(s): Manual Raposa (1957)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6830 yards 72.6 128
Mens 71 6641 yards 71.8 125
Seniors 71 6091 yards 69.3 119
Ladies 71 5447 yards 70.0 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 90 Reviews
5 stars:
49
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

88 out of 90 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include plays long bunkers  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"The friendliest people ever!"


Tara4586263's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Communication- Def! We arrived early from NY and they were quite apologetic that the course was log jammed and that there were no golf carts available. We were an hour early! We had a drink in the on site bar (friendly people there as well).

Golf staff were so accommodating and friendly and they did get us out earlier than our on line tee time! After 3+ hours in the car from NY and 9 holes my back was killing me. They said we can do the other 9 holes on Monday before our 3 hour ride home! Gentlemen! All of them!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


philbo54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long course, but very open. Alot of grip and rip. Beautiful views, a nice place to play. Overall a good course and a good value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Long course but worth it"


elvischamp's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I usually play 6200 to 6400 and the golds were 6000 and whites 6600 yards, so I played whites and it was challenging . Especially when the wind comes in. Remember you are on a island so choose the tee's carefully. Other then that the track is pretty cool and conditions were great even though it is at the end of the year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


1Jarcel2's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. I got a hole in one on thevelth hole. That made the course special.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u271237610's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course but we only got to play the first nine - rained like crazy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The Best Golf Option for Newport Tourists"


u000005828288's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The September weather was perfect and I got to play with two great guys, Mike and Fred. I had been in a league that played Green Valley for more than 15 years so I know the course pretty well. The entire course (greens, fairways and roughs) were in the process of being aerated - a necessary evil - so conditions were not ideal. We had to play the front 9 twice. The starter, Buster, does an outstanding job of keeping things moving and the guy in the pro-shop could not have been friendlier. The bunkers still need more sand - a long-standing problem (as Mike and Fred discovered) - and the 6th green still does not hold shots, including wedges. Other than that, you will find the condition and layout of the course to be competitive with the best courses in the RI area. The cups are cut every couple of days and the bunkers are raked and their edges manicured. I'm playing there again on Friday and look forward to seeing the greens at least partially healed by then. I highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



docrl16's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice cousre - good test!"


u000004322612's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time I played this course. Wonderful layout, very fair, and through GolfNow got to play at a significant discount- woohoo!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of my best courses I play"


wedge33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has always been in great condition when I've played. My only negative is the neighboring farm which shoots off a propane gun to ward off the geese. It's annoying & loud.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



1Jarcel2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great golf in Rhode island"


latknob's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course, long course & very scenic. Staff

Also very pleasant. Definitely would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



joghead's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lack of notification"


u000006500872's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The reason for 3 stars is for lack of notification of aeration! Now I understand it's a necessity but they need to let you know, especially when done in august and not September . I drove 45 mins to play on freshly spiked greens. Also more sets of tees on their huge tee boxes would help. Course is almost unnecessarily long on some holes. Course is otherwise is good condition and would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"women beware!"


mel1437025's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

On a busy weekend they had an inexperienced kid as starter. He told me to go out by myself as 4and 3 somes of men ( only) teed off. I offered that would not work well. In short, after another young man went into the pro shop regarding my starting and said a 3 some would play with me, I waited for half an hour +... and the starter had disappeared! I am a fairly good player,and offered that initially so as not to stall anyone's (men's) game.

I went back to the pro shop and asked for another day tee time or a refund. It was a lousy experience as a woman at this course. Never happened to me before.

Rotten management and staff here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course, Friendly People"


Briano1244's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I play this course 10-12 times a year. It is a great course and a moderately difficult layout. There are 2 par 3's that I feel are the hardest around. It is a great course and is usually in great condition.

The staff is super friendly and helpful. The driving range is pretty good but crowded at times.

There is an issue with letting too many people out without time between them. Pace of play can be a challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sand traps"


Frank7811973's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was good except for traps I was in one that had big rocks in it


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Newport Golf"


linjim11's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I were going to Newport for a couple of days and wanted to get a round of golf in so we hopped on Golf Now and found Green Valley. As always the online booking process was painless. The reviews were favorable so we expected a positive experience and we weren't disappointed. The staff was friendly and the course was in great shape. The front 9 is pretty open and the back becomes a bit tighter with a few nicer looks. The greens rolled well and the elevation changes gave the course a really nice feel. It is a fairly long course but we were able to walk it in 4 hours on a Sunday afternoon. I plan to play this course anytime I come to the Newport area. Overall it is a great course and excellent value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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